Bishop Dr. Stephen T.Y. Benda of the Sinkor United Pentecostal Church of Liberia/Guinea says being a bishop or a pastor of a church or head of a government institution does not give a person right to steal institutional money.
He stresses that leaders should use only money that belongs to them, while being satisfied with their income and put interest of the people first in everything they do.
Speaking Wednesday, 6 March in Monrovia at an honoring program, Bishop Binda notes, “What I can say to all Liberians is for them to be sincere because when they are sincere, they would improve their country; the fact that they are Christians, sincerity is required at every sector from the church, political, and economic level, sincerity must prevail.”
A local body, Smart Media Group, honors Dr. Benda as “Bishop of the Year 2018/2019” for his dedication and commitment to the Church and the Country.
He urges the media in Liberia to always remain factual adding, people depend on the media for factual and credible information.
Bishop Dr. Benda notes that people in the world, including Liberians live in a world of ingratitude, and ingratitude is part of human nature.
He challenges church leaders and government officials to serve with faithfulness because people are monitoring their activities.
According to him, if he were not faithful to his calling, Smart Media Group would not have bestowed honor on him.
“I am a lover of young people based on my phillosophy which says that any church without old people that church is without a history and also any church or organization without young people that church or organization is without a future generaation.”
He expresses that young people are his heart beat, so they are being sponsored in schools to make sure they become future generation who will break the generational gap.
He urges young people in Liberia to get away from inmorality and vices that could cripple the Country’s future and instead, pay attention to their education and uphold moral values.
Presenting the certificate of honor to Bishop Dr. Benda, Smart Media Group Head of Operations Samuel Coleman, says Dr. Benda was selected after carefully monitoring his performances, personalities and institutions.
The Group notes Bishop Dr. Benda’s tremendous preaching of God’s words in bringing non-believers closer to God, acknowledging the Bishop’s unique work, which has positively impacted spiritual lives of every member of the Sinkor United Pentecostal Church.
The ceremoney was graced by senior officials of the Church in Liberia, including students.
By Emmanuel Mondaye –Editing by Jonathan Browne