The general overseer of the Transcea Bible Church of Liberia has underscored the need for Liberians to ‘strive for excellence in life’s calling’ as the country is expected to go through a successful transition.
Pastor Amos M. Boyd gave this admonition recently at the end of a four-day annual retreat organized by the church in Mount Sinai Under the Prayer Garden, Marshall Boys Town, Margibi County.
The retreat which is an annual event brought together other members from Bomi, Nimba, Grand Bassa, Lofa, Gbapolu, Maryland, Margibi, Sinoe, Montserrado and Grand Cape Mount counties.
The theme of the retreat, ‘Pursuing Excellence in Life’s Calling’ was drawn from the book of Philippians Chapter 3:13-14.
Pastor Boyd told the congregation that Liberians need to keep focused and listen to God’s direction and continue to strive for excellence in life’s calling which is the recipe for building a vibrant society peacefully.
He said Liberians over the years were not able to strive for excellence in the things of God, which according to him, made people to be dissatisfied. He said God has placed everyone on earth for a divine purpose and until the purpose can be achieved, “we will continue to strive for excellence in life.”
He said that as Liberia is at a crossroad, it is important to know that the church has a role to play in the spiritual growth and development of the country.”Most people think that it is the politicians and the international community that have the solution to Liberia’s problems. Liberia is a country full of Christians so we need to depend on God for everything instead,” he stated.
‘‘This retreat is going to bring about a total transformation to Liberians and the society at large, said Pastor Boyd. We have been listening to God’s word which has given us a direction,’’ he noted.
His expectation at the end of the retreat, added Boyd, is to see members of the congregation be able to go back into their various communities to be ambassadors of peace.
The Transcea Bible Church is a trans-continental evangelistic ministry which has been operating in Liberia for 33 years. It has 28 branches in the country.