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.
Bearing the Torch with Pride
Rev. Dr. Cortroy Jarvis Chairman of PEC
August 13, 2016 will mark the 289th year since the outpouring of the Holy Spirit on a disorganized, disenchanted, disheartened and disjointed Moravian Community in Herrnhut. The Community had been torn apart by infightings, jealousy, greed and a lust for power. Their division had nothing to do with their love for God and Him crucified. On August 13 at Bertlesdorf Chapel, the Holy Spirit transformed their outlook on life for good. It brought a Unity in their midst that they had never experienced before. It was out of this that the Moravians began to send Missionaries throughout the world, beginning with David Nitschmann and Leonard Dober in 1732 in St. Thomas Virgin Islands, formerly Danish West Indies.
A Moravian historian wrote that Church history abounds in records of special outpourings of the Holy Spirit, and verily the thirteenth of August 1727, was a day of the outpouring of the Holy Spirit. We saw the hand of God and His wonders, and we were all under the cloud of our fathers baptized with their Spirit. The Holy Ghost came upon us and in those days great signs and wonders took place in our midst. He continues, from that time scarcely a day passed but what we beheld His almighty workings amongst us. A great hunger after the Word of God took possession of us so that we had to have three services every day, viz. 5.0 and 7.30 a.m. and 9.0 p.m. Every one desired above everything else that the Holy Spirit might have full control. Self-love and self-will, as well as all disobedience disappeared and an overwhelming flood of grace swept us all out into the great ocean of Divine Love.
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