Jamaica Baptist Union accepts three Haitian churches

first_img Sharing is caring! Share Tweet Share Graduates of the Jamaica Baptist Union Mission Agency’s Training in Discipleship and Ministry programme along with their lecturers at the Calvary Baptist Church on Saturday. Seated at left is Dr Simon Clarke who gave the keynote address at the graduation ceremony. (Photo: Pat Roxborough-Wright)THREE Haitian churches were on Sunday formally accepted as members of the Jamaica Baptist Union (JBU) at the closing services of the JBU 4th Believers’ Convention and 165th General Assembly at the Montego Bay Convention Centre.The move, the JBU said, was a significant act as for the first time in living memory that it has accepted into its membership churches located outside of the geographical borders of Jamaica.The three Haitian churches, which comprise the Eglise Christanisme Du Calvaire Baptiste Circuit of Churches, are: Nouvelle Du Calvaire D’Haiti — PPC; Nouvelle Eglise Baptiste Du Calvaire D’Haiti — Ka Fab; and Nouvelle Eglise Baptiste Du Calvaire D’Haiti — Ka Moinsard.They were given the right hand of fellowship in the wake of years of support provided by JBU to them in the areas of ministry, ministerial training, Christian education, development of education and educational infrastructure, building and expansion of church infrastructure, aid in establishing potable water supply, assistance in health and social welfare programmes as well as disaster relief.At the same time, a local church — the Spot Valley Baptist in Montego Bay — which has grown from a new mission and which meets weekly at Spot Valley High, was also given the right hand of fellowship by the JBU at Sunday’s morning service.The acceptance of the four churches bring to 336 the number of churches which fall under the umbrella of the JBU.The JBU 4th Believers’ Convention and 165th General Assembly which was held under the theme, “Being God’s People In God’s World — Living By Faith” began on Ash Wednesday, February 18 and culminated on Sunday with two closing services, which saw more than 8,000 Baptists converging on the Montego Bay Convention Centre.center_img FaithLifestyleNewsRegional Jamaica Baptist Union accepts three Haitian churches by: Jamaica Observer – February 24, 2015 Share 225 Views   no discussionslast_img read more