A Texas megachurch pastor has reportedly asked his parishioners to pay for an upgrade to his helicopter after being advised the the changes would save the church $50,000.
Bishop I.V. Hilliard sent a newsletter to members of the New Light Christian Center, telling the congregation their blessing would be a “breakthrough favorâ€ within 52 days or 52 weeks. For the low, low price of $52, of course.
Hilliard was looking for $52 “favor seeds.”
“My Aviation manager stated that while repairing our helicopter they discovered that if we upgrade our blades today, it will save thousands in the days to come,â€ Hilliard wrote. “As I pondered and looked at the situation, I heard that still small voice of the Holy Spirit say tell your special partners who have special transportation needs and their obedience will release favor for their needs and desires.â€
From The Inquisitr:
“New Light Church World Outreach and Worship Centers, Inc. regularly make appeals to Special Partners, Members and friends of the church for the support of various programs and services,â€ the church wrote.
“Occasionally, it is not uncommon for an appeal to be directed toward specific Kingdom projects or specific needs. In this instance, the appeal was directed to our Special Partners and friends who are familiar with the Biblical principles upon which we base our faith. We sincerely regret if anyone was offended by this appeal in that it was not our intent.â€
Bishop Hilliard has yet to comment on the request, but he isn’t the only one asking his flock to help pay for a luxury aircraft.
New Light Christian Center has reportedly since issued a statement apologizing to anyone who might have been offended.
Read more at The Inquisitr.