“God Needs Those Dollars And Pounds” – Cleric Urges Congregants To Use Dollars And Pounds As Offerings
It has been reported that an Anglican Chaplain for Uganda’s Parliament has urged Christians who give their regular offering in shillings (the local currency) to now use dollars and pounds as well.
According to Daily Monitor newspaper, Rev Canon Christine Shimanya stated this during a sermon at Namugongo Martyrs Church, just outside the capital, Kampala, last Sunday where he said;
“Some Christians have dollars and pounds earned from international conferences; instead they change the money to shillings before bringing it to church as offertory. Bring those dollars and pounds, God needs them.”
Another clergyman, Canon Henry Ssegawa, has come out in support of Rev Shimanya call, saying the church needs money with higher purchasing power.