The Saint Lu­cia Mission of Sev­enth-Day Ad­ven­tists Un­veils Spe­cial Hu­man­i­tar­ian Ini­tia­tive

The Star (St. Lucia) - - LOCAL -

The Saint Lu­cia Mission of Sev­enth-day Ad­ven­tists held a press con­fer­ence on Wed­nes­day, June 3rd at their Vide Bouteille of­fice to un­veil plans for the an­nual Har­vest In­gath­er­ing hu­man­i­tar­ian cam­paign. Mem­bers of the lo­cal me­dia were in­vited to at­tend.

The Direc­tor for Health, Pub­lish­ing and Com­mu­nity Ser­vices, Pas­tor Lu­cius Philip de­liv­ered an of­fi­cial ad­dress reaf­firm­ing the mission's com­mit­ment to bear light to the lo­cal com­mu­nity through acts of com­pas­sion di­rected to­wards the un­der­priv­i­leged and dis­pos­sessed.

Pas­tor Philip also in­formed the me­dia that so­lic­i­tors can be iden­ti­fied through their in­gath­er­ing cards and mag­a­zines. The mag­a­zines high­light the hu­man­i­tar­ian work that the church has done in the past as well as its con­tin­ued com­mit­ment to do the same.

Ex­ec­u­tive Sec­re­tary of the Sev­enth-day Ad­ven­tist Mission, Pas­tor Alexander Bis­cette was also in at­ten­dance to as­sist in the ques­tion and an­swer seg­ment. He de­scribed the Har­vest In­gath­er­ing cam­paign as part of the church's on­go­ing ef­forts in meet­ing the holis­tic needs of the com­mu­nity. Ac­cord­ing to him, the church reaches out be­yond the realm of only preach­ing on doc­tri­nal sub­jects to also meet­ing the peo­ple at the point of their crit­i­cal needs.

Ul­ti­mately, both pas­tors as­serted that the gospel should be­come prac­ti­cal by meet­ing ev­ery­day needs.

Or­ga­niz­ers are hope­ful that as with Har­vest In­gath­er­ing cam­paigns of times past, this year's ef­fort will con­tinue to im­prove the qual­ity of life of many who oth­er­wise might not even be able to af­ford their most ba­sic ne­ces­si­ties.

The Saint Lu­cia Mission of Sev­enth-day Ad­ven­tists was es­tab­lished in 1998 to gov­ern the op­er­a­tions of the lo­cal body of believ­ers on is­land. To­day, Pas­tor John­son Fred­er­ick serves as Pres­i­dent, Pas­tor Alexander Bis­cette as Ex­ec­u­tive Sec­re­tary and Sis. Rose M. De­sir as Trea­surer.

Mem­bers of the SDA come to as­sis­tance of fire vic­tim

last week.

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