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Supreme Ventures sponsors return of 'Moses'

Published:Wednesday | September 14, 2016 | 12:00 AM
Members of the cast of ‘Moses’ thrill the audience at its the recent launch. The volunteers lend their talents to the main fundraising effort that will fund the community outreach of Missionaries of the Poor in Jamaica.
Father Richard Ho Lung, founder of Missionaries of the Poor, lauded the several corporate entities, including Supreme Ventures Limited, which have come on board as sponsors of the restaging of Moses. He was speaking at the recent launch of the theatrical production.

For yet another year, Supreme Ventures Limited has joined forces with the Missionaries of the Poor (MOP) to bring Father Ho Lung and Friends' popular musical, Moses, back to the stage.

Ten years after the first round of performances in 2006, the story of the iconic biblical hero returns to the National Arena in Kingston for shows from September 24-25 and October 1-2, with special performances just for students.

Infused with strong voices, dazzling effects and Father Ho Lung's entertaining Jamaican humour, the tale of the Israelite nation's exodus out of Egypt promises to be a treat for the senses and the soul.

Assistant vice-president in charge of group corporate communications at Supreme Ventures, Simone Clarke-Cooper, said there was no hesitation when the company was presented with the opportunity to come on board as a bronze sponsor.




"Supreme Ventures answered the call to support this production because we have been involved with the Missionaries of the Poor for over eight years, and we know that thousands of Jamaicans rely on the work of Father Ho Lung and the Brothers. Their commitment to this country and the most vulnerable members of our society is something we are more than willing to support, and continue supporting, for as long as the need exists," she said.

Father Ho Lung, who is celebrating the 45th anniversary of his priesthood, spoke to the importance of the festive production and the impact of its sponsors.

"We are all caught up in a major act of charity. As many have said, this is a sacred production. These productions are not simply a work of art but a work of worship, " he said.

Proceeds from the event's staging will go towards the work of the MOP and is expected to fund half of its $100-million annual budget.

Missionaries of the Poor, which celebrates its 35th year as an institution, brings hope and help to the most vulnerable members of our society. Outreach services include a weekly meal service; distribution of foodstuff and clothing to thousands; night shelter; free medical care; counselling and crisis intervention.

There are over 500 Brothers serving the poor in Haiti, India, Uganda, Kenya, the Phillipines, Indonesia, East Timor and the United States.