President Sirleaf Urges Liberians to Pray for God’s Guidance; Launches Women’s Situation Room

Tuesday, 10th October 2017
President Sirleaf  makes remarks at the launch of Women's Situation Room in Mamba Point.
President Sirleaf makes remarks at the launch of Women's Situation Room in Mamba Point.
Monrovia, Liberia: President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf is urging Liberians to continue praying for God’s guidance to enable them elect a new leader who will move the country forward. She thanked God for the peace enjoyed because God has been able to work through them to keep the peace. She said the Presidential and Representatives elections are critical and defining to Liberia. 
According to an Executive Mansion release, President Sirleaf made the statement on Sunday, October 8, 2017 at the Triumphant Life International Ministries located on Robert Street in Buchanan City, Grand Bassa County during a Thanksgiving and Intercessory Service for peaceful campaign, elections and transition of power. 
The Liberian leader emphasized that citizens need to vote wisely if Liberia should continue on sturdy path of peace, rebuilding and development. She expressed delight over the peace Liberia continues to enjoy since the inauguration of her administration, a major achievement she attributed to the efforts of all Liberians. She commended the Church for its continued prayers and supplication for the nation and its people, especially in these times of Liberia’s history. 
The worship service was not only held to thank God for Liberia’s peace and the just ended peaceful campaign but also to intercede for peaceful elections and political transition, which also brought together dozens of Christians from all walks of life across various political backgrounds, among others
Prayers were offered for God’s protection and blessings on President Sirleaf and her government as her tenure comes to an end in January of 2018 when she will peacefully turn over power to the next elected government. 
Delivering his sermon, Rev. Amos O. Bockarie, Senior Pastor of the Triumphant Life International Ministries - who spoke from the theme: “God is seeking for a Man” from the text Ezekiel 22: 29-30 said the decision Liberians will take in 48 hours will either make the country or break the country. He noted after 12 years and with what that have been achieved by President Sirleaf, including roads construction, press freedom, youth and women empowerment, education, police, army among others needs a man to stand in the gap because according to him Liberia has reached to a place for which God is seeking a man. He added, since 73 years ago, Liberia has not experienced peaceful transition terming it as the first time ever since 1944. 
He praised President Sirleaf for job well done. “Madam President, you have done well; you could not do more than your best, thank you,” he said. 
Meanwhile, in another development, President Sirleaf has launched the Women’s Situation Room-Liberia 2017; stressing, the 2017 elections has demonstrated maturity. She congratulated the women for their initiative in creating the Women’s Situation Room and urged all Liberians to be peaceful as Liberia goes through the period of transition. 
For her part, Cllr. Yvette Chesson-Wureh, initiator of the Women’s Situation Room and Establishment Coordinator of the Angie Brooks International Center said peace before, during and after election remains critical and substantial and as such must be upheld all. She used the occasion to congratulate President Sirleaf for maintaining peace in Liberia. The ceremony, which took place in Mamba Point - was attended by high-profiled Liberian women including international partners. 
Following the launching ceremony, the Liberian leader attended the campaign rally of Alexander A. Suah in District # 5, Montserrado County and announced support for him because according to her Alexander Suah has done some good things for District #5. She said Mr. Suah is known to be respectful and knows how to conduct.