Adventists honour outstanding Vincentians
April 7, 2006
Adventists honour outstanding Vincentians

People who give of themselves are people who live fulfilled, meaningful lives. This is the view of Pastor James Daniel, former President of the East Caribbean Conference of Seventh Day Adventists.

Pastor Daniel expressed this last Sunday, while delivering the sermon at an awards ceremony hosted by the Family Life Department of the Kingstown Seventh Day Adventist Church.{{more}}

The ceremony honoured Alma Dougan, retired Comptroller of Inland Revenue; Daniel Cummings, former manager of the Central Water and Sewerage Authority; Reginald Thomas, Executive Director of the National Insurance Services; Joel Huggins, former manager of St. Vincent Electricity Services and the New Kingstown Chorale.

According to Pastor Dermoth Baptiste, Executive Secretary of the East Caribbean Conference of Seventh Day Adventists, the awards were just a small token of appreciation in light of the “tremendous contribution” to the nation made by the awardees. Pastor Baptiste assured them, “God is taking much notice of the many sacrifices you have been making.”

Pastor Daniel referred to the awardees as “unsung heroes”, who like true professionals, “give more than they get.” He noted that Dougan, Cummings, Thomas and Huggins worked tirelessly in the essential or financial services to keep “the wheels of the nation turning.”

The members of the New Kingstown Chorale, he said, spent their time making music to “lift the spirit of depressed and hopeless” people and to bring glory to God.

The evening’s programme was chaired by Pastor Edson Augustus, and included musical selections by young Richardson and Pollard of the Kingstown Seventh Day Adventist Church, the junior choir of the church as well as the New Kingstown Chorale. The vote of thanks was moved by Mercelle Jones, coordinator of the event.