05 Aug 2018 | NCC Staff
A March of Witness culminated the many community impact programs, organized by the Youth Department of the North Caribbean Conference (NCC) for the annual senior youth camp. The campers were joined by hundreds of Adventists on St. Croix who are still in shock that within the last month there’ve been at least five homicides on St. Croix - three were the result of gun violence.
In addressing the mass crowd, the Youth Director of the Caribbean Union Conference, Pastor Anthony Hall, stated, "We have invited you here to make one big statement - we are saying NO to crime and violence. Not only in St. Croix; anywhere there is crime and violence and abuse, we are saying NO to it.”
The chanting and rhythms from the V.I. Pulse Drum Corps reeled spectators onto the streets to see the marchers and the messages borne on their placards. “Stop the violence"; "I said yes to Jesus"; "hugs not drugs"; "Know Jesus Know Peace"; "every life matters"; and "Enough is Enough” were some of the sentiments expressed by members bearing placards during the march.
The residents, visitors and onlookers welcomed and endorsed the call for peace in their community. Local online
Miss Rammidi agreed that the rhythm was a powerful way to bring attention to the participants’ message because music “brings connections to everybody.”
“I think that it’s really great that they’re bringing notice to the problems on St. Croix and the fact that they are speaking against it," she said."
The residents of Christiansted welcomed and endorsed the call for peace in their community. The President of the Conference, Pastor Desmond James, gladly endorsed the message of
The Youth Director of the North Caribbean Conference,
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