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Tuesday 20 August 2019
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South churches ready to support laid-off workers

THE EDITOR: The Christian Council of San Fernando expresses its concern and support for the many affected by the recent layoffs and terminations of employment at Petrotrin and TSTT.

To our dear brothers and sisters – members of the affected families – we who are bonded by our shared experiences of having worked in the oil and service industry in contributing to the development of our nation, we wish to advise you that the Christian church is ready and willing to provide spiritual support in these trying times.

We are indeed committed to your cause and cognisant of the impact that the closure of the Pointe-a-Pierre refinery and other services have on our communities. We give you the assurance that we stand with you in these testing times.

Let us have faith in the providence of God. We join you in asking for God’s divine intervention and pray for His guidance as we move forward.

We pray that God will grant you the wisdom and increased faith to achieve a sense of hope in these dark days.

As the church, we are committed to providing you with prayerful support at this time and into the future.

As in the days when sugar died or when Caroni closed and other enterprises folded, we know that God will make a way for us as a people and as a nation.

Be encouraged. Please contact your nearest clergyman for guidance and counsel. May God continue to bless us all.

Some of the participating churches include: Voice of Triumph (Rev Trevor Joefield), Seventh Day Adventist Cocoyea (Rev Codelle Willliams), St Paul’s Anglican Church (Fr Anthony Mowlah Baksh), Christ Exalted Ministries (Apostle Wayne Bedeau), Rochard Worship Centre (Rev Terrence Chapman), Zion Tabernacle (Apostle Masceline Wyatt), Susamachar Presbyterian Church (Rev Kendrick Sooknarine).

Our Lady of Perpetual Help (Fr David Khan), Salvation Army (Rev Neyere Moliere), San Fernando Methodist (Rev Dwayne Samm), and the Christian Council of San Fernando (Apostle Terrence Honore, chairman).

The council was established in January to consider the spiritual well being of San Fernando and the nation.




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