GREAT BAY, St. Maarten (July 9, 2012) -The Christian Faith Ministries ‘Love Kitchen” in Dutch Quarter was opened by the Prime minister , the Honorable, Sarah Wescot-Williams early Sunday evening. The ‘Love Kitchen’ is a kitchen within the Dutch Quarter community where the less fortunate are provided with both spiritual and physical nourishment through the offering of free food and counseling to the less fortunate.
“There are at least two things that I noticed when I entered the premises this evening; one is the quiet calm that this sanctuary offers and the other is the delicious aroma which is coming out of the ‘Love Kitchen’ as we stand here to dedicate this excellent, important and very worthwhile project. The Christian Faith Ministry is touching the community in a real way and offering those who are in need a real plate of food, food for their body and also food for the soul,” commented the Prime Minister.
The Prime Minister recognized the important work what the Church and the leadership is doing for the community of Dutch Quarter. “When we go about our daily tasks we may not notice some of the greater needs in our community, some may even ask why the need for a ‘Love Kitchen’, but I can tell you from being out in the community and talking to the people that this kitchen, this ‘Love Kitchen’ will be visited and people who need a hot meal will be able to find it here. So I thank you for reaching out to the community and offering this service,” said the Prime Minister.
The Prime Minister commented that her Government believes strongly that all initiatives must start with the community and those families within the communities. “So often we talk about making people proud to be in St. Maarten and proud to be of St. Maarten, but if in their own surroundings they are lacking the basic necessities and if they cannot experience joy in being a member in their community how can we ask then can we ask them to have joy in being a part of a nation. So from that perspective this work is a necessary work and I wish you God’s strength and may this project continue to grow”, ended the Prime Minister.