BASSETERRE, ST. KITTS, July 5, 2020 (PLP PR Media Inc.) — Prime Minister Dr the Hon Timothy Harris on Sunday July 5 reminded citizens and residents of the Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis that they need God’s goodness if they are to succeed in their efforts at building a stronger, safer country.
Dr Harris made the remarks at the Pentecostal Church of God in Saddlers Village, St. John’s Capisterre, where he had joined leadership and membership of the church for a morning thanksgiving worship service which moderated by Pastor Pansy Bailey, and the message delivered by Rev Dr Analdo Bailey.
“It is a great honour again to be here and to acknowledge God, not only in our lives but in the life of the country and how important it is that we continue to feed our body with the spiritual food,” said Prime Minister Harris.
He noted that everyone wants in their lives, and the lives of their families, that the goodness of God which helps them make the right decisions in life to follow them and to have the assurance that they will not get lost in the burdens of life nor the challenges of life and that they would not get depressed with sickness, advising them that there is goodness running after them.
“The goodness is reflected in His mercies – the goodness being reflected in His ability to forgive us even sometimes we do not ask,” commented Dr Harris. “The goodness is running after us, and as we attempt as a people to build a strong, safer country we certainly need the goodness of God in our country, protecting us through the stormy periods which perhaps we may endure as we get deeper into the hurricane season. The goodness is just there for us to receive and avail ourselves of.”
He said his prayer and desire for all the people, and villagers of Saddlers and adjoining communities, was that they recognise the wonderful goodness of God and strive every day to ensure that the goodness avails and prevails in their lives to be better citizens contributing to the development of the country.
The Prime Minister requested them to be prayer warriors and to give support to those who are discouraged, and to give a prayer of healing for those who are feeling ill.
“I want to say how encouraged I am,” said the Honourable Prime Minister in conclusion. “I feel particularly blessed to come in this well-known church and to be able to get a spiritual upliftment and to say to God be the glory. May His goodness continue to be with us all.”
Prime Minister Harris recognised and hailed his former History class teacher Mrs Mavis Armstrong who welcomed him to church, and said that she was “an excellent teacher and taught me to have a passion for History, so I want to say thanks.” He also recognised the presence of Bishop Rev George C. Gilfillan.
Accompanying him to church were members of the Peoples Labour Party (PLP) Constituency Number Seven Women’s Group who were led by their President Mrs Sonia Henry. Prime Minister Harris, who is the National Political Leader of the Peoples Labour Party, described Mrs Henry as a prayer warrior, and he hailed Mr Ericson Wescott of Molineux for transporting the group to church.