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At 200, Liberia’s oldest church pledges to transform lives and renew communities – Front Page Africa

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Liberia, Africa’s first independent nation, remains important for the 19th century christian missionary enterprise in Africa. It demonstrated a realization that Africans responded better to missionaries of African descent. In spite of her christian history, Liberia is still a struggling nation. The fact that “transformation of lives,” “renewal of communities,” and “bridge to providence” are necessities hoped for and not realities to be sustained in a nation for which the church is claimed as a “cornerstone” says much about how African Christianity has fared in delivering a transformed and renewed peoples and nations of Africa. What is it getting wrong in Liberia and in the wider African societies?

At a press conference on Tuesday, the Senior Pastor of the Church, the Rev. Dr. Samuel B. Reeves, Jr. called on Liberians at home and abroad to unite and build a prosperous nation guided by God.

“Our greatest faith is that Liberia shall rise to its ideals because it is our strong belief that as the Church rises, Liberia will grow and flow,” Dr, Reeves said in a prepared statement.

He continued: Since 1821, Providence has stood the test of time to spread the gospel of Jesus Christ, and our current vision is to transform lives and renew communities intentionally and radically, still lifting Jesus up in all that we do.”

Read the full article titled Liberia’s Oldest Church Celebrates 200 Anniversary with Pledge to Transform Lives, Renew Communities, Front Page Africa Online.

Gerald C. Koinyeneh is a reporter for Front Page Africa.

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