The Apostolic community in Jamaica will be highlighting its contribution to the country's development over the past 50 year with a two-day celebration and the unveiling of a national social project to benefit the most vulnerable in the island.
The first day of the celebration is being held on October 6 at the National Indoor Sports Centre starting at 9 a.m.
The social project will be unveiled at a special service at which Bishop Noel Jones of California and Bishop Samuel Smith, the chairman of the Apostolic World Christian Fellowship, will be speakers.
The two-day celebration will conclude at the Bethel United Apostolic Church at 20 South Camp Road starting at 6 p.m. where the Apostolic Jamaica 50 Jubilee scholarship to a tertiary-level student and bursaries to high-school students will be awarded.
Speakers such as Dr C. Holdsworth, Bishop Devon Brown, Bishop Dr Evan Nepaul, Pastor Jassett McKenzie and Minister Fabian Banton are expected to call for showers of God's blessings, healing and deliverance and a renewed commitment to "Take Jamaica for Jesus".
God's presence needed
According to the Apostolic community, with many Jamaicans concerned about the level of criminal activity in the country, there is no better way to stem the tide of hate and anger than to invoke God's presence through prayer and guided actions.
The celebrations will be held under the the theme 'Arise and Build ... Jesus Will Draw'.
The project is being funded by the contributions of members of the Apostolics, their families and friends across Jamaica.
Details of the two-day celebration were first revealed at the start of this month during a service that was held in Browns Town, St Ann, on September 1 at the Apostolic Ark Pentecostal Church.
That service was used to reminded Jamaicans that 94 years ago the first baptism in Jesus name took place in St Ann, the cradle of the Apostolic Church in Jamaica.