A Brief History of Grenada…
Christopher Columbus discovered Grenada in 1498. The Island gained its independence from Britain on February 7, 1974… In 1983, President Ronald Reagan ordered U.S. forces to invade Grenada and to secure their safety from the communists. On October 25th, Grenadians celebrate the day that commemorates Operation Urgent Fury as their Thanksgiving holiday. Keith Claudius Mitchell is a Grenadian politician who has been Prime Minister of Grenada since 2013. The Government is considered to be a constitutional Monarchy.
Grenada is volcanic in nature and has felt the effects… An eruption, earthquakes, hurricanes, and mudslides are all part of its history. Though Grenada is below the hurricane belt, when Hurricane Ivan struck, over 90% of homes were destroyed. The highest point is Mount St. Catherine (2,757 feet) in the northern part of the interior. The landscape is scenic, with fairly deep steep-sided valleys and about 10,000 acres of forest. Another well known volcano is named “Kick Em Jenny.”
Grenada has a very religious culture. Even their national coat of arms tells of their head knowledge of God. “Ever conscious of God, we aspire, build and advance as one people.” The main religions are Catholic and Anglican. Would you join Rebekah as seeks to reach these people with the gospel?