-Inaugurates Mini Playground
By T. Saye Goinleh
The Liberia Council of Churches (LCC) has begun major renovation works on its headquarters building on 15th Street, Sinkor which has brought total transformation to the edifice that has been in dilapidated condition for some time now.
Some works being done on the structure include the replacement of the entire ceiling, the reconditioning of the pillars, changing of window bars, furniture, installation of air conditioners and the bringing in of computers and other essential office equipment.
Speaking to this Paper at the project site, the Secretary-General of the LCC, Rev. Christopher W. Toe said the new leadership of the organization decided to undertake the venture because the compound has been lying in ruins for a long period of time and the Holy Bible teaches that cleanliness is next to Godliness; so there was a need to worship God in the beauty of holiness and the idea to renovate the headquarters was very paramount based on such advice from the holy book.
Rev. Toe puts the projected cost of renovation works on the LCC Compound to between sixteen to eighteen thousand United States dollars. He recognized the intervention officials of the Liberian Ministers Association of Delaware Valley, Pennsylvania, USA who are currently visiting Liberia, for their financial boost that has really enabled the Council to give a complete transformation to the compound.
Asked why the LCC decided to construct a mini children playground, Rev. Toe explained that Jesus said in the Bible ‘’Suffer not the little children to come onto me and forbid them not for such is the Kingdom of God’’, adding ‘’children are an assert to God’s kingdom, so this is why we included the playground’’.
The LCC secretary-General also announced that the leadership is contemplating to embarking on a feeding program for the little kids and the construction of prayer garden at the edifice to provide joy and happiness and will also serve as retreat ground for the little ones in Liberia.
He disclosed that the Council through its Standing Committees and Commissions will shortly start the implementation of the Agenda for Transformation under the ‘’ Vision 2030 and the Sustainable Development Goals’’, an international instrument that will be ascribing to the ‘’Africa 2063, the Africa we want’’.
The ‘’Africa 2063 Agenda’’ looks at various pillars including governance, trade, cooperation, treaties and education for Africa to have good standing in the world.
Meanwhile, the Liberia Council of Churches is calling on Christians and non-Christians who support transformation and morals in the society to come in and make donations whether in cash or kind to buttress the efforts of the organization. Rev. Toe is particularly appealing to the World Council of Churches and the All African Council of Churches for assistance.