By Patrick Stephen Tokpah
GBARNGA-It was a scene of excitement and jubilation at the occasion that marked the 58th birthday anniversary of Liberia’s Vice President and standard bearer of the NPP, Jewel Howard Taylor.
She said, when she contracted the COVID=19 pandemic, she told well wishers that she was between life and death.
“You know when you hear about COVID-19 or read the story, you sometime believe that is not true, but the true is COVID-19 exit and it’s killing millions of people around the world; somehow God has blessed us in Africa that others are dying and we as African are not dying like those in the West. But it’s very reprehensible disease; can you imagin spending 35 days in the ICU by yourself, but it was there that I heard a voice clearly and the voice said he is giving me second chance to praise him.
So today I just want to praised God for all that he has done over the 58 years and all he will do for me in the future,” VP Taylor said
The celebration took place at the Gbarnga administrative building in Bong County on January 17, 2021.The event was more of a political gathering and rally than a mere birthday celebration.
Special prayers and political speeches were delivered appropriately in accordance with the current division among leaders of the County.
The event was graced by religious leaders, local and traditional leaders as well as members of the Bong County Legislative Caucus and ordinary citizens in the County.
During the celebration, the Christ Centered Christian Network organized a Thanksgiving Service in honor of Vice President Chief Dr. Jewel Howard Taylor.
Speaking at the occasion, the President of the Christ Centered Christian Network and Founder of the Christ’s Vision International Ministries, Rev. James S. Paye said the program was intended to praise God for protecting the life of Vice President Taylor from the hand of the human muster killer disease COVID-19.
Delivering an intercessory prayer for VP Taylor with text taking from Psalms 124, the general overseer of the Restoration Baptist Ministries in Monrovia, Rev. Joseph G. Johnson III said “God is the protector of his people.”
“Let us thank the Lord, who has not let our enemies destroy us,” Rev. Johnson said.
Also in attendance were members of the Bong County legislative caucus.
Making remark at the occasion, the Caucus chairman, Rep. Joseph Papa Kolleh called on the Vice President to reconcile the people of that county
The Bong County electoral District number seven Representative revealed that the 2020 senatorial elections left lots of wounds that need to be healed in the County.
He at the same time assured the Vice President that the caucus willingness to work with her in bringing the needed development in the County.
For her part, Vice President Taylor lauded the Christ Centered Christian Network for organizing such a Thanksgiving program.