Monrovia – The General Overseer of the New Water in the Desert and former Liberia Council of Churches Vice President, Rev. Dr. Kortu Brown, is cautioning Liberians to avoid making similar mistake in the past adding that strangers should not be given the Presidency.
He said that though the 2017 elections is not far and its time that Liberians avoid making stranger a President, something he says will hinder the country progress.
The New Water in the Desert Overseer spoke during the 11th General Annual Conference when a parade was held as several delegates came from at least 11 counties across the country.
There were prayers done in thanksgiving for preserving the church, for peace and stability, peace and reconciliation, prayer for economic prosperity, religious harmony in Liberia, unity in the church and peaceful and successful Presidential and Legislature Elections, among others.
“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”, he said.
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 the prospect 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.
The theme of the convention is look back, look around, look forward under the text 1Chronicles 17:16-19. Rev. Brown said that it is time that the church, family, and nation take responsibility adding that lot of pastors in Liberia don’t know how to praise God but they rather praise themselves.
He revealed that the past two years the church have not had convention due to the outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus. Rev. Brown said that those who are killing for power are wasting their time on grounds that they wouldn’t take state power.
On dual citizenship, he revealed that he does not support adding that it has problem mainly political reasons. The New Water in Desert overseer furthered that it is time that Liberians return to the soil so as to improve the economy.
“On Sunday, Christians failed to visit church and spend time in night Clubs and on beaches, they don’t hardly bring offering in churches but place it on the beer bottles and the beer tables”, he said.