GREAT BAY, St. Maarten (July 9, 2012) - Prime Minister, the Honorable Sarah Wescot-Williams attended the special Pastor Appreciation Service at the New Testament Baptist Church recognizing the work and dedication of the Church’s two most dedicated pastors Mr. Wycliffe Smith and Mr. John Warren. “I would like to thank this church for this Pastor’s Appreciation Day. Thank you for allowing me to show my appreciation for both Pastor Smith and Pastor John.
I have been coming to this church for a very long time, not every Sunday, but over the course of the and I have seen Pastor John slowly but surely find his way in where he is today in this Church, commented the Prime Minister to the large congregation,” commented the Prime Minister.
The Prime Minister continued by stating that she has known Pastor Smith for a very long time, both inside and outside of the Church. “I know Pastor Smith both outside of the church in several other capacities in which
Pastor Smith served this community. When I think on Pastor Smith him simply by saying that I consider him a friend. If I were ever in a situation when I needed someone to talk for spiritual advice I know I could, without a doubt, count on Pastor Smith. He has not only been serving this church but also the community of St. Maarten in so many different capacities, so as Prime Minister I thank you for all of those years you have put so much work into the community of St. Maarten,” said the Prime Minister.
The Prime Minister also commended the congregation by organizing an appreciation day in which pastors are shown how much they mean to the congregation and how important they are to the community. ”They are the problem solvers, they are the ones we look to solve our spiritual and emotional problems but we must also realize that those problem solvers too have challenges, so it is for that reason it is so important that we show our appreciation to our pastors and today I recognize our love and support which they also so dearly need. May god continue to bless these admirable gentlemen, this church and the nation of St. Maarten,” ended the Prime Minister