The Seventh-day Adventist Community Service Department pitched tents in the shade of trees on Northward Road in Bodden Town Saturday to pray and share with those who are less fortunate.

Angela Hall, assistant director of the church’s community services, said the church members were there to hand out cups of soup and groceries for those in need, and to pray with people.

“We are doing what Jesus would do. We feed, we listen and we pray,” she said. “Sometimes, people might not come into the temple but they are on the road and they are really troubled and just need an encouraging word.”

She said a lot of people stopped by throughout the day. “They got a cup of soup, we gave them a gospel track [pamphlet] and we learned from them too. We realised there are hurting people in our community, that really need.”

If you value our service, if you have turned to us in the past few days or weeks for verified, factual updates, if you have watched our live streaming of press conferences or sent an article to a friend... please consider a donation. Quality local journalism was at risk before the coronavirus crisis. It is now deeply threatened. Even a small amount can go a long way to sustaining our mission of informing the public. We need our readers’ financial support now more than ever.

Donate