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Published:Monday | October 28, 2019 | 12:11 AMShanna Kaye Monteith/Gleaner Writer

Hundreds of mourners converged on the Seaforth Seventh-day Adventist Church in St Thomas yesterday to celebrate the lives of a father and son who both died under tragic circumstances. Members of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) and the Jamaica...

Published:Saturday | August 31, 2019 | 12:07 AMShanna Kaye Monteith/Gleaner Writer

When Kayan Douglas of Yallahs in St Thomas, speaks about the power of God she does so from personal experience. She recalled a frightening experience that she had while alone at home one night that forced her to rely only on God for help. “That...

Published:Saturday | August 24, 2019 | 12:13 AMShanna Kaye Monteith/Gleaner Writer

“It was the birthing of a new era in Jamaica,” said the Reverend Shambraè Robb, chief executive officer of The GIFTED Network, and host of the National Prophetic Summit (NPS) which took place over a three-day period last week, starting on Thursday...

Published:Saturday | August 17, 2019 | 12:09 AMShanna Kaye Monteith/Gleaner Writer

With the grand finale of The GIFTED Network’s National Prophetic Summit (NPS) set for today (Saturday, August 17), the anointed group of visionaries remain confident that the conference is definitely a move of God. The ongoing summit has seen...

Published:Saturday | August 10, 2019 | 12:17 AMShanna Kaye Monteith/Gleaner Writer

The pains of many today are concealed by forced smiles and stale ‘I’m okay’ responses, just enough to prevent others from enquiring further about their mental health and stability. Likewise does a large portion of this lot believe that they are...

Published:Saturday | July 27, 2019 | 12:14 AMShanna Kaye Monteith/Gleaner Writer

Permeating the social sphere with love for each other so thick it can be felt through computer monitors and phone screens, the relationship between Kingsley Morgan and his younger brother, Keneil, is the epitome of ‘bromance’ and an actual catalyst...

Published:Saturday | July 27, 2019 | 12:13 AMShanna Kaye Monteith/Gleaner Writer

Letting go of your faulty past and believing that God has a better future planned for you was the bottom line of a recent message delivered by Kimberly Jones-Pothier, a popular pastor who, outside of travelling the world to preach, often shares The...

Published:Saturday | July 13, 2019 | 12:12 AMShanna Kaye Monteith/Gleaner Writer

The spiritual combat for the soul of Amoy Lawrence, who at the time was plagued by homosexual attachment, intensified with the entrance of her mother on the battlefield, who was armed and dangerous as she defended her daughter’s purpose....

Published:Saturday | June 22, 2019 | 12:23 AMShanna Kaye Monteith/Gleaner Writer

It was a long and hard road, the journey from homosexuality to holiness that Amoy Lawrence undertook a few years ago. And though at the time, she wouldn’t admit to herself that God was calling her and working on making her an oracle for His...

Published:Saturday | June 15, 2019 | 12:13 AMShanna Kaye Monteith/Gleaner Writer

“Every queen has a story, a mission to complete and a destiny to fulfil. Our mission is to connect with the minds of the people of our parish and get them to understand that it is only through unity that we can make it a better one. Our duty is to...

Published:Saturday | June 8, 2019 | 12:20 AMShanna Kaye Monteith/Gleaner Writer

The discovery that many churches today are lacking what is known as the ‘deliverance ministry’ led Prophetess Shanika Sutton to host her first of such free conferences. The prophetic and deliverance gathering which took place last Saturday (June 1...

Published:Saturday | May 25, 2019 | 12:15 AMShanna Kaye Monteith/Gleaner Writer

The undying passion for the souls of young people to be saved stays with 23-year-old Brillena Knight, who believes her purpose here on Earth is to serve youth and help them draw closer to God. This passion, somehow, has been transformed into a...

Published:Saturday | May 18, 2019 | 12:56 AMShanna Kaye Monteith/Gleaner Writer

It is a popular belief that the Christian generation of today is being spiritually mistreated by the elders of the Church for what is being described as its disinterest in traditional religious ways of operating. Michael Payton, the jurisdictional...

