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July 11

The People of Praise Responds to Recent Press

Over the past few weeks the People of Praise has received a great deal of attention in the press. Here, we aim to correct the record and provide clarity on a few important points.

Hurricane Matthew Passes By Kingston

Here's an update on the Kingston branch from branch leader Locksley Robinson, as of this afternoon:

"The branch is alright. Hurricane Matthew passed by us without causing any damage at all. We had three rain showers last night and it was heavily overcast, but already we are back to normal.

“It is nothing like we expected. We thought there was nothing we could do to avoid it. We did our best to prepare, then sat back to wait. The country basically shut down. There was an unusual calmness in the air. We thought it was the calm before a storm, but then we didn't get the usual winds that typically precede a storm. There was a little flooding in one section of Kingston, but nothing affected branch members, praise God.

“We did not have to cancel any meetings–we don't have meetings on the first Sunday of the month any way. A lot of people prayed. A lot of concerns were shared. We followed the commonly followed recommendations: water and flashlight batteries stored, and storm lamps."

He adds, “Pray for our brothers and sisters in Haiti.”

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