COMMISSIONING AND ORDINATION
GOD’S FELLOW WORKERS – CARIBBEAN TERRITORY
Well, there are 11 new “leftenants” in the Caribbean! Our two special ones, Gertha and Marc Eddy are pictured above as they were being received by our TC, assisted by the TP and being ordained and commissioned. Gertha and Marc Eddy will be staying in Jamaica and will be responsible for two corps; Mountainside and Barbary Hall. For the last few years they have been receiving their appointments in May in order to facilitate getting work visas and organizing all the transportation arrangements that are required in a territory made up of 15 countries. The session is made up of two couples and seven singles (four women, three men). Six of the cadets were from Haiti (two couples, two single women), 4 from Jamaica and one from Trinidad. Three are going back to Haiti, five are staying in Jamaica, two are going to Barbados and one to Guyana. During the afternoon session, the Secretary for Personnel described each of their appointments, supported by a powerpoint presentation (operated by my sessionmate, Major Gary F….Major Karen F was in the band-it was great to see them). This was really helpful for the new Lts. to get an idea of what their new appointments and congregations would be like.
Lts. Gertha and Marc Eddy’s Entrance God’s Fellow Workers
Gertha honoring her long-term SA Child Sponsorship Sponsors from Canada with the Silver Star award. This weekend was the first time that they met face-to-face.
Our friend Major Molvie G. receiving her 40 yr long service pin. This was the couple who were my Reginal Commanders in Antigua (1996-2000) and Major Keith teamed up with my brother Bob to do our wedding back in 2001. We are going to be able to spend next weekend with them in Montego Bay. Next year I’m up for my 25 yr pin…how in the world did that happen??
One special joy was to meet one of my new xanga friends, Cheryl with her husband and three lovely kids. Just wish we had had more time.