BRADES – “The king upon his throne has no higher work than has the mother.” Adventist Home p. 231
Eleven women on Montserrat were honoured by the Seventh-Day Adventist Community on Mothers’ Day Weekend, as part of the church’s outreach to the community on the occasion of the celebration of 100 Years of Adventism on Montserrat.
Churches on island were invited to select a woman for a Mother of the Year Award. This person was expected to be a woman who had mothered her own children and children in the community and made a contribution to her church and community. Several churches responded to the invitation. Participating churches were visited and the women chosen were each presented with a certificate and a gift by women from the SDA Church. Recognising that the role of mothers is so very important the women were given inspirational material to assist them in their own growth.
The women honoured were Jane Ryan of the St. Johns Anglican Church; Clarice Skerritt, St. James. Anglican Church; Isabelle Dyer, St. Peter’s Anglican Church; Cheryl Hercules, Bethel Apostolic Church; Mary Allen, Church of God of Prophecy; Ann Catherine White, St. Patricks Catholic Church; ; Eileen Edwards, St. Martin de Porres Catholic Church; Maira Mena, New Love SDA Church; Henrietta Lindsey, New Ebenezer SDA Church; Valerie James, New Life SDA Church and Josephine Lee, New Carmel SDA Church.
Cheryl Hercules, was selected from among this group as the Mother of the Year for Montserrat on the Signs of the Times program on Radio Montserrat on the afternoon of Sunday May 10th. She will be presented with a plaque in appreciation of the church’s recognition of her selection for this honour.