The Kingdom Harvest Church of the United States of America (USA) in Partnership with friends and members in Liberia has begun reconstructing a 28-classroom school building and church in Monrovia.
The school building according to Bishop Dr. Hilary H. Gbotoe will be a three storeyed edifice which will include pastoral and administrative offices.
The overall cost of the school and church projects are estimated to be US$70,000.
To date, Bishop Gbotoe said the KHC runs and operates 10 churches and two primary schools in the country.
The mobilization of the funds for the school and church projects has started with a challenge to the Liberian membership to play a key role.
Dr. Gbotoe pointed out that when construction work is completed in three years the edifice will host Science and Computer laboratories in order to enhance the practical component of academic instructions for the students.
In an exclusive interview with the Daily Observer recently at the headquarters on Old Road, Bishop Gbotoe, who is currently on a six-week visit to Liberia, disclosed that the KHS is in the business of building critical facilities such as clinics and churches in communities where the need exists.
The overall development of the country does not only rest on the Liberian government and support partners, but on all Liberians irrespective of social and religious backgrounds, he added.
Dr. Gbotoe stressed that private institutions and churches in Liberia should join the Liberian government in training the minds of the future generation for the development and growth of the country.
The KHC Bishop also said that the church in partnership with friends and members are running two primary schools in River Cess and Margibi counties and has plans for the construction of a vocational and technical school that will help those who may not have the opportunity to enrol at the various universities in Liberia.
Bishop Gbotoe expressed the hope that about a year or two from now, all the infrastructures would be completed and the teaching materials mobilized and installed at the schools.
He, however, cautioned that KHC will not be involved in the duplication of medical and educational projects in the country.
Asked to throw light on KHC’s self-sustaining measures, Bishop Gbotoe disclosed that three years ago the church secured farm land that he thinks would help buttress the financial capacity of the church’s development goals.
“We are also looking at other alternatives as a church ministry in the area of business; what kind of business ventures to get involved in and generate resources to carry out some development activities,” said Bishop Gbotoe.
The KHC boss disclosed that the church is contemplating on engaging in commercial transport services, having observed that transportation services in Liberia have serious challenges.
Bishop Gbotoe said successes of the KHC Ministry are through the grace of God and dedicated partners and friends in and out of Liberia.