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Look back and be grateful

-Dr. Kortu Brown

The General Overseer of the New Water in the Desert Apostolic Pentecostal Church International, Rev. Dr. Kortu K. Brown, has calledon his congregation and the State to look back and be grateful for where God has brought them from.

In his statement to the 11th General Annual Conference of the church, Dr. Brown reminded, “As we assemble, let’s look back and be grateful for where God has brought us from as a church and as a nation; look around and be prayerful for the opportunities and challenges set before us, and, beyond, (that), let’s look ahead, forgetting what lies behind and reaching forward to what lies ahead –THE GOAL”

The 11th General Annual Conference runs from April 4th to the 9th at the church in Brewerville, Montserrado County. He says the race is not to the swift but he that will endure to the end, adding “Whatever the current state is, as a church and a nation, we must look FORWARD!” 

Dr. Brown says prospects is the work of retrospection and introspection, and each one should take personal responsibility to move ahead whether it’s in the family, church or nation as God has ordained for 2016. 

He reminded from the Holy Bible that it was King David, while looking back, who said in Psalm 124: 1 that, “If had not been the Lord, who was on our side when men rose up against us then they would have swollen us up alive”, making specific reference to the scourge of the deadly Ebola virus disease and God’s intervention in Liberia.

Rev. Brown said in the New Testament of the Bible, Apostle Paul, in looking around admonished the saints at Corinth (I Corinthians 16: 9) that a great door of opportunity is opened but there are many adversaries.

According to him, life has always emphasized the triangular or three-way review of itself, institution, or community as a way of balancing perceptions, decisions, and anticipation, saying “Our Christian walk also no doubt, seems to be characterized by those three vital and unavoidable experiences.”

By Lewis S. Teh-Editing by Jonathan Browne

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