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YMG brings joy to House of Hope residents in Delices

first_img Tweet 33 Views   no discussions Share Share A member of Youth On A Mission For God doing a pedicure for a resident of the House of Hope Young people involved in ministry have embarked on a mission of spreading love, joy and peace to others, especially those who are disabled or otherwise less fortunate.Youth on a Mission for God (YMG) has been described as “a group of young persons whose goal is to seek solutions to the difficulties that we face in our community” by Beverly Leblanc the public relations officer of that organization.YMG recently embarked on a number of outreach projects, engaging their members in positive activities such as beach clean ups, poster competition for a preschool and wall painting in the village of Loubiere.On March 31sst, 2012 the group visited the House of Hope in Delices which is a residential home for persons with disabilities where the members read stories, played with and gave pedicures to the residents.According to Mrs. Leblanc that visit to the House of Hope is their missionary 2nd trip, the first was to Shernel Prince of Wesley a teenager who died two weeks ago after undergoing treatment in Trinidad.“We want to develop in the heart of our young people a heart of a servant, we want them to be servants in the kingdom of God and so we brought them there [House of Hope] and it was really a blessing to see the way they combed their hair, they fed them, played with them, just the interaction. It was really nice to see these young children just interact with the persons with disability,” Leblanc said.[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QTg1m-0rhro[/youtube]She also explained that even the caregivers were able to relax as the young people attended to the residents.“We did pedicures for them and it was kind of difficult because some of them did not want to put their feet in the water but it was still a blessing. We gave them a hamper and some clothing items so they can use and if they want they can also share with other persons in the community”.Another initiative of YMG is a program called bridging the gap where they visit different districts and sing hymns with a view to getting “young people to appreciate the hymns”.Thus far, they have held one in the north, south and will be visiting the South-East district on April 27th, 2012 which includes churches in La Plaine, Good Hope, Grand Fond and Delices.“We invite the churches to come together and sing whatever songs they wish but it has to be hymns. It is open so they can sing on whatever beat/rhythm. We will also have a panel discussion and at that discussion we will have elders and we will interview them so that they can talk to us about how it used to be before as Christians and the struggles just to encourage the young people now to continue to serve God”.The group plans to visit the Infirmary and CHANCES as part of their outreach programs later down in the year.Dominica Vibes Newscenter_img Sharing is caring! LocalNews YMG brings joy to House of Hope residents in Delices by: – April 17, 2012 Sharelast_img read more

Men’s basketball: Hayes cements his legacy in final season

first_imgAfter a rough beginning, Nigel Hayes turned himself and his team around in route to a fourth consecutive sweet 16, capping his senior season with a game-winning shot and earning the title of the Badger Herald’s Male Athlete of the Year.Throughout the year, Nigel Hayes became one of the biggest question marks for the Badgers, struggling to find his jumper and proving to be a liability at the line. As the season wore on, Wisconsin fans longed for the player they saw in the second half of the 2015-16 season when he led a young team to the Sweet 16, or the sophomore who stole the show on the Badger’s run to the NCAA championship.Yes it was clear, Hayes no longer had the supporting cast of guys like Kaminsky, Gasser and Decker. But if his college career up until this point was any indication, the senior from Toledo, Ohio was more than ready to take the reins.Hayes: In ‘one-and-done’ era, Nigel Hayes’ return isn’t so simpleThere is no doubt Nigel Hayes’ decision to return for his senior season was one the best outcomes for the Read…As his final season in Wisconsin began, expectations peaked for a team whose leaders (Hayes and Koenig), have never lost in the first round of the NCAA tournament. With a talented group of young players including sophomore Ethan Happ who burst onto the scene in his freshman campaign, Hayes and company were poised to continue the streak of success deep into the playoffs.Living up to those expectations, the Badgers jumped out to one of their best starts in program history with a record of 22-3. With the team rolling behind the play of Ethan Happ and Bronson Koenig, Hayes struggled to find that elite talent we’ve known for three years.The biggest wakeup call came at the end of the season when Wisconsin lost five of their last seven, and a team built on success and consistency couldn’t find either. With the Big Ten and NCAA tournaments knocking at their door, the Badgers were scrambling for answers, and where better to look than Nigel Hayes.Despite Hayes’ struggles from the line, 59 percent, the Toledo native was not settling for a late season collapse to cap off his historic career.Men’s basketball: Experts see potential NBA futures for Hayes, KoenigWhile Nigel Hayes garnered most of the preseason attention regarding a future basketball career in the NBA, Bronson Koenig quietly Read…Like most great college and professional players, Hayes turned it on when it mattered the most. After falling to the Michigan Wolverines in the Big Ten Championship game, the Badgers had their confidence back, and a chip on their shoulder after being named an eight seed in the NCAA Tournament.Similar to past years, the tournament was where Hayes came alive. After breezing by Virgina Tech, the Badgers faced off against the No. 1 overall seed Villanova in just the second round. After a turbulent season from the line and the field, Hayes shot over 50 percent from the field against the Wildcats, scoring 19 points including a Jordan-esque baseline fake to seal the deal against the top seed.Top five sports moments this semesterThe University of Wisconsin Athletic Department had a lot to celebrate this semester, even if none of those involved a Read…The Villanova game, like Hayes’ season, was a rollercoaster. A run here, a slump there, but in the end the veteran proved his worth, cementing his legacy in Wisconsin basketball.Along with a career shot to take down a one seed, here’s a list of some of Hayes’ notable achievements in his final year as a Badger, making him our Male Athlete of the Year.2017 NCAA Tournament All-East Region Team• 2017 Wooden Award Midseason Top-25• 2017 Player of the Year watch lists (Lute Olsen and Naismith)• 2017 Karl Malone Power Forward of the Year Watch List• 2017 Big Ten All-Tournament Team• 2017 Third-Team All-Big Ten• 2017 Preseason Big Ten Player of the Year• 2017 Senior CLASS Award Final 10• 2017 NABC Division 1 All-District Second Team[UPDATE] Hayes blows up Twitter with #BlackLivesMatter discussionFor six hours Thursday evening, University of Wisconsin star basketball forward Nigel Hayes tweeted 44 times supporting the Black Lives Read…last_img read more