The Adventist Laypersons Services and Industries (ASI) Missionaries at the Omara Road SDA Church kicked off its Planning Breakfast on January 29, 2023, as a precursor to its Evangelistic Initiative under the theme - 'Mission First...We will Go.' The group of young people, parents, and coordinators were eager to fulfill the gospel commission by our Saviour Jesus Christ, as they were involved in strategies to engage children and youth in the Omara Road communities.
The day began with prayer and praise by the group JEWELS, after which hosts President Moya Green and Vice President Dwayne Drummond Jr welcomed the over 22 participants to the session. President Moya Green shared highlights of various outreach activities on the impact the group has been making in the communities through bible storytelling, quizzes, preaching the word, care package distribution, and visitation. There was also a prize segment and winners Yanique Minto and Shaneiqua McLaughlin received Digicel and Flow credits respectively.
We were delighted to have in our midst special guests Elder Claudette Genas, Director of the Children's, Adolescent, and Women's Ministries, Abigail Wittingham, President of ASI Junior Chapter, and Pastor Andre Clark, Pastor of the Macedonia District of Churches as they brought greetings to the group. Participants were separated into three groups and prayers were offered on their behalf.
Pastor Andre Clarke delivered a riveting message to our young people to remain steadfast in Mission and go forward with Jesus. Following those powerful words, the missionaries were divided into four groups with a leader and facilitator to plan strategies to influence others to the ASI Mission. Each group was given an opportunity to share the ideas developed. Some of the activities included conducting bible study with community members, organising fundraisers to help with mission initiatives, conducting a youth evangelistic series in June, and hosting quarterly prayer and fasting sessions.
It was a spirit-filled and productive day for the missionaries They provided support and participation wherever it was required, and as long as we remain ASI missionaries for Christ, we will continue to make Mission a lifestyle and not a holiday.