Evangelical leaders pray for Dominica

Some of those who attended the rally
Some of those who attended the rally

A number of Evangelical religious leaders and members from various churches in Dominica on Thursday came together to host an Interdenominational Day of Prayer to pray for various areas of importance on the island.

Every first Thursday in May, Evangelicals worldwide have been engaged in this activity and the theme this year for the Caribbean Region is “Wake up Caribbean.”

The major event for the day in Dominica was a Prayer Rally held on Independence Street in Roseau

During the rally, prayers were made for the sick, families, the depressed, judiciary/police and justice, the economy, the unemployed, victims of substance abuse and other social ills and the President of Dominica and Parliament.

“What we are doing is we have a number of churches here, a number of pastors here as well and our intention is to pray for varied areas that are important in the country,” Pastor of the Trinity Baptist Church (TBC), Randy Rodney told Dominica News Online (DNO).

Pastor Rodney said prayers were made for various areas of need
Pastor Rodney said prayers were made for various areas of need

He explained that three topics were presented by different pastors.

Pastor Lennox Timothy spoke on the topic ‘While men Slept’, Pastor Casmus John presented, ‘The Urgency of the call,’ while Pastor Leon Collymore spoke on, ‘The Common Challenge.’

“We understand that we seem to have a common Caribbean problem in a lot of areas. In child molestation, in deviance, in people not going to church, in men not attending church…,” Rodney stated.

He said participation in the rally was good.

“There is a good representation of people from a lot of different communities and that for me is an indication that the message is getting there,” he said.

He believes that the people must be what he described as ‘church people,’ “in that they must support God and the things of God without any reservation.”

“They must be unequivocal about being God’s children,” Pastor Rodney stated. “Once they become that, they will become the Daniels of scripture. When we do that, we will be setting a model for society. Once we have done that then our action is to let our surroundings know that there are some things we will not accept. There are some things we will not take and we will stand up against it.”

He noted that what was being done at a the rally is a ‘new thrust.’

“From a couple months ago we started with the activism on child abuse and we are going to be dealing with this again,” Rodney explained.

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  1. Natural Isle
    May 9, 2016


    SEE- FIRSTLY- REVELATIONS 1:10, & Galatians 2:16, 19, Galatians 3:10, 28-29, Romans 8:2/ 7:4, Acts 15:28-29
    SEE Colossians 2:16, 1 Timothy 4:4-5,
    WE CHRISTIANS ARE A SUNDAY PEOPLE THROUGH JESUS CHRIST- BE NOT DECEIVED- The REAL early Christians began to Worship God on Sunday (from Saturday evening) separating themselves clearly from the Jews and Sabbath keeping, and Law -SEE ACTS 20:7, & 1 Corinthians 16:2.
    Come to FULFILLMENT- NEW WINE IN NEW WINE SKINS -Know THE TRUTH AND BE SET FREE IN JESUS’ NAME! John 8:32 & Matthew 5:17/ Matthew 9:17, See Also MARK 2:23-28. JESUS CHRIST IS LORD OF…

  2. all you fellers boy
    May 9, 2016

    try putting all that offering money they does be collecting back into their communities. more and more i seeing rodney and the other one wearing more pieces of cold and expanding their church space to accommodate for more seats. more seats means more tithes/offerings. That alone they worry about, the tax free money. When they finish they turning around and begging politicians for an ear and asking people to pray. Dominicans although prayer is our saving grace, we cannot simply rely on prayer we need to start taking action for [email protected]! and stop waiting on government to make our first step. even if it is in your back yard we have to start making OUR own lives better first before we can ask anyone to do it for us.

  3. Dominica
    May 7, 2016

    Thanks God for day of prayer yes we need God help, today time we cannot do without God .
    And we believe in the mighty God, and we know that when we pray God will hear us.
    We can only depend upon the Lord for he is our Refuge and strength, in these Last and closing Days
    Yes Prayer works and praying and believing God for Dominica.
    nothing to be ashamed of prayer. For we need God help.
    Thanks God for prayer.

