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  • Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Portia Simpson Miller is urging parents and guardians to send their children to church in order to preserve positive morals and values in the next generation.
  • The Prime Minister made the call during her remarks at the Jamaica Baptist Women Federation’s (JBWF) Annual Prayer Breakfast on April 18 at Caymanas Golf Club in St. Catherine.
  • Mrs. Simpson Miller also called on women of faith to continue to implement social intervention programmes designed to protect and nurture the nation’s children.

Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Portia Simpson Miller is urging parents and guardians to send their children to church in order to preserve positive morals and values in the next generation.

The Prime Minister made the call during her remarks at the Jamaica Baptist Women Federation’s (JBWF) Annual Prayer Breakfast on April 18 at Caymanas Golf Club in St. Catherine.

“Send your children to church even if you don’t go. We have to go back to being a kinder Jamaica, a gentler society. We have to go back to being a people of strong values, of service, community and peace,” Mrs. Simpson Miller emphasized, noting that too many children were being abused and murdered in recent times.

Mrs. Simpson Miller also called on women of faith to continue to implement social intervention programmes designed to protect and nurture the nation’s children. “I call on the women of faith in the Baptist Federation and in fact all women of faith in Jamaica, to continue your good works and continue to share the light and love of the Master in all your communities and throughout all your various projects,” she said.

Through the Prayer Breakfast and other activities, the JBWF is raising funds to build a half-way house for older children. The JBWF also operates the Garland Hall Memorial home for children needing care in St. James. “Don’t stop helping families. Now, more than ever, they need your help. Do not stop looking out for the children and the elderly. They need your love and care now more than ever,” the Prime Minister encouraged the Baptist women.

Mrs. Simpson Miller, who was the patron of the Annual Prayer Breakfast, made a personal donation to the JBWF’s fundraising efforts.