Ambassador Stevens Lectures Attitudinal Change in Germany
In an effort to promote the president agenda for change, Sierra Leone’s Ambassador to the Federal Republic of Germany, HE Jongopie Siaka Stevens (in photo) has started a ‘meet the people tour,’ to preach love, unity and commitment among his compatriots.
His latest move was recently received in an annual thanksgiving ceremony, organised by members of the United Brethren in Christ Church, Berlin, Germany, on Sunday 28.
The United Brethren in Christ according to its leader, Rev. Pastor Peter Sorie Mansaray, “Is a mission district branch of the United Brethren Church in Sierra Leone, seeking to address the needs of Sierra Leoneans in Germany.
During the thanksgiving ceremony, Ambassador Stevens talked about the need for Sierra Leoneans to change their attitudes and work collectively towards promoting their country’s interest. He emphasised on the essence of love and unity, which he said, amongst other things, “ involves commitment that has no boundaries.”“The words pledge, vow, and promise are synonymous to commitment. Our national pledge is a commitment. Therefore we should put the words of our national pledge into practice regardless of where we find ourselves. Let us work for the unity, peace, freedom, justice and prosperity of our motherland,” Ambassador Stevens noted. His administration according to the leader of the Church, Rev. Pastor Peter Sorie Mansaray, and other members, has said to have being extremely instrumental in establishing a cordial, and working relationship among Sierra Leoneans in Germany.
“This is the kind of leadership we are looking for,” Pastor Mansaray said, adding that recent developments ranging from the relocation of the embassy, to the engagement of Sierra Leoneans on issues of national importance by the Ambassador and his diplomatic actors, leave no room for questioning.
Pastor Mansaray said, as part of his church traditional activities to organise an annual thanks giving service, this year’s ceremony was important because of the Ambassador’s message to the people. “We should change our attitude and love one another for the interest f our country,” he said.
Since the establishment of the church in 1997, Pastor Mansary said it has been engaging on the welfare of Sierra Leonean refugees in Germany, strengthening the Sierra Leonean community, and protecting the interest of its members in diverse ways.
“Our Church is the only Sierra Leonean Church in Berlin, and we are trying our best to address the needs of our brothers and sisters,” he disclosed.
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