As the West Jamaica Conference of Seventh-day Adventists turns the pages of a new chapter in the life of the 2018- 2022 Quadrennium, the Constituency paused for three and a half hours, to witness the installation of the team of Administrators, Directors and Executive Committee Members.
The Installation Service which was held on Sabbath July 21, 2018, took place at Seventh-day Adventist Conference Centre, Mount Salem, Montego Bay and saw a wide cross- section of attendees ranging from National and Civic Leaders, to Pastors, Members, well- wishers and supporters.
The evening’s proceedings was filtered with several musical items, a homily and special greetings from Civic Leaders; including the Governor General, represented by the Custos Rotulorum of St. James, Bishop the Honourable Conrad Pitkin, Dr. The Honourable Christopher Tufton, the Minister of Health and Reverend Everton Jackson of the Peace Management Initiative, Western.
“Our number one priority in West Jamaica is preaching the everlasting gospel in its full and free context, for that cannot be secondary to anything else” said Pastor Glen O. Samuels, during his reply to the congregation. Samuels continued by expressing his concern for the condition of the society and the future, especially of our young people. He issued a charge for the church to become more engaged in making a difference.
“Our Buildings are too expensive to be opened only two days per week” he continued. “From St. James to Hanover, we must find volunteers to offer services to the people of our region,” he added.