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M A G A Z I N E

BOULEVARD BAPTIST CHURCH | FEBRUARY 2014 EDITION | ISSUE NO. 16

Boulevard Baptist

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points about logistics

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Anniversary Celebrations

‘We are God’s Poem’

‘My Salvation Testimony’

Patrick N. Anderson:

org. Boulevard Baptist Church Boulevard Baptist Church 2 Washington Boulevard. 905-0118 or 832-1522 Email: boulevard. Simone Hull-Lloyd. Sunday School: 8:00 a. Prayer and Fasting: 1st Saturdays. Claudette Reid and Lorna Fraser. .: 905-2422.com | Website: www. Kingston 20 Tel. Duvaughn Dick.Mission Statement: To develop our spiritual lives. while co-operating with other Christian bodies.m. • 1st and 3rd Wednesdays at 7:00 p.m. Claudette Reid . and 6:30 p. Editor-in-Chief: Sophia Williams Other Team Members: Hyacinth Brown. public and private worship.boulevardbaptist. Ricardo Holness.baptist@yahoo.m. 7:00 a.m.m. evangelize the wider community and influence the world through Christ by organized preaching.jm Pastor: Rev. Francine Dallas. Dr. Carla Wilson-Redden. – 8:50 a. Prayer & Bible Study: Wednesdays at 9:30 a.m. Verna Edwards. Petrona Faulknor.m. Christian education and fellowship. Devon Dick Opportunities For Worship Sundays at 9:00 a.

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Jackson advised us not to give up meeting together. A kind word spurs kindness and you should do unto others as you would like them do unto you. God is adding His blessings for years to come. Significant to the 45 years existence of the Church. This he stated. Wilmer Jackson’s third point urged us to consider how we may spur one another unto love and good deed. Sylvester Brown and Gloria Walters We were encouraged to draw near to God. A new Church sign was also unveiled. former General Secretary of the Church of God of Jamaica. Gloria Walters. Rev. Lastly we were urged to encourage one another. The nine surviving foundation members of the thirty two members who formed the membership 45 years ago are Rev. Our faith and hope must be grounded. . exhorted us to “Be faithful to the unfinished task”. he stated. 1. Jackson. Positing his fourth point. 2014 with significant activities and achievements forming part of the celebrations. is an example set by Jesus Christ. Luther Gibbs. Dorleen Williams and Elaine Williams. Wilmer Jackson. declared Rev. Leleka Champagnie. was a call for Christian action and commitment. indicating that it takes kind words to stir up love and good deeds. Constance Weathers. Anniversary Message The 45th Anniversary message by Rev. He focused on Hebrews 10:22-25 and indicated that each verse introduced something to Christian living. Ronald Walters. Church attendance. Let these five things remain in your mind as a Church. the foundation members were recognized with the unveiling of a plaque. is standing on the promises of God.45 th Anniversary Celebrations “The Joy of Remembering” The 45th Anniversary of the Boulevard Baptist Church was marked on February 9. His second point was for us to hold unswervingly to the hope we profess. he added. A major achievement celebrated by the Church was the Blessing and Tour of the Kings Manor Townhouse Development. Rev. Foundation Members L-R: Dorleen Williams. avoiding the distractions and ensuring that we are connected to the source of power. Elaine Williams. and Christian hope. Sylvester Brown. asserting that we must not get in the habit of not attending Church. A word of encouragement can have a powerful effect on others.

the former Boulevard Baptist church manse into a townhouse development. Construction work commenced on July 22. . Dr. Chairman. 2. Donald Williams.Kings Manor Development Project ~ Hugh Reid Where there is no vision. happy is he . The project vision was to make a contribution to the housing needs of Jamaicans and also to provide an income generating asset for the church by converting property (half of an acre) situated at 15 Kings Drive. Ground breaking for the project took place in February 2011 but the proposed townhouse units were subsequently redesigned and KSAC re-approval obtained in 2013. 2013 and practical completion is scheduled for the third week of February 2014. Evon Brown and Jassel Dunstan.(Proverbs 29:18) The vision for this project was that of our Pastor Rev. all members of the church. Devon Dick and began to take shape in 2009. Kings Manor Development Company Limited (KMDC) was incorporated in 2012 to manage the project and its Board of Directors of KMDC comprises Hugh Reid. the people perish: but he that keepeth the law. Their mandate was to oversee the construction of five two bedrooms Townhouses at a development cost of more than 100 Million Dollars.

