The Head Pastor of the Salvation Army Paynesville Corps (Church) located on the Pipeline Road in Paynesville City, outside Monrovia, Captain Broton S. Weah, has challenged members of the Church to put the past behind them and forge ahead with development.
Captain Weah said living with the past has a propensity to making the church to retrogress in its spiritual growth. He stressed that crisis is sometime intended to measure the maturity of man, and that without it, a man cannot realize the goodness of God.
According to him, while disagreement is part of every human being on earth, it should not be deeply rooted in the house of God where everyone goes to seek mercy from the Heavenly father.
Speaking to reporters recently on the church compound in Paynesville, the Salvation Army Captain promised to do everything possible through the power of God to unite members of the Paynesville Corps.
Captain Weah disclosed that this year’s anniversary is being held under the theme “A new beginning”, adding that all members should now see themselves as new and let go the ugly past that has brought some set back in the church.
He further vowed to bring back all members of the Paynesville Corps, who left the church for various reasons best known them. According to him, one of the ways thru which the work of God can go on smoothly on earth is when all Christians unite for the common good of God’s Kingdom.
Captain Weah is at the same time calling on all in Liberians and the world at large to do away with disunity in order to win many souls to Christ Jesus. He said this year’s anniversary of the Church was marked by activities ranging from leadership training workshop, evangelism to all-day sports which brought together many Salvation Army Churches and schools in and around Monrovia.
Captain Weah, who took office in May this year, promised to take the Church to a city church status with the help of God. He said administration of the Church has earmarked a project valued over 800,000 Liberian Dollars for beautification of the edifice.
Also speaking, the Chairman of the 20th Anniversary of the Salvation Army Paynesville Corps David S. Massaquoi, described the celebration as the best ever in the history of the Paynesville.
He said beautifying the House of God is one of the best things the Kingdom of God recognizes.
-Edited by Jonathan Browne