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LTWS donates to Hurricane Joaquin victims

by: Sharell Lockhart, News Reporter - Published Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Let The Women Sing (LTWS) founder Min. Kelda ‘Timeless’ Sweeting on Thursday, December 3 presented Rotary Club of Grand Bahama Sunrise president Dwayne King with a check to aid Hurricane Joaquin victims in the Central and Southeastern Bahama islands.

Hurricane Joaquin left residents of Cat Island, San Salvador, Rum Cay, Long Island, the Exumas, Long Cay, Samana Cay, Crooked Island and Acklins scrambling to rebuild their lives following the category 3 storm, which demolished homes, schools, offices and roadways.

“LTWS held a Grand Gospel Concert  on  Sunday,  November 29 at Freeport Bible Church under the theme, “Taking It Back” in which three of Grand Bahama’s finest choir directors Pastor Valencia Dean-Brown (Universal Household of Faith), Marliea Mills-Pinder (Mt. Calvary Baptist Church) and Min. Kimberley Adams (Invaders for Christ Ministries) along with a non-denominational, all-female, 100 voice mass choir sang cherished gospel songs from “back in the day” by gospel artists that included Rev. John P. Kee, Rev. Milton Brunson & the Thompson Community Singers, Rev. Timothy D. Wright, Bishop Walter Hawkins and the New Jersey Mass Choir giving praise, worship and honor to God for all His benefits towards us.

“All proceeds from the concert were earmarked to assist our brothers and sisters in the Central and Southeastern Bahama islands left devastated in its wake.

“Rehearsals were held at Kingdom Worship Center International from November 23 - 27 and were awesome as all participants gave of their time, talent and enjoyed themselves.

“We thank God for allowing His presence to move mightily on the night of the concert that was greatly supported by the Grand Bahama community and today we are elated to present Mr. King with this check to aid the rebuilding and recovery efforts throughout Cat Island, San Salvador, Rum Cay, Long Island, the Exumas, Long Cay, Samana Cay, Crooked Island and Acklins.

“Concert-goers worshipped God and enjoyed the harmonious blend of the 100-voice choir that featured soloists Otimia Pennerman (Nassau), Terry Ann Johnson, Marlene Knowles, Vonique Brown, Nadia Dorsett, Doranell Brown, Miea Lopez-Israel and Tamicka Brown as well as visiting musical guests, liturgical dance and spoken word artist Caline Newton backed by the Red Alert Band.

“It was indeed a pleasure to be able to hand over the funds to Mr. King and we are confident that it would help our sisters and brothers in those islands, who came to our aid after Grand Bahama was left in a similar state following 2004 and 2004 hurricanes France, Jeanne and Wilma,” said Sweeting.

Thankful that God is enlarging the territory of LTWS and that they followed His guidance as it relates to donating 100 percent of the concert’s proceeds to help the ongoing recovery process in the Central and Southeastern Bahama islands, Rotary Club of Grand Bahama Sunrise president King expressed sincerest gratitude to Min. Sweeting for selecting the club to make the donation to and assured LTWS funds would go a long way in helping those in need.

King pledges his club’s support in all of LTWS’ future endeavors and wishes Min. Sweeting much success in the work of the Lord.


Published  Tuesday, December 8, 2015


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