Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis applauded the church on Thursday for its commitment “to ministering to the poor, the sick, the indigent, the lonely, the depressed and those suffering from various addictions.”
Addressing the Church of God of Prophecy’s Bi-Annual Conclave at East Street Tabernacle, Dr. Minnis said the church “is a great community harvest which gives witness to God’s Love and the life and the ministry of Jesus Christ.”
“This community harvest is an overflowing harvest of the generosity, empathy and love of the many thousands of volunteers in The Bahamas who serve their communities in ways known and unknown,” he said.
“I think of the social outreach programmes and the spiritual healing provided by many churches in our country, and I think of the children, the youth and family ministries which help in the spiritual growth of our people.”
Dr. Minnis also encouraged the citizenry to become involved in various ministries.
“I heard the story of a woman who joined her church choir. She admitted she was not the best singer, but she joined because the choir needed members. She joined because she wanted to praise and worship the God who sustains her every day. She joined because she wanted to find a way of giving back to her church,” he said.
“I wish to encourage more Bahamians to become involved in various ministries and to make more bountiful the community harvest of talent which the church needs to sustain itself and which the church offers to our community.”
He thanked the Church of God of Prophecy for its service to the nation and said it is his hope that during this conclave Bahamians from all walks of life can “celebrate all that is good in our midst and thank God for his many blessings.”