The Adventist Church’s designated Community Services Day was observed on Saturday (26 November) with visits to homes in communities across Grand Cayman. Groups also visited the sick at the Cayman Islands Hospital where they dispensed prayers and encouragement.
The programme of visits was initiated by the George Town Church but implemented in collaboration with all the community services departments in Adventist churches across Grand Cayman.
During the visits, gift bags with food items and inspirational books were distributed, along with invitations to a special thanksgiving service and luncheon at the George Town Church next Saturday (3 December).
Buses will return to the same neighbourhoods to transport invited guests to the 3 December service and luncheon.
Explaining the purpose of the initiative, Dr. Wilton McDonald, pastor of the George Town Church, said: “We believe that the church should make itself visible in the community.” The pastor added that part of the mission was to determine how better the church could serve community needs: “There are so many needs in the community about which we are not aware.”
Pastor McDonald explained that the initiative to share God’s love and blessings with communities across Grand Cayman, particularly those who have been forgotten and marginalised, was non-denominational in intent. “As we focus on our communities, the intention is to share the love of Jesus in a practical way.”