Church in Brazil Offers Credit Card and Tithe by Automated Bank Draft

Brazilian churchgoers have a new way to pay their tithe: Automated Bank Draft.

Brazzil Magazine reports:

Missionary Romildo Ribeiro Soares, better known as R.R. Soares from popular Universal Church of God’s Grace in São Paulo, in southeastern Brazil, [says] members of the church will now have the convenience of monthly contributing to the church just by filling out the bank form and providing their bank account information. […]

Soares was co-founder of the popular Universal Church of the Kingdom of God with Pastor Edir Macedo, who in the past was accused of charlatanism, larceny and extortion.

Missionary R.R. Soares, 64, is Bishop Edir Macedo’s brother-in-law. He is married to Macedo’s sister, Maria Magdalena. Apparently due to personal differences, he left the Universal Church of God in the 70’s and created his own church in the 80’s. […]

Besides the Automated Bank Draft, the R.R. Soares church has also launched a Church Credit Card called the International Church of God’s Grace Credit Card. Among its many benefits, the credit card will allow you to pay your debts within 40 days, aptly for rotating credit and emergency cash advance not only in Brazil but also overseas.

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