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Jamaican Gospel Singer Electrifies Local Church

Jamaican Gospel Singer Electrifies Local Church
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Jamaican gospel singer and song writer Carey Sayles last Saturday afternoon (22 July, 2017) electrified a capacity audience at the George Town Seventh-day Adventist Church as the feature artiste in a three-hour gospel concert.
Mr. Sayles was in Cayman for a free performance in support of the church’s youth ministry.
The packed church clapped, waved, sang and otherwise showed their delight in response to the high-energy style of artiste Sayles. The musical experience as he belted out several medleys and songs over the course of the afternoon’s musical extravaganza was made even more moving by interspersed snippets of his life story.
That story is one of particular determination and deep faith despite often devastating obstacles, rising today as he has to the heights of a musical career and establishing himself as a professional in the Jamaica public service.
Growing up in the Arnett Garden area of Trench Town, he survived to tell the tale of several close death experiences: “I saw men killed and most of my friends turning to guns,” he said, “but because of my mother’s and stepfather’s care and guidance, and the protection of my Heavenly Father, I was able to resist the forces of evil.”
So instead of succumbing to the pressures of an environment that has had such deadly impacts on young lives, today he is a graduate of the Mandeville-headquartered Northern Caribbean University, with a bachelor’s degree in business administration. He is now a supervisor at the Jamaica National Housing Trust.

Praise 87.9 Bids Farewell to Radio Doctor

Praise 87.9 Bids Farewell to Radio Doctor
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Praise 87.9 radio station took a moment on Wednesday (19 July) to wish Radio Doctor Andy Shillingford well as he departs Cayman for his next tour of service, this time in the UK where he will join the British National Health Service.
As a token of appreciation, Conference Executive Secretary Pastor Reinaldo Dracket presented a plaque to Dr. Shillinford in recognition of his four years’ service to the Conference’s radio station.
“Your service as radio doctor has enriched lives,” Pastor Dracket said, thanking him on behalf of the Conference and the community at large and wishing him well for the future.
Dr. Shillingford served on the popular once weekly “Doctor’s Orders,” programme since 2013, and departs tomorrow (20 July) for the UK. His wife Mrs. Angeline Shillingford served for several years as the president of Cayman Academy’s Home School Association (HSA). Dr. Shillingford leaves Cayman after eleven years’ service with the Health Services Authority.
“It’s been a good eleven years,” he said. “I have enjoyed the community and the people and I am going to miss Cayman.” Of his role on Doctor’s Orders, he said: “It has been fun,” adding: “I have enjoyed working with Dwayne”, the host for the programme and the station’s manager.

First Community Services Mission to Cayman Brac

First Community Services Mission to Cayman Brac
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The Cayman Brac community enjoyed its first health fair organised by the Adventist Church’s Community Services Department in collaboration with national and local private and public support.
The large contingent of nearly 50 Grand Cayman volunteers joined forces with the Brac’s volunteers in a three-day community outreach programme during which they launched the health fair. The volunteers arrived on Friday evening, 16 June, and departed on Monday, 19 June.
“It was truly a collaborative effort involving businesses and individuals on the national and local levels and the many hardworking volunteers on both Grand Cayman and Cayman Brac,” said Associate Director Angela Hall. Coordinating the Cayman Brac volunteer effort leading up to the visit was Brac Community Services Leader Neila Jones.

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The Associate Director especially noted the contribution of Brac MLAs and Cabinet Ministers, the Hon. Juliana O’Connor-Connolly and Deputy Premier Hon. Moses Kirkconnell, who jointly funded one night’s accommodation for the Grand Cayman’s contingent’s at the Brac’s Esperanza Guest House. She also thanked Esperanza’s Manager Rochelle Smith for special discount rates.