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of Living Water Christian Centre -
A Ministry on The Move
The Lord led the family to move outside into the garage
to hold services. At first they felt intimidated by the ridicule and curious
stares of passers-by and they longed to have persons visit them. However,
the Apostle reiterated, "be faithful". Those pioneering days
were days when every step demanded faith. Eventually they received a visit
from Pastor Lloyd and Olga Bisnauth, Teena Smith and Ayanna Solomon, which
encouraged their hearts greatly.
"Speaking the Word of Faith" was the theme of
the sermon that resulted in the expansion of the ministry. In the same
message Apostle Isaac prophesied that the garage would be filled with
people. He used a dried mango seed to illustrate, saying, "this seed
has great potential, inside of it are many other seeds." Fulfillment
of this prophecy came shortly afterwards when the congregation grew and
people spilled onto the veranda and into the street.
Unfortunately, not everyone rejoiced at the fulfillment
of this prophecy. Some neighbours complained that they were being disturbed
by the noise and made a report to the police who investigated the matter.
Eventually the Lord directed Apostle Isaac to new premises – the
lower Red Cross building situated on Horsford’s Road, Basseterre.
The ministry continued to expand and soon outgrew the
lower Red Cross building and was relocated to the Lady Arindell Convention
Centre, a two-story building owned by the Red Cross and located on the
same premises. As the congregation grew, this building became too small.
To remedy this problem, on the 31st March 1997 an eight am service was
inaugurated. This was in addition to the ten am and six pm services. Soon
after a youth service – "Generation Next Explosion", held
at two o’clock in the afternoon was added to the Sunday programme.
On one of Dr. John Tetsola’s visits to St. Kitts
to minister at Rivers, he prophesied, "You will move once more, and
then move into your own building". In November 1999, the church moved
into a building formerly used as a supermarket at Paul Southwell Industrial
Site. Moving by faith Apostle Isaac purchased a steel frame building in
2002. Two years later God rewarded that faith when Rivers acquired land
and broke ground for their very own sanctuary. Construction of the building
started in March of 2004 and was undertaken by Stephen & & Associates
Building Contractors with significant assistance from the Elders and Partners
of the Ministry. The building was dedicated on October 10, 2004. It now
houses the offices of Rivers and WIBI, a seven-hundred-seat air-conditioned
sanctuary, kitchens, conference rooms, and Dunamis Christian Bookstore.
About the Founder
Rivers of Living Water Ministries
Prepared by the Media Committee of Rivers.