November 20, 2020 | Butler’s, Nevis | Otis Browne
It is no secret that the COVID-19 pandemic has left many with an overwhelming sense of hopelessness. Although the Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis has only recorded 19 COVID-19 cases to-date, the effects of the pandemic are far-reaching. The pandemic has resulted in the halting of economic activity due to national lockdowns (enacted in March), the temporary closure of non-essential businesses and the closure of the country’s borders.
District 2, Nevis, has responded to the effects of the pandemic in multiple ways. Some of the ways included the provision of financial assistance and the distribution food hampers to families, the continuance of its weekly hot meals program and the setting up of a food bank. Additionally, uplifting virtual church services were provided during the lockdown period.
The district also responded through the “Hope Alive” revival series. The series began on Sunday, November 1 and ended on Sabbath, November 7. The district pastor, Otis Browne, was the speaker. The messages preached during this series were geared toward offering hope, especially in light of the uncertain times in which we now live. Each night, attendees were reminded that ultimate hope is in Jesus Christ. This revival took place at the Mannings Seventh-day Adventist Church. The services were also streamed live on YouTube and Facebook.
At the end of the Hope Alive revival series, a grand baptism was held, and five souls found hope in Jesus Christ. Thanks be to God for His leading during this difficult time. Surely, the Church in Nevis is marching on.