This follows a procession of the various churches under the union, from the DMU headquarters at the Bishop Johnson Memorial School Fourah Bay Road to the church, led by the Grammar School Brass Band.
Delivering his sermon on the theme: “Brethren be not children in understanding: howbeit in malice be ye children, but in understanding be men,” from (1st Corinthians 14:20), the preacher Rev. Chief Gbonkowai D. M Speck a retired General Superintendent of the West Africa Methodist Church, told members of the incoming executive that time was not in their favor.
“Therefore, whatsoever thy hands find to do, do it now,” Rev. Chief Gbonkowai D. M Speck advised.
The preacher cited St. Marks 2: 1-5, to clearly explain the meaning of the word ‘understanding,’ with specific reference to Proverbs 17:27.
Rev. Chief Gbonkowai D. M Speck noted further there would always be a gap and that somebody must fill that gap by demonstrating willingness, commitment to the task, making sacrifices, taking risks, demonstrating God’s morals, perseverance and cooperation, oneness, concerted efforts, and humility to achieve set goals.
“But all these can only be achieved if we all swallow our prides,” he warned.
The preacher concluded by admonishing the ‘Brothers’ to avoid backstabbing, double standards, grumbling and murmuring and, false pretences citing Romans 16: 17.
Prior to the Great Thanksgiving Service, officers and members of the DMU on Saturday 20th October 2018, visited the King George VI Memorial Home at Grafton, where they presented a cash sum of One Million and Three Hundred Thousand Leones plus some assorted items including clothes, a bag of rice and some household utensils.
The former DMU President Bro. Morlai Kamara before presenting the cash and assorted items described the union’s visit as a ‘fact-finding-mission,’ and promised to take the messages of the proprietress and inmates to the rest of the membership.
Receiving the cash and assorted items, King George VI Memorial Home proprietress Hannah Deen said: “it is the only care home in Sierra Leone,” and praised the staff that she described as ‘Angels’ because: “it is very difficult to care for the aged/elderly.”
Hannah Deen thanked the DMU for the donations and appealed to the members to always have them in their hearts.
Meanwhile, the hoisting of the Country and DMU flags respectively at the union’s headquarters at Bishop Johnson Memorial School on Fourah Bay Road on Wednesday 17th October, and followed by a Revival on Friday 19th October 2018, sparked off the DMU 20th Anniversary celebrations.