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Family and Faith Magazine is one year old

Published:Friday | June 3, 2016 | 6:00 AM
Contributed Photo First anniversary edition of Family and Faith Magazine.

Quarterly Christian publication Family and Faith Magazine is marking its first anniversary this month.

Published by Breadknife Productions with the support from loyal sponsors the Jamaica Broilers Group (JBG) and Digicel Jamaica, the magazine has received outstanding reviews from thousands of readers all across Jamaica, the Caribbean, the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada and other countries.

Comments from readers during the year state:

"I would say I haven't got the happily ever after I had hoped for ... almost 21 years ago, but reading these family stories, I am so encouraged to seek God's will for my life. Separated and single parent, I can be fulfilled even in my current status. I need to surrender all to Him." - Karen

"Very inspiring story ... I was encouraged in my own faith walk. Thank you for making these types of "local" miracles known - i.e. God is also working in our own Jamaica." - Keith

"It's 1:31a.m. and I am up reading ... these real-life stories have really touched my heart ..." - Carla

Editorial director and founder Shelly-Ann Harris is thankful for the support the magazine has received over the past year.

"It's been a year since the debut of our glossy-magazine format, and we are thankful for our hard-working production team, loyal readers, partnership with The Gleaner Company, and our dedicated sponsors Jamaica Broilers Group and Digicel Jamaica. To God be the glory, great things He has enabled us to do together," said Harris.

The magazine's main sponsors also commended the publication. "We are thrilled to be part of Family and Faith Magazine. This publication explores and celebrates what is right with Jamaica," said a statement from the JBG.

"Digicel is happy to be part of a magazine that promotes wholesome family living. The values that the articles instill will only serve to have a positive impact on the readers," said Elon Parkinson, head of public relations at Digicel Jamaica.

The anniversary (summer) edition of the magazine was inserted in select copies of The Gleaner in Kingston on Monday. The theme for the summer edition is fun and features exciting activities for children, plus faith stories from known actress Camille Davis and songstress Samantha Gooden, as well as family-focused content.