By Michael Boeglay | UMC Radio Monrovia

The Resident Bishop of the Liberia Annual Conference, the United Methodist Church (LAC/UMC), Bishop Samuel Jerome Quire, Jr., delivered a powerful message of trust in God at the 64th annual session of the Kakata Farmington River District Conference. The conference, held under the theme ”Trusting God in Time of Difficulties” with the text from Genesis 39:16-20, convened to address spiritual matters and foster unity among members.

During the opening sermon, Bishop Quire emphasized the inevitability of trials and temptations in life. He urged the conference members to distance themselves from trouble and to always place their trust in God, assuring them that despite weeping in the night, joy comes in the morning.

In addition to his spiritual guidance, Bishop Quire expressed concern about the lack of development in Jacob Larteh Town District #1B, Grand Bassa County, specifically mentioning the Firestone Rubber Company. He criticized the company and the government for not fulfilling promises and called for a renewed commitment to improving the living conditions of the people.

The 64th District Conference of the Kakata Farmington River District took place from December 11 to 17, 2023. Established in 1959, the district boasts a current membership of over Twenty-one thousand four hundred forty-five.

Addressing the conference, District Superintendent Rev. Arthur I. Grimes acknowledged the partnerships with conferences abroad, including the Detroit Renaissance District, Detroit Annual Conference, and the Iroquois River District, Illinois Great River Conference. He expressed gratitude to the Liberia Annual Conference for their support.

Rev. Grimes also highlighted the challenges faced by pastors, particularly in terms of salaries, revealing that many do not receive adequate pay. Despite these challenges, he encouraged the conference to trust in God during difficult times. Rev. Grimes assumed the role of District Superintendent at the seat of the 190th session of the LAC/UMC in Gbarnga, Bong County, succeeding the late Rev. Hezekiah Franklin.

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