The Central Jamaica Conference of Seventh-day Adventist planted its first church in the Thompson Town community in North Western Clarendon on Sabbath, September 7, 2017.
This came on the heels of the recently concluded evangelistic series, which church Pastor Dean Thompson says was the tool God used to open doors for the Advent message to reach Thompson Town.
“Adventism is new to the area and our presence here over the past four weeks has awoken the interest of many person” he said.
“It is a very good time to be in the Thompson Town community, the harvest is a very rich one as the people here are crying out for the gospel and social intervention”, he added.
Meanwhile Amoy Haye, resident of Thompson Town community and a baptized Seventh-day Adventist for many years, praise the Central Jamaica Conference for what she says is a dream come true.
“I've spoken to a number of persons in my community and people are here who earnestly wants to know the truth about God.
She continued, “There are teachers from my school that have been looking for a Sabbath church to attend, but always found it challenging to go the distance, but now we have one right here in the heart of the town.
“This location is strategic and will impact the community for Jesus in a meaningful way”, she said.
Pastor Levi Johnson, President of the Central Jamaica Conference declared that he is overjoyed at the work of the Holy Spirit on the hearts of men and women in the Thompson Town community.
Using John 13:35 as the key text for his address, he encouraged the members of this new community of faith to be known as a people who love one another.
“By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another, if there is one thing that we want to be known for is that we love people,” he said.
“Go forth and impact the lives of other men and women all over Thompson Town with the saving grace of Jesus Christ by showing them love, he concluded.
With the establishment of this new congregation the Central Jamaica Conference now has 220 congregations.
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