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Crusade 2014 in high gear at the COGOP, Coral Road

by: Barbara Walkin, Night Editor

The Annual Evangelistic Crusade of the Church of God of Prophecy, Grand Bahama District is in high gear at Community at Heart Tabernacle, Coral Road.

Under the theme "I Will Arise," the membership from throughout the island, along with delegates and visitors have been enjoying the refreshing and restoring presence of the Lord Jesus Christ since Sunday night when the services began.

The crusade is expected to conclude Friday, February 14.

Four spirit-filled speakers Ministers Punchetta Taylor, Roosevelt Rolle and Chad Adams; and Bishop Robert Jones have been appointed to declare the word of God throughout the week long event.

Taylor was the opening night speaker and she ministered from the designated scripture for the crusade - Luke 15: 11-24, the story of the prodigal son.

Following her delivery, the minister invited the entire congregation to seek the Lord and pray for the deliverance of the nation.

On Monday night Rolle did not get the opportunity to share from scripture as an atmosphere of praise completely enveloped the congregation and he too invited members and visitors alike to flock to the altar for a time of prayer and surrender to the Lord.

Tuesday night, Adams expanded the theme "I will arise"   to include, "I will arise and return to my source."

Using the crusade scriptural text, Adams, detailed the story of the prodigal son leaving his fathers home, which he noted was his covering.

" He left his covering thinking that he was able to handle wihat the world had to offer without his safety net.

" But it came a time when the son lost all he had ... the world took all he had and he was left to seek out the only place he could find, which was the pig pen."

Adams said that after wallowing in that condition, the son realized that he did not have to be there, "so he came to himself and made the decision to return home ... return to his source.

" Return to the safety he once knew and that is what we need, as a people, as a church ... arise and return to our source." 

With two nights left in the 2104 evangelistic crusade, organizers are extending an invitation to the entire Grand Bahama community to join them and be blessed of the Lord.

Edith Cefort, National Public Relations Officer, COGOP, "family and friends of Grand Bahama you are cordially invited to attend the remaining nights of services. Yes bring your burdens, struggles, cares, pains and trade them for the garment of salvation, praise and restoration." 

Services begin nightly at 7:30 p.m. with crusade coordinators pastor Stephen Cefort and Ministers Barbara Gray and Cecil Bethel.

District overseer for Grand Bahama is Bishop Cleophas L. Capron and the National overseer is Bishop Franklin Ferguson, who are both in attendance. Host pastor is Bishop George Thompson.


Published Thursday, February 13, 2014

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