US-Based Baptist Delegation Call on Vice President

Tuesday, 13th March 2007

Monrovia, Liberia - Liberiaís Vice President Joseph N. Boakai says the election of the Government headed by Africaís first elected female head of state is a call by God to usher Liberians out of the doldrums of underdevelopment.

He emphasized that they were elected to make a difference, and hence that the Unity Party-led Government would always welcome with open arms people who come to render services to the Liberian people.

Vice President Boakai made the remarks Tuesday, when a Baptist delegation from the United States paid a courtesy call on him at his Sinkor office.

The delegation comprised the Pastor of the St. John United Baptist Church in Washington D.C, Rev. John M. Alexander, Jr, who is also Chairman of the Executive Board of the Lott Carey Mission, and Rev. Dr. Robert G. Murray, Pastor of the First Baptist Church of Norfolk, Virginia who is also First Vice President of the Lott Carey Baptist Convention.

They were accompanied to the Vice Presidentís office by Rev. Dr. Jeremiah W. Walker, Superintendent of the Lott Carey Baptist Mission in Brewerville.

Vice President Boakai thanked faith based groups, including the Baptist Church for its numerous contributions to education in Liberia.

He observed that without the intervention of Church groups in education in Liberia, the percentage of illiteracy would have been much higher than we have now.
 
Vice President Boakai paid homage to Dr. Walker, who he said, has stood the test of time as a committed educator and servant of God.

Speaking earlier,  Rev. Alexander said they were impressed with the work being done in Liberia, and prayed that God would continue to endow the leadership of the nation with wisdom to successfully carry out their mandate.