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Charlie Fraga Elected Overall Coordinator
September 10

Charlie Fraga Elected Overall Coordinator

Charlie Fraga (Vancouver-Portland) will be the next overall coordinator of the People of Praise. He was elected by the community’s board of governors during an assembly that took place September 9-10.

Jamaican Palms

Palms decorate the home of Tony Lewis

Ingrid Robinson (Kingston) has a chat group with fellow teachers at the school where she teaches. One member sent the group an idea for Palm Sunday from a blog by a Catholic deacon. The blog read, “What if everyone on Sunday, April 5, puts a branch on the door of their house or on the window, to celebrate Palm Sunday?” Ingrid says, “I thought it a lovely idea to post to the POP branch Whats App group.” The branch liked the idea, and Anna Lisa Rodriguez suggested everyone take pictures of their palms and share them with each other. Some of the results are posted below.

from Janice Shirley. Janice commented, "I am enjoying the displays! No isolation nor social distancing shall prevent us from declaring the Glory of God through our Lord Jesus Christ."

from Kevin and Anna Lisa Rodriguez

Ingrid comments, “I must tell you how much joy it brought us, and it was just a special time reflecting on Jesus’ entrance into Jerusalem. Thank God for brothers and sisters who had no problem sharing, whether skilled or unskilled in the craft.” Even a covenanted member who lives in New York was able to participate.

from Pauline and Tony Bailey

from Joseph Mutidjo

from Locksley and Ingrid Robinson

Kevin Rodriguez says, “We all liked it and thought it a great idea especially at this time. Based on the enthusiasm and the response from the branch, this might become a new tradition.” Janice Shirley posted a comment with her palm: “Jesus wins every time.”

from Andre and Kim Johnstone

from Vince and Dawn Keaveny

from Kevin and Anna Lisa Rodriguez


  1. Julie Walters says:

    They are all so lovely. They remind me of the Lord's Triumphal Entry into Jerusalem. Thank You.

  2. marlene gehl says:

    How beautiful! Just wish the northern branches could fully participate by bringing in palms from our yard. I feel accomplished just taking down the winter wreaths!!!

  3. Jon Grams says:

    Great idea, thanks for sharing!

  4. Marylen Robinson says:

    So lovely! Thanks for sharing

  5. Jerry Wind says:

    What a great idea. We are all laying them on His path as He comes to us this Holy Week

  6. Pam Seale says:

    Thank You!

  7. Thomas Duddy says:

    We did it st our home here in Oahu along with several other branch members here. I didn’t know how to add pics to your blog, but wanted to let you know we islanders participated too!! Aloha, Oahu brothers and sisters

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