AS this nation faces trying times and challenges citizens can look to Spiritual Shouter Baptists for inspiration to keep hope and faith alive, says Opposition Leader Kamla Persad-Bissessar.
In her message commemorating Spiritual Shouter Baptist Liberation Day Persad-Bissessar said she was am reminded of the important lessons all can learn from this community – of the power of faith, unity and determination in overcoming seemingly insurmountable odds. “We honour the fighting spirit in the face of organised state oppression.” She said the country must take the time to remember those who have fought hard and won a long, difficult and oppressive struggle for liberation.
Persad-Bissessar said the contributions of the Spiritual Shouter Baptist community to the country’s rich heritage, diverse culture and to national development were deserving of celebration. “Let us remember the kind of resilience upon which our citizenship is built, which define us as a people. I call upon all citizens to stand together and work together, and, united in purpose, we can make a difference in our country. We must all keep in our hearts and minds at all times the mission to be our best, do our best and come together to build our nation into a stronger, more united one. Together we can create a Trinidad and Tobago in which we can all be proud.”