26 Jan 2019 | Davin Scarborough
What do you get when you add a historic moment in time, in St. Kitts, to a blessed day of rest and gladness? What you get is an ordination service different from any ever experienced in St. Kitts before. For the first time in the island's history, deaconesses were ordained alongside elders and deacons.
The service was held at the Molineux Seventh-day Adventist Church on January 19, 2019, under the theme, "Called to Serve: Becoming Like Jesus". Special highlights from the service included joyful singing and praise, acknowledgement of families who came to support their loved ones being ordained, prayers of ordination, and the awarding of certificates to almost fifty faithful servants.
Pastor Kay White, island coordinator and pastor of District #1, St. Kitts, delivered a soul-stirring sermon prior to the ordination prayers by Pastor Carl Hastings, senior pastor of District #2, St. Kitts.
Her message was built on these four points: 1. Be bold and courageous as you serve- even when you face opposition in your ministry. 2. Renounce all worldly practices- Do not bring shame to the cause of God.
3. Preach Jesus- You should not be motivated by self-interest, or seek applause from others.
4. Let the light of Christ shine in your heart as you seek to make a difference in the lives of others.
The Adventist congregation on St. Kitts, witnessed the ordination of four elders, three deacons, and 42 deaconesses- faithful men and women in the service of our Lord Jesus Christ. To this we say "To God be the Glory, great things He has done!"
The future of the South Leeward Mission looks bright, and within the Seventh-day Adventist community in St. Kitts, we will continue to labour faithfully for the Master and await the words that we long to hear, "Well done, good and faithful servant; thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy Lord."
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