National Day of Prayer Saturday

People from all denominations are invited to join their pastors and government leaders in a National Day of Prayer for the Cayman Islands, from 4pm to 6pm Saturday at the George Town Seventh-day Adventist Church, Smith Road.

Pastor Alson Ebanks of Church of God Walkers Road, and Pastor Al Ebanks of Agape Family Worship Centre will participate, said Pastor Sethres Dixon.

‘Every person living in these Islands not only knows that Cayman is facing many challenges – they feel those challenges every day,’ said Mr. Dixon, who pastors the George Town SDA Church.

‘We’re all affected by issues like increased crime, job insecurity, stressed relationships, and rupturing communities,’ he said. ‘It’s been said that the churches need to do more to help turn these problems around. Well, for Christians, our first step is to pray, and then act on the Word that has been given to us.’

The call to prayer will be hosted by the Cayman Islands Conference of Seventh-day Adventists, noted Pastor Al Powell, who leads the West Bay and Bodden Town SDA churches.

‘In addition to highlighting that this is for all denominations, we also are highlighting that this is for all nationalities,’ he said. ‘This is because there has been so much talk about Caymanians versus expats, and it hasn’t helped solve the problems. In some cases, depending on the tenor of the conversations, it’s been detrimental.

‘There has to be a better way to talk about the issues that, in truth, affect everyone. It doesn’t matter what nationality you are – if there is crime on the streets, you are affected. If the schools are having disciplinary problems, you are affected.’

In addition to clergy from the various denominations, government leaders have also been invited to attend.

For more information, call the Cayman Islands Conference on 949-2647.