Joy is not about being presented with national honours, but it's in the service of your fellow man, says Pastor Glen O. Samuels, one of 171 people who are to be conferred with national honours and awards in October.
"It's a joy to be of service to my people. Many serve without expectations of any recognition. The joy is that you try to be of service to your fellow man and it has been my joy as a country boy to do my share, without fanfare of any kind," Samuels told The Gleaner yesterday.
Samuels, who hails from Burnt Savannah, St Elizabeth, and is to receive membership in the Order of Distinction (Officer rank) for outstanding contribution to religion, says the award will serve as inspiration to those who aspire to serve the people of Jamaica.
Samuels currently serves as the president of the West Jamaica Conference of Seventh-day Adventists.
"I remain honoured to be in line for such an award. I never sought to be recognised by giving service to my fellow man but I have been carrying a burden all my adult life for young people, particularly our young men, and I continue carrying that passion and I hope to help steer them in the right direction," he said.
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