The senior pastor of the Grace Baptist Church in Barnerville, on the outside of Monrovia has cautioned employees of the Liberia Bank for Development and Investment or LBDI to avoid greediness as it leadsto bankruptcy of banking institutions.
Delivering the sermon Sunday, November 1, 2015 during a thanksgiving service held in observance of the 50th anniversary of the LBDI on the theme, “Give thanks and be satisfied with everything”, Pastor Jenkins R. Jorgbor said the aim of many persons wanting to work for banking institutions is to get rich over night by plunging those institutions into serious financial crisis.
“We must wait on God’s time, the ideal of getting rich gets many institutions in trouble today, including the banking institutions; banks’ employees stealing from the banks they work because they want to get rich quick; who told you that all the rich people are enjoying? Once you start getting money, you start feeling insecure and before you notice you have become a slave,” Pastor Jorgbor advised LBDI employees.
He urged employees of the bank to always reference God Almighty before the start of work at their various work places, noting that in the absence of God’s protection and guidance, tellers will always give customers more money than they actually went to withdraw on a daily bases, which affects the bank.
The Grace Baptist Pastor also urged mangers and executive officers to always give thanks to God in their progressive time and stop thinking that it is through their managerial skills or power that the bank is growing.
Making remarks, at the close of the thanksgiving service, the Chief Executive Officer /President of LBDI, James Davis, thankedthe pastor and the entire leadership of the Grace Baptist Church for making the thanksgiving service successful.
CEO Davis said LBDI chose the Grace Baptist church to host its thanksgiving program because the church is a shareholder of the bank. He said the bank stood the test of time, after the plans of the devil to see its downfall failed, and assured customers and the public that LBDI will continue all efforts in making sure it keeps moving on.
By Ben P. Wesee-Edited by Jonathan Browne