Press Release

Ministry of Finance
Release Date:
Thursday, 5 January 2017 - 11:24am

Residents of the Virgin Islands are being invited to the 2nd Annual Territorial Interdenominational Service of Thanksgiving and Intercession to pray for the people and leaders of the Territory.

The Government of the Virgin Islands in collaboration with Aglow International Virgin Islands Chapter will host the service on Sunday, January 15, at 4:00 p.m. at the New Life Baptist Church under the theme, ‘We Beseech Thee, Oh Lord.’

Premier and Minister of Finance, Dr. the Honourable D. Orlando Smith, OBE is encouraging Territory-wide participation in this worthwhile initiative as everyone unites to pray on behalf of these Virgin Islands.

Premier Smith said, “My government welcomes the opportunity to partner with the community and Aglow International as we recognise that we cannot do it alone.”

The Premier added, “As a leader of this Territory, I pray that God protects our families, our youth, and our Territory from natural and manmade disasters and that He arrests any problems threatening and destroying the fabric of our society.”

The service is designed to bring the community together to collectively thank God for his protection through 2016 and to invite his guidance, protection and favour on the Government and the people of the Territory in 2017.

Aglow International Virgin Islands Chapter is the local branch of a worldwide Kingdom Ministry committed to seeing God’s will done on the earth as it is in heaven.

It serves as an extended arm of churches and offers avenues for spiritual growth and development for believers through monthly meetings, Triple Cord Prayer Groups and charitable outreach in the community.

The local chapter of Aglow International meets on the last Saturday of each month at Fort Burt Hotel’s conference room.


Bria Smith

Information Officer II
Department of Information and Public Relations (GIS)
Telephone: 468-2747