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LIME gives $1m to gospel fest

Kevin Jackson

Saturday, October 06, 2012    

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MONTEGO BAY, St James: Telecoms provider LIME has donated $1 million towards this year's staging of Praise Fest scheduled for Dump Up Beach in Montego Bay, St James, on October 31- November 2.

The function took place at the festival's launch at the RIU Montego Bay on Tuesday.

The annually fest aims to inspire positive change through music and prayer.

According to Lorna Chambers, president of Jamaica Praise Fest organising committee, said the festival is ideal for the island given what is going on.

"At Jamaica Praise Fest, we believe that we are called to the nation for such a time as this. A time when our nation is grieving for our lost sons and daughters, a time when we are trying to come to terms with the atrocities which have been imposed upon us," she said.

She said that Jamaica needed a spiritual healing.

"If we turn to God and repent. If we worship and praise him out of humble hearts, he will hear from heaven, forgive our sins and heal our land. Our land needs healing so we call all of Jamaica to a time of repentance, praise, and worship as we celebrate Jamaica's Jubilee in this 50th year of Independence," she said.

The event will include acts Shirley Caesar, Hezekiah Walker, and Dr Bobby Jones, host of BET's Celebration of Gospel.

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