Young People Bring Sectors Together In Prayer For The Nation

 

Christians, church-goers, businesspeople and political representatives all turned out in support of the Jamaica Youth For Christ (JYFC) annual Prayer Breakfast Saturday, October 12 at the Knutsford Court Hotel in Kingston, Jamaica.

 

The organization this year celebrates 72 years of service to the nation’s youth.

 

Speakers at the event included representatives of the two political parties JLP’s Young Jamaica President, Howard Chamberlin Jr and PNP’s Youth Organization Vice President Danishka Williams. Both repeatedly hinted at how much Jamaica requires peace and said the JYFC is needed for the change Jamaica is in search of.

 

Guest speaker Rev. Dr Devon Dick, speaking to the breakfast’s theme “God’s mission; Our Mandate” said everything people do should be mandated by God and not-self.

 

Rev. Dick referred to the controversial fraud and corruption allegations involving the Education Ministry and the Caribbean Maritime University (CMU). He said that was a mandate of self and not of God.

 

This was followed by a prayer for the nation and a table to table prayer focused on a wide range of challenges Jamaica, faces with crime being at the top.

 

The event had several musical selections from Soul Touch Ministry, Nexchange, Perpetual Sounds of Praise, Anthony Hanson and mime from the Gifted Youth Ministry.

 

Event host Nadine Blair went off in worship which brought the event to a climax and had everyone singing and giving thanks for to God that they were able to attend the JYFC’s Prayer Breakfast.

 

Shannon-Dale Reid

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