Connectional Ministries Report
181st Annual Session
Liberia Annual Conference
The United Methodist Church
February 10-16, 2014
Gbarnga City, Bong County, Liberia
Rev. Dr. John G. Innis, Resident Bishop, Liberia Annual Conference, United Methodist Church, visiting Bishops from within the connection local and foreign partners in mission, our ecumenical partners, District Superintendents, The Conference Lay Leader and Associate Lay Leaders, Conference Officials, clergy, lay and other accredited delegates, observers, brothers and sisters in Christ.
We wish to greet and welcome all of you to this historic seating which marks the 181st session of our conference since it transitioned from a mission field to a full annual conference. We have indeed come a long way and wish to thank God for where we are thus far. God is certainly not finished with us yet; God continues to mold and re-mold us; God is still fixing us to make us what God wants us to be as a faith community doing the business of God in the Liberia Episcopal Area.
We gather for holy conferencing, holy in the sense that we will be telling God how we conducted the business of God during the 2013 conference year. At the beginning of the year we were all given specific responsibilities by God through the church to accomplish. At the seat of this conference we will tell the story as to how was business at our various fields of labor. I pray and hope that as reporting officers we tell the story and tell it with sincerity and truth.
Rev. Dr. James D. Karblee, Sr., chair of the Connectional Table, staff and employees at Conference Center join me in wishing all delegates a spirit-fill and Christ-centered deliberation while on this mount. The reports contained in this document tell the story of programs of the conference as we together make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world. We encourage all delegates to begin reading the reports contained herein to give you better understanding and appreciation of what is being done across the conference program wise so as to be in a better position to ask relevant questions.
May I conclude this report by thanking my immediate staff of the office of Connectional Ministry and the entire staff at Central office for the support during the year under review. Special thanks to my darling wife, Sister Patricia B. Wilson and children for the love and care. Finally I am grateful to God for life, strength and health.
Your humbled servant,
Rev. George D. Wilson, Jr., Director of Connectional Ministries (DCM)
Rev. Dr. James D. Karblee, Sr., Chair, Connectional Table