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Methodist Bishop Urges Respect For Authority
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Rev. F. Shaffa Seward,  Pastor of the First United Methodist Church of Bopolu City in Gbarpolu County.



Methodist Bishop Urges Respect For Authority

By Emmanuel Mondaye, LINA Gbarpolu County Correspondent

BOPOLU CITY, March 31 (LINA) - The Resident Bishop of the Liberia Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church (LAC/UMC), Rev. Dr. John G. Innis, has called on Christians and Liberians as a whole to always respect constituted authorities.

He said respect for constituted authority was scriptural, and, therefore, required obedience from all under the authority of those designated to govern.

Bishop Innis was speaking Sunday when he inducted Rev. F. Shaffa Seward as Pastor of the First United Methodist Church of Bopolu City in Gbarpolu County.

The ordination of Pastor Seward coincided with the official dedication of the church edifice on Sunday, March 30.

Bishop Innis admonished Pastor Seward to work along with citizens in spreading the good news of Jesus Chris to every district, town and village in the county, adding that Christ worked with his disciples to win souls.

Preaching on the Theme: “The Good Work God Has Begun,” Bishop Innis said what the devil thought could not happen has begun, and appealed to citizens of the county to assist the church in protecting its facilities against criminals.

Several bags of cement were stolen during the construction of the church building in the area.

For his part, Pastor Seward told the congregation that he was astonished to see the level of work done at the church’s premises by the membership, noting that “what the Lord has begun, he will continue to the end.’

The induction program was witnessed by two American Missionaries, John and Laurie Broglio who are said to have immensely contributed to the work of the church in Liberia, along with the Pender UMC, Bethany UMC and the Harmony UMC, all based in Virginia, U.S.A. respectively.

Also speaking at the ceremony, Gbarpolu County Assistant Superintendent for Development, Madam Yassah Karmon-Fallah, assured the church of the county leadership’s readiness to assist in whatever way to ensure its growth and development.

According to UMC authorities, construction of the Church edifice is estimated at US$20,000.



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