New Apostolic Church members in Bo, South of Sierra Leone appreciate recently Rtd. Apostle Albert Garber and welcome newly ordained Apostle Saidu Bob Freeman.
This event happened 11th September 2022. In the morning, normal divine service went on in all the churches in/around Bo: Bo Central, Manjama, New London, Fallah, Tuobu, Gbeworbu and Sembehun Kokofele. It was to permit members to converge at Bo Central to appreciate/welcome retired/ordained Apostles at 1 pm.
In Manjama Congregation
Apostle Braima Saffa from Freetown, who was to present the new Apostle, conducted the morning service at 10:00 am., in Manjama congregation. He was with Apostle Saidu and Rtd. Apostle Garber.
The theme of his message was to trust and obey God’s word, His will and final authority for recompense of His natural and spiritual blessing. Apostles Saffa, Saidu and Shepherd Badara Michael (the Rector), focused their preaching on obedience, patience, contentment, forgiveness, prayer life and keeping the faith till the return of Jesus. Deuteronomy 28:2 “And all these blessings shall come upon you and overtake you, because you obey the voice of the Lord your God”
Bo Central Church
In the afternoon at 1 pm, Apostle Saffa conducted a word service in which he read from Luke 6:12-13 “Now it came to pass in those days that He went out to the mountain to pray, and continued all night in prayer to God. And when it was day, He called His disciples to Himself; and from them He chose twelve whom He also named apostles”.
Apostle Saffa teaches about the choice of Apostles. It involves dedicating the decision to God like Jesus. Apostles are authorized to preach undiluted gospel, baptize with water and spirit; forgive sins, ordain other Ministers etc. They prepare the bridal congregation to fellowship with God in eternity. Apostle Saidu and Shepherd Badara, encourage all to support the work of salvation.
Program of Appreciation and welcoming
The Chairman of the program, Priest Joseph Bindi called on various speakers to make statements: District Elder Solomon Abu – purpose of the sendoff service, Community Evangelist Komba Momoh – Rectors, Priest Alpha Omega Bangura for Men, Hawa Musa for Women and Priest John Tagor for the youth. They spoke in thankfulness of Apostle Garber his special touching sermons, openness, humbleness, guide etc.
Rtd. Apostle Garber appreciated God for the opportunity. He didn’t deserve the praises, that all was done by the Holy Spirit. He appreciated all his supporters in the vineyard in and out of Sierra Leone. He assured of perpetual prayers for God’s guidance.
Apostle Saidu referred to Apostle rdt. Garber as his mentor; admiring his preaching, gift of melodious voice, gestures etc., he concluded by saying “Daddy, I will put my feet into your shoes” and promised to work joyfully with all.
Participants numbered about 730. It was a joyful fellowship of sendoff and welcoming of the Apostles.