  4. Face the Facts
    May 6, 2016

    The best form of prayer and in the public arena is The Our Father which Our Lord Jesus Christ taught us. All Christians should know it. How many make it a part of their daily life and genuinely pray it, morning, noon and night, also anywhere they may be, be it silently in their mind?

  5. Face the Facts
    May 6, 2016

    God wants genuine, worship, prayer, penance, sacrifice and reparation. Nothing else will appease him to assist anyone or any country you pray for.
    Pray to God to eradicate hatred, division, disunity from your hearts. Tell this to your followers. Embed this in their hearts to practice. Yours is first.
    I do not see this occurring unless you cease your division and unite. There are too many different religions/churches in Dominica. This is the cause of the problem in Dominica. Some of you lack godly enlightenment and graces to know that.
    God is a God of love, unity and peace.

  6. God Help!
    May 6, 2016

    People are feddup with with their religious leaders who seem to have sold out the flock for 30 pieces of silver.

  7. budman
    May 6, 2016

    not one thing going to come from the prayers

    • Face the Facts
      May 6, 2016

      I agree with you. People must be willing to change and only with the help of God. They do not ask him to change their hearts to act in godliness, words and actions. Therefore, there will be no change and not with all those various religions which God did not establish. On the contrary, due to this, it will get worst.
      In recent years, some people formed their own religion/church and adopt their own ideas of how a church should be operated for their own benefit.
      Satan did a good job in the entire world which spread to Dominica. This resulted in numerous religions, 100,000 over and still counting until the end of time. One day they will be defunct as God has ordained because He did not establish them. Too many have been deceived by those leaders commencing with Calvin, Martin Luther and Henry VIII.

    • budman
      May 9, 2016

      next year this time you will see the same set of problems and the 14 people who voted thumbs down , will do so again when i remind them.

    • Preacher
      May 9, 2016

      Satan u are a liar

  8. Observing the Sabbath
    May 6, 2016

    When Dominicans start observing the ‘Sabbath’, then things will start to go better for them. Remember folks, ‘Sunday’ is a pagan day which the followers of Lucifer have tricked us into believing to be God’s day of rest.

    All God asks from us to is to give him one day of a week, the Sabbath, – from sunset on a Friday to sunset on the following Saturday – when we do not work, nor encourage, or procure others to work and just think about him/ do his bidding.

    Just one day!

    Since I began observing the Sabbath around 2 months ago, my life has changed immeasurably.

    Glory be to God, our creator!

  9. The same problems you face in Dominica exist in very nation including my own.

    These problems have one and the same root. They are the results of human rebellion against God and our unwillingness to obey His commandments.

    The answer is for the shepherds of God’s people to identify with the people of the land and lead us to the Lord in repentance and intercessory prayer for a spiritual renewal.

    I appreciate the leadership the evangelical pastors in Dominica are giving. They are showing an example
    to believers everywhere. I am trying to initiate the same action in Canada so God will hear in heaven his dwelling place, and forgive our sins, and heal our land.

    I invite you to visit our ministry website http://www.livinghopeministries.ca

    Click onto SERMONS.

    Listen to my sermon FACING THE REALITY OF SIN.

    This is a message I preached for a ”National Day of Prayer” service here in a Canadian church.

    Sincerely, Rev. Donald Hill. Evangelist

    • Concern citizen
      May 8, 2016

      Thanks Rev: Donald Hill,
      What is happening in my country D/ca is that too many Pastors and their congratulations are supporting CORUPTION and are still praying to JEHOVAH GOD to answer their prayers with all the corruption that is going on and they are in full agreement with it and defending it, I don’t think that their prayers will have high priority in the courts of of HEAVEN
      I would like those corruption supporters to read JEREMIAH 29: 13 which reads and I quote, and you shall seek me, and find me, when you shall search for me with all your heart.
      The whole heart must be yield to God, this glorious promise is given to any and to all, and for all time!
      but will God who sees and knows all things supporter a prayer to augment corruption?

  10. Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
    May 6, 2016

    “A number of Evangelical religious leaders and members from various churches in Dominica on Thursday came together to host an Interdenominational Day of Prayer to pray for various areas of importance on the island.”

