The week long 87th National Convention of the Pentecostal Assemblies of the World (PAW) INC, has ended in Buchanan City with a call for members of the church to refrain from acts that would divide the church.
Speaking on Sunday at the close of the convention, the Diocesan Bishop of the PAW, Rev Dr Leo M. Simpson said the continuous divisive attitude instituted by some individuals in the church was undermining its growth and development.
Bishop Simpson told the delegates in the port city that the only way by which progress could be achieved in the church is through unity and not by back-biting and disrespect to the authority of the institution. He disclosed that within six years of his administration, the PAW has incorporated seven churches with seven pastors to its 35th Episcopal District convention.
Bishop Simpson, however, praised the 87th National convention saying that it was well attended with 44 ministers and several churches in attendance. The Liberian Clergyman then lauded the level of cooperation that is gradually unfolding among the congregations adding, “This has never been the case since I took over the church as Bishop”.
The 87th National convention held at the Have Faith in God First Pentecostal Church in Sugarcane farm in Buchanan, was characterized by leadership training workshop, ordination of District Elders and Evangelists, as well as baptism of persons who accepted the Christian faith at the convention. Reports: Richard Stephens from Buchanan City.