The Enlightened Christian Gathering Church Founder, Prophet Shepherd Bushiri has urged Pastors, particularly in Southern Africa to stand and help victims of an ongoing raging cyclone that has been dubbed Cyclone Idai.
This follows after the vicious cyclone killed more than 140 people, left hundreds missing and thousands more stranded, without no access to their roads and telephones.
According to the UN, cyclone Idai has so far affected 1.5 million people in Zimbabwe, Mozambique and Malawi.
This publication is in possession of a statement written by the Malawi born cleric, urging other Pastors to not only pray for these victims, but also to mobilise resources to help them.
Prophet Bushiri is known for his unending love to giving. This past week he donated R400 thousand worth of goods to the Alexandra community that had its Shakes burnt down by a raging fire. He spends millions of dollars every year through his charity arm, Beacon Of Hope.
Below is a statement from the Prophet…
“BRIEF FOR PROPHET SHEPHERD BUSHIRI ON THE CHALLENGE OF FLOODS RAGING ACROSS SOUTHERN AFRICA
I have learnt with extreme sadness of the untimely loss of life, destruction of property, road infrastructure, hospitals, livestock and the entire livelihoods of several of our brothers and sisters across our region and in some parts of Asia over this weekend.
The southern African region has been hard-hit with raging winds, called a Cyclone, which is destroying properties, washing away fields and claiming lives
As I am talking to you now, more than 150 people have been killed in Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi.
As I am talking to you now, hundreds more are still missing and cannot be traced. I am told that OVER 1.5 MILLION people are stranded without shelter, food, clothing, communication and good health because of flooding activities in their areas.
Here in South Africa, in Durban, so many houses have been swept away.
We cannot, as a church, just be silent when we have a challenge amongst our people.
We need to stand up in prayer with them, offer our solidarity with them and, as expected, mobilize resources to help them breathe a new lease of life.
I would like, therefore, to call on our National Pastors in all affected countries to respond to these challenges by coming up with plans of visiting the victims, offering them spiritual and mental support and, again, mobilizing a little to help them adjust.
I HEREBY CALL ON ALL OF US TO STAND UP AND OBSERVE A MOMENT OF SILENCE IN HONOUR OF ALL OUR BROTHERS AND SISTERS WHO HAVE LOST THEIR LIVES BECAUSE OF THESE DISASTERS.”