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Premier wants churches to be more vocal

Premier Dr D Orlando Smith wants churches in the British Virgin Islands to be more vocal, particularly during the territory’s recovery phase.

The Premier gave the remarks yesterday at the third annual Territorial Interdenominational Service of Thanksgiving and Intercession at the New Testament Church of God International Worship Centre in Baugher’s Bay on Tortola.

The event that was held under the theme ‘Rebuilding Stronger Together with Christ’ also marked the sixth-month anniversary of the September 2017 hurricanes.

The territory’s leader said while he is grateful for the role that churches have played and continue to play, he is appealing for them to be more ‘active’.

“The government cannot do it alone,” Premier Smith said.

The Premier said church prayers are important to give politicians the divine counsel that they need.

“The divine protection for me as your Premier, your government, the members of the House of Assembly, public officers, the private sector and everyone, [is] needed for us to come together to create a roadmap for a brighter future for this territory.”

Meanwhile, yesterday’s event was a collaboration between the Government of the Virgin Islands and Aglow International Virgin Islands Chapter.

Other parliamentarians present at the event were Deputy Premier Dr Kedrick Pickering, Education Minister Myron Walwyn, and Opposition Leader Andrew Fahie.

 Sister Islands not left out

Residents on the sister islands as well as persons living abroad were able to view yesterday’s proceedings live on social media site, Facebook or listen to it on local radio.

The service’s availability on social media comes amid talk that the sister islands were being left out of major territorial activities.

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  1. vick says:

    waste of time and money. We don’t need no churches. Fix the dam roads.

  2. BOSANG says:

    really .. Hmmm

    • WTF says:

      The Churches can’t save you. What happen? You all sins, and all the wrong you all committed against the people are burdensome, now you all calling on the Churches for deliverance? Not so easy. You all have to suffer like the sufferage brought on this territory.

    • Mike Hunt says:

      I think tangible resources will achieve 100% of your goals.
      Don’t need an imaginary higher entity

  3. Mike Hunt says:

    I think tangible resources will achieve 100% of your goals.
    Don’t need an imaginary higher entity

  4. rastarite says:

    It was a church minister who said the hurricane and storms were a result of gays, lesbians and witches. Lets follow the church – so full of good sense!

  5. Kirk says:

    Jehovah’s witnesses have set the standards.i dont care what new testament or new life baptiste,seven day adventist check them out Jehovah’s witnesses diaster relief.they have set the standards.

  6. Diplomat says:

    Prayer changes things; it is a powerful source of energy. It is mode/means of fellowshipping and worshiping; it is means of giving thanks and praise to God for his grace and mercy and asking for forgiveness. It is means of connecting with the Father, Son and Holy Spirit in seeking guidance, protection, direction and provision.

    Pray to the Father through the Son for national unity, cooperation, collaboration, wisdom and guidance in governing the territory. Nonetheless, politicians should pray for guidance. But let’s not mix politics and religion; churches need to be bringing the Word to the needy and politicians need to deliver services to the people.

  7. The watcher says:

    At Kirk why you calling down other churches,so some other church in your opinion is better so what, what have you done to help!

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