By Jefferson D.Tweh
The Melvin B.Cox Memorial United Methodist Church located in Lower Caldwell, Montserrado County, yesterday honored and named Atty Samuel Kofi Woods Father of the Year 2013/2014, for his faithful and dedicated services rendered the church and great commitment and contributions made in the country.
Vice President for Student Affairs, University of Liberia, Rev.Dr. J.Sarwolo Nelson, said that Atty Woods had made significant contributions in the nation therefore he deserved to be honored.
Rev. Nelson added that Atty Woods has played his part and contributed immensely to national development and growth and stands for justice in the country.
Serving as guest preacher during the occasion, Rev. Nelson said a father should be a man with great integrity, dignity, trustworthiness, humility, patience and respect, and must therefore be able to handle issues maturely and stand for something cogent.
Rev. Nelson further stated that a father should be self-controlled, humane, loving and caring for people at all times but should not be a boastful person and should also exhibit good demeanor.
However, Rev.Nelson has lauded Atty Woods for the great job he is doing in the country and urged the young people to emulate his impeccable character and do what is right at all times.
For his part, Atty Samuel Kofi Woods has lauded the entire members of Melvin B.Cox Memorial United Methodist Church for the great honor bestowed on him as Father of the Year 2014/2015.
He said good people suffer many times but he gave God the Glory for the blessing and wisdom given to him. He also lauded his mother who had always encouraged him to be who he is today.
According to Atty Woods, he denied himself just for Liberia to get the best and he actually appreciated men and women at the Ministry of Public Works which is now plagued with difficult circumstances.
Atty Woods stated further that he heard about the merger of Finance Ministry and Planning Ministry but that no audit has so far been done, something he described to have sinister motive in the making.
Furthermore, Atty Woods disclosed that the postponement of July 26 Independence Day from Grand Kru and Sinoe Counties is a sign of times, Ebola and blood shared citizens in Nimba County therefore the country needs national prayer.
“If you do not have vision, then you are nobody; many things are happening but some occur under the cover of darkness and Liberians are angry and we must begin to see and address those issues now,” the honoree stated.