    Rodney, all of that may sound good, but after all the praying if you do not see any result, you know that your prays were vane. I have nothing against praying, but after praying there must be some action taking to accomplish what you prayed for.

    If you pray for a job, and never go looking for one God is not going to knock on your door and present you with a job.

    In the quote above, I read about International day of Prayer. I am resident in Los Angeles, California. I do not see anybody praying in the streets. I go to Church every Sunday, I have not heard any preacher talk about an International day of Prayer.

    You people need to face reality, and worship God in Sprit and in truth, then you use your hands, feet and mind to accomplish something with the hope and…

    • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
      May 6, 2016

      You people need to face reality, and worship God in Sprit and in truth, then you use your hands, feet and mind to accomplish something with the hope and faith that God Jehovah through Jesus Christ will allow your goals to materials.

      If you wish to create employment for yourself, unless you take the initiative to start something, it will not start itself, I guaranty if you buy a pound of peanuts and resell it retail, even twenty five cents more than you paid it; you would have earned a quarter more than you had.

      All you people are doing is the same as the Scribes and Pharisees did in Jesus day whiles he was on this earth!

        May 7, 2016

        Stop complaining and start to pray.

  11. in people not going to church, in men not attending church…,” Rodney stated

    Well pastor Rodney Sir, those are your words above; and I hope you know that you are presenting the Church as a building–that is the mistake which we, Christians, are making from the ages ago; and that is the reason there are so many empty chairs at the CHURCH HOUSE

    Yes I say Church House, because that is what it is; as believers we are supposed to think of ourselves as One Body, better known as the CONGREGATION– Jesus is the Head of that Body.

    When He spoke about Peter’s faith, He said: Upon this Rock I will build My Church”; Peter’s faith was the Rock and Jesus’ Church would be, and is still suppose to be the PEOPLE.–the Church is not a building

    When we enter the Church House, we ought to do so with a mind that is grounded in the Spirit, and to remain with that mind–whatever we are doing and wherever we are; not just when we are gathered for worship to God.

    • So then, when we have the Leaders saying those kinds of things to their congregation, how can the people understand; how can the people receive; how can the people believe; and to conceive–they are not getting the TRUTH from those who claim to have it.

      So then the chairs at the Church Houses are empty because people have in the minds, that they are following a certain person and his church–which is the house along, with those who follow him–those who don’t follow has the same conception.

      That is so because people are yet to embrace God, the Lord, in Spirit and Truth; for they have no one to teach it to them–as Apostle Paul said, about those who have not yet received the Gospel:

      “How then shall they call on Him in whom they have not believed? And how shall they believe in Him of whom they have not heard? And how shall they hear without a preacher? And how shall they preach unless they are sent? Romans 10: 14-15

      Prayer alone is not enough!

    • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
      May 6, 2016

      So, Elizabeth you think we do not know that is one of your fictitious aliases!

      Run but you cannot hide, I got you pegged!

    • ”…Peter’s faith was the rock…” :?:

      Paul said ”…that Rock was Christ.” (1Corinthians 10:4)

      Paul also said ”For other foundation can no man lay than that is laid, which is Jesus Christ.” (1 Corinthians 3:11)

      Peter himself was not the rock. In the Greek scriptures

      Jesus asked Peter ”Who do you say that I am :?: Peter replied, Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God. Jesus said to him thou art Petros (meaning a stone), and upon this Petra (meaning massive rock) I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.” (Matthew 16:15-18)

      The church was built upon the truth contained in Peter’s confession of faith which was ”Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God.”

      Peter did not claim to be the rock upon which the church was built. He said Christ is the rock!

      • Continuation…

        Listen to Peter’s own words.

        ”Unto you therefore which believe he is precious. but unto them which the builders disallowed, the same is made the head of the corner, And a stone of stumbling, and a ROCK of offence, even to them which stumble at the word, being disobedient whereunto they were appointed.”
        (1 Peter 2:7,8)

        ”Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men whereby we must be saved.” (Acts 4:12)

        Sincerely, Rev. Donald Hill. Evangelist.

