By Samsideen Ceesay
A parish in Kunkujang Mariama bade farewell to a long serving spiritual leader Reverend Father Addai Jobe, after seven years of community service in the church.
At a convergence in the parish hall that brought together some spiritual Christian leaders, they paid tribute to Addai, who they said transformed the church into a “magnificent edifice,” making the observance of mass prayers possible.
“I just have to continue his good work and with the support of the parish council members, I promise to live up to expectation,” new parish council chairman James J Mendy, said at the event.
He described Addai’s achievements as “immeasurable”.
Anthony AC Mendy, a member of the parish, said: “Before he came, there were no fans in the church, even the PA system wasn’t working. Faith was not strong amongst our people, but now people are active going to church. We even have a healthy account for the development of the church now.”
Speaking, an impassioned Father Addai said he was “filled with sadness” at the thought of leaving the parish, but added he needed to embark on another challenge.
“You are my family,” he said, “and you will always be part of me, although I’m going away, by God’s grace I will be back again to see you”.
He told them to keep the faith, and urged the youth to be supportive of parents.