By Alva Mulbah Wolokolie
A Lebanese businessman born and nurtured in Liberia, Mr. Bassam H. Jawhary, has constructed and turned over a modern church building to hundreds of Christians at the Trinity Healing Temple of Jesus Christ Church in Gbarnga, Bong County.
“This donation will assist to enhance the development and growth of the church in Liberia through development and sustainability of the Christian generation and the evangelization of several persons to Jesus Christ,” Mr. Jawhary said in his presentation.
At the dedicatory ceremony held during the weekend in Gbarnga City, the Associate Dean of Gbarnga School of Theology, Rev. Dr. George Weagba, urged the congregation to commit their lives to God while living on earth.
In his dedicatory sermon, Rev. Weagba encouraged members of Trinity Healing Temple of Jesus Christ Church to live an exemplary life that would also match the beauty of the church so that God in Heaven will be glorified.
Reading a text from the Book of Josiah 24:15-22, Rev. Weagba reminded followers of Jesus Christ that upon our arrival into this world, everyone signed an agreement with the Lord that he/she will dedicate his life to God.
In a special remark, the Donor and Architect of the church project Mr. Bassam H. Jawhary recalled that he faced challenges building the Church but praised God for making it possible for the construction work on the Church to be completed.
Businessman Jawhary told the congregation that while we are still alive, the most prudent thing to do now is to continue serving God. He said the Church is like a ladder to Heaven and as such he wants every believer to use the building for the worship of God and offer prayers only to God for the growth and development of mankind.
Speaking further, Mr. Jawhary told citizens of Gbarnga to continue praying for Liberia because every 10 years in Liberia there has been a problem of instability.
“Please pray for peace. We are tired of war. Every 10 years in Liberia there is a problem. Let us win soul for Christ. I am not a Christian but throughout my life, I have discovered that Jesus Christ is the way,” Mr. Jawhary asserted.
While dedicating the Church, he remembered and dedicated the building in memory of the late Milad R. Hage who owns a business complex in Paynesville City.
The establishment of the Trinity Healing Temple Church in Gbarnga started in 2002 during the Liberian crisis when displaced people from Lofa County headed by Oldman John Borley moved from Lofa County to Gbarnga to seek refuge.
After several years and months of worship in a mat and mud structure, the Founder of the Church, Bishop Esther B. Davies and all members of THT Gbarnga fervently prayed for the construction of a modern church one fine day and this has come to fruition.
In recent time, considering the needs of the people to worship God in a decent place and with the implementation of the Late Milad R. Hage’s vision, Mr. Jawhary was led by the Holy Spirit to construct a House of God for the people of Gbarnga.