) and were initially priced at 21 million dollars subject to certified escalation. inter alia. a back patio. a front garden (on which the unit owners will work their magic). Each unit has 2 parking bays assigned. Quantity Surveyors.153 sq. The construction project team is comprised of Taylor Architects. . 2 and half bathroom townhouse units are 1. Except the LORD build the house.Funding for the housing development was provided by the Church and the National Housing Trust which approved an interim construction loan in June 2012. situated on lots of 1. (Psalm 127:1) 3. Provisions have also been made for the construction of a sixth unit by the Church and we will await God’s direction in this regard. Burrowes & Wallace. ft. Contractors. Ltd. the watchman waketh but in vain. solid surface kitchen counter tops and ceramic tiles.. and Carl Chin. The five 2 bedroom. Ainsworth Dick. The development is a gated community with guard house and features. Surrey Paving & Aggregates Co. ft. Structural Engineer. Land Surveyor. internal laundry area. In this regard it should be noted that the initial design was based on on-site sewage disposal using a reed bed but this has now been upgraded and the development is now connected into the NWC central sewage line. Four units will be sold and the fifth unit will be retained by the church.630 sq. I am sure you will agree with me that the construction team has done their job well. which we estimate will be 10%. Special commendation is due to the directors of KMDC who provided personal guarantees to the NHT as part of the security for the construction loan. they labour in vain that build it: except the LORD keep the city.

the Tarrant and Bethel Baptist choirs. The Festival of Choirs this year was held under the theme: “The Journey Continues… God and God alone”. . 4. Franklin Halliburton. “Hallelujah”. along with a Planning Committee chaired by Jasmin Ramsay. significant to the 45 years of Boulevard Baptist Church witness. and organist. culminates with the Church’s yearly anniversary celebrations.2014 Boulevard Baptist Junior Choir. “A fi wi culture”. Compere for the evening. The Festival also featured choir master and conductor extraordinaire. A new feature of this year’s staging was the inclusion of the Combined Male Choir comprising 45 voices. “Jah is my keeper”. one of the star performers! The Annual Festival of Choirs was held on February 2. The musical treat included popular pieces such as. and Musicians. “Total Praise” and the congregation presenting “O Praise Ye the Lord”. acclaimed Music Directors. It was a festival where we were revived. “Daniel’s God”. Joseph McIntyre who developed and choreographed the theme each year. An event which started in 2010 under the theme: “A Journey of Faith”. Jamaica Folk Singers and the Philharmonic Orchestra of Jamaica. guest Choirs. Nexxus. renowned Jamaican Soloists. also the Haven Hill and East Queens Street Baptist Choirs. 2014. the Andrews Seventh Day Adventist Choir. “Everytime I feel the Spirit”. “We are rejoicing”. certainly through the efforts of our Music Director. Dr. Melody Williams. “Great is Thy faithfulness”. under the distinguished patronage of Her Excellency the Most Honourable Lady Allen. skillfully took us on the journey as we re-lived moments of the past themes from previous years and embraced the current theme with outstanding performances from the Boulevard Baptist Senior and Junior choirs. Lori Burnett and the aforementioned first time performers. It was another stellar presentation featuring local Church Choirs. renewed and inspired. Livingston Burnett. the Diocesan Festival Choir. and had first time performers such as the Jamaica Youth Chorale.

