By Esau J. Farr
The 101 B-Annual Conference of the Association of Regular Soul Winning Baptist Churches has gotten underway in Jorwah, Upper Bong County.
Jorwah is a border town closed to Guinea and serves as a major transit point for cross border petit traders in North-west Liberia.
The Soul Winning Baptist Conference is a conglomeration of fundamental and mid Baptist Churches with like faith fellowshipping together and meet twice a year at selected venues on a bi-annual basis.
The 101 Bi-Annual Session of the conference is being held with the Jorwah Baptist Fellowship in Bong County under the theme, “What must I do to be saved”?
The text taken from the book of Acts 16:31-32.
More than 50 local independent local churches are expected to form part of the conference with an expected 2,000 conference delegates.
They are expected to come from Montserrado, Grand Bassa, Margibi, Bong, Lofa and Bong Counties amongst others.
The main goal of the conference is to teach the biblical sound doctrine of the Holy Bible with an objective of winning lost souls to Christ at all cost.
The conference which began on Monday February 18, 2019 is expected to last for one week in preaching and teaching the good news of Jesus Christ for souls to be won.
As the conference enters its 3rd day today (Wednesday) February 20, 2019, there are reports of several souls being won while others are giving and re-delegating their lives to Jesus Christ, the savior of the universe.
This is the first time that the Baptist Soul Winning Conference is being held in the border town which host church deemed necessary due to activities of people in that part of the country that observers believed will help transform the lives of residents of the town and cross border traders who are both men and women that commute between Liberia and Guinea.
The President of the Conference, Pastor John F. Tuankan, Sr in an interview with this paper praised God for strength and the divine guidance of the Holy Spirit for believers in Christ to continue to hold together in the Lord as they all strive to faithfully labor in the Lord’s vine yard.
“We are happy for us to continue holding together as believers in Christ, proclaiming the good news of Jesus, especially winning souls to Christ as our name (Soul Winning) depicts,” Pst. Tuankan said.
“My only wish for this group of people that God has trusted us with its shepherd role is for God to endow us with knowledge, wisdom and understanding of how to rightly lead our people for the time God has for us to serve. We are servants and not leaders as we are serviceable to our people with God being our helper,” the New Life Baptist Senior Pastor told this paper.
“My prayer for this year’s conference is for God to safely bring our delegates and take them back home unharmed which is our outmost prayer for them always,” he hoped.
“My only expectation for this conference is for God’s will to be done and that all that we do will be bring glory and honor unto His (God) name which no man can boast of,” he concluded.
Pst. Tuankan is ably assisted by Rev. John K. Kollie, II as Vice President with Arthur Blackie and Moses Tear-Cammue serving as Secretary General and Assistant Secretary respectively.
Pastor Tuankan is serving his second four year-term expected to end in 2022 after which he will have to give way to others to lead and may re-contest the position if voting delegates of the conference so desire at the end of the first term of his potential successor according to the By-law and Constitution of the conference. TNR