Sunday, April 14, 2024

Barbados Fest drawing crowds

Date:

Share post:

BARBADIANS HAVE BEEN flocking to Queen’s Park every night this week for Barbados Fest, a crusade hosted by American ministry Revival Today and The People’s Cathedral.

Many were no doubt driven by curiosity since colourful fliers posted and handed out around the island promised $20 000 in prizes.

The fliers did not indicate the event was a religious one but evangelist Jonathan Shuttleworth has been delivering energetic sermons and gospel music has been blaring from speakers.

Crusade director Tony Archuleta told NATION ONLINE Revival Today has been around since 2002 and this visit to Barbados was the group’s third.

 “Last year when we were here with the Pentecostal Assemblies of the West Indies what we realised when we were out doing street ministry [was] there were a lot of people in the neighbourhoods who didn’t know about it.

“They didn’t know there was something going on in the park,” he said, explaining the decision to advertise this year’s event for two weeks.

Archuleta admitted that some people wondered whether Barbados Fest was a scam.

“Other than to bless the people, there’s no angle to this. We don’t come here looking for money. We came to give to the community,” he said.

The crusade director said laptops, cell phones, cash and vouchers for groceries were some of the prizes given out.

He identified drug treatment facility Teen Challenge as one of the recipients of a laptop.

The crusade will end on Sunday. (NB)

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Related articles

Police: No plane crash

Police have discontinued investigations into reports of the discovery of a small plane in St John. Lawmen said a...

New route gets thumbs-up

Some bandleaders have given the new route for this year’s Grand Kadooment parade a passing grade. The new route was announced...

US shoots down Iranian drones bound for Israel

The US has shot down Iranian drones headed to Israel after Iran launched its retaliatory attack early on...

Iran launches retaliatory strikes toward Israel

Iran has launched a wave of retaliatory strikes toward Israel, fueling fears of regional escalation following an apparent Israeli attack...