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Adventists to Participate in Days of Prayer for the Nation

The Seventh-day Adventist Church in Jamaica is calling on its approximately 300,000
members to join in days of prayer for the nation on Saturday, July 30 and On
Independence Day, August 6.

The Church joins with fellow Christians as part of the seven groups comprising the
Jamaica Umbrella Groups of Churches on July 30 and 31 in prayer and condemnation
of the nation’s current crime epidemic. Members of the churches in the group are asked
to pray at 10:30 am on Saturday and Sunday.

“We invite government, civic, other non-government groups, and members of the
society to participate by coming to pray with us, as we seek Him in these challenging
times”, said Pastor Everett Brown, president of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in
Jamaica. “We are also challenging every Jamaicans to seek peace above violence,
respect the sanctity of life and be kind and loving to our fellow citizen.”

On August 6, the Church will have its annual “Day of Prayer for the Nation” which is
done on the first Sabbath in August of each year since its inception in 2008. The theme
for this year is “Hope for the Nation’s Families.” Members will pray at various times
during the day for the various challenges facing families including domestic and other
crimes and violence, physical and mental abuse and their mental health.

“As we celebrate 60 years of independence, our country is at a cross road. I implore
each member to be a beacon of hope in his or her family and to each family that they
come in contact with through care and kindness.”

“As a Church we are always willing to continue to do our part in ensuring a better
Jamaica through our various outreach activities in the communities in which our
churches are located,” Brown added.

The Seventh-day Adventist Church in Jamaica has more than 740 congregations covering every parish in Jamaica.