Vice President Joseph N. Boakai Calls On Baptist To Provide Opportunities for the Youth

Friday, 16th April 2010

Monrovia, Liberia - Vice President Joseph N. Boakai has called on the Liberia Baptist Convention to provide opportunities that will keep the youth active in the Church and Schools.

He said when the youth are academically challenged with activities that broaden their horizon they will become and focused productive.

Vice President Boakai made the call Thursday, when the Director of the Baptist World Alliance Congress, Rev. Emmet Dunn at the head of a Baptist Convention delegation, called on him at his Capitol Hill Office to thank him for his undaunted cooperation and support to the Liberia Baptist Convention.

Vice President Boakai urged the youth to keep their minds focused on positive things and utilize their time in a way that will bring honor and glory to the Church. He lamented that some young people these days spend their time on trivialities.

He said the only way the Church can keep the wheel of change in motion within the Convention is to continue to fuel and support it with their time and resources because, he noted, there are people who will like to see the process of development in the Church and the Nation reversed.

He charged the Church to remain steadfast and move forward with the process of reconstruction and development.

He observed that the Church has an enormous challenge to restore the Baptist Seminary to its pre-war status and that it requires the full participation of all Baptists to achieve this objective.

“We’ve got that rich property for the church at the Seminary that can be developed to make money. We can find partners who will put up some nice housing to generate funds for the Church,” Vice President Boakai informed the delegation which included Youth Director of Congress, Rev. Howard-John Wesley; Ricks Institute Principal Rev. Olu Menjay; and Lott Carey Mission School Principal Rev. Emile D. E. Sam-Peal and Ivel Turner, a successful Liberian businessman in New Jersey.

Earlier, the Baptist World Alliance Congress Director, Rev. Emmet Dunn lauded the Vice President for his passion for the young people and said they have come see in which way they could be of help to the youth of the Baptist Church.

Rev. Dunn said he was impressed with the level of development in the country and thanked the Vice President for graciously receiving them at his Capitol Building Office.

The Youth Director of Congress, Rev. Howard-John of the Alfred Street Baptist Church in Alexandria, offered a special prayer for the Vice President, the Nation and People.