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Zion Orthodox Primitive Baptist Church Donates to Needy Haitians

I spent part of my day on Thursday March 28th at Zion Orthodox Primitive Baptist Church in Cocoa as several members of the church prepared a room full of donated items for shipment to Haiti. Zion’s Deacon Thomas Ford, Mrs. Alberta Wilson, National Congress of Black Women (NCBW) President, Mrs. Bettye Bryant, Zion’s Church School Director and Ms. Gloria Tyson, a member of NCBW all helped load these donated items in the van. I went along to help load and to document the activity in pictures. Deacon Ford drove us to Tico Airport where the items were left for the next scheduled flight to Haiti. Per Mrs. Wilson, “It was my church school class, the Intermediates, who partnered with the NCBW to do this good deed again for poverty-stricken Haiti. “
Zion’s Elder Drodney L. Williams cited Galatians 6:2 “Bear ye one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ. We obey the law of Christ by helping others in their time of need.
Service to the poor – the helpless – is the real service to God. It is the real worship of the Almighty. Zion Orthodox strives to teach our children to worship. When we give to the helpless and poor, we are worshipping God. This is the highest form of praising God.”
Mrs. Bryant offered her sincere appreciation to the members of Zion Orthodox and the NCBW for their efforts in collecting and shipping vitally needed products to the ravished citizens of Haiti. “I am reminded of the words of Jesus when He declared that we should love our neighbors as ourselves. The efforts by you all was a true display of love. May God continually bless you all and may your hearts be continually filled with love for our fellow man.”
It was a fun experience and one can only appreciate the opportunity to combine a charitable activity and a fellowship with a group of people devoted to improving the plight of their fellow man.