The Pastor of the Eliza Turner Memorial African Methodist Episcopal Church Rev. Alvin E. Attah is calling on members of the military to possess qualities of loyalty, duty, respect, selfless service, honor, integrity, and personal courage.
His message came through a sermon delivered on Sunday, 10 February at the thanksgiving worship service of the 62nd Armed Forces Day celebration held at the Eliza Turner A.M.E Church in Monrovia.
Rev. Attah said when he talk about courage, he meant the willingness to say and do the right thing regardless of the earthly cost, because God promises to help them and save them on account of Christ.
‘’As we have come to this thanksgiving worship service organized in commemoration of the 62nd Armed Forces Day celebration in our country, we are overwhelmed with joy considering how well the Lord has preserved our Armed Forces,’’ he noted.
According to the clergy, in spite of all the intricacies and challenges that have engulfed their journey so far, he can testify that God has been faithful, and what He says He will do is what He will surely do.
He said the military has come this far not because of the various training they received, or because they have all the basic equipment they need.
He noted that Liberia’s various borders have not been penetrated not because of securities assigned at those areas but God continues to keep His protective hands over Liberians.
He said all Liberians should continue to lift their eyes up to the hills from whence cometh their help, adding that their help cometh from the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth.
For his part, the Minister of Defense Daniel Ziankahn thanked the Church for allowing them in their edifice and for the prayers and message from the Lord.
By Bridgett Milton –Edited by Winston W. Parley