The eighty attendees of the Liberia Partner Summit worship together at Nardin Park United Methodist Church in the Detroit, Michigan area.
Bishop Innis preached from 2 Corinthians 8:1-8 stating:
These, of course, are the words of the apostle Paul spoken to the Church in Corinth almost 2000 years ago. But in fact, these could be the very same words that I speak to you about the Church in Liberia today. Because I am here today to reflect the SAME tasks that Paul had.
First, I want to tell you, dear brothers and sisters, what God in his kindness IS doing for the churches in Liberia. Secondly, I want to tell you how the churches, in response to God’s goodness, are responding in their OWN giving by dedicating themselves to the work of the Lord in the midst of dire hardship.
BIshop Innis, recovering from back surgery that has kept him in the US since before the Ebola outbreak spoke with emotion about the outbreak and its impact on Liberia.
We know that God did NOT bring this on our people. However, we DO know that God can use even this incredible suffering to bring good to the people of West Africa.
We give God thanks and praise for the love shown from the Church abroad and even from secular groups and governments who we believe and trust are being used to do the Lord’s good among our people.
Here’s a link to the text of the sermon.