July 16, 2010
Biabou Evangelical Church to assist in reconstruction

Six months after that fateful day in January when an earthquake tragically changed the lives of millions in Haiti, one church in St Vincent and the Grenadines is getting ready to embark on a mission to that country to seek to directly assist in the lives of the people there.{{more}}

That Church is the Biabou Evangelical Church. Led by Senior Pastor Dr. Walford Thompson, the Church will this weekend hold a missions conference under the theme “Go where they are…and have Compassion,” in preparation for a missions trip to that country to take place from August 26 to September 4, 2010.

This theme, says Pastor Thompson, is based on the story of the Good Samaritan where the Scripture says he came to where the man who was robbed was left for dead and had compassion on him.

“The best way to help,” said Pastor Thompson, “is to become involved in the lives of those who are hurting. We at the Biabou Evangelical Church believe it’s important to obey God’s command and take the message of hope to them, while at the same time assisting in practical ways.”

A 20-member team comprising health personnel and construction workers is being

mobilized to go to Haiti to help in the rebuilding process of a Church and the community it serves.

Among the persons speaking at this weekend’s Missions Conference will be a Haitian born couple, Dr. Bresile St. Germain and His wife, Marie Vita. The St. Germains’ served in the Ministry in the country of their birth for many years. In addition to conducting a daily radio program in Haiti, Dr. St. Germain served as the President of the MEBSH (Evangelical Baptist of Southern Haiti) and the President of the National Association of Haitian Evangelical Churches.

Dr. St. Germain holds a post graduate degree from Columbia International University, (Columbia, SC) and is featured as one of their outstanding graduates.

Also addressing the Conference will be Rev. Dr. Michael Woodham who served as a missionary in Quito, Ecuador, from 1977-1984. Both Dr. Bresile and Woodham served with Ministries in Action, an organization which was headed by Pastor Thompson before he resigned as its Director.

Dr. Woodham is presently the President of a dynamic ministry called “Alive Again”, in Miami, and is the administrative pastor of Granada Presbyterian Church in Coral Gables, Florida. Dr. Woodham holds doctoral degrees in theology and education.

Vincentian Annie Bobb who spent five years as a Missionary to Albania will also be sharing in the weekend’s activity. She is now working on the grenadine island of Mayreau.

The Missions Conference begins at the Biabou Evangelical Church on Friday at 6:30 with a “Meet and Greet” session then the first session at 7:30 pm. On Saturday there will be a Men’s Breakfast to be held at the Biabou Learning Resource center at 8:30, and the ladies will meet at a Luncheon to be hosted at The Oasis Resort at 12:30 pm.

On Sunday morning the Worship Service will begin at 9:00, followed by Christian Education at 10:30.

The Church is inviting Churches and persons in the surrounding area to join them in seeking to help the people of Haiti with our own hands. Contributions to the Mission are also welcomed.

There are limited spaces, but persons wishing to be part of the Mission can call or fax 784 458 0508 or 784 456 9829 or Email [email protected] for details.

“Our Motto at the Biabou Evangelical Church,” Pastor Thompson said, “is ‘Serving God, loving Others – The Caring Place’ and we want to be true to our motto and our Lord.