MONROVIA – The 35th Episcopal District of the Liberia West African Council, Pentecostal Assemblies of the World (PAW), headquartered on Front Street in Monrovia, recently ordained MORE THAN 22 pastors and evangelists in the building of the Apostolic Church of Village of Hope located in Careysburg, outside of Monrovia.
They include Hamilton District Elder, Village of Hope District Elder Nathaniel G. Flomo, Praise and Worship Miracle District Elder Martian Muller, Evangelist Ellen G. Flomo of the Village of Hope Apostolic Church, Evangelist Rachel RQ of the Sunday Village of Hope Apostolic Church, Minister David B. Sunday Village of Hope Apostolic Church, Evangelists Victoria Kalion Village of Hope Apostolic Church, District Elder, Joseph Nimely of the Calvary Church of Hope, District Elder Robert WS Bullo, of the Calvary Church of Hope, Elder Joseph Morris Calvary Church of Hope and Peter S. Pewee Calvary Church of Hope, among others.
Speaking a minute after the ordination ceremony, Bishop Dr. Leo Simpson, Diocesan Bishop of the 35th Episcopal District of Liberia West African Council, Pentecostal Assemblies of the World (PAW) commended the candidates for their dedicated service to their respective churches.
“Today is a day to celebrate and cordially welcome you ministers who will experience great joy in seeing so many sheep you have shepherded in the kingdom of heaven. He said.
He told them that the world is eager to hear the word of God and noted that God is looking for upright men and women who will carry the burdens of ministry according to his pattern.
Bishop Simpson also said the ordination of pastors and evangelists is in fulfillment of the holy bible which commands Christians to go out into the world and proclaim the good news of Jesus Christ.
According to him, it is meant to spiritually heal the wounds created by the years of civil war and to help Liberians grow in faith.
Meanwhile, the pastor and evangelists congratulated members of the PAW church and Bishop Simpson on their advancement promising to vindicate the trust placed in him to the best of his ability and said that with God’s guidance , he will work harder than before to redeem lost souls.
They added that they will always seek the guidance of the Holy Spirit in his efforts to meet the many challenges ahead.
“We felt it was not something that God would have asked us to do. But we thought we would stay where I was until I left this world, but today God asked me to do something new for him.
“Opportunity will present itself, responsibilities will reveal themselves, but we will work and ask God for guidance, we believe that with the help of the Holy Spirit and in consultation with Presiding Bishop Simpson and the PAW, we will do our best,” they said.