Church leaders should engage Govt on good governance, national development – Harmon
Minister of State, Joseph Harmon, has urged church leaders to engage the Government on issues concerning Guyana’s development.
He made these remarks on the occasion of the Love and Faith World Outreach Ministry’s 30th Anniversary Service, held in the sanctuary of the church at Dennis Street, Turkeyen on Monday.
“I ask you to pray for our nation; that we grow from strength to strength and administer truth and justice for all our people… Feel free to engage us, the Government, on issues of good governance, national development, and any other matter that you may deem important,” the State Minister said.
Minister Harmon noted the important contributions that religious organisations make to Guyana. “The past three years have not been easy, as efforts to clean up the Augean Stables continue… In these efforts, we have been truly blessed in many ways; one of the most important of which was the support of the righteous in our society… You, of the Love and Faith World Outreach Ministries, have, along with other religious institutions, continued to reach out, touch and heal, fully understanding that positive change in society has to start with the individual, then the family, then the community, and finally the nation,” he added.
Harmon also spoke of the transformative influence that active churches have on Guyanese society. “Our Government has a vested interest in your success, because your success will result in an increase in goodness and righteousness in our society, in moral re-armament and national development, and in lessening of social ills that affect us,” he said.
The church’s anniversary service, themed ‘Sons of God Arise’, featured multiple artistic performances of song, dance, and drama.