February 6, 2009
Curtains come down on Operation Victory Crusade tomorrow

The Operation Victory Crusade is climaxing with a bang this weekend.

Tony Gonzales of Trinidad, one of the Seventh Day Adventist Church leading gospel singers in the Caribbean, and a slate of local gospel artistes, will bring the curtains down on the crusade staged at Diamond over the last four weeks, with two concerts -one tonight and another tomorrow.{{more}}

Pastor Edson Augustus, the featured minister at the crusade have baptized 33 persons, married a couple, and dedicated several babies during the last two weeks.

“It (crusade) has been very successful. Lots of young people who are employed and find their own amusement have been coming to the crusade. It is a tremendous success,” said Pastor Augustus, adding that the community has been quite receptive.

Pastor Augustus, a minister for the past 19 years, and a group of Pathfinders will also distribute clothing and food in the community this weekend.

Augustus, who starts his next crusade in September 2009 in the community of Evesham, is planning to continue visitation sessions in the Diamond community after the crusade ends tomorrow.

The penultimate sermon, on the theme ‘We Shall Behold Him’ will be delivered by Pastor Augustus tonight at 7:30 p.m., while the sermon ‘Living Through the Floods and Flames’ ends the crusade tomorrow. This means that persons who did not make up their minds for baptism last week have another chance to do so tomorrow.

Other sermons presented during the crusade were: ‘The secret of true happiness’; ‘The importance of the sanctuary to one’s salvation; and ‘How to live longer and enjoy your life’.