By: Min. Timmeon Spencer, Field Global Missions Coordinator
In our previous posts, we highlighted what God has done through Missions Without Limits in Caribbean Field, especially focusing on Barbados, and Guiana and French Guiana . In our final article of this series, we now turn our attention to two other countries impacted by the event: Suriname and Saint Vincent and the Grenadines.
The country of Suriname focused on four main sites for their week of missions. These sites were overseen by Min. Debbie Ramillian, and included Texas, Toutonne, Cablestraat and Charlesburg. With approximately 14 persons assisting in these sites throughout the week, Suriname was able to impact a staggering number – 127 – of families. Participants gave out fliers, women’s accessories, male and female clothing, 73 food hampers and face masks.
They went from door to door praying with people, sharing God’s word and ministering to those they came into contact with. One heart-touching testimony was that of a woman who shared that “God has definitely sent you to me because I was need of prayers and groceries as well.” Hearing stories like these reminds us of the prayer-answering and compassionate God that we serve; a God that always shows up for us. Suriname continues to follow up with those same communities and families, and we join them in praying that God would draw more men and women unto Him.
Saint Vincent and The Grenadines
Led by District Superintendent Rev. Kelron Harry and his wife Dr. Roan Harry (Caribbean Field Compassionate Ministries Coordinator), St. Vincent and the Grenadines (a part of the Windward Islands District), focused in the Ottley Hall area for their Mission Without Limits initiative. Their strategy of reaching the community was heavily focused on compassionate ministries as the team delivered love hampers to individuals and families who needed assistance. During the delivery of these hampers, the team of 15 local missionaries also utilized the opportunity to pray with families and share with them a message of hope.
We continue to pray for the Windward Island District, and in particular St. Vincent, as they continue to grow as a church.
OVERALL IMPACT OF MISSION WITHOUT LIMITS
Mission Without Limits August 16th – August 28th, 2021 has been recorded to date as the largest missionary initiative ever on the Caribbean Field since the beginning of the Mesoamerica Region. During the period of Mission Without Limits 2021, we can report that we have distributed over 150 food hampers, we connected with over 200 families, we reached over 450 persons, 45 persons gave their lives to Jesus Christ, 1 Church was revived and 2 Churches were restarted. It can be easily concluded that Mission Without Limits had a great overall impact across the Caribbean Field.
Overall, we give God glory and praise for all that he has done during the two weeks of Missions Without Limits, and for all that he will continue to do throughout the Caribbean Field in missions. As mentioned earlier, some countries were unable to take part as they would have wanted to due to restrictions brought on by the Covid-19 pandemic. Yet we pray that they too will be able to participate and share their testimonies the next time we have a missions event like this.
Please continue to keep us in your prayers as we discover, develop, and deploy missionaries in the Caribbean.
To God be the glory, great things He has done.