“Reflect, Rejoice, Give Thanks”, was the theme of The Ministry of Education, National Reconciliation and Information Annual Thanksgiving Church Service held at the New Testament Church of God at Wilson Hill on Thursday, January 11, 2018.
The annual event was attended by a number of Ministry officials, Educators, Students and well-wishers to pay due homage to the worthy endeavour of educating our nation’s youth; is also a platform for charting the way forward for the education sector. The service included a number of riveting performances by Students, including one noteworthy rendition of “Again I say rejoice” by the CW Prescod Primary School.
The official welcoming remarks were offered by Parliamentary Secretary in the Ministry of Education Hon. Deborah Charles, who inspired the nation’s educators “to teach the Children and not the Subject” through a very poignant narrative about how impactful teachers’ love and concern for children can positively impact their lives.
Following an inspired praise and worship session by members of the teaching fraternity led by J’Nay Brown, a teacher at the St. Mary’s Roman Catholic School, a very stirring sermon was delivered by Wendell Davis, past teacher and Bishop of the New Testament Church, Diamonds Village.
While using various Biblical references in support of his view, Bishop Davis expressed his desire to see the return of more traditional values being instituted to tackle to challenges of dealing with misbehaviour in children.
The church service concluded with Prayers of Intercession offered on behalf of Institutions, Administrations and other Stakeholders within the Education Sector.