A Children’s Convention at the Family Life Centre on May 20 concluded Seventh-day Adventist observance of Child Month, held in conjunction with the Department of Children and Family Services.
A large congregation of children, parents, volunteers and other supporters gathered for the one-day event, which ended eight weeks of training and a subsequent week of sermon presentations by the children.
The day involved a sermon presentation by 14-year-old child preacher Javon Lewinson, a Year 10 student at Clifton Hunter High School, and a musical drama directed by Lisa Pearce featuring children from various Adventist churches who sang and danced their way through the story of salvation.
Javon demonstrated expertise gained over the four years he attended the annual eight-week training program which prepared child preachers for their roles during Child Month.
Other highlights of the day included presentations by the Kings Church children’s choir, a children’s chorale from the Savannah Church, and adult finalists in a gospel singing competition sponsored by Optimist Club to bring awareness about childhood cancer.
The Department of Children and Family Services annually spearheads the national initiative of Child Month.
Adventist observance of Child Month concludes on Sunday with a children’s fun day at the Agriculture Grounds. All children and youth are invited to attend the day of fun and recreation.
The Children’s Convention is arranged by Cereta McDonald, assisted by Melissa Smith and a team of leaders drawn from the various Adventist churches across Grand Cayman.