“God needs pounds and dollars, use them as offerings” – Cleric tells congregants
The Anglican Chaplain for Uganda’s Parliament has been telling Christians who give their usual offering in shillings (the country’s local currency) to use pounds, dollars and euros as well, Daily Monitor newspaper is allegedly reporting.
Rev. Canon Christine Shimanya advised his congregants in a sermon at Namugongo Martyrs Church, just outside the capital, Kampala, on Sunday. 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 also supported Rev. Shimanya call, saying that the church deserves all the money with higher purchasing power, the Daily Monitor reports.