Published:Saturday | May 11, 2019 | 12:11 AMShanna Kaye Monteith/Gleaner Writer

They say life doesn’t come with a manual, it comes with a mother, so imagine the privilege of having two. Such is the case of Kyesha Randall, who reigned as Miss Jamaica Festival Queen in 2016. “When I share my story with the persons I meet, there...

Published:Saturday | April 6, 2019 | 12:06 AMShanna Kaye Monteith/Gleaner Writer

Sometimes, when you least expect it, life happens, and you are suddenly plunged into a lifestyle that, though you weren’t afforded a chance to train or prepare for it, you have no choice but to function in your new reality. Nicholas Gong testifies...

Published:Saturday | March 30, 2019 | 12:20 AMShanna Kaye Monteith/Gleaner Writer

Christian speaker and millennial coach Damekie Spence is encouraging young people to be mindful of the things they declare over their lives and the phrases they allow to come out of their mouths. She believes that oftentimes, it is people’s words...

Published:Saturday | March 23, 2019 | 11:48 AMShanna Kaye Monteith/Gleaner Writer

“The law of the Lord is perfect, converting the soul: the testimony of the Lord is sure, making wise the simple.” (Psalm 19:7) God speaks to those He loves, if they will stop long enough to listen. Dorett Rose of Yallahs, in the parish of St...

Published:Saturday | March 23, 2019 | 11:45 AMShanna Kaye Monteith/Gleaner Writer

There’s always something intriguing and highly admirable about a man who has fully decided to walk with the Lord, dedicating his time and resources to God’s service. Such is the story of Denver Skervin, who told Family...

Published:Saturday | January 19, 2019 | 12:00 AMShanna Kaye Monteith/Gleaner Writer

During this week's fasting service at the Greater Bethlehem Temple Apostolic Church in Yallahs, St. Thomas, the congregation was fed a word on Love.In her address to the people, Missionary Matthews touched on various examples in the Bible where true...

Published:Saturday | December 29, 2018 | 12:50 AMShanna Kaye Monteith/Gleaner Writer

“Look where God has brought us, look how far we’ve come, we’re not what we ought to be, we’re not what we used to be Thank You, Lord, thank You, Lord, for what You’ve done!”   The choir would sing back in...

Published:Saturday | December 29, 2018 | 12:05 AMShanna Kaye Monteith/Gleaner Writer

If you live for people's acceptance, you will die from their rejection! - Lecrae   “Don't die being a people pleaser. The same people who said ‘Hosanna, Hosanna’, said ‘crucify Him’,” warned...

Published:Saturday | November 10, 2018 | 12:00 AMShanna Kaye Monteith/Gleaner Writer

Spirits dropped, hearts palpitated, and shops were forced to close earlier than usual in Logwood, St Thomas, on Thursday night following the shooting death of Jamaica Labour Party activist Rameish Simpson at the gateway to his home in the community....

Published:Saturday | November 3, 2018 | 12:13 AMShanna Kaye Monteith/Gleaner Writer

"Quitting is not an option." That's the message gospel veteran Carlene Davis hopes to send with her latest album The Assignment.The message, she said, isn't only for Christians, but also serves the unchurched and the unsaved."The Assignment is a...

Published:Saturday | October 20, 2018 | 12:00 AMShanna Kaye Monteith/Gleaner Writer

Young author and visionary, Colleen Cohen, is launching what is called the True Vine Writer's Camp, which, according to her, will exist to inspire hope by transforming families and communities, one neighbourhood at a time.With youth, nation building...

Published:Wednesday | September 12, 2018 | 12:08 AMShanna Kaye Monteith/Gleaner Writer

Like most Jamaicans, Karen Dunn was not prepared to face the wrath of Hurricane Gilbert.Up until the morning of the great hurricane, Dunn, a resident of Southaven, St Thomas did not have a clue that the disaster threatened her country."The...

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