The Rev. George K. Weagba, a Methodist prelate, has warned church congregations against the habit of complacency in giving resources for God’s work in Liberia.
Rev. Weagba, vice president for research at the United Methodist University (UMU) in Monrovia, gave the warning Sunday at a fundraising program held at the David Gueh Memorial United Methodist Church (DGMUMC) in Paynesville, outside Monrovia.
The outspoken Methodist prelate also urged church members to give generously and in return receive abundantly from God.
On the theme: “Give generously and receive generously,” Rev. Weagba reminded the congregation and Liberians that giving with reluctance should be discouraged among them.
The UMU vice president also lamented that over the years, many church members have given their resources for public recognition and praise.
“Many only give to gain fame, but if you give small for the work and welfare of God’s people, believe it or not, the Almighty God will also give you very small,” Rev. Weagba warned.
He explained that one’s generous gifts and contributions to the work of God strengthens relationships and results in multiple benefits in one’s pursuit of the kingdom of God.
“I want you to strengthen the hands of your pastor so that we as humble Christians can bring the glory of God to the lives of many in our country,” Rev. Weagba pleaded.
He further intimated that true recognition and genuine blessings only come from God whose blessings cannot be manufactured in any form, shape and manner by ungodly and worldly riches.
In closing, Rev. Weagba urged members of the church to unite and work together as foot soldiers for the glory of Jesus Christ and the growth of God’s kingdom on earth.
Earlier, during the DGMUMU fundraising program, department heads, youth groups and women’s leaders and members of several committees contributed to the ongoing construction of the church’s walls and other initiatives. Contributors raised LD24,000 and US$300 in on-the-spot gifts and pledges.
According to the pastor-in-charge of DGMUMU, Rev. K. Richard Tonnonlah, the funds are intended to elevate the edifice’s walls and make other internal improvements.