UCCMA-SL Commemorates 9/11
United Christian Churches and Ministerial Association of Sierra Leone (UCCMA-SL) has launched a week-long event in a bid to campaign against violence and gangsterism while commemorating the gruesome attack of September 11th that struck the United States of America.
Country Director of UCCMA-SL, the rite Bishop Emmanuel Vandi Konneh told our reporter that the theme ‘campaign against violence and gangsterism,’ is a result of persistent threats to national peace and security.
He pointed out that “if not for the mercies of God, Sierra Leone would have returned to a full scale war during the 2007 election violence.”
Bishop Konneh cited EZRA 10:4 from the bible which reads as “Arise, for this matter is your responsibility,” adding that it was on this note that they had the urgency to cultivate an atmosphere of ‘No to violence and gangsterism’ before the 2012 elections.
The Bishop furthered that it is against this mindset that UCCMA’S youth department conceived this campaign as a corrective measure, not only to remind Sierra Leoneans of what happened from Bomara to Freetown on January 6th but what will happen when we fight.
The Country Director Bishop Konneh highlighted that the program of activities commenced on the 5th of September with fasting and prayers to the 11th September with a dedication and launching of the campaign, at the faith in Christ Church (PAW Mission) on Main Bai Bureh Road Opposite Shepherd Hospice, Allen Town.
UCCMA-SL is an interdenominational Association founded by Reverend H. Richard Hall in 1957 in the USA. It was later transcended to the Eastern regions of Sierra Leone in 2008. UCCMA-SL is presently working with more than 80 youths from more than 10 churches across the country. They are engaged in a wide range of activities including education, Health and Sanitation, Agriculture Advocacy and Social activities conferences, workshops and seminars, crusades and spiritual retreats, power nights, prayer and intercession, Christian drama, and musical festivals, radio and TV programmes on Christian ethics.
UCCMA-SL therefore implores Sierra Leonean Youth to form part of this campaign.
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