Spring Visit to Antigua
Despite being a small community, they are serious about their faith and gladly welcome and cherish the support when offered.
While it is a small ecclesia, thanks to the past work of a brother, they have a substantial hall which provides a good place to meet. Also present each Sunday were the extended families of the sisters of various ages, who brought a family atmosphere. Seeing that a number of teenagers were regular attendees, we also ran a Young People’s Class on three of the Sundays. This lasted twenty minutes and covered present day events, and some specific questions that they asked.
children and youths outnumbered the baptized numbers
There are three sisters: Iris, Marisa and Simone, who meet each Sunday when they can rely on remote material or visitors from elsewhere, such as ourselves. Sis. Iris is a retired midwife from Antigua, who worked in Canada for many years, and retired back to Antigua. Sis. Simone works shifts, but was able to come with her three children for the four Sundays we were there. Sis. Marisa brings her children, her mother, and extended family of nephews and nieces. It was the case that the children and youths outnumbered the baptized numbers and represent the potential future audience.
It is worth mentioning that Sis. Iris is very active, given her age, and publicizes the truth whenever she can. The local taxi driver knew all about the Christadelphians and had visited on occasion. The lady who lives opposite the meeting room is also well known, having keys to the room and looking after the meeting’s resident dog! Despite being a small community, they are serious about their faith and gladly welcome and cherish the support when offered.
(Bracknell Ecclesia, UK)