Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Steady Growth at The Village Cathedral

I look at this world as a wrecked vessel and wonder what I could do, then God handed me a life boat and said rescue and save as many as you can.
Like Paul I was not disobedient to the heavenly vision. I moved out like Abraham not knowing what would happen. But like Noah I started to build an ark, The Village Cathedral.
Then behold the people started to come in. In the summer of 2010, Bishop Ivan Evans agreed to assist me in running the ministry by offering assistance the months I was in the U.S.
Since then, twenty-eight people have become born-again Christians. Many broken homes have also been mended and four couples got married.

Selena Lodge who was not saved but was active in the Sunday School is now saved and filled with the Holy Spirit. Along with Beverly Williams they continue to serve in the Sunday School department. The Sunday School has grown from one classroom to four! And the people just kept on coming.
God has put his approval on this ministry so I just continue to give Him the praise and the glory.

Mother Veleta Jackson
Founder of The Village Cathedral

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

God Is Moving Through The Villlage

The Village Cathedral Apostolic Church is impacting the community of Retrieve in a dynamic way.
The ground is properly fertilize by the prayers and fasting of the brethren.

It is an indisputable fact that prayers were being made for God to send deliverance in the community of Retrieve St. Elizabeth, Jamaica West Indies. People were carrying the burden for their neighbors over the years.

It was because of such burden that the Lord used you Lady Veleta Jackson to spend so much to build such a magnificent edifice even thou not yet completed.

Since our fellowship sixteen (16) souls have been baptized in the name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and fourteen (14) have receive the baptism of the Holy Ghost. We also rejoice with the many transferred saints from neighboring community churches.

The new converts have being showing such growth, its amazing. On a Sunday morning approximately 60-70 persons are attending services.

They are an excited bunch and great things are happening .

Marriages, broken families coming together, we have a family of ten (ten) in the church God is doing great.

God continue to bless and prosper you in all your endeavors.

Rev. Glenton Dennis
Evang. Althea Williams
Evang. Owen Reid.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

My Vision For the Village

In the summer of 2006, I went to my native dictrict in Jamaica and saw that the people did not have a place to worship God.
Many could not get to church because the nearest one was too far. Some were walking for miles to get a place of worship in a neighboring district.
It's like God spoke to me and said, "Build them a church." I never hesitated. I immediately took some money out of the bank, and started building.
The property is located in the parish of Saint Elizabeth on family land.
As I walked throughout the district, I noticed many wayward children, and it's like God said to me "Rescue the children." So, I focused my initial attention on them.
But adults were so hungry for the word of God, they refused to wait for the building to be finished. Half way through construction, they urged me to have watch night service.
That was 2008.
So, we had to run to town and buy chairs to accommodate everyone. It was standing room only on the second floor which was turned into a make-shift sanctuary. And in that unfinished room, God was praised and glorified!
That's also when we started Sunday School.
Ever since, I've gone back twice a year to oversee the building project and distribute donations to the children and young people.
By January, 2009, the crowd had grown so large people were standing outside as service was held. More than sixty adults and children attended.

In the summer of 2009, the neighborhood children were clamoring for something to do, and hanging around the building, so we started a vacation bible school.
Beverly Williams over saw the program, along the help of a couple of young ladies from the neighborhood.
School material, games christian activities were donated from abroad to help entertain and captivate the children.
For four weeks, about 45 of them were taught the word of God and fed scrumptious treats before going home.
All this was happening while the church was under construction.
As is the custom in Jamaica, you construct a building as you have the funds.
So, this labor of love is taking years to complete. But the finished product will stand as a true testament to the might and power of God.
I am simply a vessel being used of Him to do a work that will transform lives at The Village Cathedral, which is the name of the church.
To God be the glory for the things He is doing!