12 May 2010

Liberia: Assemblies of God Get Resident Missionaries

The Liberia Assemblies of God Inc., for the first time in many years, gets resident Missionaries from the Assemblies of God Church in Argentina through the efforts of the Assemblies of God Church of the United States of America.

The Argentine missionary couples, Rev. and Mrs. Javier Delgado alone with their two children, arrived in the country recently to work with Rev. Dr. Jimmy B. Koch’s administration to promote the Gospel of Jesus Christ. The coming of Rev. Delgado and his family to Liberia is the signal that the international partners of the Assemblies of God have realized the need to work with the legitimate leadership of the church.

During the welcoming service held in honor of the resident Missionaries held recently, the General Superintendent of the Liberia Assemblies of God Inc., Rev. Dr. Jimmy B. Kouh, thanked God for the safe arrival of Rev. and Mrs. Delgado to Liberia. He explained that the coming to Liberia of Rev. Delgado and his family is through the initiative of the American Church. He then thanked God for the partners to see the need to work with the Liberian Church during his administration.

The LAG General Superintendent added that for the American, Canadian and the Argentine Churches to work with his administration is evident that God is about to bless the Liberia Assemblies of God in many dimensions.

Making remarks during the program, Rev. Delgado thanked God and commended Rev. Dr. Kouh and his corps of officers for receiving them in a brotherly and Godly manner. He pointed out that God is the one who led them to Liberia and he is praying for strength to be able to work with the Liberian Church to the fullest and bring development projects and programs that will holistically bless the church.

Speaking on the theme: Overcoming the challenges, the Assistant General Superintendent of the Liberia Assemblies of God Inc. and Senior Pastor of the First Assembly of God Church on Carey and Buchanan Streets, Rev. Dr. Edwin A. Gbelly, said for one to overcome the challenges he must observe four things that will be obstacles.

He named those things as fear, trouble or problem, discouragement and delay. He said fear will overtake you when you are overcoming challenges, but fear does not come from God. He said with God on your side you can overcome fear.

The Assemblies of God Prelate said while overcoming the challenges, trouble and problem will come your way, but in the midst of the problems and troubles, you must set your focus on God who is able to do those things that are impossible for man.

He said discouragement and delay are also part of the process in facing overcoming the challenges, but one thing you need to do is to trust that God is able to do those things that are not possible for man to easily achieve.

In separate developments, the Monrovia District over the weekend broke grounds for a modern headquarters for the district. In his opening remarks, the Monrovia District Superintendent of the Liberia Assemblies of God Inc., Rev. Emmanuel K. Zabay, called on the congregation and pastors of the district and well wishers to support the project for its success.

He said Monrovia District being the largest district in the Liberia Assemblies of God Inc., should set good examples for the rest of the districts in the LAG to follow. The headquarters project is estimated at US$160,000.

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