  12. Massacre
    May 6, 2016

    I commend the Pastors for taking this initiative to begin a prayer service to pray for our Land. WE need prayers right about now.
    However, We all know that story about the lady who brought her laundry to the riverside and pray to have them washed for her!
    \”Faith without works is futile.\”
    Prayer to God is Good, followed by actions and then we will see results. I hope Dominicans will learn something from my input.

  13. Jennifer
    May 6, 2016

    Shoo prayer alone cannot cut it we need light

  14. FED UP
    May 6, 2016

    What century are we in? A day of prayer – really? The Lord helps those who help themselves – fix your country Dominicans and stop praying for it to happen on its own.

    • Observing the Sabbath
      May 6, 2016

      Blaspheming won’t get you very far my friend.

    • No amount of work or ministerial labour will accomplish anything for God and eternity unless it is accompanied by prayer.

      To the church of Ephesus God said ”I know they works, and thy labour… Nevertheless I have somewhat against thee, because thou hast left they first love.” (Revelation 2:2,4)

      The church world today is filled with religious works. Many of these works are wood, hay, and stubble compared to gold, silver, and precious stones. Please pray for light and study 1 Corinthians 3:12-15. This was written to believers in Christ – born again men and women – and would not apply to those who only have religion but not salvation.

      Your opening statement ”What century are we in :?: A day of prayer – really :?:” shows me you think prayer is outdated. Sorry, this leaves me doubting your relationship with God.

      ”Prayer is the soul’s sincere desire,
      Uttered or unexpressed,
      The motion of a hidden fire,
      That trembles in the breast.

      Sincerely, Rev. Donald…

  15. Observer
    May 6, 2016

    Pastor Randy creating a splinter organization out of the Dominica Evangelical Association where he will weild enormous influence. You see the man has experience in breaking up and creating his own outfit. See how he broke up the Trinity Baptiste Church and began his own church where he is the supremem leader. So he gathered his splinter group and prayed for everything under the sun, but did not pray for the Cabinet and government of Dominica. He said they prayed for the President and Parliament. He did not say they prayed for the government so that the government will rule the country with justice truth and fairness. Praying for parliament is a good thing. You wil indirectly be praying for the government. But you know old habits die hard. In our system we have the parliament (legislature/judiciary), the cabinet Executive and the President. H eprayed for two and left one. he knows why.

    • My friend, unless you know the differences that existed between Pastor Rodney and his previous church, and understand his reasons for leaving them, you are not qualified to even comment on this subject. Even if you do know and understand these things it would probably be wise to say nothing.

      Even in the New Testament divisions occurred among brethren. Splits in church life unfortunately are not new. But the miracle is the church survives. I have seen again and again that God in His own time heals the rift, and works it all out. Until then unless we are directly involved it is best to pray for those who are, and keep out of whatever conflict exists.

      Obviously Pastor Rodney is moving on and doing a work for God. A significant number of pastors are
      praying with him for revival and renewal in Dominica, and around the world. Let us not be a house divided.

      Sincerely, Rev. Donald Hill. Evangelist. :lol:

    May 6, 2016

    Eat em…..there seem to be a political twist to your words of encouragement. Please be honest and none political, we do not have to mix politics with everything. The pastors meant well and it is the people of God that have this country stable, and as long as we put God first he will and must work wonders for us.

    Thank you Lord for Dominica, it is the best country on earth.

    • %
      May 6, 2016

      You are either evil,wicked or one of the DLP Greedies who grab from the poor, to refer to this CORRUPT and POLLUTED country called Dominica as the best country on earth…A country where one man insults the citizenry,a country where wicked leaders violate our children,where justice is not for those who commit white collar crimes,where corrupt leaders STEAL,cheat and lie,sell our birth rights to all sorts of crooks and criminals,etc,etc,etc,…You must be one of Dominicas EVIL and SATANIC souls to refer to this Dominica as the best country on earth.

