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Dame Marguerite Celebrates Independence At Grant's Town Church



On Sabbath, July 7, 2017, Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling, Governor-General of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, attended a special service commemorating the 45th Anniversary of Independence at the Grant's Town Seventh-day Adventist Church, Wellington Street, Nassau, The Bahamas. Independence days is on the 10th of July each year.

The leadership of the Grant's Town Church extended the invitation to Her Excellency and she graciously agreed to attend that annual event held at the church. Grant's Town Church constitutes the largest Adventist congregation in The Bahamas with over 2000 members and the second oldest Adventist congregation on the Island of New Providence. Each of the twenty-five Adventist Churches on the island of New Providence and the twenty-five more distributed throughout the islands in the Southern Bahamas also had a form in Independence celebration on that day.

Dame Marguerite Pindling enjoyed the many musical renditions by the children, youth and adult choirs of the church. The South Bahamas Conference Pathfinder Band provided music and fanfare for the occasion. Dame Pindling also brought greetings. She congratulated the Grant's Town Church and the Adventist Church in general for the "great you are doing in the community." During her presentation she asked: "Is this the church where my husband worshiped as a child." The entire congregation shouted, "Yes." Then she raised her hands and shouted "Praise the Lord!" She was referring to the first prime minister for The Bahamas, Sir Lynden Pindling who rejoined the Adventist Church several years before he died. After the service, Dame Pindling was given a tour of an exhibition showcasing the Bahamas through the generations that was being displayed in the church hall next door.

The spiritual message for the day was presented by Pastor Paul Scavella, the president of the South Bahamas Conference of Seventh-day Adventists. It was certainly an exiting day. The church was filled to capacity as the people praised the Lord.