On Sunday 13th January, 2019 the Old Montrose Police Lecture Hall came alive in praise and worship as Police Officers, retired police officers, family, friends and well-wishers attended a thanksgiving service under the theme “GIVING THANKS: LORD YOU HAVE BEEN GOOD TO US”.
The Royal St. Vincent and the Grenadines Police Force (RSVPF), chose the day to recognise what God has done for them individually and collectively as an organisation.
The praise and worship segment was led by the effervescent Police Christian Soldiers.
The Deputy Commissioner of Police Mr. Frankie Joseph, applauded the thanksgiving service, reminding those present that due to the high-risk nature of policing, Police men and women especially have a great deal to be thankful to God for. Congregants were given the opportunity to publicly thank God for carrying them through various tests and challenges over the years.
The wide array of talent the police force possesses was also on display at the service as the Police Recruit Choir ministered in songsand blessed the hearts of all in attendance
The sermon was delivered by Leading Seaman (LS), Pastor Nolan James whose message was entitled “God is a Way Maker”. Pastor James intimated that regardless of the various challenges police officers face, it is important not to ignore or take for granted the workings of God. He further explained that in life people could find many reasons to complain, but he urged the congregants to recognise the importance of God’s plan for their lives even when it seems like they are being passed over. Following the sermon, Pastor James offered a prayer for the nation.
The thanksgiving service demonstrated the integral role that spirituality plays in the lives of the men and women in the RSVGPF.