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Prayer of Hope for Missing Mother

Ministry of District Administration, Works, Lands and Agriculture and the Department of Environmental Health staff members offer a prayer of hope for missing DEH employee Anna Evans.

Colleagues, family members and friends of missing Department of Environmental Health (DEH) employee Anna Evans converged on the George Town Landfill yesterday (31 January) to pray for her return.

The 37-year-old mother of five has been missing for the past five days.

Joining the prayer were Minister of District Administration, Works, Lands and Agriculture the Hon. Juliana O'Connor-Connolly, JP; Ministry Chief Officer Kearney Gomez, MBE, JP and DEH Director Roydell Carter. Pastor Cassius Feare of the Church of God of Prophecy was joined by Minister O'Connor-Connolly in leading the group prayer.

Pastor Feare urged the attendees to take courage: "When you do not know what to do, trust God," he said.

Praying that Anna would be found, and for strength and wisdom for her family, colleagues and the search party, the pastor added that the spirit of God will bring comfort and guidance.

"Nothing is hidden from God; He sees everything and will reveal, as He sees fit, what has happened to Anna," he concluded.

Voicing similar sentiments, Minister O'Connor-Connolly encouraged the group to use the occasion to unite their hearts and minds in a prayer of hope for Anna's return.

However, she also reminded them that God was a restorer who would give them the strength to deal with any outcome. "Meanwhile," she advised, "support the family every way you can during this difficult time." She further called on society to return to Godly principles.

Noting Anna's loyalty as an employee, DEH Director Roydell Carter said that DEH management and staff would continue to support the effort to find her. He thanked all involved in the search and those who have offered words of encouragement. "We remain optimistic that Anna will still be found," he said.

Anna's colleague, Clifton Myles also expressed the hope that she will soon be found. "She is a faithful colleague and we miss her. We will continue to pray for her and for the family," he said.

Another colleague, Recycle Foreman Angelo Roye, described Anna as a dedicated mother and colleague. "The entire team is concerned for her and her children who are her life," he commented. "We are all hopeful that she will be found."

(GIS)

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