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Nov16MonSalvationists proudly proclaim the message of Jesus Christ through song, dance and drama. November 16, 2015 by Pamela Richardson
Following months of prayer leading up to the Boundless Bermuda Congress 2015, it was fitting that the third day began with a prayer breakfast at North Street Citadel. Following a meal prepared and served by men from the Harbour Light program, prayers of adoration, confession, thanksgiving and supplication were uplifted.
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“Prayer is an opportunity to come to God with a healthy appetite for spiritual things, and we can be satisfied,” said Commissioner Susan McMillan, territorial commander, in her devotional message.
In the afternoon, a celebration took place on the steps and front lawn of Hamilton's City Hall. As Salvationists proudly proclaimed the message of Jesus Christ through song, dance and presentations by the puppet team from West End Community Church, countless people stopped to listen and enjoy complimentary refreshments. The highlight of the afternoon was a performance by traditional Bermuda Gombey dancers. Dressed in colourful costumes, masks and tall headdresses, the Gombeys invited The Salvation Army's international leaders, General André Cox and Commissioner Silvia Cox, to join in their dance. To the delight of the crowd, Commissioner Susan McMillan, Colonels Sharon and Mark Tillsley, chief secretary and territorial secretary for women's ministries, and Majors Frank and Rita Pittman, divisional leaders in Bermuda, enthusiastically took part as well.
The celebrations on Saturday continued as young people from the division gathered at North Street Citadel for an evening of fun, food and games under the leadership of Majors Curtis and Cindy Butler, divisional youth secretary and divisional children's ministries secretary, and corps officers at West End Community Church. The General stopped by to greet the young people and to answer a wide range of questions, from the most interesting food he had been served since becoming General to what he was doing when he was their age. He encouraged the young people in their faith by saying, “Don't give up. Following God's way is the right thing to do.”