Attach yourself to purpose not people – Hon Andrew A. Fahie
Hon Fahie was one of four honoured as part of Black History Month. The others were senior community member who was too ill to attend the service Sister Lyra Parsons, Mrs Eleanor Smith-Pickering and Mr Wayne Robinson, all who expressed surprise at being selected to be honoured but were yet grateful.
Hon Fahie, who is also the Virgin Islands Party Chairman, requested that his political side not be the emphasis that day and had his Biography focused on his growing up as boy and his dedication to the work of the Lord. In accepting the honour, he said, “But first of all I want to thank God because without him none of this is possible.”
“I firmly believe in what I say, in that once you take time out for God, God will take time out for you and I have found that it’s not that you better than anybody else because everybody falls down and everybody has their trials but as long as you never give up and you trust in God you’ll always bounce back.”
Purpose not people
As he continued in the presence of his mother, who he acknowledges as the persons responsible for the values he grew up with said, “Never get weary in well doing and never attach yourself to people if you attach yourself to people you are going to get disappointed but if you attach yourself to purpose you’ll never be disappointed because purpose never leaves you, you leave it. So as long as you stay true to the purpose that God placed you on earth to fulfill you will always achieve great things for God.”
Hon Fahie, who was criticised for leading the charge to overthrow Third District Representative and fellow Opposition Member Hon Julian Fraser RA as Opposition Leader, also made a call for persons to get more involved in music, “Because the Church needs it, more musicians and the more that they play and do for God the better they’ll be able to be prosperous.”
Meanwhile, It was the 19th consecutive year that the Zion Hill Methodist Church’s Senior Choir celebrated Black History Month with an Annual Black History programme.