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Seniors motivated - Prayer breakfast refreshes, encourages

Published:Thursday | April 19, 2012 | 12:00 AM
Gloria Facey, president, Springfield Senior Citizens' Club, greets Fitzroy Bennett, chairman, National Council for Senior Citizens, St Catherine Western Zone, during an annual prayer breakfast held at the Anglican Church Hall in Linstead. - PHOTO BY KAREN SUDU

Karen Sudu, Gleaner Writer

LINSTEAD, St Catherine:

MORE THAN 60 seniors from several senior citizens' clubs were fêted at the National Council for Senior Citizens, St Catherine Western Zone annual prayer breakfast recently.

"You have to pronounce your day. Your body, your brain, your subconscious mind take that pronouncement and you would be frightened to know what can happen," retired principal and motivational speaker Ansel White told his audience at the Holy Trinity Church Hall in Linstead, St Catherine.

The prayer breakfast was held under the theme, 'Seniors in action through prayer'.

Awesome testimonials

In an awe-inspiring presentation, the stalwart educator shared several testimonies which demonstrated the power and miraculous virtues of prayer.

"I pronounce my day through prayer and that turns into action. I pray in secret and God rewards me openly," he said.

He encouraged the seniors to read widely to build their knowledge base and undertake their endeavours with feelings and belief.

"I remember ... I wanted $6,000. I didn't know where it was coming from and I had a book named Meet It With Faith, and I took up the book, and when I opened the book, I saw a brown envelope and when I opened it, I found not $6,000, but $12,000. All now I don't where it came from ... " he recollected.

Like several who attended the function, Gloria Facey, president, Springfield Senior Citizens' Club, left feeling inspired and rejuvenated.

"It was really inspiring and having Mr White a senior himself, he motivates us to just keep going, be independent and just don't sit back and wait for the undertaker to come and take us," said Facey.

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