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Lloyd Wynter committed to serving God

Published:Saturday | December 16, 2017 | 12:00 AMGareth Davis
Lloyd Wynter posing for the camera
Elder Lloyd Wynter sharing a moment with church members.
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Boundbrook, Portland:

He grew up in a Christian home where his parents were committed to the Seventh-day Adventist faith, and Lloyd Wynter is continuing that rich family tradition.

Now a grown man in his golden years, Wynter, who has served in numerous capacities at his home church, Boundbrook Seventh-day Adventist, at Rice Peas Road in Port Antonio, is an ordained elder and evangelist. His commitment to serving Jesus Christ is quite evident throughout that community where he is well loved and respected by many.

"The greatest gift is that of love," commented Wynter.

He continued, "God is love, and we, too, should show love to one another, irrespective of one's colour, status, religious belief, political affiliation, or background. If we are unable to love the very people who are around us, how then can we truly claim to love Jesus Christ, whom we have never seen? When we extend that hand of love, we must also remember to share with those that are in dire need."

 

LOVE NOT ONE-SIDED

 

According to Wynter, love is not one-sided or biased in anyway, but that it clearly depicts trust, understanding, forgiveness, and humility, which is badly needed in today's world, where the love of many have waxed cold.

"If we were to show or display a more loving and caring attitude towards one another, then there wouldn't be any need for others to rob, rape, and kill. Even when Jesus Christ was dying on the cross, He beckoned to his father to forgive them for they knew not what they had done. Christianity speaks primarily about loving thy neighbour as thyself and in doing that, we show that we care about one another. And that is the message that I have been preaching for several decades," he further said.

 

PRAYER & WORSHIP KEY

 

The elder, who has been married for approximately 45 years to his wife, Gladys, pointed out that there is also a need for Christians to engage in prayer and worship, more than ever, and that it is high time the people of God wake up and spread the message of salvation to a dying world - which is in need of redemption.

Continuing, Wynter said, "The signs are there that the end is near. The wanton disregard shown for human life, and the level of atrocities committed by criminal elements is alarming. But, if we are able to reach the youths at an early stage to preach to them the message of salvation, then there is still hope for many. Children live what they learn, and therefore it all starts in the home. A Christian education is the best one for our children in ensuring that they observe the basic moral principles of life."

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