I enjoy listening to your radio programme, pastor


July 29, 2016

Dear Pastor,

First of all, my name is Leo Collymore and my wife's name is Melida Wilson (Collymore). My wife and her daughter gave me a BOSE Internet radio for a birthday gift in 2014. Since then, I've been listening to radio stations all around the world, including Power 106 FM in Jamaica. This is where I heard your programme and fell in love with the broadcast. Thank you for what you are doing. I know your curiosity is now awakened, so here's our story.

My wife and I are currently living in Albuquerque, New Mexico (the State is north of Texas and south of Colorado), but we are natives of Panama; born and raised, until our high-school years.

My grandparents on my mother's side were born in Jamaica. My grandfather, Joseph Williams, was born in Savanna-La-Mar, Westmoreland, in 1890. My grandmother, Frances Pauton (or Panton) was born in Jamaica in 1900, but I don't know the parish. Both went to Panama during the construction of the Panama Canal (early 1900s) and they died there. I knew both of them. This is my connection to Jamaica.

My wife's father, Percival Wilson, was born in St Ann in 1909. Her mother, Sylveria Martin (Wilson) was born in Panama; however, her mother's parents, David Luther Martin, is from St Elizabeth, born 1882, and Charlotte Adella White, born 1879, is from Bunker Hill, Trelawny, Jamaica. My wife also has a half-brother, judge Hugh Wilson (a magistrate judge), currently living in St Ann. This is how we are connected to Jamaica.

One evening, earlier this year, during a telephone conversation my wife was having with her brother in Jamaica, I decided to check out the radio stations in Jamaica on my BOSE. The menu listed the various stations and I chose 'talk radio.' I tuned in to Power 106 FM and you were on the air (New Mexico is an hour behind Jamaica). I enjoyed the programme and have become a regular listener. I usually tune in around 8 p.m., Albuquerque time.

Your topic last night on 'men and women married and living together but not in love', was interesting. This is one of many social issues that Christians and non-Christians alike are experiencing.

Keep up the good work of suggesting topics, listening to callers, allowing and mediating the interchange of ideas.

Leo and Melida

Dear Leo and Melida,

I am very pleased to hear from both of you. I thank you for giving the information on your Jamaica connection. You are almost like a Yardie, and I say that in a good way. I thank you so very much for listening to the 'Dear Pastor' show on Power 106 FM and also for your encouragement to me personally.

If at all it is possible for you to call during the show, it would be a delight hearing from you. In the meantime, please be assured of my prayers on your behalf. May God bless you.


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