A US-based organization, Orphan Cry International, in partnership with a faith-based institution Link Aid International on last Saturday provided some assorted food items and training opportunities to several needy pastors.
During the appreciation ceremony, held at the Bethesda AG Church on the SKD Boulevard 72nd in Paynesville, outside Monrovia, Ken Wilcox and Benjamin Kettor offered special greetings and words of encouragement to the beneficiaries via phone.
They acknowledged their supporters and sponsors in the USA who made it possible through their donations.
The two Orphan Cry executives promised to continue the annual support to needy pastors and church leaders in Liberia.
The founder and executive consultant of Link Aid Eric Nyuma in an exclusive interview with this newspaper expressed delight that his organization was able to partner with the USA-based charity, to recognize the work and sacrifices of pastors and church leaders in Liberia.
Mr. Nyuma said Link Aid will remain instrumental to continuously seek an improved living condition for the desperately needy people of Liberia.
Some of the items presented to the needy pastors and church leaders included 25kg-Uncle Sam quality rice, gallons of Ago oil, and the research-based Frank Thompson chain reference Bible, a quality bible that enables pastors to prepare their sermons, among others.
Meanwhile, Eric Nyuma challenged well-meaning Liberians to join effort with the government in making the project successful rather than just sitting on the fence and complaining of hardship.
According to him, the Church and the people of Liberia have a specific and greater responsibility in the transformation of the country.
The beneficiaries used the occasion to express their gratitude to the two charitable organizations for always remembering them through training and other empowerment initiatives.
The pastors and church leaders said Link Aid over the years has networked with productive partners who have a good heart for Liberia.