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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