□ Shincheonji Church of Jesus, the Temple of the Tabernacle of the Testimony (Chairman Lee Man-hee, “Shincheonji”) will be hosting an online prayer event for the end of the COVID-19 pandemic. The church will also gather together online to pray for the government, medical personnel, patients, families of the deceased, and citizens who have been affected by the virus.
□ Shincheonji Church of Jesus has called for every person of faith with a willing heart to pray on November 15th. “The 3rd Global Prayer Service of Religious People” will be broadcasted live on the Shincheonji Church of Jesus official YouTube channel at 3 PM that day. Any person of faith from around the world who wishes for COVID-19 to end is welcome to join the event together with members of Shincheonji in Korea and international branches.
□ Chairman Lee Man-hee suggested the event to pray for an effective and quick development of a vaccine and for the end of the COVID-19 pandemic. Shincheonji is also in the front lines of battling the pandemic through its group donation taking place from November to December by 4,000 of its members planning to give convalescent blood plasma. Regardless of one’s denomination and religion, everyone for the common purpose of taking charge in overcoming this crisis, is invited to participate in the work of healing all nations.
□ Chairman Lee proposed the online prayer event by saying, “Too many people are suffering because of COVID-19, especially with those who were infected in church last February that caused distress to the members and the citizens. We should actively put in our effort and pray to God for the country, the people, and for the pandemic to end. I urge every person of faith around the world to also gather their hearts and pray so the whole world can come out of the suffering caused by this plague.”
□ The Chairman also emphasized, “Even as the church shutdown orders are lifted, the church should not conduct services or meetings with many participants to prevent the members from contracting COVID-19. We must continue to care for the members’ health by preparing non-contact thermometers and other necessities, as well as taking proper actions to disinfect.”
□ In every service, contained within the members’ prayers are the health and safety of the government health officials, medical staff, and patients. Ever since February when COVID-19 began to spread, the congregation of Shincheonji Church of Jesus has been setting aside time to pray during service for the pandemic to end.
□ A member of Shincheonji Church of Jesus said, “Ahead of the third group plasma donation in which 4,000 fully recovered members are planning to participate, we are praying all together for a quick vaccine development and for COVID-19 to end. We will do everything we can and act responsibly until the pandemic ends.”
※ Note: Please be advised without misunderstanding that every Shincheonji Church in Korea has been conducting services online remotely since February 18th.