(Dominica News Online) As part of the recovery effort post-Erika, a delegation from Anguilla on Thursday presented cash donation amounting to $17,000 to two churches and one organization on the island.
The delegation led by Pastor of the Sovereign Grace Baptist Church in Anguilla, Quincy Gumbs and his wife Sonia Gumbs, has donated $8,000.00 to the Berean Christian Academy to assist in their restoration work, $8,000.00 to the Pichelin Gospel Mission Church and $1,500.00 to the Nature Isle Christmas Wonderland as that organization endeavours to work with children during Christmas.
The funds were made available by the Evangelical Churches of Anguilla, the Seventh Day Adventist churches and the Cruise Bay Baptist Church in St John’s Virgin Islands.
“This country will emerge from this disaster better than before thanks to men and women with spirits and determination,” Pastor Gumbs said while speaking at a handing over ceremony held at the Dominica Public Service Union (DPSU) building.
He continued, “You have given me the spirit to keep on knocking on doors and to keep on engaging others to continue to contribute to this worthy effort.”
Pastor Gumbs added, “We will continue to work with you to do our share to rebuild.”
Pastor Peter Thomas of the Berean Christian Academy thanked the churches for their contribution which he said will go a long way in helping in the construction of a building for the church and school.
“We think this is more than just a cheque, your presence here is encouraging to see that the people standing behind us…” Pastor Jack Leatham of the Pichlen Gospel Mission Church said.
“Thank you and (we will) ensure that we will do what the cheque is intended (for),” he stated.
Representative of Nature Island Christmas Wonderland, Sherian Letang is grateful that the various churches were able to support them in this venture.
“We also hold children very close to our hearts and it is just very fitting that you all are able to support us in this venture, and really hope that the public comes on board and support this, because we are doing this for the children and we just want everybody to come together and make Christmas memorable for our children,” Letang noted.