Friendship Baptist Church Donates To Girls’ Education

Monday, 22nd February 2010
Monrovia, Liberia - The Friendship Baptist Church of Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.A has presented US$2,500 (Two thousand Five Hundred) cash to the Liberia Education Trust (LET) as assistance towards Girls’ Education in Liberia.

The Pastor of the church, Rev. Ronald Bowens presented the cash donation to Vice President Joseph N. Boakai on Monday, February 22 during a courtesy call a Baptist delegation paid on the Vice President at his Capitol Building office.

The ten-member delegation was accompanied to the Vice President’s Office by the Senior Pastor of the Providence Baptist Church, Rev. Dr.
Samuel B. Reeves, Jr. and other officials of the Providence Baptist Church.

Receiving the money, Vice President Boakai said the education sector is one of the President’s most important in initiatives and one of the four pillars of development of the Unity Party-led government.

He observed that as a result of the 14 years of civil conflict which gave rise to massive brain drain and neglect of young people, capacity building and education of the youth has become a major challenge in post-war Liberia.
“So every time you support education, you will be helping us to meet the challenges we face on a day-to-day basis,” Vice President Boakai said.

The Liberian Vice President described the Baptist Church as a pace-setter in Liberia, adding, the “Providence Baptist Church bears the navel string of the church in Liberia .”

“The Baptist Church has always been forerunner of what we do in the country. The Baptist Church is a pacesetter. As we always say, what happens to the Baptist Church reflects what happens to the nation,”
Vice President Boakai emphasized.

Briefing Vice President Boakai earlier, Rev. Dr. Reeves said the delegation was in the country to participate in the Baptist Church’s 189th anniversary, and that the Pastor of the Friendship Baptist Church, Rev. Bowens will preach at the anniversary ceremony.