GEMS Ministry Launched at Macedonia SDA Church
Written by: Dahvita Scarlett – President Macedonia GEMS | Thursday, July 26, 2018
Sabbath July 21, 2018 will go down in history as the date when the Girls of Eloquence Morals and Standards (GEMS) Ministry was officially launched at a special service at the Macedonia SDA Church. The service was held under the theme “Girls Transformed for a Divine Purpose” and was supervised by Dr. Yvette Castell, East Jamaica Conference of Seventh-Day Adventists (EJC’s) GEMS Coordinator and her assistant Taneshia Goodlitt.
Representatives from several churches including Omara Road, Greenwich Town, Woodford, Ephesus and Johnson Town SDA churches were in attendance. There was also good support for the girls from the Macedonia church members, family and friends. Everyone came to express their love and support to the Macedonia GEMS as they shared in the special occasion..
Dr. Castell led out in the installation service along with the Zone 1 GEMS President, Rickel Benjamin, Macedonia’s GEMS President, Dahvita Scarlett, 1st Vice President Natasha Nevers and 2nd Vice President Kimberly Brown. As the mentors stood with their mentees, the pledge and the creed were repeated and when the GEMS song was sung, they took with them the admonition to make a world of difference as Jesus changes them and make them more like Him. They were reminded that “each of the GEMS can be assets for the society and GEMS for God’s Kingdom.”
In her words of exhortation to the GEMS and the congregation, Dr. Castell encouraged the congregation to help the mentors support the GEMS and keep them motivated along their journey. She told the GEMS that they are beautiful and that each person can become whatever they desire as long as they set their minds and eyes on the prize and ask the Lord to direct their path. “With God, all things are possible,” she told the GEMS.
The ceremony ended with Elder Karen Morgan offering special prayer of consecration for the GEMS, mentors and coordinators. Through the GEMS Ministry, the Macedonian GEMS wish to make the whole world know that they are Girls of Eloquence, Morals and Standards emerging into mature sisters!
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