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                                               Says Pastor
                                               Everett Brown

        THE BEST days of Northern Caribbean  University  resources that God has available to continue the rich
        (NCU) are before it,  declared Pastor Everett  Brown,  tradition of the pioneers to prepare men and women for
        president of the Jamaica Union Conference of Seventh-  service, not only for now but for the wider service in
        day Adventists, at a thanksgiving service to mark the  the life to come.
        start of the institution’s second century in Manchester,
        Jamaica.                                               “So, our future is bright. Ten years from now our future
                                                               is secure; 100 years from now our future is intact
        “As we enter this new phase of our journey, a major  because God is. The God who led in the past is ready
        concern  is sustainability.  Will  NCU last  for another  and available to lead us into the future. God is faithful,”
        10 or 100 years? Will NCU have the capacity to serve  declared Pastor Brown.
        its stakeholders in the future as she did in the past?”
        asked Pastor Brown. He was delivering the sermon at  “The psalmist says enter into His presence because He
        a special chapel service attended by students, staff and  is a Good God. But more than that, enter in his presence
        faculty on January 13, 2020.                           because  He is a  faithful  God. Enter  in  His presence
                                                               because He is a dependable God. He never fails and
        Basing  his sermon  on Psalm  100, Pastor Brown  will not fail us,” the pastor declared.
        asserted that God is dependable. “The first president of
        this institution no longer exists here on earth. The first  He invited faculty, students, staff and members of the
        batch of graduates and the first board no longer exists,”  Board  to  place  the  marketing  and  student  enrolment
        he argued.                                             challenges as well as the University’s finances in the
                                                               hands of this dependable God because he is faithful,
        “But there is the One who continues to oversee and rule  good and dependable and will see us into the future and
        in the life of this university and that is the One who  throughout generations.
        planted this university on this hill. He is the centre of
        this university, the only constant,” stated Pastor Brown  Northern Caribbean University was founded as West
        who is also chairman of the NCU Board of Governors.    Indian Training School in St Catherine, Jamaica by the
        He said the Psalmist invites us to enter the presence of  Seventh-day Adventist Church in 1907. It was relocated
        God to access His power and His providence.            to the mid-island  parish of Manchester in 1919 and
                                                               went through several name and institutional changes.
        “Today we must resolve, as students, that we are going  The institution celebrated its centennial in Manchester
        to create  the  right  environment  to attract  others  to  during 2019.
        become beneficiaries of that which we now enjoy – a
        first class Christ-centred education,” he said.        Written by Byron Buckley

        The NCU Board Chairman  implored  faculty  and
        staff  to enter the very presence of God to access the
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