  17. street side
    May 6, 2016

    Dominicans in the majority are a hypocritical at all levels they are extremely weak minded lack the fortitude to effect change…

    they serve two masters, it will only continue to be worst for you’ll Dominicans…

    it’s already a lost island…the element of darkness was embrace by many and unable to stop it now…maybe some natural elements which change the demographics on such a wicked and evil minded citizenry!!

  18. cameron
    May 6, 2016

    Dominica is doomed and ERIKA WAS A WAKE UP CALL,June 1st is the start of the hurricane season,the wicked will be washed away,the corruption,the rapist,and the child molesters,the big one is due soon.

  19. Shaka Zulu
    May 6, 2016

    Dominica need a revolution like the good ole days. Pray take too long.

    • Revival and revolution are opposite sides of the same coin.

      Revival is spiritual. Revolution is social. A revival will sometimes result in a revolution.

      Revolution is the results of human effort to change society. Revival is the result of God showing up and changing the human heart. Revival is born out of prayer. It is the reward of returning to the Word of God, and renewing our dedication to Him.

      Sincerely, Rev. Donald Hill. Evangelist.

  20. eat em
    May 6, 2016

    Best news I’ve read on DNO. Now, watch God move in a miraculous way. He hears the cry of His children. He was just waiting on us to call on His name. Thank you Lord for hearing us and honoring our prayers. The canal man cannot understand; but we the people of God have more power than any PM or AM. So we going to see a great change in our beloved Island. “IF MY PEOPLE, WHO ARE CALLED BY MY NAME, WOULD HUMBLE THEMSELVES AND PRAY, AND SEEK MY FACE, AND TURN FROM THEIR WICKED WAYS; THEN, WILL I HEAR FROM HEAVEN AND FORGIVE THEIR SINS AND HEAL THEIR LAND.
    ” Strangers have been taking over Dominica like locust on the vine – But we claim our inheritance back, in the name of Jesus. We are blessed. We the children of the most high God are blessed. This wicked one who is selling out our country to whosoever will; we bind that wicked spirit in you and we release your hold on our beloved Dominica in the name of Jesus Christ. Amen Thank you dear Lord. It shall be done.

  21. AAGabriel
    May 6, 2016

    Dominica needs more than prayers. Instead of praying you should question the policies of this government in your churches because that is at the root of all the issues you are praying for right now. But I guess there is no appetite for that within the leadership of the individual churches. One word comes to mind: two faced… Oh good, what have I done now, now I have upset ‘FaceTheFacts’.

    • eat em
      May 6, 2016

      Those who doubt the power of prayer; when the prosperity comes it will not profit them. So keep being ignorant still. People who call themselves “Christians” are openly doubting the Power of God. You will see the blessings but not partake of them. Change must come. And it will come through the prayers of God’s people. I feel it coming already. Thank you Lord. It’s not by might, not by power, but by my Spirit, sayeth the Lord. This mountain shall be removed; by the power of the Holy Ghost.

      • May 6, 2016

        As important as prayer is, there’s nothing faithless about taking responsibility for one’s own condition. Indeed, Proverbs in particular is full of advice to that effect, such as:

        “A little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to rest, and poverty will come on you like a thief and scarcity like an armed man.” — Proverbs 6:10-11

      • If you read Acts 1 and 2 you will see the New Testament church was born in a prayer meeting.

        Then in Acts 13:1-5 it was during a time of prayer the church took its first great leap forward and began sending forth missionaries into the regions beyond.

        If you are a student of church history you will know that almost every genuine revival began in a prayer meeting. It has been prayer that shook cities and beat back the forces of darkness, bringing thousands into the kingdom of God.

        In gospel ministry it is praying men and women who are the movers and shakers. Those who believe in the power of prayer know how to bind the strongman :twisted: and demolish his fortresses.

        Those who think prayer is an empty ritual and a waste of time will not know what I am talking about. They have done nothing in the Christian life. When they read this they will mock and ridicule! Read their comments!

        Sincerely, Rev. Donald Hill. Evangelist.

