As the planning committee of the Best Dressed Fun in the Son Gospel Festival continues its community sensitisation programme ahead of the Saturday, July 14 event, meetings are being held with various churches in and around the National Heroes Park vicinity to identify 1,000 volunteer counsellors to join 500 to serve at the festival.
Now in its 10th year, the mission of the festival, which is sponsored by the Jamaica Broilers Group under its Best Dressed Chicken brand, in association with Glory Music, is in keeping with the group's ongoing commitment to assist with the spiritual upliftment and transformation of lives within our nation.
The partnership with the churches is beingfacilitated by Youth Reaching Youth, of Swallowfield Chapel, and the Downtown Ministers' Fraternal. It is aimed at encouraging members of all represented congregations to volunteer as counsellors at the Best Dressed Fun in the Son Gospel Festival. Volunteers would also assist in promoting the event through announcements and the distribution of promotional material across their church network.
"The Downtown Ministers' Fraternal is of the view that Best Dressed Fun in the Son Gospel Festival is another means by which we can fulfil our mission. The fraternal is, therefore, proud to be associated with this year's staging and we look forward to the event enriching the lives of members of our community," said Reverend Nigel Pusey, chairman of the fraternity.
With regards to the festival, volunteers from churches will be on hand to counsel persons who, on the day of the festival, indicate a desire to commit their lives to Christ. They will also be expected to conduct post-event follow-up with said persons through discipleship sessions for their spiritual growth.
Training for the volunteer counsellors will take place at two one-day workshops which are scheduled for June 23 and July 7 at the Swallowfield Chapel.
Interested persons can contact Youth Reaching Youth coordinators by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephone at 354-0826/891-4020. Michael Subratie (right), managing director of T. Geddes Grant, the local distributors of Mott's apple juices, greets Remona Henry (centre) and her daughter Renee (in bed) during a recent post-Child's Day treat by Mott's for approximately140 patients at the Bustamante Hospital for Children. Standing in the background is Joy Bennett, brand manager for Mott's apple juices. Mrs Mott's, of the duo apple mascots, provided entertainment for the children, who were also treated to Geddy's macaroni and cheese as well as Geddy's sausage and ketchup.