Sierra Leone United Brethren Church (UBC) has ordained Pastor Anthony Peter Sahr Senesie, after his predecessor Pastor Peter Sorie Mansaray, resigned to take up another religious appointment in Hamburg.
The colorful occasion took place at the Church Premises on Karl Max Str. March 10. Founded in 1998, the UBC was primarily set up to encourage Sierra Leoneans who left their country as a result of the civil conflict, in an effort to encourage and help them integrate into the German society.
The colorful ceremony attracted many Sierra Leoneans and friends living in Germany. While blessing the Pastor, his predecessor Pastor Mansaray wished him well in his new role and encouraged him to work diligently with the will of God whom according to him (Pastor Mansaray)is always available for guidance and protection. “…the work of God requires hard work, commitment and strong faith” Pastor Mansaray said and further admonished his successor to work towards achieving success in that direction.
Until his departure, Pastor Mansaray said the Church has been doing extremely well in bringing together Sierra Leoneans thus integrating them into religious practices to enhance peace and unity. He encouraged Pastor Senesie to continue from where he stopped and make a difference in society.
While receiving his ordination certificate, Pastor Senesie promised to propagate the word of God to his fellow compatriot and encouraged all Sierra Leoneans to always feel free and come for deliverance to their Sunday Sermons. He described the occasion as ‘extraordinary’ and thanked all those present for their patronage. Pastor Senesie studied theology at the University of Hamburg’s Mission Academy.
Deacon Francis Kono and Alimamy Sesay also received certificates of ordination.