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Bishop Everton Thomas, of the Portmore Emmanuel Apostolic Church, has called on Jamaicans to seek God’s favour, in order to make a difference in the country.
He also reminded the nation that God’s blessing is more than just that which comes from positive thinking, and is never selfish.
“No one who has ever made a significant difference in the world has ever done it without the favour of God. God will use you to make a difference, if you are at the right place. God without man would still be God; man without God is absolutely nothing,” he said.
He was speaking at the 14th Annual Prayer Breakfast of the Registrar General’s Department (RGD), held under the theme ‘God’s favour knows no failure’, at Twickenham Park, Spanish Town on Friday (May 14).
He said that God’s favour always results in the blessing of entire nations or groups of people, and is never intended for the individual alone.
He commended the RGD and its Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Dr. Patricia Holness, for the work that the Agency has been doing and their determination to continue thanking God, over the 14 years that she has been the head.
The bishop also commended the staff of the RGD for their work in cleaning up the vital records system in Jamaica.
Dr. Holness entreated Jamaicans to hold strain in a time of uncertainty.
“We know that 2010 is a time of uncertainty for many, as we watch the decline in the local and global markets, the decline in morals and persons’ ability to stand strong. But, to you, in the face of all uncertainty, I say, God’s favour knows no failure,” she said.
Representative of the Ministry of Health under which the Agency falls, Mr. Howard Lynch, delivered a message on behalf of the Minister, Hon. Rudyard Spencer. It called on Jamaicans to remember the promise of Vision 2030, which envisions a country of choice, “where people want to live, work and raise children.”
“This is a lofty vision that incites every member of this country to play a critical role in trying to achieve it. I strongly believe we can make Jamaica the envy of other countries,” the Minister’s message said.
Guests at the breakfast included members of the diplomatic corps, civic groups, heads of several government agencies, members of the clergy, the police force, a deputy commissioner of police and other persons who came out to celebrate with the RGD.