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The Reverend Percival Palmer,
associate pastor at Whole Life Ministries, emphasised the
role of the Church in stemming the level of crime and violence
in the country.
must set the foundation, live by example, show love and get
involved in the community," he said. " Our responsibility
is to be the model and lead the way."
Seen above in Barbados at the first Christian
Action Team's meeting.
Revd. Palmer further said that one way that the
church can help to curb violence, is through sporting activities.
"Sports provides a structure through which
we can begin to help young people, especially young men," he
argued. "If we organise ourselves, we can use sports to bridge
the gap between our young people."
Reverend Percival Palmer, who is an associate pastor
at Fellowship Tabernacle, has, in recent days, been travelling to
various Caribbean territories to motivate and help organise churches
and para-churches there to effectively do ministry during the CWC.
He reported that the Christian leaders in the rest of the Caribbean
are enthusiastic and in some respects they are ahead of their Jamaican
counterparts in terms of their readiness for the ministry.
The coming to the Caribbean of the Cricket World
Cup, he said, has had significant positive spin-offs for the Caribbean
Church. The games, he said, have become a catalyst for churches
and para-churches to unite and to lay the groundwork for effective
Christian witness during the games.
For his part, Pastor Palmer, is upbeat and expectant
that God is going to manifest His glory beyond boundaries. "Spiritually
speaking, there is something I hear rumbling in the Caribbean. I
went to Guyana recently and shared one day there with 70 pastors.
They quickly got a committee organised and are ready to run with
the vision. St. Kitts is ahead of us. The people in the region are
very expectant. I think God is about to do something ... There have
been some prophetic words by Kenneth Copeland, in terms of spiritual
tsunami coming to the region this year. We as the Church have to
be prepared. I am believing that God will show up and do some phenomenal
There are a number of Project
HOPE committees that have been established
throughout the region, Pastor Palmer reported.
Pastor Percival Palmer may be reached at
Reach Associates International
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876 535 2890
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Extracts sourced from www.jamaica-gleaner.com
Published: Saturday | February 10, 2007
Mark Dawes, Staff Reporter