Many came to the service to support the men and hear their testimonies, including Senior Magistrate Juan Wolffe, Harbour Light staff and Majors Frank and Rita Pittman, divisional leaders, Bermuda Division.
The message was preached by Terry, now a uniformed Salvationist, who proudly spoke of having graduated from the program five years ago. He spoke passionately and sincerely on the topic of being still and allowing God's presence to abide with us.
The men shared rousing choruses as a group and two men offered solos. Five men shared their personal journeys and testimonies, giving credit to God and to the Harbour Light program for the success they were currently experiencing.
One of these testimonies came from Anthony, who struggled with addiction for decades. Over a period of 30 years, he had spent less than a year out of the prison system; each time he was released, he would reoffend, resulting in his return to prison. He gave thanks to God that this cycle had been broken and he was finally free.
“Their testimonies and singing were inspiring and uplifting, and the Word was proclaimed with passion,” says Major Wendy Broome, reflecting on the meeting. “Their enthusiasm was very encouraging. I believe that God used all of them in a mighty way to plant seeds for the kingdom.”