Churches across America are providing relief for people struggling with the surge in gas prices as inflation continues to make a burdensome impact. According to Christian Headlines, churches have pulled together efforts to make free gas available to as many cars as possible by either distributing gas cards or holding events at gas stations. Blessed with the opportunity to have help, those who received the break expressed incredible gratitude and appreciation for the generosity of congregations who came together to support the effort.
Christian Headlines reports that Brian Carn, a pastor at the multi-campus Kingdom City Church in Charlotte, North Carolina distributed $35 gas cards to more than 300 drivers in an event called “Gas on God.” He used $10,000 of his own personal money to host the event at a Mobile gas station. With additional help coming from his congregation, Carn told them that their participation allowed them to minister to people and change their lives, much like he does as a pastor of the church. He shared that “God is so faithful,” when he noted that the event, which was supposed to be held three weeks earlier, was postponed which allowed it to be held garnering more attention as the whole nation began focusing on soaring gas prices.
Additionally, New Life Covenant Church Southeast in Chicago held a gas-giveaway event at a Shell gas station giving away gas to the first 200 cars between 12pm and 1pm. Other churches including Mount Zion Baptist Church in North Carolina and Fresh Anointing House of Worship in Alabama held similar events.
With rising gas prices, which now averages over $4 a gallon according to AAA, events like these are particularly special as they give drivers some relief amid such difficult times. Just as significant is the powerful message being shared with drivers to have hope and faith that God will provide for their needs as kind neighbors join together in support of each other.