Michael Anthony, Eastern Caribbean District Superintendent, and his wife, Monica, traveled to the Tichbourne Apostolic Faith Church in St. Michael, Barbados, in the Caribbean, for special meetings held on May 3-7. They were welcomed by the pastor, Edsil Parris, along with his son and daughter who help with the Lord’s work in Barbados.
During the weeknight services, Brother Michael spoke on the theme, “But First, Pray,” using 1 Thessalonians 5:17 for his text. He brought out the importance of having a correct attitude and atmosphere of quietness while earnestly conversing with the Lord. He encouraged the congregation to set aside time in the morning and throughout the day to spend time in prayer.
On Sunday morning, Brother Michael read Job 14:14 for his text, and focused on having a relationship with the Lord. He brought out that Job was able to converse with God during his time of testing, and he encouraged the congregation to maintain a relationship with God regardless of their circumstances.
The Sunday evening service included testimonies of victory. One lady shared that she was first saved at the age of eleven, but after being backslidden for years, she once again committed her life to God and He has kept her steadfast for decades. Another testified of being healed from cancer, and a young lady told how her co-workers were impressed with how she was able to stay true to God even though she was only in her early twenties. The congregation was encouraged to show the love of Jesus wherever they went.
Brother Michael and Sister Monica enjoyed their time with the Barbados congregation, and their prayer is that many souls will be saved in that region as the Gospel is preached.