May 27, 2022 | St. George’s, Antigua | Marsha Pharaoh
The Seventh-day Adventist Church in Pigotts started on a special mission to “Build the Church.” The special mission took the form of a grand week of revival held at the Pigotts Church from Friday, April 22 to Sabbath, April 30, 2022.
Pastor Amory Walker, the pastor of the Pigotts Seventh-day Adventist Church, was the agent of change that God used to bring a message of hope to both the church and its community. On the opening night, the audience was encouraged to spend time in the word of God and less time on social media. The topic for that night was Meta Verse vs Bible Verse. Living a balanced Christian life was encouraged and promoted.
As the week of prayer progressed, the church was reminded that God gives hope to humanity and a relationship with God is better than any other. One of the highlights of the week was the topic, “I Will Survive”. This topic was a two-part sermon. Based on 2 Kings 2:12-14 and 2 Kings 13:14-19, the message was about the prophet Elisha who died without passing on the mantle to another prophet. As we build the church, we are to be willing to train others to be disciples as well.
On the last night of the revival, Pastor Walker recounted the story of Achan as recorded in Joshua chapter 7. In this sermon, everyone was encouraged to answer the question, “What is in my life that I am not willing to let go of?” Pastor highlighted that no matter who you are, sin cannot be hidden from God. It is, therefore, better to confess your sins to Him.
On the last Sabbath of the Revival, the audience pledged these words, “I will not give up.” It was echoed that as the members keep building the church, they should not give up. This sermon was based on the story of Hosea and Gomer. Here, the pastor emphasized the point that God’s desire is to save us all no matter what we go through in life.
Another highlight of the revival was the thrilling song service that could be heard in the streets of the community. The congregation sang the theme song over and over again. “Build your Church, Build your Church, Build it from the ground up. It’s your Church. Build your Church, Build your Church, Build it from the ground up. We’re your Church”. It is believed that this theme song will ever be remembered by all who participated. At the end of the service, persons would remain until the song was completed.
At the conclusion of the revival, three souls committed their lives to Christ through baptism and to building the Church of God.