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Attach yourself to purpose not people – Hon Andrew A. Fahie

Opposition Leader and First District Representative Honourable Andrew A. Fahie has challenged persons to attach themselves to purpose and not to people. Photo: VINO
Honourable Andrew A. Fahie (R1), the Opposition Leader and Virgin Islands Party Chairman is honoured by the Zion Hill Methodist Church's Senior Choir for his contributions to the community, territory and church. Photo: VINO
Honourable Andrew A. Fahie (R1), the Opposition Leader and Virgin Islands Party Chairman is honoured by the Zion Hill Methodist Church's Senior Choir for his contributions to the community, territory and church. Photo: VINO
Honouree Mrs Eleanor Smith-Pickering (left). Photo: VINO
Honouree Mrs Eleanor Smith-Pickering (left). Photo: VINO
Honouree Mr Wayne Robinson (left). Photo: VINO
Honouree Mr Wayne Robinson (left). Photo: VINO
WEST END, Tortola, VI – Attendants of the special service for Black History Month held by the Zion Hill Methodist Church’s Senior Choir on the Western End of Tortola on Sunday February 12, 2017 were challenged by Opposition Leader and First District Representative Honourable Andrew A. Fahie to attach themselves to purpose and not to people.

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.

16 Responses to “Attach yourself to purpose not people – Hon Andrew A. Fahie”

  • obeah man (16/02/2017, 10:32) Like (12) Dislike (67) Reply
    Always with his fake call on god but we know better
  • 100 (16/02/2017, 10:38) Like (7) Dislike (9) Reply
    serious message maybe not the right messenger
  • Chance (16/02/2017, 11:13) Like (17) Dislike (4) Reply
    Don't judge the man because you are not perfect either. Leave him alone.
    Who God bless no man curse. And no weapon form against Fahie will prosper.
  • cat (16/02/2017, 11:45) Like (9) Dislike (0) Reply
    congratulations to all who were honored
  • That's it (16/02/2017, 12:10) Like (9) Dislike (0) Reply
    Well we can start voting now who out of all elected members can be Premier. I don't see anyone but Fahie. Give it to him it's his time. It cannot get any worst. Even the Governor stress by this entire mess. What a disrespectful dunce bunch.
  • Brown Sugar (16/02/2017, 12:13) Like (9) Dislike (0) Reply
    Fahie you look good and bright. I'd call and walk with Fahie as Premier any day. God be with you that you continue on the path of leading this country where we can be proud proud proud.
    • @ brown sugar (16/02/2017, 13:22) Like (2) Dislike (40) Reply
      Keep dreaming...
    • Nah (16/02/2017, 14:04) Like (1) Dislike (6) Reply
      Sorry but cannot trust him with the country's finances! Well the entire country has to decide not just his district alone.
      • @Nah (16/02/2017, 15:53) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
        You are one of them that will not get anywhere. Keep on keep on oppressing and crucify and walk on others and put people down. The energy you give off will come right back at you. Keep feeling big and mighty and like you better than your sister and brothers. May God help your soul.
        • Nah (17/02/2017, 16:22) Like (0) Dislike (1) Reply
          to @Nah

          Your comment is moot! Where in my comment am I crucifying Fahie? I simply said I do not trust him based on past actions while a Minister in our (the people's) Government which is simply my opinion. My soul is already with God at ALL times; not like a number of sometimish Christians we have in our society who claim to praise God but hands dirty with obeah.
      • To Nah (16/02/2017, 18:02) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
        The NDP already making sure there will be no Finances so it doesn't matter who is the Minister of Finance after these corrupt NDP are gone because they will leave them with no Finance to even think about.
        • @tonah (16/02/2017, 19:57) Like (0) Dislike (2) Reply
          What is the big difference between the NDP and Fahie? What? He turned over a new leaf? Yeah right. He and his crew showed the accounting officers, who are still there, how to get money out of the Territory. Every project was over inflated same way. Our memories are not short. If NDP got to go, well Fahie cannot come,
  • myrun (16/02/2017, 18:39) Like (0) Dislike (1) Reply
    Fahie looking upbeat he smell power but it's not going to happen bossie
  • wize up (16/02/2017, 23:44) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    was the former chairman and former opposition leader in attendance(just asking because we missed the ferry from downtown)
  • Political Observer (PO) (17/02/2017, 22:35) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
    Every organization must have a sense of purpose, a reason for organization's existence. This sense of purpose must be fueled by a vision, mission, goal, objective, strategies, tactics and action. All of these elements must be linked to approach this sense of purpose. The sense of purpose is not a project, i.e., it has a beginning and end; it is a continuous process that must be sustained. Too often organizations focus their efforts only on the short-term, paying scant attention to the longer-term. The nation's business transcend any individual(s). Thus, the focus should be about the organizayion, not any individual(s).


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