Ganta City in Nimba County over the weekend came alive when Baptist Union in that county launched its newly established convention, “Liberia Evangelical Baptist Convention Incorporated, or LEBACO. Rev. Arthur Gboe Wehyee, LEBACO campaign manager and lead Pastor of the Trumpet Baptist Central Church said, the convention was not just a celebration ceremony but historical, noting that for the first time in the history of Baptists in Liberia, a county has rose from an association to union and eventually a convention.
Rev. Wehyee said members of LEBACO are not ashamed of being a convention, adding they will remain zealous for the Lord Jesus Christ and practice holiness. “We are not ashamed because this convention was established under the leading of the Holy Spirit and in obedience to the Great Commission; we are not even disturbed by the kinds of insults, ridicules and condemnations from detractors, misguided, undirected and non ministry focus individuals because of our decision,” he maintained.
The ceremony held under theme, “Reaching the Unreached” brought together hundreds of Baptists from 33 churches cross Liberia. The occasion was also used to induct officials elected during the establishment of the LEBACO convention.
Those elected and subsequently inducted in office include: Rev. Y. Sam Wehyee, Sr., President; Rev. Deboria Kuo Wehyee, Vice President, Yealue Duo, National Secretary; Deacon Kuo Quitee, Treasury; Rev. Gonlee Beah, Financial Secretary; and Deacon M. Talkpor Quitee, Acting Board of Trustee, among others. For his part, LEBACO President, Rev. Y. Sam Wehyee, expressed thanks and appreciation to Almighty God and members of the Convention for their tireless efforts in making a dream come true.
Clergyman Wehyee also called on members of the Convention to work with the elected officials in making sure that LEBACO becomes one of the best conventions in the history of the Baptist Church in Liberia, while urging members to go into bush and evangelize for Jesus Christ.
Clergywoman Rev. Dr. Georgia Hill, who also traveled with Missionary Jennifer Driscal from the United State of America to attend the Convention, commended the leadership and members of LEBACO for the warm reception accorded her delegation as well as appointing her to serve as ambassador of the Convention. Dr. Hill said she and Missionary Jennifer, with the help of God, will do everything possible to bring joy and proud to the LEBACO Convention in as much as they continue to do the good work of God for the people of Africa.