PAWI hosts awards and dinner
October 19, 2007

PAWI hosts awards and dinner

As part of the celebration of its 40 years of existence, the Pentecostal Assemblies of the West Indies (SVG) held its anniversary awards dinner last Friday evening at the Methodist Church Hall in Kingstown.{{more}}

The event, which was celebrated under the theme “40 and forging ahead with fortitude,” saw over 150 persons converging at the Hall for a night of celebration.

Some of the awardees at the dinner included founders of the St Vincent district, Reverend Jack Keys of the United States and his wife Daisy who started the St. Vincent District in January 1967.

Speaking at the event, General Bishop of PAWI Reverend Pat Glasgow said that the forty years being celebrated should not be viewed as work done by themselves but rather the work of God. He said forty years is a wonderful opportunity to reflect on the goodness of God and where he has brought the St Vincent district.

Glasgow said that he is aware of the internal and external circumstances that hindered some progress, but they can be proud to say, “to God be the glory.”

The reverend added that fortitude grows when there is a genuine fear of God, especially in church organisations. “It seems when we do not become familiar with our God that we lose reverence for him,” Glasgow said.

Following Glasgow’s speech, the crowd was wooed by the melodious voice of Kiokya Cruickshank, the Digicel Rising stars winner of 2005. Debbie Laborde rendered a monologue.

The Pentecostal Assemblies spans 14 Caribbean islands and has over 40,000 members.