January 10, 2014
Christian organizations coming together for disaster relief concert

The Hope for the Nation Committee, Christian organizations, religious groupings and churches across the country are coming together for a national charity concert in aid of disaster relief for victims of the recent devastating floods.{{more}}

The free event which is being called: “Hope Concert – An Evening of Prayer and Praise” is planned for Sunday, January 12 from 5 p.m. at the Victoria Park and will be held under the theme: “Our Faith will see us Through.”

The concert is being organized by the umbrella grouping: Hope for the Nation Committee and will feature six of the nation’s leading worship teams: Angelos, Kingstown Baptist Church Worship Team, Harvest Bible Chapel Worship Team, Angelicas, Called Out, Vessels of Honour and Fidel Taylor.

There will be intercessory prayers for the nation by leaders of various Christian organizations:

1. Rev Colin Smith, President SVG Evangelical Association –“The Nation”

2. Rev Adrian Odle, President SVG Christian Council – “Leadership in the Country”

3. Rev Dr Melch Pope, Faith Temple – “The Prime Minister and Leader of the Opposition”

4. Rev Sonny Williams, District Presiding Bishop PAWI – “Unity”

5. Sis Lucintha George, Triumph Covenant Ministry – “Hope”

6. Rev Dermott Baptiste, SVG Adventist Association – “People who suffered Losses.”

Prime Minister Dr Ralph Gonsalves will deliver a special address to the nation on: “Faith and Hope Through Leadership.” Daniel Cummings, representing the Leader of the Opposition, will speak on “Hope and Unity,” while Maxwell Charles, Minister of Ecclesiastical Affairs, will also be present and deliver an address. During the programme there will be the laying of hands and special prayers said for the Prime Minister and the Opposition, a release from the organizers said.

The public is invited to attend in large numbers and donate food and money in special receptacles, which will be placed around the park. These will be supervised and handed over to various charitable organizations for distribution.

The Hope Concert is being organized to show God’s love in tangible ways to the nation in this our time of crisis.