Different Recipes, But One God

Javon Liburd, Staff Reporter | 0 Opinions
Published: July 15, 2017 8:14 pm AST
Today was dubbed the national day of Caribbean culture for the members of the Shekinah House of Prayer, Church of God of Prophecy, who hosted their first annual Caribbean Food Fun Day, at the Noel Lloyd Positive Action Movement Park, today, July 15.

Members of the church came out in their respective national colors and displayed a full menu of dishes and drinks, synonymous to their place of origin.

BVI Platinum News caught up with Da-Anna Samuels, coordinator of the event, who noted that the church is a melting pot of different nationalities, adding that it is only fitting that all be displayed.

She noted that the event demonstrates that, “We all serve one God. No matter where we came from and our backgrounds, we all serve one God.”

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She said, “We were brought up in different ways, we eat different things or the same things in different ways, but our faith in God is all the same.”

“We are made up of multiple nationalities from across the Caribbean, so we just wanted to have a day where all the different nationalities in the church can express themselves and their culture through food, dress and everything else. We see each other in church all the time. It’s an event where we can see each other in a different light and showcase where we came from to each other,” Da-Anna told BVI Platinum News.

The event also highlights to the community the church’s diversity.

Da-Anna noted that the event will be an annual event for the church, adding that next year would be bigger and better.

“Next year we plan to go bigger and better. This was just a stepping stone and we love what we see. The public is coming out to support us.”

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