The University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona and the University of Technology’s Advent Fellowship (Adfel) fraternity hosted their inaugural prayer breakfast at the Knutsford Court Hotel at 8:30 a.m. on March 1st, 2009. Associate Youth Director for the Inter-American Division of Seventh Day Adventists, Pastor Balvin Braham addressed the theme “Embracing God’s Promises…” The prayer breakfast served to reunite past alumni members and to remind present members that they must live up to the standard.
When we embrace God’s promises, despite what is happening in today’s society “you cannot fail, you will not fail and you dare not fail,” was the reminder Pastor Braham left with the persons who attended the breakfast. He did not stop there as he challenged the present Adfel members to take on an additional outreach project to involve young people outside the Jamaican borders, into the Caribbean, Venuezla, Colombia, Costa Rica, Puerto Rico and Haiti in 2009. Pastor Braham charged Advent Fellowship to continue being a catalyst for change, and to export its creative engagement strategies across the Americas.
Advent Fellowship has greatly impacted the lives of many of our national and international leaders. Pro-Vice Chancellor for Undergraduate Studies, UWI, Mona- Professor Alvin Wint; Head of the Math and Engineering Department at the Northern Caribbean University and past president of Adfel for the year 1973- Dr. Andel Bailey; Former State Minister in the Ministry of Labour and Social Security- Senator Floyd Morris, Chief Executive Officer and Pharmacist of the Three Angels Pharmacy, Mandeville- Rohan McNellie were some of the leaders who were present at the prayer breakfast.
Advent Fellowship is dedicated to service and positive youth development, and is determined to expand their membership in 2009 during their 40th Anniversary celebrations, through outreach, youth empowerment projects and other initiatives.