Minister within the Ministry of Public Infrastructure, Annette Ferguson, has encouraged young persons to be an influence on their environment. The minister was the guest speaker at the First Assembly of God Church, Wortmanville, Celebration Day 2016.
The event saw the church recognizing 70 persons who performed well at the National Grade Six Assessment (NGSA), the Caribbean Secondary Examinations (CSEC) and at the Hugh Wooding Law School.
Quoting from the Bible, Ferguson told the young people that if they want to excel, they need to cultivate an excellent spirit. “The game changer that will give you the cut above your peers and others is having an excellent spirit. An excellent spirit speaks of your attitude and personal character. Your devotion and deliberate decision not to let the outward environment corrupt your inward man,” the Minister said.
Top NGSA student of the church, Aretha Fraser who attained 542 marks secured a spot at Queens College. She was presented with a $ 30, ooo book voucher. CSEC top student from the church, Sasha Nurse who wrote 14 Subjects ( Nine grade Ones with Five Distinctions and Five Grade twos) was rewarded with a Lenovo 14’ Laptop and accessories.
Senior pastor of the church, Reverend Massiah who recently completed his doctoral degree in Transformational Leadership at the Bakke Graduate University, Texas and Attorney at Law, Mandel Moore who was recently admitted to the bar were also recognised for having successfully completed another level of higher education.