Ministry Sound Essay

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Commerce is inviting citizens and residents of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines to participate in the 2017/2018 Essay Writing Competition.

Group One target persons ages 15-20 years and the essay must be 700-900 words.

The topic for Group One is “The opening of the Argyle international Airport will provide Saint Vincent and the Grenadines air access to new international markets. In what ways can the new international airport facilitate increased foreign investment and aid in diversifying our trade portfolio?”

Group Two is for persons ages 21-30 year and the essay must be 1,200 to 1,500 words.

The essay topic for Group Two is “As of January 2017, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines will begin a 3 year term on the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), additionally this country is bidding for a seat on the UN Security Council as a non-permanent member. How is it beneficial for a small country like this one to serve on these international committees?”

The first place winner in Groups One and Two will receive a trophy, phone and $500 cash; Second Place in Group One-a trophy, phone and $300 cash; Second Place in Group Two-a trophy and $400 cash; while the person who places third in Group One will receive a trophy and $250 cash.

All essays must be submitted by Friday April 13, 2018.

Entries must be in font size 12, double spaced, Times New Roman, and emailed to office.foreignaffairs@mail.gov.vc and tamirabrowne@gov.vc

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Call to Ministry

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What is a “call to the ministry” ? by Ken Temple
Regional Representative
Southeast USA
Frontiers
(770) 277-6399 ( office ) kentemple@juno.com What is a “call to ministry” ? Is it more subjective or objective? It is just for preachers and pastors and missionaries, or is it also for the Christian businessman and plumber, the housewife and mother? Is it only one’s vocation, or does it also refer to salvation and relationship with Christ ?

Os Guinness, in his book, The Call, writes: “Calling is the truth that God calls us to Himself so decisively that everything we are, everything we do, and everything we have is invested with a special devotion, dynamism, and direction lived out as a response to His summons and service”.[1] Calling…show more content…

God wants more Christians to stay in the business world, the arts, entertainment, politics, journalism, etc. and bring their Christian convictions and world-view to bear on how they conduct their business, write songs or films, or paint pictures. One of the reasons for the recent decline of Christian impact on our culture is because too many Christians have left the fields of science, math, film, art, journalism, and especially politics, and hence there was a vacuum left that the humanist, skeptic, atheist, and agnostic filled. So, now when in recent years Christians have tried to boldly make an impact on culture in these various fields, especially politics, we are finding the whole world-view of our culture has changed and the world-view of absolutes, right and wrong, the Ten Commandments, prayer, belief in God, convictions about abortion and homosexuality as sin are scoffed at, laughed at, labeled as intolerant, and even pushed out by media blitz or ignoring the facts or not giving Christians opportunity to voice their opinion.

When considering a “call” to ministry, let me encourage you to not dichotomize too sharply between the secular and sacred. God wants to use all kinds of vocations to both “disciple the nations” ( Matt. 28:19 ) and be salt and light in the culture ( Matthew 5:13-16) and “have dominion and manage the earth” (Genesis 1:26-28)

Inner Calling and External Confirmation: Subjective and Objective Criterion

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