By Bishop Ken Carroll
On August 13, 2016, motivational speaker Julie McCafferty (President of the Drift Wood Association and the founder of Miss Abaco Beauty Pageant Committee) brought a few educational and inspirational words to a small group of teenage girls gathered at the Flamanjo Hall- St Chad’s Anglican Church, Fox Town at their First Annual Virtual Make Over One Day Seminar under theme “Beauty Is Yet To Be Discovered.” The event was hosted by the Urban Renewal 2.0 Crown Haven Community Center in correlation with the Government Youth Summer Job program.
Youth Coordinator, Leslia McIntosh, told those in attendance that she would like to specially thank her hard working assistants Ivantique Mills and Shantine Mather for making this event successful and applauding the staff at the Urban Renewal 2.0 Crown Haven Community Center, the Coopers Town Administration Office, The New Crown Haven Church of God’s Women Ministry, Fox Town Primary School, North Abaco Local Government, Department of Fisheries, St. Chad’s Anglican Church and the parents.
Opening prayer was done by Sister Aleria McIntosh of The New Crown Haven Church of God.
The program got off to a good start as Mrs. McCafferty, in her vivid demonstration, brought the notion that everything is up to you to advance to the ‘top of the mountain.’ The transition from moving from the bottom to the top depends on one word that many fail to understand, ATTITUDE, which has a major role in one’s life.
Using the trio of “Effect Change, Correct and Control” she illustrated the three major steps one needs to consider that will result in producing positive outcome, and as teenagers it is up to them and not the teachers, civic leaders or family. Echoing the words by the late Dr. Myles Munroe, Mrs. Maccfferty said “Your attitude determines your altitude.”
She also addressed matters concerning presentation when applying for a job. Speaking with one of the parents in a brief interview, she said that the talk was so timely and she is happy that her daughter was able to understand that good attitude will give positive results in life.
Bringing brief remarks was Bishop Carroll Center, Manager of the URCHCC, who thanked those who came out but most of all commended the young ladies for a job well done.
Closing out the one day beauty seminar, the guest speaker was presented a fruit basket by Aleria McIntosh of The New Crown Haven Church of God on behalf of the group. Light refreshments followed.