On February 28, 2017, Asher Ledwidge was the featured speaker at the Kiwanis Club of Clermont.
Asher was born in Jamaica, B.W.I. and migrated to the New York City in 1964 where he worked as an electrician until retirement. He is a spiritual writer who has written many spiritual books. He also serves as a Chaplain at the Lake County Correctional Institution.
Asher spoke about his greatest Passion which is “Parental Love.” He described it as the most significant part of human living. Ledwidge stated that the first six years of a child’s life is the most important period of a child’s psychological development. He said that parental nurturing, especially from a mother, has a direct impact on a child’s learning, social and emotional abilities. Most children who receive love and care in these formative years grow up to be productive members of society and live a “life of Heaven on Earth.” With no love, neglect, or abuse, they “live a life of hell.” Asher said that as a volunteer chaplain in Lake County Prisons, he has never met an inmate who had a loving father and that many of them lacked this love and nurturing at the critical age of their lives. He concluded his presentation with “Love conquers all things.”
President Janet Hoskinson thanked Asher and presented him with a commemorative club pin.