One of the biggest names in Gospel music, Donnie McClurkin has promised to return to Jamaica in September and donate $30 million to support the country’s health and education sectors.
Following his headline performance at the annual Fun in the Son in Kingston this month, Donnie told the Jamaican Observer
“It was Jamaicans (in Jamaica, Queens, New York) who taught me to sing Jamaican songs as a little boy… It is the ministry that came out of Jamaica that inspired me to sing Jamaican songs. I didn’t know it would open me to the island,” the three-time Grammy award winner told the Observer.
“This is a godly country and when there is need … God is going to take care of his people, [even] if he has to call us from America or around the world. This country belongs to God. From politics to school to education to government — the whole nine yards — this is a godly nation and God has laid it on my heart to come. Why? Only because he takes care of his own,” McClurkin continued.
Pastor Donnie and his team are promising to link up with churches across the island to carry out outreach and charity activities including food distribution, giving footballs and computers for children, providing medical assistance and supplies for hospitals, furniture for schools and food distribution.
Apparently, this is not the first time the singer has shown this level of generosity to the country, two years ago he donated $60 million to the support Jamaica’s struggling healthcare sector.
“…God laid this island on my heart to come and just be a part of the ministry here and help those who are in need. Music is fine but if I can’t meet the needs of people then I’m wasting my time.”
There’s a bible passage Matthew 25:45 comes to mind: “And he will answer, ‘I tell you the truth when you refused to help the least of these my brothers and sisters, you were refusing to help me.’
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