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Christiansted, Saint Croix, Virgin Islands. Catholic [i.e. Anglican] church (LOC)

Christiansted, Saint Croix, Virgin Islands. Catholic [i.e. Anglican] church (LOC)
church
Image by The Library of Congress
Delano, Jack,, 1914-, photographer.

Christiansted, Saint Croix, Virgin Islands. Catholic [i.e. Anglican] church

1941 Dec.

1 slide : color.

Notes:
Photo shows St. John’s Anglican Church, 27 King St. (Source: Library staff, 2009)
Title from FSA or OWI agency caption.
Transfer from U.S. Office of War Information, 1944.

Subjects:
Anglican churches
United States–Virgin Islands of the United States–Christiansted

Format: Slides–Color

Rights Info: No known restrictions on publication.

Repository: Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, Washington, D.C. 20540 USA, hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.print

Part Of: Farm Security Administration – Office of War Information Collection 11671-26 (DLC) 93845501

General information about the FSA/OWI Color Photographs is available at hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.fsac

Persistent URL: hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/fsac.1a33961

Call Number: LC-USF35-426

San Diegan Producing Largest Festival In Cayman Islands’ History


Volunteer providing health education


Cayman Islands (PRWEB) May 14, 2010

San Diegan Miles McPherson, a Caribbean American with Jamaican roots, returned to the Caribbean this week with a large team of volunteers to “do something” for the region. McPherson, a former NFL Player, Senior Pastor of the Rock Church and founder of Miles Ahead has produced the Cayman Islands “Do Something World Festival,” to take place May 14-15.

Watch the live stream at www.dosomethingcayman.com on Fri/Sat 4PM (PST).

The festival is expected to be the largest of its kind in the Islands’ history, and wraps up a week-long campaign of volunteer service the ministry, including a group of 90 San Diegans, brought to the island. The San Diego volunteers, who descended on the island this week to do their part in the service campaign, engaged in a range of projects. The San Diego contingent included a team of medical professionals who provided a series of health education seminars to more than 500 children, ages 5-11.

“Improving the quality of life for the Cayman people is at the heart of the medical team’s outreach,” said Joshua Kirby, an Emergency Medical Technician from the community of 4S Ranch, in San Diego

The medical team presented several seminars at the John A. Cumber Primary School in the West Bay region, featuring information on diabetes prevention, diet, hypertension and healthy lifestyle choices. They chose these topics because data released by the Cayman Islands Health Services Authority (HSA) last September showed that childhood obesity is a growing problem in the Cayman Islands. In fact, the findings showed that one in every five children ages 11-14 are overweight.

Rolston Anglin, the Cayman Islands Government’s Minister of Education visited John A. Cumber with Pastor Miles to observe the volunteers’ efforts. Said Anglin, “It is of great value to the community, to the school, but more importantly to the Ministry of Education.”

Kirby said the seminars included a diabetes expert who presented blood glucose sticks, showed the children how they worked, and how sugar flows through the body. A nurse on the team used felt boards to present diet information and discussed ways to address hypertension. A husband and wife lead a discussion on abstinence and healthy lifestyle choices, and the team together developed an educational activity and coloring book that they could leave behind with the children. They also stressed the importance of regular check ups.

Other services donated by the San Diego volunteers this week include:

Ministry and outreach to troubled teens and prisoners;

Building 12 new classrooms in the West Bay area of Cayman, adding 3,500 square feet of classroom space to overcrowded schools and saving the local government .2 million in the process; and

Working with local church leaders to help jumpstart their own service projects that can be sustained after the San Diegans depart.

The “Do Something World Festival,” produced by a partnership between Miles Ahead and the Cayman Ministers Association, will be held at the Black Pearl Skate Park in Grand Cayman. It has attracted sponsorship and support from nearly 20 local businesses and the Government’s Ministry of Finance, Tourism and Development.

McPherson and his Miles Ahead team hope to improve lives of Cayman Islanders by bringing together civic, business and church organizations to love and serve their communities. Over the past several weeks, hundreds of volunteers have been addressing social issues in their communities related to the themes of family, education and the environment.

Miles Ahead hopes to announce additional outreach activities throughout the Caribbean region.

For further information, visit: www.dosomethingcayman.com.

About Miles McPherson and Miles Ahead:

Miles McPherson, a former NFL defensive back with the San Diego Chargers, has become widely known as the “Do Something Pastor.” In addition to leading the Rock Church in San Diego, which was named one of the fastest growing churches in 2010, McPherson is the founder of Miles Ahead which has organized events in 20 cities, including Canada, Africa and the Caribbean. An author, McPherson recently released the much anticipated book Do Something! Make Your Life Count, encouraging people of all walks to serve others and make their life count.

Miles Ahead mobilizes volunteers to do something to transform their communities by partnering with church, business and community leaders to harness the power of volunteerism. Do Something World festivals begin with a 6-month service campaign leading communities to engage in volunteerism, and experience community transformation through sustainable and practical solutions. This culminates into a 2-day ALL AGES festival where Miles McPherson shares the good news of Jesus Christ and how this has transformed his life. In addition, festival goers enjoy exciting live music, gaming tents, a motorcross stunt show, children’s areas, and delicious food.

Source: Miles Ahead / Rock Church

Contact:

Trish Teves – Do Something Cayman

Tel: 858.405.4385

Email: trish.teves(at)therocksandiego(dot)org

Photograph of Miles McPherson available at:

http://docs.google.com/View?id=dgsbbfz_2245hshkg6ch

http://docs.google.com/View?id=dhqks9pp_131ctwp5mfd

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SoulOfAmerica Showcases the Gullah Islands and their African Heritage — Experience the Sites, Sounds and Tastes of Africa without Leaving the States

Torrance, CA (PRWEB) June 16, 2005

SoulOfAmerica.com announces a guide to the historically significant Gullah Islands in South Carolina. Once home to African slaves, this Atlantic coastal region still brims with the culture of the Motherland. The Gullah area consists of more than a dozen islands in addition to sections of coastal plains in the Carolinas.

The online destination guide, at [http://www.soulofamerica.com/resorts/gullah.html , explores Gullah culture in towns such as Beaufort, St. Helena Island, Bluffton, Hampton, Hilton Head Island, Daufauskie Island and Georgetown. Find out where to savor food laced with the spicy flavors of Africa, witness weavers transforming sweetgrass into exquisite baskets, admire quilters using a “long-strip” technique to create masterpieces of fabric art and hear storytellers bringing Gullah’s history to life. Visit and learn about “Praise Houses,” small sacred buildings in which slaves worshiped and conducted ancestral ceremonies.

“This region is a true national treasure, especially for African Americans,” said Thomas Dorsey, publisher of SoulOfAmerica.com. “Nowhere else within the United States can you immerse yourself in such authentic and rich African culture and history. The Gullah Islands enable us to experience the triumphs and challenges of those who came before us.”

The guide provides a history of the Gullah people and their language, the latter being a combination of many African dialects, and information about the area’s lively heritage festivals. Also included are historical sites, art galleries, museums, churches and music venues that pulsate with the rhythms of Africa.

First publishing to travelers in 1994, SoulOfAmerica.com provides extensive destination guides and photographs of such subjects as Family Travel, Cruises, Spas, Holiday Travel, Black History Month and International Destinations, including Paris and the Caribbean. Black travel experts are also available for interviews and for referrals to other black travel resources. “SoulOfAmerica.com” is the DBA name and “Soul Of America” is a trademark of Soul Of America Travel, Inc.

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