Several Liberian Journalists have been honored by the Ark of Jesus Children of Salvation Ministry, Incorporated in Jacob Town, Paynesville. The journalists and other well-meaning Liberians were inducted and honored into the service of Human Development. The church described the honorees as those upon whose shoulders Liberia will rest in the near future.
Sport Writers Association of Liberia (SWAL) Vice President, Martina Brooks, Love FM News Director Jallah Grayfield and Power TV Administrator Akai Awuletey are among journalists honored by the Church.
SWAL Vice President Martina Brooks told the New Dawn that her honoring by the Church is a blessing from God; she described her contribution in the society through journalism as a commitment to serve the people of Liberia. Ms Brooks, who is also a producer at UNMIL Radio, encouraged her colleagues in the media to be committed to whatever areas they find themselves in serving the public.
For her part, the Administrator of Power TV Akai Awuletey thanked God and the Church for recognizing her among many other journalists. She said her honor has proven that she is making impact in the society through her institution.
The National Overseer of the ARK of Jesus Christ Church, Revered Christos C. Crayton noted that the program is intended to give people their flowers while they are alive. He said the honorees are recognized for what they have done and continue to do for the society to impact the lives of young people in Liberia.
He noted that the ceremony is a yearly event to encourage people to contribute to the society, saying “We do not want to wait and see these people died before given them their flowers; we must encourage, pray, and guide them so that they can see themselves as role models.”
Former Information Minister Emmanuel Bowier, who served as keynote speaker, encouraged Liberians to give honor to those who deserve it. He said people, who have set legitimate landmarks in Liberia should be honored for their good deeds.