#Grand Turk, October 27, 2018 – Turks and Caicos – Under the leadership of Her Majesty’s Prison Chaplain, Rev. Dennis Simmons, 19 low risk inmates, attended service at the New Testament Church of God in the nation’s capital yesterday, Sunday, October 21, 2018. Their attendance was made possible with the support of Acting Superintendent, Mr. Raymond Grant, Rehabilitation Manager, Mr. Clyde Green and other members of H.M. Prison staff.
The service was moderated by Pastor Vernon Malcolm, who ministers to inmates on a regular basis to provide spiritual upliftment, and included a prayer by Rev. Reuben Hall, who also renders spiritual support to this important ministry. The sermon “You are created for more,” was delivered by Administrative Bishop of the New Testament Church of God in the Turks and Caicos Islands, Bishop Austraham Hamilton. He encouraged the inmates to not stay where they are but to seek God and to allow themselves to be used for his purpose.
Other participants in the worship experience included the inmates who rendered a song and Permanent Secretary, Mrs. Clara Gardiner, OBE who brought greeting on behalf of the Minister of Home Affairs, Transportation and Communication.
This was a very active weekend for rehabilitative opportunities in the community as inmates also participated in a basketball tournament where they were successful in winning their first game.
Press Release: TCIG