Church group stages march against violence and abuse
Members of Restoration Ministries International took to the nearby Brittons Hill, St Michael community this afternoon, calling for an end to violence, crime and abuse of all kinds.
With placards in hand, they marched through the district, dancing, singing and clapping as they
ministered to the soul.
“Stop the drug abuse, child abuse, elderly and domestic abuse. We are asking our people to be more considerate and respect each other. Put aside the criminal activities. Put down the guns and even surrender them if necessary, because we want to return our parishes and communities to God,” proclaimed Pastor David Durant, who led this evening’s march.
The procession stopped by the boys on the blocks, before proceeding into the housing areas and interacting with residents, who appeared appreciative of the community outreach initiative.
“We want people to come back to a consciousness of loving each other and where our community can become a village once again. We need families reuniting to build a strong nation,” Durant said.
During the four-hour exercise, the marchers stopped in front the home of Francis Clarke who celebrated
his 100th birthday today.
As they sang happy birthday to the centenarian, he walked into his verandah to their amazement, and said “thank you” while waving.