      • This is absolutely true :!:

        It is those who pray who are the doers. The more they pray the more their works accomplish.
        Without prayer they may work their fingers to the bone but they will accomplish nothing.

        Christians who do not have a strong prayer life accomplish little for God’s kingdom.

        Satan trembles when he sees the weakest saint upon his knees.

        Sincerely, Rev. Donald Hill, Evangelist.

  22. First pray for thyself
    May 6, 2016

    Before they pray for Dominica, they must first pray to cleanse themselves.

    • eat em
      May 6, 2016

      Don’t be so dumb! When we pray, we pray for you and your family as well. :twisted:

    • Me
      May 6, 2016

      So many religious people but so much cruelty to God’s creatures that he put here for us – people need to stop poisoning dogs. You will be judged on that as you enter the gates. Get the word out. Those who continue you to do it will be finding out how it is down below in the BBQ area…

      • Are you saying the reason Dominica has various social problems (like every other country) is because people are poisoning dogs :?:

        People ought to be kind to their animals but this has nothing to do with the moral climate of the country. The Word of God and how we respond to it has everything to do with the state of the nation.

        Parents need to teach Biblical morality and family values to their children at home. Teachers in the schools should reinforce this. Pastors in the churches need to preach the gospel, and teach the principles of holy living. Churches should raise the bar when it comes to who can be a member in the church, stop compromising with sin, and return to practicing New Testament church discipline.

        Sincerely, Rev. Donald Hill. Evangelism.

      • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
        May 6, 2016

        “Churches should raise the bar when it comes to whom can be a member in the church,”(Donald Hill).

        Mr. Hill we are taught in Romans, 3:23: ” For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God.” We have to be careful not to put ourselves in a position to decide who become a member of a Church, since no man alive knows what is in the heart (sprit) of an individual.

        We are not supposed to judge by appearance, and even sometimes deeds. When I was a kid going home from school one day a big tall girl almost beat me to death, my life was saved by murderer, day after he saved my life he was arrested and charged for the murder of his common law wife who had disappeared more than seven years. I cannot elaborate because I have written about that in a book which I have not yet completed, nor released.

        A Church should not be regarded as an exclusive club. Church should be a place where all sinners are welcome, regardless of what is in their heart which only God knows; if the…

      • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
        May 6, 2016

        A Church should not be regarded as an exclusive club. Church should be a place where all sinners are welcome, regardless of what is in their heart which only God knows; if the word of God is preach and taught the worst of any human can be changed by hearing the true word of God. Fore it is said faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God. Now there is a part of Scripture which plainly said if there is member of the Church who lives contrary to the word, and teaching of God, and the Church asks them to refrain from their satanic ways and the member refuse, the church should turn them over to the devil so that the devil should destroy them.

        That as stated is not verbatim to the word, but it is written somewhere in the New Testament. Now in America some people are disruptive in Church, recently there was a situation where someone behaved as if he did not want the service to proceed, the alternative was the pasture called the police to get him out of there.

        That I can…

      • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
        May 6, 2016

        That I can understand, but if one adapt the concept as in the quote above I doubt we would be dealing with a Church where the word should be taught, but rather an exclusive country club.

        No offence intended.

    • Prayer and Action
      May 7, 2016

      A Rabbi and a priest were at a boxing match and the rabbi observed one of the fighters making the sign of the cross on his chest just as he was about to enter the ring.

      The rabbi asked the priest for an explanation.

      The priest said: “….. what he did is very good and respectful, but if he can’t box, it won’t help him”.

      To be effective, prayer must be accompanied by meaningful action my friends.

    • I expect you would find most of those who are praying for Dominica have already been dealt with by God, and have gone through a time of confession and cleansing.

      God is preparing an army of intercessors who will storm the gates of hell and set Satan’s captives free. If you don’t care to join them that is your choice but don’t get in their way because this is real.

      I have been in this ministry of deliverance – evangelism for over 50 years and have forgotten more than my critics ever knew!

      Sincerely, Rev. Donald Hill. International Evangelist. 8)

  23. Toytoy
    May 6, 2016

    Thank God, we need

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