Each year the Calvary Crusade sees Bishop Alfred A Owens Jr and co-pastor Dr. Suzie Owens of the Greater Mount Calvary Church of America, in addition to international renowned psalmists, bring faith, hope and inspiration to Bahamians during the annual conference.
The Crusade was conceived and is presented by Bishop Herbert C Crump, Jr. and First Lady Dawn Crump of Freedom Temple Ministries, South Carolina, along with Apostle Kelson Miller from the Born Again Deliverance Ministries, Pastor Wendell Lewis from Judah Worship Centre, Bishop Walter Hanchell of the People’s Assembly, Pastor Devon Rolle from Kingdom Discipleship Centre, and Pastor Franklyn Miller from St Jude’s Ministries.
“Something powerful happens when the people of God come together in unity and on one accord with the same mind and vision,” said Minister Aleacha Miller. “Demons have got to flee, sick bodies will be healed and transformation has got to take place.
“If you missed last year’s Calvary Crusade you definitely don’t want to miss the next one. Last year’s Calvary Crusade brought more than 160 religious leaders and guests from all over the United States to the islands of the Bahamas.”
The Crusade has adopted R M Bailey High School and went into the school on October 5 to donate school supplies.
Reverend Niki Behr reflects on her experience during the 2018 Crusade:
“Seeing poverty on television and reading about it in the news does nothing to prepare you for seeing it first-hand. We are very fortunate to live in a nice neighborhood, and our children attend good schools. I have gotten so accustomed to the resources that we now take for granted that it can be hard to remember anything else. My children attend schools where there is a one-to-one technology initiative district wide. Students starting in the second grade are issued their own iPad for use at school and at home. Starting in the seventh grade, students are issued a laptop computer. These resources are issued just like we were issued textbooks back when we were in school. My children submit assignments electronically and we as parents can log in at any point in time to check their progress. Each school is equipped with a minimum of one 30-station computer lab (many schools have more than one) so that classes can conduct research. Seeing the “computer lab” at the R M Bailey High School was an eye opener as there were only two computers for the entire school population. Access to technology resources and access to information is a clear differentiator in today’s society and I am humbled that we were able to play a small part to bridge the difference.