…” This has been my life’s testimony. The thought that God loved me so much that he would protect me from danger and sin in such a way overwhelmed me. ran home to my mother and. She was so happy to lead me to Christ then and there. It was made clear to us that we couldn’t be saved by virtue of our parents’ salvation. My parents were members of the Olivet Brethren Assembly (Waltham Park Road) and that is where we attend Church and Sunday school.“A wonderful Saviour is Jesus my Lord”.. We visited “Ms. Ethel’s” Church off Waltham Park Road when we could get a young adult to go with us. in tears. but the hymn. This was something we had to take care of ourselves. My brother and two sisters were baptized with me at a Baptist Church in North London (even though our parents were still “Brethren”). . told her that I wanted to give my life to Jesus. nor angels. I left the Church. As a child going to Church on Sunday was just something the family did. On a Sunday evening we got the chance to visit other Churches. I was not baptized until age sixteen while living in London.MY SALVATION TESTIMONY Photo Caption: Patrick Anderson with wife. nor power…. As children we HAD to go to Sunday school. I came to understand the truth of Romans 8:38-39: “For I am persuaded that neither death. I cannot remember anything about the sermon. Another favourite for Sunday evening visitation was the Church of God on Waltham Park Road. It was on a Sunday evening at Church. Between my initial “conversion” and baptism (and after) there were many ups and downs in my spiritual walk. at age eight or nine years old that I became convicted of the need to surrender my life to Jesus Christ. However. These services were attractive because of the lively Pentecostal flavour. Diana and granddaughter Zoe Patrick N. haunted me. In 1978 while teaching at Calabar High School during the summer a few of us decided to go to the beach after school to 5. nor life. which was at 3:00 o’clock in the afternoon. nor principalities. no debate. shall be able to separate us (me) from the love of God. Anderson I thank God for Christian parents.

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So it was me and the LORD. I made up my mind not to give up. In my youthful exuberance I volunteered to go in with him. It was a very windy day and the waves were very high. This would be the practical working of my Salvation. fighting the undertow (unknown to me) and a young gentleman on a tyre tube managed to get to me. I urge you all to look to Jesus to discover His purpose for your life. We sourced second hand computers for the warders at GP and taught the basics of Word Processing and General Computing. I told the gentleman that I was in trouble and asked if he could help. . We offered counselling. I didn’t know at the time that many so-called swimmers had lost their lives to the wicked undertow. as well as a word of exhortation.“cool off”. He’s Alive !!”. I learned later that he was also struggling and was afraid that we would both drown if he came near me. That spurred me on to keep going. Catherine. My next memory was waking up on the beach surrounded by people cheering “He’s Alive. I knew nothing of all of this. and recommend that you pray daily for the grace to fulfill that purpose. particularly in the Church. God has a purpose for all our lives. I led a team of Church men to General Penitentiary (Tower Street) for several years. Only to say that I was seen to be swimming out there. I felt a call to continue working with children. that could drag you out to sea if it held you. put me on the tube. whereby we must be saved . and we both came ashore. God had kept me alive. then that was the last thing I remember. and also to do what I could to help the underprivileged. That was the last I saw of him. alone. I resolved that since God must have kept me alive for some purpose. Also. Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men. my foot touched a rock. He has never failed me yet! I continue to seek His will for my life daily in prayer. and you were not a very strong swimmer. I have been teaching in the Sunday school at Boulevard Baptist for over 20 years. prayer. The nearest decent beach was Cable Hut on the Bull Bay Road.(Acts 4:12) 6. When I tried to turn back I couldn’t!! The undertow got hold of me and was pulling me out to sea. We swam out about sixty to eighty metres then decided to turn back. A middle aged “English” looking gentleman said he would love to take a dip but he wouldn’t go in by himself. advice. moving later to the Tamarind Farm prison in St. Having first decided to give up and accept that it was my fate to drown at sea. in the 1990s we started the Prison Ministry at Boulevard Baptist. There is quite a bit more to the story.

