United Women Christian Fellowship Honors Vice President Boakai

Monday, 31st May 2010
Monrovia, Liberia - The United Women Christian Fellowship of Liberia (UWCFL) on Sunday, May 30 honored and gowned Liberia’s Vice President Joseph N. Boakai for his numerous contributions to the state and humanity.

At the colorful ceremony held at the Caldwell Road assemblies of God Church, Vice President Boakai was  also certificated by Pastor Francis Fallah of the spiritual Life Ministry of 72nd in Paynesville and other prelates.

In remarks at the ceremony, Vice President Boakai said officials of the current government, especially the President Ellen Johnson Sirlaef and himself in his capacity as Vice President, consider their positions  as an assignment is to serve according to the teachings of Christianity, noting, “It is not about power, not about honor, but about working to revive  this country under the leadership of God Himself, so that this nation can once more experience joy, peace and development for our youth, our women, all Liberians and foreigners within our borders”.

Vice President Boakai added:” In all that we do, we remain committed to being Christians and serving even in our capacities in the fear of the Lord”.

He commended the United Women Fellowship of Liberia for seeing the need to come together as a group only to be able to serve their fellowmen :to help young women and children and to teach them the ways of the Lord at a time when young people do not respect their elders, and when people no longer have regard for even the government.

“It takes leadership like yours to teach that although the nation has gone through a brutal war, we have still have an obligation under God to do those things that He wants us to do,” Vice President Boakai added.

He thanked the preacher of the day, Mother Beatrice Freeman, for her message which, he noted, points out the responsibility of all Christians to God and mankind, and urged all Christians to continue to remember their obligations to their people, country and to God.

The Liberian Vice President thanked the United Women Fellowship of Liberia for the honor bestowed upon him, noting, “Your action has shown that at times, prophets are respected in their own home”.

Vice President Boakai was a member of the Caldwell Road Assemblies of God Church before he joined the Effort Baptist Church in Paynesville.

In her sermon, the preacher of the day, Mother Beatrice Freeman observed that the church has failed the nation because most Christians are shying away from the commission God gave them to help stabilize and bring order to society.

Speaking on the theme the Great Commission, Mother Freeman observed that the Church is the one standing before the progress of the nation because it is not working as it should. “Some Christians are prostitutes, liars and criminals and the Pastors, Deacons and other officials of the church have failed to transform them,” she noted.

She said the commission Christ gave after his resurrection is not for Pastors alone, but all who have accepted Christ.  ”The church is failing the nation because it is not working enough to change attitudes even among Christians who continue to indulge in adultery, dress indecently and frequent the night clubs,” she emphasized, adding, “If you refuse to change your attitude, how can you change the nation?” she asked.

Giving a brief history of the organization earlier, the Advisor  of the  UWCFL, Mother Finda Sorsio said the United Women Fellowship was founded in 1992 to teach women how to live with, serve and treat their husbands, their fellowmen and the Church.

She said the organization which started with seven churches, now has a membership of women from 14 Churches.

The honoring ceremony was followed by a Queen Contest among representatives of the 14 churches, which was won by the host church, the Caldwell AGM Church, with the Gethsemane House of Prayer of Chicken Soup Factory in Gardnersville, emerging as first runner-up.