Let’s Go Get Them

Westbank Celebrates Community Services Work
March 20, 2020

NEW ORLEANS – Matthew 25:40 says: “The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did it for me.’” On Sabbath, Dec. 14, the Community Services Center at Westbank United Seventh-day Adventist Church was the host of an invigorating Sabbath program in which the members of the community services of all Southeast Louisiana were in attendance. 

The theme was “Let's Go Get Them.” Allen Mitchell, minister and chaplain at the Children's Hospital in New Orleans, was the guest speaker for the worship service. He said, “It is time for God’s children to come together and help those in need. Jesus can straighten you up. So don't quit, Jesus will set you up.”

During the service, special songs and carols were rendered by Hezekiah Brinson, minister of music at Ninevah Baptist Church, along with the Royal Ambassadors Ensemble under the direction of Kenneth Collins.

The Adventist Community Services (ACS) leader revisited the work done by the members to the community. The department helped the Westbank community in diverse capacities such as giving material aid, food, clothing and other supplies for the poor; hurricane preparedness; feeding the homeless and Thanksgiving baskets.

The center has obtained official notice from the State of Louisiana to be a registered Medicaid Application center and many people have already completed applications to receive Medicaid.

The community services department director Irene Williams understands the importance of having the center open for the outreach activities. She is very committed to helping the community.

During the service, three individuals were recognized for their contribution to the community and for their service to Westbank church: Jennifer Cherenfant, an outstanding educator in Jefferson Parish in Louisiana; Louise Jacob, an employee for the State of Louisiana and Shirley Wilson, a bank loan officer.

It was a great day and a blessed day to celebrate at Westbank United Adventist church in New Orleans, La. 

By Mathieu Cherenfant