The Weala District Conference of the Liberia Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church (UMC) in Liberia begins its 21st district conference in Weala District Five, Margibi County.
The conference is meant to review activities of the district and find a way forward in addressing challenges and cataloging progress achieved thus far. It is the first under new District Superintendent, Rev. J. Methuselah Sackie, who took over nearly a year ago.
The Weala District covers five counties including, Margibi, Bong, Bassa, Gbarpolu and Montserrado counties, respectively.Speaking to this paper at the headquarters of the Weala District Conference at the St. Peter United Methodist Church in Weala on 22 January Rev. Sackie explains that delegates are coming from various parts of Liberia especially, from the five counties including, his predecessor Rev. Mondolo and the Bishop of the Liberia Annual Conference, Rev. Dr. Samuel J. Quire, Jr.
The conference kicked off here officially on Wednesday, 24 January and runs up to Sunday, January 28th. The United Methodist Church is a conventional church that has a lot of conferences, including the annual conference, he says.
He notes that everyone is a key player in the conference and if anyone thinks that he or she is nobody, the person should now consider himself or herself important under the Liberia Annual Conference.
He emphasizes that the conference is very important to an extent that they achieve a lot of things that help in carrying the church ahead.Rev. Sackie says he expects more people to attend in celebrating the goodness of God, adding that let no one who knows about the conference waits to be invited.
By Ramsey N Singbeh, Jr. in Margibi-Editing by Jonathan Browne