17 Nov 2018 | Prince Harris
It has been one year and two months since the passage of Hurricane Irma. Life on Barbuda is moving on at a slow pace. The Adventist church in Barbuda, though faced with a high migration rate and a church building that has no roof, is trying to put things back together again.
I can say that "things are not rosy and dandy" to use the common language, but with the help of Christ we are making baby steps. The rebuilding of the church has commenced and is moving forward with the significant help and dedication of some of the Nehemiah Skills team, from Antigua, and other volunteers.
I must take the time to list the persons who are involved in the rebuilding. Heading the team is Anthony Nicholas, along with Vernal Isidor, Samuel Greenaway, Trafton Brown, Alexander Trotman, Winston Thomas and Neil Scott. These hard workers are presently doing a great job for the Lord and the members of the church.
As we put hands and hearts together, we are being a witness on Barbuda. Many members of the community are fascinated with the work of the team and how much has been accomplished in the space of one week. To God be the glory! Jesus is awesome!
We are also appreciative of the dedication of the South Leeward Mission leaders who have been instrumental in making funds available through the risk management facility of the General Conference. The leaders and members of the church look, with eager anticipation, for the completion of the church and continue to keep the mission in focus.
These are trying times for the church, and we welcome every form of assistance and support going forward. We express profound thanks again to the Church for all the love and compassion that has been shown.
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