A little old church with a big punch

St Lawrence church reaching out into the small town

St Lawrence church reaching out into the small town

St Lawrence Church is the oldest Anglican Church on this island over 150-years old, and it looks like it! BUT this small church wants to spread God’s love into a town that has over 50% of its community living below the poverty line.

The team were engaged in many discussions learning about the ministries taking place

The team were engaged in many discussions learning about the ministries taking place

Situated in the heart on the main street it is a ‘light of hope’ for the locals that comprise a large number of Hindi faith. A woman’s ministry to new young mothers at the local maternity hospital is one example. Ladies visit weekly and deliver clothing and blankets to the new Mum’s at this bustling hospital that has an average of 3 births/day -on average! The Golden Oldies went and met the nurses and the new Mums with two Mums with one-hour old babies.

Retired nurse 'Princess' Diana gives a clothing gift to a new mother with an hour-old baby

Retired nurse ‘Princess’ Diana gives a clothing gift to a new mother with an hour-old baby

This followed to a visit next door where Archer nurse Adele and Junior Golden Oldie Andrea have been working in a 24/7  Health Centre where they attend to 500 patients/day. The medical equipment from Archer residents donations and fundraising was gratefully received and is highly valued. This equipment will increase the number of patients they can see daily and it was heart warming to see how much difference it will make in this community

Some of the donated medical equipment on display with Andrea, Anita and Adele

Some of the donated medical equipment on display with Andrea, Anita and Adele

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2 comments on “A little old church with a big punch

  1. Mike Crowther says:

    Great blog Mitch! We appreciate being able to follow the Golden Oldies mission day by day. Thanks for posting great pics too.

  2. Pam Petherbridge says:

    I am loving revisiting all these wonderful places via technology! I am with you all the way, just as our wonderful God is, bless you all, love Pamela.

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