MOT Gives Thanks During Church Service

Executives and staff at the Ministry of Tourism recently got into the spirit of thanksgiving by attending a special church service at Trinity Methodist Church.

The ministry visits churches regularly to pause and give thanks for blessings on the tourism industry and by extension the country.

Minister of Tourism the Hon. Obie Wilchcombe said he personally give thanks to God.

“I remember in 1999 when doctors told me I would not walk, talk or even see the same again and now look at me. So I give thanks and my faith is stronger because I believe,” he said.

“Many complain about what they don’t have and forget about those who have nothing. We have to give God thanks for all that he has done for us. We have to pray for blessings on others. Sometimes you want more but you must be satisfied with what we have because there are so many who don’t have.”

Reverend William Higgs preached a powerful sermon saying this is the time of year that we are reminded that all that we have is because someone has given it to us.  

“We should cultivate and be grateful for the blessings. We should not let our disappointments define us. Sometimes we have disappointments and we have difficulties but the disappointments should not determine how we behave and how we should respond. What is supposed to happen will happen. Rise above things that have not happened as we hoped, so that you can be grateful and thankful for what it is,” he said.

“Never let your disappointments destroy your expectations. We understand the circumstances that people in the central and southern Bahamas are living under…but we can’t expect that life will always be like that. I am reminded of the words of Nelson Mandela, who said as he left the prison after 27 years, ‘If I carried out all of my feelings, I would still be imprisoned.”

The Ministry of Tourism will keep in the spirit of thanksgiving by holding a special thanksgiving luncheon on Thursday, November 26 at Pompey Square for visitors and tourism stakeholders and donating food goods to a number of institutions.    

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