Serve,Trust And Depend On God”
-Methodists Prelate Admonishes Martha Tubman UMC Usher Of The Year, Others
MONROVIA-The Bible directs us that we should give to everyone his or her due, honor, respect, and reverence, according to Paul’s teaching in Romans Chapter 13 verse 7. Hence, the Associate Shepherding Pastor of the Martha Tubman United Methodist Church (Liberia Annual Conference), Reverend Richard Wreh, has admonished the Usher of the Year 2022-23, and other ushers honored on September 25, 2022, to serve, trust and depend on God, as they are being honored for their services to the church.
Delivering the sermons under the Theme: “Working Together”: with text taken from Amos 3: 3; at programs marking the 47th Usher Board Anniversary Celebration of the Martha Tubman Methodist United Methodist Church, Rev. Wreh informed the honorees that they are senior escorts for God, hence, they should usher worshippers during service with smiles and love.
The Methodist prelate further called on the honorees and all other members of the usher board to respect each other in line with their duties of service to God. According to him, ushers are not big-shots, but servants to God.
Furthermore, the Associate Shepherding Pastor of the Martha Tubman Methodist United Methodist Church also warned the honorees to know their callings, by ensuring that they are familiar with the duties and functions of an usher.
“Know yourself at the door, by being welcoming to those entering the Church, work together with your colleagues, and respect each other for you to succeed. If ushers are not together, the church will be in disarray. Be committed to your service to the Church and God.” Reverend Wreh emphasized.
Rev. Wreh also encouraged the honorees not to only serve God at their church, but also in their homes, the country, and society, if their deeds must reflect the work of God.
Giving the historicity of the Usher Board, Usherette Marie McIntosh, said the usher board was established on September 18, 1975, up to 1985, and as a result of the civil conflict, the board was dissolved; and after the war, the board was re-organized up to present. With Usherette McIntosh as the first Chairperson of the Board.
The Inspector General of the Liberia Medicines and Health Products Regulatory Authority (LMHRA), Pharmacist Teedoh E. Beyslow, who was honored as “Usher of the Year 2022-23,” said since he started attending the Martha Tubman United Methodist in 2004 as a mere member, things were not too good with him, but since he joined the usher board and also began paying his tithes, God has continued to bless him.
Therefore, with such honor bestowed on him by the usher board and the church, he vowed to work tirelessly with his fellow ushers and church for the enhancement of the work of the church and humanity.
Born onto the union of Mr. John G. Beyslow and Mrs. Joetta Clinton Beyslow, on August 27, 1975, on Crown Hill in Monrovia, the Usher of Year of the Martha Tubman United Methodist Church, started his early childhood education at the George K. Duyan Memorial Institute on the Duport Road in Paynesville in year 1982.
Due to the inception of the civil war in Liberia which disrupted all sectors of the country, the honoree finally graduated from the St. Christopher Catholic High School, in Kakata, Margibi County in the year 2000.
With the desire for higher education, Beyslow matriculated at the University of Liberia in 2002 and on April 29, 2009, he graduated with a Bachelor of Science (BSc) degree in Biology major with a minor in Chemistry. With his dream of contributing to the health sector, the Usher of the Year, enrolled at the School of Pharmacy, now the College of Life and Health Sciences in 2010 where he studied Pharmacy and graduated with a Bachelor of Pharmacy (B.Pharm) degree in 2015.
Due to the emergence of new diseases leading to the pandemic, he again enrolled at the Cuttington University Graduate School of Professional Studies, and graduated in 2022 with a Master of Science degree in Public Health with an emphasis in Epidemiology.
At present, our special honoree is a candidate for a Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D) degree in the special Pharm.D Conversion Program at the School of Pharmacy, the University of Liberia.
With his current level of education, he continues to contribute immensely to the growth and improvement in the health sector of the country.
At present, he is the Director of Inspectorate and Post Market Surveillance and the Inspector General (IG) of the Liberia Medicines and Health Products Regulatory Authority (LMHRA). As an IG, he is responsible to ensure that there are safe, effective and quality medicines are available in the country for the Liberian population. In 2015 during the Outbreak of the Ebola Virus Disease in Liberia, the honoree was among the first intern Pharmacists to be recruited by the Partnership for Research on Ebola Vaccines in Liberia (PREVAIL) as Pharmacist Technician.
Working with PREVAIL as a Pharmacist Technician, he along with his colleagues was involved into series of studies which include: the study on Ebola Vaccine Clinical Trial, the study on the Z-Mapp Drug Clinical Trial, the study on Ebola Virus Natural history, the study on the GS-5437 drug Clinical Trial and the study on Vaccines Clinical Trial.
Upon completing his State Board test and being awarded a license as a Registered Pharmacist by the Pharmacy Board of Liberia in 2017, coupled with the distinguished scientific study work with PREVAIL, he was appointed as a Registered Pharmacist with PREVAIL.
As a Registered Pharmacist, he was responsible to ensure that all vaccines or investigational products prepared were in their optimal temperature range from the site of preparation at the American Embassy to the site of utilization at the Redemption Hospital. The special honoree is also an educator, and has taught at many high schools as well as the University of Liberia.