March 11, 2022 | St. John’s, Antigua | Cindy Greenaway
On Friday, March 4, 2022, the workers of the South Leeward Conference (SLC) headquarters, in Antigua, mobilized to conduct active ministry. The office doors were closed as the SLC team loaded up the company van with food packages to distribute to the needy of the city at the mission site on the grounds of the St. John’s Seventh-day Adventist Church, on Nevis Street.
To coincide with the Conference’s 11th anniversary on March 06, the Community Services department, under the leadership of Pastor Kay White, decided it would be a great idea to celebrate this milestone with those whom Church is commissioned to serve. Along with the food packages, the workers (made up of the administrators, directors and support staff) all came out came out in their SLC field shirts to serve hot soup, distribute tracts as well as to pray with those who desired special prayer.
With worship songs playing on loud speakers in the background alerting passersby that something exciting is happening, the president of the Conference, Dr. Carson Greene, opened the event with these words, “The administration of South Leeward Conference in keeping with our philosophy to minister to the needs of others and to provide hope to a hopeless generation, have organized this initiative. It is our pleasure to come by to share with you just a token of our love and to let you know that as a Church, we are not just about organizing church services, but we believe in practical Christianity. We follow the example of Jesus who is our model servant leader”.
It is not the intention of the South Leeward Conference that any outreach activity be a one-time event. As such, the workers also recorded the names of persons who received food packages so that the Church can follow up with these individuals. In this way, those who need help may know that the ministry of Christ through the Seventh-day Adventist Church is continuous until Jesus comes.