Vice President Boakai Stresses Good Morals and Christian Ethics Within the Family

Monday, 8th November 2010

Monrovia, Liberia - Vice President Joseph N. Boakai, Sr. has said that the teaching of good morals and ethics within the family is the bedrock of Christianity.

He said Christianity is not all about praying and fasting but the expression of its true values in whatever we do.

Vice President Boakai made the assertion Monday when a delegation of clergy from the Abundant Life Church and the World Harvest Church in the United States, accompanied by LPRC Managing Director T. Nelson Williams, Jr., paid a courtesy call on him at his Capitol Hill Office.

He expressed satisfaction that these clergy could come to Liberia at a time when the country is in dire need of rebuilding not only “our damaged infrastructure but instilling moral standards into our children who felt the brunt of the Liberian civil crisis.”

Vice President Boakai said Liberians need to know that the disappearance of the arms in the country is not all to it. He said the Church needs to counsel and inculcate into the minds of the youth moral standards and values that will make them more nationalistic.

He said these values are the bedrock of building a vibrant and Christ-centered society in which everybody will live in peace and security. He urged ministers of the gospel to set the right examples for others to follow, adding that because of the war most of our people were forced into situations that have made them hopeless.

Earlier, the Liberia Petroleum Refining Company Managing Director thanked the Vice President for his commitment to working with the Church and noted that the Church will remain grateful to the Liberian Vice President.

Mr. Nelson disclosed that the clergy, representing two churches from Atlantic, Georgia are on a mission to conduct a three-day crusade in spiritual leadership and youth development in Liberia.

He said the delegation headed by Pastor Woodrow Walker, Founder & Pastor of the Abundant Life Church in the United States, has been working with Liberia in the fight against Gender Based Violence (GBV) and also our local NGO, Servant Of All Prayer Assembly (SOAP) in training and promoting Prison Ministry in Liberia.

In remarks, the Founder & Pastor of the Abundant Life Church Woodrow Walker said he was happy about the reforms that are taking place in the nation and prophesized that something great is expected to happen in Liberia.

He said the church is involved in what is called the global visionary network, a network that tries to bring leaders together, in particular business, civic leaders around the world.

He said the Church has realized that one of the biggest issues within our society today is the issue of integrity and charged Christians to reinforce Christian ethics because it is the only ethics that has lasting effect on the people.