God Makes the Impossible Possible
by Rev. Dr. Cortroy Jarvis
Chairman of PEC
August 13 is a very significant date in the life of the Moravian Church. It was on this date 1727 that the Moravians had its spiritual rebirth. It began with the outpouring of the Holy Spirit at the Bertlesdorf Chapel with the Holy Communion and then the 100 year contin- uous Prayer meeting. This year then marks the 291st year since the Moravian Revival.
The Moravian brethren had sprung from the labors and martyrdom of the Bohemian Reformer, John Hus. They had experienced centuries of persecution. Many had been killed, imprisoned, tortured or banished from their homeland. This group had fled for refuge to Germany where the young Christian nobleman, Count Zinzendorf, offered them asylum/refuge on his estates in Saxony. They named their new home Herrnhut, 'the Lord's Watch'. From there, after their baptism in the Holy Spirit, they became evangelists and missionaries.
Bishop John E. Knight Golden Age Home Nursing Home Facility
Community to the Bishop John E. Knight Golden Age Home Project (JEK Project).
By now you should be very familiar with the Bishop John E. Knight Golden Age Home Project (JEK Project) and we hope that you would have taken the opportunity to visit our website at www.bjekhomeandmission.com. If you have not done so we encourage you to do so now.
For the last 4 months we have shared with you about the projects history, the numerous challenges encountered and the services that will be offered at the facility. We also provided a number of pictures to show the progress of the work and hope that you are as excited as we are about this project and how it will serve our community and enhance the Moravian Church’s Missionary Outreach Programme in the Antigua Conference.
Twenty-First Anniversary of the Moravian Church in Cuba
Beloved brothers and sisters in Christ,
Twenty-one years ago, in a very humble home in a neighbourhood of the Cerro Municipality in Havana, the foundational work of the Moravian Church in Cuba began; long has been the road travelled since then in the effort to raise on Cuban soil the banner of our beloved Unitas Fratrum.
When we look back on the experiences we have lived in this endeavour, we remember the many efforts we have had to make to move toward our goals, and the difficulties and limitations we have had to face as well as the moments of tension, disappointment and anguish that have not been few on this path, but we also rejoice and praise God in our hearts when we remember the many achievements and triumphs obtained. From that small group in that Havana home, today we are a church present in seven territories of Cuba and increasing the scope of our work and the impact on the life of our people in this particular historical juncture that Cuba is experiencing.
Our Bishops Message of Hope in the Wake of Hurricane Irma
September 13, 2017
Dear Brothers and Sisters,
We greet you with every good wish in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, our Chief Elder.
Living in islands which were spared from the wrath of Hurricane Irma, we want to offer words of empathy, encouragement and solidarity with all those members in the islands which have been bruised and battered.
We share your pain, anxiety, shock and loss, your sense of bewilderment and displacement and we pray for your present comfort and speedy restoration to a sense of normalcy.
At this time, we would briefly share thoughts from an event in the life of Jesus’ disciples and Jesus himself.
Challenged, But Do Not Quit
Advancing the Kingdom of God is no easy task. The forces of darkness are ever at work to plant doubt and fear in your heart. Not only that, but If one is not careful, the spirit of despair, destruction and death could be some of the tactics used by the forces of darkness and evil to distract one from the tasks at hand. The Apostle Paul, writing to the Corinthian Christians in 1 Corinthians 9:25 declared, “Everyone who competes in the games goes into strict training. They do it to get a crown that will not last, but we do it to get a crown that will last forever” (NIV).
As Servants of the most High God, our faith will be stretched as we continue to run this race. Attacks will come from every side and cause some to faint. Some will give up, while others could become indecisive in their faith. It is said that, when you are being stretched spiritually, your faith in God grows. When you are being stretched mentally, your old ideas are challenged and replaced with new ones. When you are being stretched relationally, selfishness dies and love grows.