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Plea to give to the church


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THE LOCAL business community should put financial resources behind those organisations which are working to build on this island’s spiritual and moral foundation, according to evangelist and businessman Courtney Selman.
He made the point yesterday during the annual Prayer Warriors luncheon which was held at the headquarters of the National Union  of Public Workers (NUPW) at Dalkeith, St Michael, where a number of people were honoured for their contribution to the development of this society.
They were drawn from diverse areas ranging from sports, entertainment, business to religion.
Selman told his audience, which included President of the Senate Branford Taitt, that given the changes in society in recent years, it was important that those individuals and organisations reaching out to the youth to instil positive values should be helped by the business sector.
A society with good values and people with a positive outlook could only redound to the benefit of the wider society, he said.
He said that years ago many of the adults in this island not only attended church, but took their children and wards with them, and this ensured that they were exposed to a spiritual upbringing.
Sunday and Sabbath schools he added were a must and hence children had a choice in terms of exposure to religious teachings and values. This, he noted, did not necessarily obtain now in any serious way.
Hence his plea to reach out and help those who are still trying to maintain a cherished and proven tradition.
Selman, a former national cricketer, hosts a religious radio programme and also leads Prayer Warriors International which reaches out to those who are sick and infirmed, as well as the elderly and youth who are at risk. (ES)


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