ALL AFRICA REPORT: An apostolic prayer campaign (Prayerfest) to restore the city of Monrovia to its original name 'Christopolis' (City of Christ) opens this week at the National Sports Commission on Broad Street.
The five-day event runs from November 24th to the 28th beginning 5pm daily.
"Prayerfest 2010" is being organized with the theme 'Taking Charge', under the auspices of the City Hills Church of God, on Broad Street, Snapper Hill in collaboration with about 25 inter-denominational churches in and around Monrovia, according to the Liberia News Agency (LINA).
The Senior Pastor of the City Hills Church of God, Apostle Sam Bishops, said the Monrovia for Christ campaign is aimed at redelivering the capital city into the hands of its original owner, Jesus Christ.
Pastor Bishops observed that there might have been something in the minds of the founding fathers of the nation to have originally named the capital Christopolis, but it was subsequently renamed in honor of the fifth President of the United States of America, James Monroe - something he described as "an injustice".
He said the Church has embarked on a process to bring back the ancient landmark to the city, which was removed.
The five-day apostolic convention is expected to bring together several great servants of God, including the National Overseer of the Church of God branches in Guinea and Sierra Leone Bishop John Kunkun, Bishop Nathaniel Zarway of the Church of Our Lord Jesus Christ, among others.
Montserrado County Superintendent Rev. Grace Kpan, along with other authorities of the county is expected to grace the opening ceremony of the prayer festival which is an annual convention. http://allafrica.com/stories/201011221422.html