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Appealing for wealthy to help needy


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Then Jesus beholding him loved him, and said unto him, One thing thou lackest: go thy way, sell whatsoever thou hast, and give to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and come, take up the cross, and follow me. And he was sad at that saying, and went away grieved: for he had great possessions. – Mark 10:21-22
Once again we have heard of a celebrity who plans to use some of his wealth to help those in need. That person is no other than Jamaican and West Indies cricketer Marlon Samuels.
He gave JAM$50 000 (BDS$1 074) to five students from his country who are visibly challenged to help prepare them for Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) examinations. He said he was moved with compassion after he was struck in the eye during a recent cricket match in Australia – which kept him out of the game for a while.
It is a true saying that only those who wear the shoes can really feel the pain, and that was the case with Samuels.
He is reported as saying that with his eye injury he realized what the visibly challenged have to go through. It seems there are still some good persons with money who are willing to help those in need.
Very often I wonder what those persons who have plenty of wealth are going to do with it.
Jesus said: “O how hard it is for those who are rich to enter the Kingdom of God.”
Only recently, we saw our own Rihanna give some of her wealth to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH) to help those persons who need health care.
Once again I appeal to those who have wealth to help those who are in need.
Diocesan service
The annual diocesan service of the Anglican Church will take place on Sunday in Independence Square at 4:30 p.m.  The preacher will be Bishop Michael Curry of the Episcopal Church in the Diocese of North Carolina.
Cookout
St Silas Church presents its pre-Valentine men’s cookout tomorrow at 7 p.m. on the church grounds, Waterhall, St James. All the food will be prepared by the men of the church.
Evangelical crusadeThe Ann?Hill Methodist Church will hold a four-night evangelical crusade at their Fairfield, Black Rock church from Sunday, February 10, to Wednesday, February 13. The theme for the meetings is God Makes All Things New. Starting time on Sunday is 6 p.m. and 7 p.m. all other nights.159th anniversary
St Leonard’s Anglican Church on Westbury Road, St Michael, is celebrating its 159th anniversary. A service was held last Sunday at the church. The first building of St Leonard’s Church was dedicated on February 3, 1854 in honour of the Saint Leonard, hermit and confessor, 559.
The church began its life in 1850 as a chapel-of-ease of St Michael’s Cathedral, under the direction of the Cathedral staff and obtained its independence in the diocese as a parish in 1854, under the care of Rev. Hamble James Leacock.
The first St Leonard’s Church, a lovely Gothic structure, was destroyed by fire on July 6, 1981, and the present building was completed and dedicated on August 24, 1985.
However, the Feast Of Title, November 6, has been kept as the annual observation and patronal festival rather than the Feast Of Dedication.
St Leonard’s Church is one of the largest church buildings in the diocese, one of the most modern and accessible, and it stands imposingly on some seven acres of land.
Health day 2013
The Emmanuel AME Church in Silver Hill Village, Christ Church, will be holding a health day tomorrow from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. The theme is Promoting Healthy Living.
There will also be four nights of revival services from Monday to Thursday under the theme: The Best Is Yet To Come. All services begin at 7 p.m. The pastor is Rev. Carlene Sobers.
Diocesan Mothers’ Union
The new executive members of Diocesan Mothers’ Union for 2013-2015 are: president – Iris Harewood; first vice-president – Marion Hinkson; second vice-president – Annette Browne; immediate past president – Jennifer Maynard; executive secretary – Genoise Bowen; recording secretary – Cecilia Husbands; treasurer – Waple Reid; assistant treasurer – Gloria Bailey; literature secretary – Coquella Quintyne; assistant literature secretary – Ardean Gaskin; prayer secretary – Yvonne Phillips; training officer – Hadassah Conliffe; entertainment/hospitality officer – Patricia Griffith; assistant entertainment/hospitality officer – Velda Rowe; deanery activity officer – Valery Springer; and public relations officer – June Nurse.

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