Celebrating the centenary of late patriarch. I bent down and fed them . His admiration for his father was seen as one who embraced individuals even when they were characterized as a rogue. 2014 during the worship service at the Boulevard Baptist Church. He lived a life synonymous to God’s kindness towards us. I did not lead them with ropes.(Hosea 11:4) 7. To be kind is to show that we are dependent on God. The crowning moment of this kindness is extended to all ages. it is the fruit of the Spirit. They protected those who were less fortunate. Williard Dick on Sunday. Devon Dick while delivering his sermon remembered his father as someone who demonstrated kindness and love. He did not spare His Son. . which does not come naturally to human beings. The Dick family celebrated the centenary of their late father. That will be my father’s crowning moment. He posited that we are not normally kind. he declared. I lifted the heavy loads from their shoulders. not a ‘wishy washy’ kind of affection. Throughout the Bible we see kindness. When we make that final transition we will get that crown. I led them with kindness and love. In a similar manner God’s kindness is marked by sacrifice manifested in the full salvation through Christ. he stated. but one motivated by love. Dr. Devon Dick expressed that kindness is an attribute of God. He noted that his parents would take persons in the family and cared for them. he added. God did not withhold anything from us. He underscored the sacrifice his Mom and Dad made to further their education. January 26. Rev. WILLIARD DICK Lived a life synonymous of God’s kindness towards us. Rev. We admire from a far but we do not desire it. In our kindness it may lead to us suffering.

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choosing to love us and restoring us to our place as heirs in Christ. God through the Apostle Paul urges us to be godly and content. Each day of marriage reminds me that “it’s the little things” that my spouse does that makes my day. 8. • Marriage serves to remind me that I don’t have to be in control. a reflection of Him. God chooses us above all others. but more importantly it’s a daily reminder of God’s love for me. God promises to direct our paths if we trust in Him. • Marriage reminds me to be grateful. The warmth and beauty of a husband’s love. • Marriage reminds me that we are God’s offspring. calls us to Him. • Marriage reminds me of God’s love. Each day of marriage provides a chance to reflect the glory of God to your spouse and to reflect that love to others. is like God’s unconditional love for us.How Marriage Reminds Me of God’s Love and Grace Tanielle Mullings’ Love Note Being married and being in love is a beautiful dynamic experience. . • Marriage serves as a reminder to me of God’s redeeming power expressed through a husband’s love.

What cannot be done in honour must be left undone. which means making. as he sought a few love poems from the congregation. Human Beings are the zenith of God’s creation. style. It does not justify us. We want to be known as reliable and passionate. whatsoever things are true. honest. think on these things” Philippians 4:8. make a statement. Devon Dick’s sermon “We are God’s Poem”. It has to be divine intervention in us. …. We are not perfect yet. flexibility. taking us from who we are to be someone wonderful.We are God’s Poem Not one that we were quite accustomed to. He explained that God can make us into a masterpiece if we permit Him. influential. “Brethren. the work of the Spirit of God. We are God’s poem. Being good and gracious is not naturally in us. memorable. in honour for the Lord. fluidity. creativity. Reverend Devon Dick stated. The title of Rev. God is doing an excellent work. We are called to offer more than ordinary service.good work. He is working on us gradually. and if there be any praise. a thing of beauty. he asserted. comes from a Greek word. 9. impactful. Reverend Devon Dick posited that we must be directed to a particular path . was beyond our imagination. surprise. and drew our curiosity for a while. One’s work must have a strong impact on someone’s character and behavior. We were ordained for a particular purpose. Might not be in fashion but we can be fashionable. The human body is a masterpiece being in Christ. Poetry. Gradually our curiosity was laid to rest as he delivered a gem of a sermon. . sophistication. God is our coach and He knows what He wants us to be. Do things in good motivation. commitment to excellence. but the Saints are created unto good works. We are made to manage complex things. just. We ought to be poetry in motion.

