Thursday, August 17, 2017

Jesus’ Day 2017 at Holy Ghost Temple

Rev. Lorene Guyse, Pastor
The Annual Jesus Day was held at Holy Ghost Temple, Sunday, August 6, 2017, Rev. Lorene Guyse, pastor. Jesus Day was founded in this area over by Rev. Charlie Davis, Friendship MB Church of Ackerman, MS who announced during the occasion, “Every day is Jesus Day but today is a special Jesus Day. We have a special day for everything else, now we have a special day for Jesus.” Jesus Day is celebrated the 1st Sunday of August yearly either at Friendship MB Church or Holy Ghost Temple. Next year it will be at Bethel MB Church with Rev. Ivory McDaniel.

Jesus’ Day has legs, wings, wheels, an engine and it traveled to Mississippi from the state of Texas. While governor of Texas, Former President George W. Bush signed a bill into law proclaiming June 10, 2000 as Jesus Day. It was celebrated in Austin, TX the first year. It was patterned after the March for Jesus held annually by some Christians on the Saturday before Pentecost Sunday. The march was to express love for Jesus by serving the community and worshiping the Lord in the streets. President Bush’s proclamation urged people to follow the example of Jesus and answer the call to serve those in need. At Holy Ghost Temple, the call was to feed the attendees and to serve the need of the children by giving them school supplies. School supplies were donated by various businesses and organizations.

The theme song was “When all of God’s Children Get Together”. Kenneth Knott, Steve Eiland and Homer Rhodes led the devotion while Martha Gill sang “Only what you do for Christ will last” and Asia Eichelberger sang “Only what you do for Christ will last”.. Testimonies were lead by Rev. Guyse testifying that she has been cancer free for 9 years; Lorenda Eichelberger asked for prayers and sang “I love to Praise His name” and several others testified in song. The sermon was delivered by Rev. Ivory McDaniel-Bethel Baptist Church, Louisville, MS whose topic was “How Long?” from Psalm 13. The offering is given to the host church while the speaker does not accept an offering on Jesus Day.

Jesus Day was attended by nearly 100 guest from the following cities: Atlanta, GA, Bienville, LA, Chicago, IL, Detroit, MI, Evansville, IL, Newbreed, AL, Pontiac, IL, Peoria, IL, Ruston, LA, and St. Louis, MO. Rev. Guyse thanks all who attended and for their donations.

Submitted by: Elmetra Patterson