A high-powered delegation of the Pentecostal Assemblies of the World, Inc. (PAW) from the United States of America is in Liberia as guest of the Haywood Mission Institute (HMI) in the Old Road community and the Liberian branch of the Pentecostal Assemblies of the World, Inc. (PAW).
Members of the delegation include Pastor Dr. Kandy Morrell, Chairlady; Suffrage Bishop Walter Oliver, District Elder Jeffrey Akers, 2nd Vice Chairman and Pastor of Bethesda Temple Church, District Elder Julian Johnson, St. Louise Missouri sister Ida Flanigan, Chairlady, Las Fidelas Matrons, and Sister Faye McCcoy, among others.
They are in the country to access some of the conditions of PAW-run institutions throughout the country, including the Samuel Grimes memorial Institute in Margibi County.At a brief ceremony, Haywood Mission Institute Principal and Chief Administrator Bishop Dr. Leo Simpson welcomes the delegates to Liberia and describes the visit as historic and timely.
Bishop Simpson told members of the delegation that their visit to Haywood Mission Institute and the Pentecostal Assemblies of the World, Inc.in Liberia was pre-ordained by God, noting “This Angelic group, with a steel-like resolved has single-handedly the light flickering on the Samuel Grimes memorials Institute Campus.”
Haywood Mission Institute is a Christian institution founded in 1931 by Mrs. Manogna (M.C.) Bennette of the Vai tribe in Liberia. She was taken away from Liberia at a very young age as a slave to the United States of America and grew up in the bowels of slavery, married, born and reared her children, and became a devout Christian.
Mrs. Bennette, a former slave, had a burning desire to one day return to her native land-Liberia to contribute to her people. The school was named Haywood in honor of Bishop G.T. Haywood, a renowned African American preacher and founder of the Pentecostal Assemblies of the World, Incorporated, who devoted his entire life to the welfare of humanity.
Speaking at the program, the members of the delegation laud Bishop and Mrs Simpson for their dedicated services in providing quality education to Liberian children for the growth and development of the country.
Also Speaking Pastor Dr. Kandy Morrell, Chairlady, and International Mission Department Pentecostal Assemblies of the World, Inc. announced that they have brought to the country a modern Science laboratory equipment to be turned over to the Haywood Mission Institute.
–Editing by Jonathan Browne