Expand your services beyond sermons, Dr.Otieno tells Church

A Doctor has urged churches to expand their scope to include social work and job creation.

Retired Dr. John Otieno said spiritual issues alone could not help worshipers, saying everybody needed money to survive.

Speaking to the press in Migori town on Wednesday, Otieno called on churches to start homes for the elderly and the terminally ill.

He said the government could not do everything required to satisfy wananchi on its own, but would appreciate any church that put in place projects geared towards supplementing its efforts towards this course.

Churches have resources that they can use to promote job opportunities in the country, said Dr. Otieno.

He explained that a church venturing in health services and running homes for the elderly and children would be able to supplement government’s efforts to take care of the old and the young, and at the same time create job opportunities for Kenyans.

He however, cautioned religious leaders against involving themselves in political rhetoric which was detrimental to development efforts.

Dr. Otieno claimed there were leaders who spent most of their time politicking at the expense of the worshippers’ development and spiritual nourishment.

He appealed to religious leaders to direct all their efforts to promote health and education issues to help reclaim their stained credibility especially after the just concluded general elections.

Source: Kenya News Agency