humbly submitting to Him. 2014. when used in a sentence. It is our own attitude and response. explained Sis. a man of great position and prestige but one thing stopped the flow of his life and crippled his progress from there on. As Christians sometimes we develop a fault that over-shadows our achievements. When we make that change there are others to remind us of your past. means you are to get ready for a different perspective. was handsome and well-built before becoming a leper. Dorrett Campbell stated that Naaman was a respected man but he was a leper. talking to Christians. she declared. Dorrett Campbell as she sought to lay the foundation of her sermon delivered to the Boulevard Baptist congregation on Sunday January 19. too judgmental and complain too much. She asserted that we become characterized by that fault. What is the BUT in our lives? • Too critical. Dorrett. • Unforgiving and do not know how to drop things from years ago. 10. affecting how we grow spiritually. . she stated. THE SOLUTIONS: • Admit that we have a fault. a preposition. Naaman. Referring to Naaman in 2 Kings 5:1-15. • Be willing to seek help and take advice. • Confess our faults one to another. and obey the source of God’s help. To change you must make the choice to reflect. Admit our personal failures that alienate us from others. declared Sis. This she indicated has nothing to do with where we end up. Naaman acknowledged his. • Many times we blame the system and bad luck for not getting ahead. Let us go forward so the Church can move forward. Be ready.The BUT in Your Life The BUT… and solutions The word BUT. but when God mentions you He talks about what you have become.

Let the sky and God be our limit and Eternity our measurement. and then out of our own created genius we make ourselves what we want to be. so it doesn’t bother me what other people think or their opinion on the situation. I don’t stand for the white man’s side. Follow always that great law. .Shelly Ann Fraser-Pryce “Hate is too great a burden to bear. than live for a minute more in slavery.” .Asafa Powell “I don’t think about times. I stand for God’s side.” . I know once I’ve executed what I can do. only love can do that.” .” .Coretta Scott King “I have learned over the years that when one’s mind is made up. Jr.” . only light can do that.Source: www. this diminishes fear.” . It injures the hater more than it injures the hated.Martin Luther King.Samuel Sharpe “I know what I can do.Rosa Parks “Darkness cannot drive out darkness. I know that I’ll set a good time.brainyquote.Usain Bolt “I want to be the king of sprints because I think I am.” .” . I just focus on execution.” .Marcus Garvey “I don’t stand for the black man’s side. “Success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has overcome while trying to succeed. Washington 11. Hate cannot drive out hate.Bob Marley “I would rather die in yonder gallows.com INSPIRATIONAL BLACK HISTORY QUOTES “God and Nature first made us what we are.” .Booker T.

2014 with over fifty people in attendance. Technology. Having two or more languages will put you a step ahead of the pack. getting goods services and information from primary manufacturers to consumers at the right time. led by a skilled task force made up of a wide range of key staff. Supply Chain: This is a network of trading partners. the dying of these white umbrellas. Existing infrastructure restored and new ones developed. Foreign Language: A useful skill in a logistics centered environment. Jobs: There will be thousands of jobs in several categories. in the right quantities and at the right price. distribution and storage. some which are new.10 Points about LOGISTICS A Logistics Seminar was held at the Boulevard Baptist Church on February 15. Institutions: Some have already revised their curriculum to include Logistics and Supply Chain. Fritz Pinnock of the Caribbean Maritime Institute. and logistics is the ‘glue’ that hold them together. Engineering and Mathematics will increase your chance of employment. which is summarized in ten points below. Skill rather than just ‘book knowledge’ is important. Check the academic or vocational institution nearest you. Logistics Hub: This is a concept of development which Jamaica will adopt. When an order comes in from Dallas for two million pink umbrellas. It involves development of air and sea ports as gateways through which global companies can utilize and provide value added services. Presenter was Dr. communication. Certification: Training and global certification in Science. packaging and shipping them to Dallas represent the valueadded service and income to be facilitated and earned through the physical infrastructure of a logistics hub. The participants gained much knowledge from his presentation. Logistics involves the movement of information. Implementation: This is being done on a phased basis. The Environment: The government will work in partnership with the Environment Ministry and be guided by environmental impact assessment to minimize risks to the natural environment. . 12. Process: Let’s say a major manufacturer in China ships 10 million white umbrellas to Jamaica’s economic zone.

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