February 27, 2013 Filed in: Other
During an address to Law Enforcement Officers and Civil Servants, the President of South Bahamas Conference of Seventh-day Adventists, Pastor Paul Scavella, encouraged the Officers and Civil Servants to be strong and courageous in performing their duties to the Bahamian people.
The South Bahamas Conference hosted its 18th Annual Law Enforcement and Civil Servants Prayer Service, under the theme “Double Your Portion.” This service was held at the Grants Town Seventh-day Adventist Church, in Nassau Bahamas, on the 23rd February 2013.
With reference to Hezekiah and the rebuilding of the walls, as found in 2 Chronicles 31, Pastor Scavella said that sometimes Law Officers may have the feeling that they are in the minority as they try to uphold the law, but they should do it anyhow because it is their duty to do so.
Pastor Scavella said, “In order to survive in this society today we must be people of courage. No coward should be a Police Officer, or a Custom Officer, or any other Law Officer. Courage is something that is very rare today and to have real courage, courage to do the right, “though the heavens fall” you have to be courageous and stand for the right, for there are more with you than those against you.” He further challenged the Officers to put their faith and trust in God in order to realize their strength.
Each year at this time the Seventh-day Adventist Church in the Bahamas organized and hosted a prayer and praise service for Law Officers and Civil Servants as they endeavor to do their duties.
In attendance were scores of Civil Servants and Law Officers, (active, reserved and retired) from the various Law Enforcement Agencies in the Bahamas.
In his comments about the significance of this event, Mr. Quinn McCarthy, Deputy Commissioner of Police, brought remarks from the Commissioner of Police, Mr. Ellison Edroy Greenslade. “ He said “ I believe that it is imperative to seek the Holy Spirit to direct our steps as law enforcement agencies. The escalation of crime and violence in our country will not be solved with our powers alone. We must at all times seek the Divine assistance to fight the evil that appears to be taking over our country.” He also expressed appreciation on behalf of Commissioner Greenslade to the South Bahamas Conference for hosting this meaningful event.
Article By: Danhugh Gordon
Communications Director, SBC