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Date May 21, 2006 Compliments of the Barbados
FIVE CHRISTIAN GROUPS have promised to support one another with
their respective activities in the island.
They are Patrick Tannis, founder of the
Jesus Week programme; James Medford, coordinator
Intercession; Harry Mayers, Full
Gospel Business Mens Fellowship and
coordinator of the June 1 Day of Prayer; Barbara Gittens- Cumberbatch,
founder of Christian Fellowship in the Workplace, and Courtney Selman,
leader of Prayer Warriors
The first such programmes are Jesus Week,
which opens May 28, with a service at Abundant Life Assembly, and
an island-wide Day of Prayer on June 1.
On that day, people are being encouraged to spend some time at
prayer in homes, schools, churches and workplaces and attend a prayer
rally at Queen's Park starting at 7 p.m.
The rally, which was being planned independently, now becomes part
of Jesus Week.
Atherley backs Day of
Date May 26, 2006 by TRACY MOORE Compliments of the Barbados
REV JOSEPH ATHERLEY, Minister of State in the Prime
Minister's Office has given his support for the June 1 Day of Prayer
Stating that he fully endorsed the plans, the minister
said there was also a need to pray for a culture of prosperity for
the business and commercial sectors which he also wanted to see
play a role in the alleviation of poverty.
Atherley spoke Wednesday at a luncheon hosted by
the Barbados Chapter of Full Gospel Business Men's Fellowship International
to brief business, labour and religious leaders about the Day of
Prayer which will be part of Jesus Week observance.
President of the fellowship, Harry Mayers, said
it was a day "to get Barbados back as it was".
Mike Goddard, a journalist and a member of the Full
Gospel Business Men's Fellowship International, encouraged church
leaders and pastors to open their doors from "six in the morning
until six in the evening" on that day to people who want to
go into the church and pray.
There will be a Prayer Rally in Queen's Park, the
City, from 7 p.m. but before the rally there will be "an around
the island prayer drive" which will consist of a team of "prayer
warriors" praying at significant sites.
Date June 2006 Compliments of the Barbados
FOR BARBADOS. Families and businesses all across Barbados yesterday
offered various prayers for this country as part of the Day of Prayer
and Fasting, which coincided with Jesus Week. The Barbados Chapter
Gospel Business Men's Fellowship International, along
with a number of prayer groups, collaborated to bring the day together.
And after the joining of hands in many households and businesses
and prayers for the nation, for schoolchildren and principals, prayers
against corruption, incest, witchcraft, lesbianism and homosexuality,
there was also a prayer for peace for Barbadians to live as brothers
and sisters on this little rock. Here, members of a prayer warrior
group gather outside Government Headquarters in Bay Street, St Michael,
to pray for the Prime Minister and other officials. (Picture by