A Methodist prelate has urged fathers throughout the country to maintain their integrity and pride no matter the circumstances they are faced with in life. Rev. D. Bole Cheechea,I, senior Pastor of the Trinity United Methodist Church in New Kru Town said fathers have a greater responsibility to do those things that would positively contribute to the home, society and the country.
Speaking yesterday at the church’s father’s day program, on the theme:”The father’s pride,” the Methodist prelate reminded fathers that they should always show concern, care and support for the family and bring up their children in the proper way. He noted that a father who does not take up his responsibilities is bound to face crisis.
Rev. Cheechea said, “As human beings, they would be faced with challenges and circumstances in life; notwithstanding, they should ensure that their integrity and pride should be maintained.”
He urged them to continue to have confidence in the Lord in whatever situation as did by Job in the Bible, and also warned them against certain pieces of advice that would be counter-productive. He said they should be righteous, faithful and should also evangelize for the good of the society. “There would always be trials and tribulations, but always hold on,” he advised them.
To the honorees, the Methodist prelate urged them to continue to live up to expectation by doing those things for which they were selected for the honor. He said they should not be complacent, but to continue to render services to the church, society and the country.
Those honored were Fr. K. Advertus Karpeh, Father of the year; a staunch member of the church, who now resides in the United States; the special honorees were Fth. Henry Nagbe, Fth. Francis Sio, Fth. Morris Sayue, Fth. Sampson Sayeh and Fth. Harrison Togba. Others honored were L. Weagbe Tarplah, Grandfather; H. Botoe Nagbe and G. Harold Pailey, as brothers of the year.
In response, the honorees thanked the church for the honor bestowed upon them.
The father of the year, prior to going to the United States, served the church in many capacities. He was an official of the boys scout at the church, during which time he formed a delegation that attended conferences in The Gambia, Tanzania, Australia and the United States of America.
He holds a degree in mass communication from the Syracuse University in the United States, with emphasis in radio and television. The honoree is presently the producer and presenter of the only African program on roots and rhythm on Radio WOLF, in the United States.
The honoree also obtained several certificates in many disciplines, including property management and real estate. He is also a sales executive. He is a graduate of D. Twe High School and former employee of the Ministry of Public Works.