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THINKING ABOUT GUYANA … AND SAYING THANKS!

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THINKING ABOUT GUYANA … AND SAYING THANKS!

By Pastor Kwesi Oginga

Oginga- a_group_in_prayerThe picture: Pastor Kwesi Oginga (center) with a Group of Prayer Warriors at New Life Ministries, Silver Spring MD, U.S.A.

It’s another time of thanks. It’s another time to celebrate.

The history of thanksgiving is rooted in the fact that God allowed the Pilgrims to overcome a season of trials and tribulations that threatened their lives. What a signal to the nation. What a signal to the world. What a testimony of what can happen when God is in our lives. He always comes true. We can place our faith and confidence in Him in every situation that confronts us.

As a Guyanese living in the United States, even though the historic narrative on which thanksgiving is premised does not relate to my culture, I must observe that thanksgiving has always been a part of the collective Guyanese reality. It has always been customary for us to give thanks for our victories small or large. We give thanks for the birth of babies. We give thanks for the union of souls in Holy Matrimony. We give thanks when we overcome health issues, academic pursuits, and all forms of family challenges. Continue reading