It will take the combined efforts of the government, church and international partners to provide the necessary training that will bridge the leadership gaps facing the nation and its people, according to a US based EQUIP Associate trainer, Pastor Scott Erickson, who was addressing a leadership conference for two hundred church and organization workers in Monrovia.
He said the lack of leadership is the single common problem faced by several countries around the world and that he and his team are grateful to be in Liberia to help tackle it, adding, that leadership is the answer to becoming a prosperous nation and great people.
The two-day leadership conference under the auspices of Dr. John C. Maxwell Equip Team based in the United States in partnership with Link Aid International was held at the God’s Glory Free Pentecostal Church in Paynesville, outside Monrovia.
The US based inspirational preacher asserted that the 14 years of civil conflict followed by the 2014 horrific Ebola crisis which hit three countries of the Mano River Union basin shook the American people but they could only provide support and prayed that never again would Liberians experience such suffering.
Pastor Erickson predicted a brighter and prosperous nation after the October elections, and admonished Liberians to work collectively to curb the leadership problems facing the country.
Pastor Erickson was accompanied by his wife Pastor Bonnie Erickson and Pastor Steve Little, another associate trainer of the John C. Maxwell EQUIP team who have together traveled with others across the world to conduct leadership and empowerment training programs.
“We from the John C. Maxwell EQUP team believe that raising leaders, equipping them, transforming them to see the big picture and making the difference is the foremost priority of mankind, he said.
He lauded Deacon Eric Nyuma at whose invitation the team traveled to Liberia and prayed that God will continue to bless and provide him with wisdom to transform the lives of the people of his native land, Liberia.
Deacon Nyuma, the founder of Link Aid International, described leadership training as a global issue and urged leaders to impact the lives of those being governed for the better.
He added, “I hoped that the over 200 participants drawn from various churches and organizations across the country will use the knowledge acquired to positively impact the community, family and the nation at large.
Link Aid International is a not-for-profit christian organization which solicits local and foreign support to help less fortunate Liberians in health, education and religious groups by training and empowering them to take on leadership roles.