Not many live to be 100 years old. So, when they do, we celebrate!
On Sabbath August 10, 2019 the Mendez Seventh-day Adventist church, in West Central St. Catherine, paused to celebrate Ida Robinson who celebrated her 100th birthday.
The church was packed and there was a lot of love and happiness in the congregation and it was easy to see why.
Ninety-nine years ago, on August 10, 1919 Ida Robinson was born to parents Catherine and Alexander.
Since that day in 1919, she has lived her life in selfless service.
“Aunt Ida is a very hard-working woman and she is very kind until this day”, said Hubert her nephew during the special celebratory service.
He continued, “she still uses her machete as old as she is and no matter what you have once you visit with her you will not leave her home without getting something from ‘her barrel’.”
“She is charismatic and someone you want to be around. Her great smile makes you feel welcome and when she talks with you, you feel special,” added Harper Williams, her very close friend.
Charles Bulgin, Associate Communication Director, CJC, also shared in the celebration and brought special birthday greetings on behalf of the conference.
“Sister Ida it’s a great privilege and joy to be here to celebrate your one hundredth birthday with you, as it is a blessing to live to see this milestone,” he continued. “You are still walking and moving around and it’s a testament of God’s blessings on your life, may He continually bless you, Happy birthday.”
Meanwhile, Pastor Romone Phoenix, former Pastor of the Mendez SDA commended the church for taking the initiative to celebrate the life of Ida Robinson and presented a plaque to her on behalf of current Pastor David Riley.
“We lovingly celebrate with you Ida Robinson, as we recognize the valuable contribution you have made to your community and the Mendez SDA church,” said Pastor Phoenix.
Ida Robinson has been a member of the Mendez SDA Church for the past twenty-eight years and attends church every Sabbath with the kind assistance of Elder. Glenval Newman, and several other committed church members.