LAMA President Walter B. Skinner has urged young Liberians to stop isolating themselves from the community. He said their involvement would certainly pay high dividends and would benefit greatly from many of the projects being earmarked by the community.
Speaking last Friday at the wake keeping over Nikki Lartey Ankrah in Lawrenceville, Mr. Skinner said the community needs them just as much as they would need the community. He said the mammoth turn out at the funeral is a classic example of what community unity is all about.
In similar remarks, the 85-year old veteran Liberian educator Pastor Christian Harding warned young Liberians not to live lives in utter chaos. He said young people must listen to their parents.
He called on parents to also assist in passing on those virtues to their children that will serve as a building blocks to the future. “Young people you better mind, young people you better take time in life” warned the disciplinarian.
For his part, the Rev. Frederick Nah of the World Fellowship Church International said it’s time Liberians wake up to the grim reality of their shortcomings in society and refrain from sugar coating them or giving them a blind eye.
He said Liberians must create a sense of identity, re-build the lost self esteem and, above all, come even closer to God. He said young people in particular have refused to attend Church, rather they follow other things that will not give them salvation.
He also said while he understands many Liberians are now affiliated with American churches due to past assistance they may have received, it was time they return to develop their Liberian-owned churches. “Our churches are empty on Sundays”. He pointed out.
Nikki was buried on Saturday. Meanwhile, wake keeping over another of the recent car crash victims, Alvina N. Kemoh will take place this Thursday at the Gregory B. Lewitt & Sons Funeral Home on 914 Scenic Highway in Lawrenceville. The funeral takes place Friday at the Friendship Baptist Church on 3375 Church Lane , Duluth , GA 30096 . The third victim, Avenelle Jospeh from Trinidad had since been cremated in New York .