“Bro Angel Brown is known to be a quite helpful and resourceful individual” says one member of the St Jago congregation “and hearing of his move to another island I knew there would be a missing space for a while at our congregation” she continued to explained. Bro. Angel is known among the general churches of Christ in Jamaica through his involvement with the COCJamaica online news forum and the annual Sports Day planning.
My encouragement comes primarily from the word of God. Its promises and reassurances is what I keep my eyes on and not let the noise of criticisms and distractions of economic woes, injustice, break down in moral living bother me. I know better is to come. My loving wife has been a key resource to keeping me in check and I wish I could do a lot more for her. It can be hard now that you find yourself more involved in the day to day work of a congregation and finding that right balance with family is now of key importance. The Children are my little joy bubbles to give you a laugh now and then.
What about Jamaica do you miss?
Everything! There is just that connection among those who you use to engaged with every Friday evening or Saturday morning or Sunday Worship you miss. Thankfully technology has made things easier so with the likes of Whatsapp, Facebook and Skype it seems as if I am still in Jamaica at times. It was the other day I was telling someone in Jamaica about something they should have been aware. How funny that was. But God be praise, there is no “perfect” congregation wherever you go but where I am, I have found a new family who many will show their deep respect to us and give us the needed encouragement as well.