Dear LIRA Family and Friends:
Greetings in the Name of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. It is with a sense of accomplishment that we announce that Bethel and Pineal Seventh-day Adventist churches on the Wismar side of Linden have been equipped with padded pews. Sixty refurbished pews (30 for Bethel and 30 for Pineal) were purchased from Mr. Everette Bland at Commercial Refinishers in North Carolina for $8,000.00. Shipping arrangements were made with Mr. John Estelles at Blue Ocean Transport with headquarters in Miami, Florida. The cost for shipping was $4,259.00.
On October 15, 2015 the pews were packed into 20’ containers and shipped to the Guyana Conference of Seventh-day Adventist with attention to President Avert James. The pews arrived in mid-December just in time for the Christmas holidays.
The message from Bethel reads, “Dear brethren, greetings in the name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ! On behalf of the Pastors, Officers, and members of the Bethel SDA church, we would like to convey our sincere thanks for our gift of 30 pews. We appreciate your kind gesture and would like you to know that we feel so comfortable in our new pews. May God continue to bless you richly as you help other congregations. Let us wish each family bless in LIRA God’s richest blessings in 2016 as we work together for the Lord.”
Velve L. Waithe – Church Clerk
The message from Peniel reads, “The eldership and members of the Peniel SDA church express their heartfelt gratitude to LIRA for the gift of thirty beautiful pews. We are very comfortable now and the sanctuary feels more like a place where God’s spirit dwells. We are eternally grateful. May God continue to prosper and bless the Association.”
Leslyn Charles – Head Elder
Thanks and God Bless.