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Actions Speak
What do your actions reveal about your character?

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Liberia President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf : GC2008

Liberia President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf told a worldwide gathering of United Methodists that her country and her church share a common commitment to eradicate poverty.rnrnSirleaf, a member of the Monrovia (Liberia) United Methodist Church, greeted delegates to the denomination’s top lawmaking body as “fellow Christians and fellow Methodists” many times during her April 29 address to the 2008 General Conference.rnrn“This is a special honor for me,” she said. “I am the first African leader and the first female president to address the General Conference of The United Methodist Church.”rnrnSirleaf, 70, was greeted with cheers, applause and “ululations” from fellow Africans in the assembly. General Conference brings together delegates from around the world every four years to decide church law. The body is meeting April 23-May 2 in Fort Worth.rnrnmore: http://www.umc.org/site/apps/nlnet/content3.aspx?c=lwL4KnN1LtH&b=2639513&ct=5315915