October 2, 2019
By Ronald J Morovia
In a bid to enhance biblical Knowledge and propagate the gospel at rural communities, the Church of God World Wide Mission has over the weekend commissioned a theological college at Taiama named “The Taiama Learning Institute and College of Management”. The college is the first ever tertiary learning institution in the town.
Speaking on what prompted the initiative of establishing a theological institution at a rural community, Missionary Martha Fofonah noted that the establishment of the institution came about through the vision she had from God, noting that her people needed God.
She noted that as a way to actualize the vision she and her husband first established the Church of God World Wide Mission through the help of Bishop Joel Thomas the General Overseer of the Church of God World Wide Mission.
Missionary Martha Fofonah furthered that the main aim of the institution is to provide residents in that locality and it surrounding the opportunity to Know God and learn more about him.
She added that the Institution will also guide those who want to follow God and become pastors, adding they would be trained on the word of God and how to become ministers of God. Such institution she affirms will aid in the propagation of the gospel.
According to Elder Anus Fofanah the primary aim of the institution is to train and develop church leaders by teaching them the gospel. He however mentioned that the institution will also be providing other management courses such as information and communication technology in the near future.
He therefore appealed to residents of Taiama and its environs to make good use of the opportunity at their door step.
Commending the Church of God and the pioneers for the initiative and vision, the Honourable Member of Constituency 098 Dominic Lavalie-Tshombe noted that such development is welcoming in his constituency.
He commended them for not only limiting it to theological studies but also extending it to management courses, noting such will foster human capacity development and development on a whole in the community.
The honourable member further charged staff to maintain the integrity of the institution as a religious body, adding they should not encourage corruption of any form at the institution.
He encouraged them to set good standard to ensure the institution becomes enviable in the region. He also called on his constituents to make good use of the opportunity.
Prior to the commissioning, the institution has completed an access course and it is now set to commence full operations.