YMCA Holds Thanksgiving Service for CEO

YMCA CEO at the Thanksgiving Service
YMCA CEO (white shirt)  and other staff at the Thanksgiving Service

A thanksgiving service for the safe return of the National General Secretary of the Liberia YMCA has been held in Monrovia.

Giving the exhortation during the service, Pastor Gabriel S.T. Briamah who is also Vice Chairman for the National Board, YMCA of Liberia commended the gathering for the wisdom in seeking God. He said any one associated with wisdom becomes a principle person.

Pastor Briamah said it is good to give thanksgiving as it gives access to the gates of God.

“We have access to his presence when we enter his gate and in his presence there is joy.” Pastor Briamah said.

He said it is wise to give thanks because thanksgiving also brings us into the presence of God, admonishing YMCA staff to always give thanks to God. He also called on staff, interns and volunteers to always be in the gates of the Almighty. He also on behalf of the National Board of the Liberia YMCA appreciated the humility of the National General and staff noting that leadership is about the accomplishment of the staff and to be opened up to them.

Making remarks during the thanksgiving service, the National General Secretary of the Liberia YMCA, E. Timotheus Kamaboakai said it is good to give thanks and praises to God. Speaking further, Mr. Kamaboakai said his visit to the United States was to meet with partners and inform them about the priorities of the Liberia YMCA, noting that the Liberia YMCA has established two new partnerships in the United States, the YMCAs of Dallas and Philadelphia. Mr. Kamabiakai said his trip to the United States was also to discuss with partners for investment opportunities, noting that a vision that should not only resonate with him, but also with the staff of the Liberia YMCA.

YMCA CEO, Timotheus Kamaboakai
YMCA CEO, Timotheus Kamaboakai

“Additionally my focus is on asset development which is a key priority during my tenure.” Mr. Kamaboakai told the gathering. He also noted that the Liberia YMCA’s vision is to invest in sustainability.

He named a five point plan that served as the focus of his visit to the United States which are: Staff capacity building and exchange, the mobilization of materials, supporting assets and business activities, the formation of a partner coalition and identifying substantial opportunities to take advantage of.


“All of these when done, will provide a viable, efficient and effective YMCA of Liberia.” Mr. Kamaboakai said.   The service was attended by staff, interns and volunteers of the Liberia YMCA.   

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