A ‘Clean-Up’ Barbados
campaign is on and you can give it spiritual and moral significance!
The most important conceivable legacy that
could be associated with hosting this Cricket World Cup in
the Caribbean is that our God becomes glorified through the
event and his sovereignty unmistakably acknowledged by the
world which will visit our shores. This has been the prayer
of thousands of Christians in Barbados and around the world.
It has been proposed that we use
this Cricket World Cup opportunity to initiate something tangible,
being ‘salt of the earth’ and ‘light of the
world’. A two phased physical clean-up of Barbados is
on the cards. The first, pre-World Cup phase is scheduled to
take place on Saturday and Sunday, March 10 and 11 between
the hours of 6.00 A.M. and 8.00 A.M.
phase of the clean-up will concentrate on the high ways, running from
Providence in Christ Church to Speightstown in St. Peter. The second,
post World Cup phase, is a nationwide clean-up, embracing every parish,
every community and every household. This is scheduled for May 5 and
6. We will The Sundays are included to facilitate those who worship
on Saturday and are willing to be available on the Sundays.
This clean-up campaign comes with a difference. We are conscientiously
praying and are noting and promoting the physical clean-up as a powerful
symbol by which we evoke God’s spiritual and moral cleansing
and healing of our nation. God will visit us in unexpected ways. He
is already ‘pouring out’ his Spirit in our nations. The
clean-up therefore is to be led by the Church. Your involvement and
leadership is seen to be critical to the occasion. You are being asked
to become a coordinator of the Speightstown zone, one of four in the
clean-up campaign. You may mobilize all the support you can to effect
the plan within sections of your zone.
The ICC Local Organizing Committee, the Sanitation Department, the
ministries associated with the environment and private sector companies
have given this campaign their fullest endorsement and support. The
Sanitation department is advising and engaging their crew to do the
pick-up of the bagged garbage.