April 17, 2021| St. John’s, Antigua | Cindy Greenaway
The Community Services department of the South Leeward Conference (SLC) continues to follow the example of Jesus in caring for those in need. On Monday, April 12, 2021, two donations of adult diapers were presented to the St. John Hospice and the Tabitha Memorial Foundation.
Community Services director of SLC, Pastor Kay White, and her team visited both institutions to make the presentations. The St. John Hospice is a palliative care facility in Antigua. Administrator of the hospice, Cathlyn Gilkes, gladly received the gifts. She noted that the St. John Hospice is a community service-based facility and welcomes the support of other groups to assist in meeting the needs of patients in their care. The mandate of the hospice is to “give people who are terminally ill the opportunity to die with dignity and compassion in a tranquil environment, cared for by professionally trained staff”. One of the facility’s registered nurses (RN), Inez Stevens, also attended the presentation.
The next stop on the donation tour was the Tabitha Memorial Foundation. “Tabitha”, as the Seventh-day Adventist community in Antigua affectionately calls it, is a senior citizens’ home that is owned and operated by the South Leeward Conference. Sherry Jackson, CEO of the facility, received the items and expressed gratitude for the thoughtful contribution from the Community Services department.
There will always be members of society requiring assistance in some form or another. Adventist Community Services is resolved to keep ministering to the needy until Jesus comes.