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Eulynis Brown Memorial Prayer Garden dedicated, two other departed sisters memorialised

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by Eulana Weekes

St. Kitts and Nevis (WINN): The Antioch Baptist Church recognised late sisters of the church, Eulynis Brown, Jemalees Bristol and Dawn Mills, for their contributions to the ministry.

Following a Thanksgiving Service on Sunday, March 11, 2022, the church gathered around a newly erected monument at the church, where the names of the departed sisters are memorialised.

The monument was named the Eulynis Brown Memorial Prayer Garden in honour of Eulynis, who was a devoted prayer warrior and songstress. She died in October 2021. Lead Pastor, Mr Lincoln Connor, said it is the church’s way of “reminding those who come to this facility of the importance and the necessity of prayer.”

A plaque was unveiled by her son, Jonathan Brown and two other church members. The plaque reads, ” Our dedicated leader, teacher, counsellor, intercessor and friend. Your passion for prayer inspires us all to Pray more, Pray for others, Pray persistently.”

In giving remarks, Brown recalled stories of the Bible, where God’s people faced some of the most challenging experiences but still could pray and keep their faith in God.

“There are many stories to recall and in scripture, but we, the believers, must understand or remember that in these stories, prayer played a significant role in these people’s lives and their encounters with God. Those faithful people that have gone on before us, they toiled on, not to have monuments like this one or the last two that were unveiled, dedicated to them; Stalwarts like Jem, Dawn and my mother Eulynis lived not only for themselves but to also encourage others by making the word of God a practical one; living by making an example. I hope and pray that erected monuments like this one helps to fuel the faith of not only us believers but also those that are looking to believe that they are guided by the examples, now legacies that were built, the legacies that were built to last.

Additionally, A memorial bench was erected at the Eulynis Brown Prayer Garden in honour of Minister Dawn Mills, who died on July 1 2022. The unveiling was done by her friend, Diana Prentice. The bench reads, “In memory of Dawn P Mills, A Worshiper.”

Another memorial bench was unveiled at the Prayer Garden in honour of Jemalees Bristol, who passed away on July 18 2022. Her widower, Deacon Marlon Bristol and their son Ethan Bristol did the unveiling. The bench reads, “In memory of Jemalees Doris Bristol. We are inspired by your faith.”

Bristol expressed gratitude to the Antioch Baptist Church for remembering his departed wife.

“Thank you very much, Pastor Connor. Allow me to express my profound gratitude and thanks to you as lead Pastor of the Antioch Baptist Church and also [to] Pastor Keithley and Pastor Peart for your tremendous support throughout the years. Ever since Jem and I became a part of this ministry, you’ve been there for us; you’ve been a pillar of support to all of us. Thanks to the congregation who prayed and gave support throughout our ordeal. I want to say a big thanks to those who [are looking online]. Many of you supported, contributed and helped us along this difficult journey.”

Pastor Connor extended gratitude to all who contributed to the project and invited others to contribute if they so desired.

“This project was made possible through kind support and the generosity of so many of you gathered here today and those who are joining us on social media and others I’m sure who will contribute, who have committed themselves but have not yet contributed. We want to say especially gratitude to Kajola Kristada, for the management and staff there, when their operation was here in the Federation of St. Christopher and Nevis, and also to the Windsor School of Medicine for their generous support.”

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