Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
How was your week? No matter what you’ve been through, “…Know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.”-Romans 8:28
Every year we celebrate Remembrance Day or Memorial Day where we take time out to remember the sons of our countries who fought in World Wars 1 and 2. We remember the sacrifices that these men made to leave mothers, fathers, sisters, brothers, wives, and children to fight a war that may have seemed meaningless to some but significant to others. This era was a sad one for all, but it showed that these men did not make that sacrifice for self, but they made it for others and country. In this regard, that sacrifice has not gone unnoticed, but is remembered throughout the years. It has brought about a better life for persons and stability to many countries. In this twenty-first century, as we face, not a World War 3, but the war of health challenges, economic instability, and social difficulties, we are hopeful that the simple sacrifices made by our doctors and nurses, financial analysts, spiritual leaders, and welfare workers will not go unnoticed. As a people of God, we should always recognize that as we make sacrifices it is not to glorify ourselves, but to help advance the way of life of others that we may call ‘a blessing’. We salute the many men and women who have fought for country and for the gospel of Jesus Christ.
I also draw your attention to the sacrifice made by the Methodist Church to develop programs and activities that caters for the young among us. The uniformed organizations and non-uniformed organizations continue to be available to our children and youth. The sacrifices made by leaders to help advance these ministries are not overlooked, and we say, ‘thank you.’ Further, the Leeward Islands District has reached out again to open the doors of involvement and inclusiveness by offering the District Youth Leaders Training Seminar to our young people this weekend. The young people who are representing the St. Kitts Circuit have made a sacrifice to attend. We pray that in the years to come they will reap their just reward. We also commend all the facilitators and organizers for their sacrifices.
Press on, faint not, keep watch and pray; Be wise the erring soul to win; Go forth into the world’s highway, Compel the wanderer to come in. (395 VIP v 5)
Have a wonderful, sacrificial week. and see you at Youth Week activities.
Your sister in Christ