Spreading Joy with A Smile

The Community Service’s Department of the George Town Adventist Church re-opened its kitchen to the public on Sunday morning, 23rd February, with a breakfast for 155 needy and homebound persons in the community.  The church has operated a soup kitchen on Wednesday’s for many years but has now added breakfast on Sunday mornings. 

Also, with support from the Lion’s Club, the first Sunday of every month 250 bags of groceries are delivered to the needy, but as needs arise in the church or community, groceries are supplied from the well-stocked pantry.  In addition to providing food, clothing is available for children and adults from the clothing closet.

Far left: Pastor Reinaldo Dracket, president; New Pastor: Moises Espinosa; and Sis. Elsie Myles (Center front)

The church’s Community Service Leader, Mrs. Elsie Myles, says she has a team of 30 volunteers assigned as cooks, drivers, kitchen help, clothing closet, and grocery disbursement.  The clothing closet and pantry are open to the public from 6:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. every Sunday and Wednesday morning.  Anyone with needs is welcomed to be blessed from this ministry.

The department also has teams organised to visit these persons being helped on Saturday afternoons to give spiritual food through songs, prayer and the Word of God. 

The newly installed pastor for the church, Pastor Moises Espinosa, was present and said: ‘I am very impressed with the organisation of the Community Service Department in carrying out their ministry to help the needy physically and spiritually; following Jesus’ example in taking care of needs and effectively presenting the gospel’.  Mrs. Myles explained to Pastor Espinosa that clothing and food for the pantry are made possible through the faithful monetary contributions from church members and the community.

Mrs. Myles, with a gigantic smile on her face, said: ‘This ministry is my calling.  I am not a singer or a preacher, but I can do this. I am filled when I am involved in helping those in need.’

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