-As Head Of Mission Promised To Change From Clinic To “HEALTH CENTER” Soon
The Salvation Army William Booth Clinic situated in the densely populated commercial district of Red-Light, on the Pipeline Road of Paynesville City is said to be gradually moving from Clinic to a status of Health Center in Montserrado County.
This was clearly proven on Tuesday September 7, 2020, at the headquarters of the Salvation Army Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea Command, when the Head of Mission, Lieut. Col. Samuel Mkami presented some medical equipment valued thousands of United States Dollars to the William Booth Clinic in Paynesville city, Montserrado County.
According to the Head of Mission Lieut. Col. Mkami, it is his dream to see the William Booth Clinic turning into a Health Center or Hospital under his administration as Officer Commanding/Head of Mission. The Officer Commanding(OC), or (Bishop) noted that the Salvation Army mission is not only preaching the good news of Jesus Christ, but also interested in the physical and social well-being of those the message has been preached to in all parts of the world.
Speaking further, Lt. Col. Mkami disclosed that it is not possible for the word of God to be preached to a dead person; therefore the Salvation Army sees it fit to cater to the well-being of the people hearing or listening to the words of God.
The Head of Mission of the Salvation Army used the occasion to laud partners in the United Kingdom, including Major Joan Gibson who according to him is responsible for health matters at the International headquarters of the Salvation Army based in London for making sure that the Liberia Command received the medical equipment.
He also used the platform to challenge all Liberians, population of Guinea and Sierra Leone to unite and move for the betterment of the Salvation Army now and the future. Adding, “Forget about your tribes, your counties, the continent and pay attention to the growth of the Salvation Army in Liberia, Sierra Leone & Guinea,” Lt. Col. Samuel Mkami concluded.
Speaking earlier, the leader of Social & Medical Services, Ambassador, Professor Momo Gborkowkollie Douwee disclosed that the presentation and dedication is a dream come true for the William Booth Clinic in Paynesville city, Montserrado County.
Social & Medical Secretary Douwee lauded the Leaders of the Salvation Army for making sure that the William Booth Clinic benefited from world class equipment that will without discrimination, save the lives of many Liberians and other people residing in Liberia.
According to Ambassador Douwee, the main mission of the Salvation Army is to save the lost souls at all cost and meet human needs without discrimination, which; the Social and Medical Department is responsible to address and is open to local and international partnership for the total good of the people and the communities.
He also appreciated the General and Major Joan Gibson through the Officer Commanding-Lieut. Col. Mkami for the renovation of the new fourteen bed room clinic plus the old ten rooms making the total rooms of twenty four (24) bed rooms which will be used to cater to the many Liberians and other nationals that will be seeking medical and social services at the clinic.
The known Liberian Professor Douwee now Salvation Army Social and Medical Secretary further disclosed that the medical equipment presented to the William Booth Clinic is the first of its kind to be used at that clinic in the city of Paynesville.
Ambassador Douwee speaking further noted that the Salvation Army stands in partnership with the government of Liberia to reach where the government cannot reach in terms of Health and Social services in the urban and inaccessible parts of Liberia. He hinted that he is speaking with Major Joan Gibson behind closed doors for the possible resumption or continuation of the Mobile Clinic operations and requested prayers for the success of said request as the needs are glaring.
The Salvation Army Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea Command is one of the youngest Christian Organizations operating in the Republic of Liberia. According to history, the Salvation Army entered Liberia in the year 1988 at which time the nation got engulfed with a long civil conflict compounded by Ebola Virus and now COVID 19 which brought a great set back in the operations of the Salvation Army.
The army is still making headways in providing many services. They include: spiritual, education, health and other social services amongst many others.
The ceremony was mastered by the GS Major Dieudonné Louzolo; while special prayers were offered by Lieut. Col. Mary Mkami and Major Edith Louzolo, CPWM and CSWM respectively.
Contributed By Samuel B. Diggs, Freelance Journalist