The Sinkor Old Road Branch of the Redeemed Christian Church of God on Sunday, October 4, donated several relief items including food and sanitary materials to inmates at the Monrovia Central Prison (MCP).
Pastor Majek Folorunsho, who made the donation on behalf of the church said, the items were part of the church’s way of identifying with the prisoners, who are considered as God’s children.
“You should know by now that God loves you the best, and therefore, it brings joy to the heart of the church to associate with you,” Pastor Folorunsho told a cross-section of the inmates who attended the brief presentation ceremony.
He assured the inmates that the church will be with them in prayers to the end and that they (church) would work with the appropriate authorities to see which areas they could extend help and such like the kind of donation that would sustain them at least for a period of time.
He did not disclose value of the donated items, but said it was part of the church’s responsibility to identify with the needy, the sick and those afflicted by various diseases.
Pastor Folorunsho said he was gratified by attitudes exhibited by the inmates during the church’s visit. He used the occasion to urge each one of the inmates to ask God to play a direct intermediary role to impact their lives for the good of society.
Prison Deputy Superintendent for Administration, Lieutenant/Colonel Marca Sirleaf, who represented the Prison Superintendent, described the church’s donation as a “kind gesture that was overwhelming.”
She then urged the church not to stop at the first point of intervention, but should continue; promising the items donated will be used for their intended purposes.
“We will make sure that everybody benefits from this donation,” she assured the church.