The Weala District Conference of the United Methodist Church or UMC in Liberia has received a new district superintendent, recently inducted by Bishop Rev. Dr. Samuel J. Quire, Jr.
Rev. J. Methuselah Sackie was officially given the gavel of authority to head the district in ceremony held at the St. Peter United Methodist Church in Weala, Margibi County.
The occasion was graced by members of Bishop Quire’s cabinet, pastors and elders of the United Methodist Church, including House Speaker J. Emmanuel Nuquay and other officials in the county. District Superintendent Sackie succeeds Rev. Paye Cooper Mondolo.
Turning over office, Rev. Mondolo thanked the UMC Family, especially Bishop Quire for affording him the opportunity to serve United Methodists in Weala.
He also commended Bishop emeritus Rev. Dr. John G. Innis, who appointed and for the period he served, pledging that he is prepared to work with District Superintendent Sackie whenever he is called upon.
Rev. Mondolo called on the Weala District Conference to work along with the new Superintendent, who he described as a brother for the enhancement of the church.
Outgoing district superintendent recalled that when he took office in Weala, there was absolutely nothing to start with, but noted that it now has an office with all necessary documents well kept.
He named Rev. Methuselah Sackie as among others who benefited from scholarship under his administration.In response, Rev. Sackie expressed happiness and thanked God Almighty for his preferment, describing the UMC as a home for the homeless, while lauding Bishop Dr. Samuel J. Quire, Jr. for appointing him to lead the UMC Weala District.
He narrated how he managed to have reached where he is today as a Master’s degree holder in Theology and now serving as one of the youngest District Superintendents in the United Methodist Church.
He appreciated Rev. Mondolo for supporting his education and also extolled Speaker Nuquay for immensely contributing in making the induction program successful.
Rev. Sackie described his ascendency as a challenge that requires he works hard to impact the lives of members of the UMC, especially in the Weala District, promising to work closely with Rev. Mondolo to improve the district.
Meanwhile, Bishop Dr. Samuel J. Quire, Jr. has cautioned United Methodists in the district to unite and work with Rev. Sackie as they did with his predecessor, cautioning against deceit.
Making remark, Speaker Nuquay thanked the UMC Family for working with him over the years and promised to continuously work with Rev. Sackie.
By Ramsey Singbeh, Jr. in Margibi -Editing by Jonathan Browne