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Happy Birthday, Hairouna

Happy Birthday, Hairouna


Fri Oct 25, 2013

Congratulatory Message from Bishop B. Wendell Davis,
Administrative Bishop – New Testament Church of God,
St Vincent and the Grenadines and St Lucia

The New Testament Church of God, St Vincent and the Grenadines congratulates the Government and people of St Vincent and the Grenadines, and the diaspora on a very blessed and peaceful 34th Anniversary of Independence. We join with the thousands of Vincentians as we celebrate this milestone in our country’s development. Having attained the age of thirty-four, we can no longer see ourselves as young or youthful, but rather as mature and maturing.{{more}}

We have grown, and today are guardian of our destiny, since for most part we are able to determine the course of our country’s development. Our infrastructure has developed, and so too has our educational abilities. We can safely say that we have advanced over the past 34 years.

Sadly though, we have declined, and lost our way in areas that are critical to our nation’s development. The moral and social fabric of our society has diminished over the years. Dishonesty, selfishness, and violence have replaced brotherly love, contentment and peaceful co-existence.

We have certainly advanced and developed as a nation but we have also regressed.

For the next 34 years and thereafter, if St Vincent and the Grenadines and the world would be able to survive the avalanche of sin that is beating against it, I pray that our leaders and the people will seek the direct intervention of our Heavenly Father. I pray that prayer would become the most important agenda item of our fight against crime.

My prayer is that our fathers and mothers would rise up and lead, not only in an Education Revolution, or an economic one, but more so, and most importantly, a Spiritual Revolution, where we invite the Spirit of God to be central in our future development.

It is my hope that the name given to our country by our ancestors, “Hairouna – Home of the Blessed”, would again be true, and not just a cliché to be repeated when it is convenient to us.

Happy Birthday, St Vincent and the Grenadines! May your future be more prosperous than your past!