The average “Joe” doesn’t even see the destruction of Satan’s truth claim “Live for NOW.” They are three simple words that have such serious implications on our society. Hence, we must be wise to the devil’s schemes and not fall for these destructive and deceptive slogans that are fed to us daily through our media which corrupts our youth and leads them to believe that there is nothing that transcends themselves. Furthermore, fear, anxiety and worry are from Satan as well, which he uses to control us in our individual lives and our society at large. If we were to look back in history, we could see how the devil uses these tactics over and over again to control the masses. Therefore, we (Children of God) must start digging into His Word and focus on His Truth Claims – so that we won’t be so easily deceived by the powers at hand. There is an urgency in the air that we know who we are in Christ, that we know what we stand for, and that we have the courage to stand against the deceptive powers knowing that, God has our back. During this Special Season of Lent, I beseech You Lord, to forgive me in those weak moments that I have taken my eyes off of Your Truth Claims, and I thank You for Your unending love, protection, grace and mercy. Amen!
Some other highlights of the past ten weeks would include:
- Lowèl speaking with the grade school children at St. Martin De Pores in Kingston with an open classroom forum that had Lowèl discussing an array of topics about the Lord. We visited at least eight or nine classes and found the children’s curiosity of God, and their openness to discuss matters very heartwarming.
- Attended a Stewardship Meeting in Kingston with our parishioners from Guys Hill.
Archbishop Charles H. Dufour visited our mission in Guy’s Hill. On January 26th, the Archbishop of Kingston made his first appearance in Guy’s Hill since he took his official position. The Archbishop has now visited every parish and mission in his diocese. Guy’s Hill was his last mission to be visited – only to start his rotation all over again. We thank our parishioners for doing a great job, making the luncheon for the event truly Jamaican in style. It was a lovely afternoon for all.
- The Pilgrims Way Bible Study – Lowèl is still in the process of negotiating an affordable way to implement this bible study. With the cost of shipping/import duties the bible study is unattainable for a majority of the individuals here in the mountains. Therefore, Lowèl is continuing his research to make the bible study feasible for our parishioners.
Making Ecumenical Ties – Recently, Lowèl was asked to speak at Providence Methodist Church in Kingston. The parishioners received God’s Challenge to live by faith which is counted to them as righteousness, so through their prayers, true lasting transformation will happen in Jamaica. (Romans 4:3; 4:20-22; and James 5:16)
Visited with the Principal at Carron Hall High School on “Sports Day” and discussed numerous issues from internet service for the school to possibly doing weekly devotional with the school children.
The Truth Project – Lowèl and I have just begun our first Truth Project (Created by Focus of the Family) and we were glad to see the excitement stirring within the individuals with just the third tour of the program completed. We will continue with The Truth Project every Friday until mid-May. Please remember us in your prayers! We look forward to seeing deep transformation within the participants, intimate fellowship, and the multiplication of the program. May our Heavenly Father send the Holy Spirit to touch the hearts of those individuals who seek His TRUTH and those who may not have considered Who TRUTH Is?