October 12, 2007

Pentecostal Assemblies 40 and forging ahead with fortitude

The Pentecostal Assemblies of the West Indies St. Vincent and the Grenadines District Inc. (PAWI) is celebrating its 40th Anniversary as an Organization, with the theme: “Forty and Forgoing Ahead with Fortitude.”{{more}}

On December 18, 1966, Canadian Missionaries Jack and Daisy Keys and their children arrived at the Grenadines Wharf to commence ministry here in St. Vincent and the Grenadines. They conducted their first street meeting on December 30, 1966, and their first major crusade in January 1967, with Rev. Edgar O’Brien. The first water baptism was held April 30, 1967, when fourteen (14) persons got baptized. PAWI now has a membership of over 2,500 persons, fourteen churches, and twelve full time pastors.

As part of the celebration, today, Friday, October12, there will be an Awards Dinner in honor of outstanding members and former District leaders at the Methodist Church Hall, Kingstown, at 7:30 p.m. Then, on Sunday, October 14, there will be a Grand Celebration Service at the Arnos Vale Sports Complex, beginning at 4:00 p.m.