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“Experience the Transformation” revival got off to a great start on Sabbath morning, February 18 with members of the New Life Seventh-day Adventist Church and many visitors from the community. This began a spirit-filled week of powerful soul-searching messages by Pastor Peter Joseph. Although there are few members of New Life, every night members from other churches joined us and even brought special items of music.
On Tuesday night, February 21, the crowd was so large that extra chairs had to be put out. Students, teachers, and parents came from every corner of Inagua to gain comfort, strength and solace through prayer and the Word of God, because of the sudden death of a twelfth grade student.
As a result of these meetings two precious souls were baptized. The messages were aired on Coast 106.1 FM station at 10:00 a.m. and 10:00 p.m. each day.
The Inagua community will long remember this one-week revival for seeds have been sown in the hearts of many. In fact, one prominent native remarked, “Inagua has never experienced such powerful, sequential preaching like this.” Another remarked that there is too much light for her at once!
We are indeed grateful to God for what He has done! Special thanks to the South Bahamas Conference; our evangelist, Pastor Peter Joseph; Bible Worker, Ovil McDonald; the members of New Life, Enrica’s Inn, Lindsey and Erma Burrows, Jimmy and Yvonne Burrows of Inagua. We are also thankful for the donations given by various members of the Grant’s Town Seventh-day Adventist Church and a member of the Centreville and New Englerston Seventh-day Adventist Churches, but most of all for your fervent prayers.
Keep praying for the work in Inagua to grow and for our Vacation Bible School plans for August 14 - 18! -Winston H. Ash; Missionary
ATCU PUSH INITIATIVE
The prayer focus of our union, The Atlantic Caribbean Union (ATCU) for the week, March 26 - April 1, 2017 is: Local Missions and Conferences. As these entities supervise our churches, may God impute His Spirit in each heart to undertake His business with fervency, zeal and deep commitment to His cause. Let us be transformed by His love.
Unfolding the Seven Seals
Date: March 18 - April 18, 2017
Evangelist: Edward St. Fleur
Coordinators: Pastors Lynden Williams and Kenny Deveaux
Churches Involved: Adelaide, Bethany, Berea, Bethel, Breath of Life, Gambier, and Hillview
Location: Gladstone Road
DONAnullTIONS FOR THE MULTI-PURPOSE BUILDING Donations for the multi-purpose building may be placed in your tithe envelope. If you have not started making your regular contributions, you may do so on a weekly or monthly basis. Make this a matter of prayer and remember, a little becomes much when placed in the Master’s hand. –Administration
May 28: Child Preachers’ Workshop
June 19 - 25: CHAM Campaign
Month of July: Vacation Bible School
September 10: CHAM Doctrinal Seminar
-Mrs. Joan M. Scavella, CHAM Director
PRAYER MINISTRIES Prayer sessions continue every Wednesday at 12:00 noon at the South Bahamas Conference Office. Please join us if you can for one hour of prayer as we praise God for His power, might, and grace. Let us petition His throne for our conference and our country. We appreciate your presence, when you are able to join us.
Save the date - On Saturday, May 6, 2017 SBC’s quarterly all night prayer meeting will be held. The location will be announced soon. We will be praying for God’s leading in the general elections. Prepare to pray with us. We look forward to seeing you at these events. -Sister Ali McIntosh & Elder David Knowles
ASI CONVENTION 2017 The annual Adventist Laymen’s Industries and Services (ASI) convention will be held in Panama on August 14 - 21, 2017. Should you wish to attend, kindly contact Pastor C. Melvin Lewis at the conference office or Elder Ian Greene at 5560492 or 6014393. -Elder Ian Greene, President; ASI
CAT ISLAND WEEKEND IN EASTER
Are you interested in traveling to Cat Island with the Cat Island SDA Advancement Society? The grand annual Easter weekend of spiritual refreshing and fellowship is on our heels! The celebration will take place on the Easter weekend, April 14-16, 2017. Tickets must be purchased before March 31, 2017. For additional information, contact Elder Norman Seymour at 457-0067.
MEETING OF THE CAT ISLAND ADVANCEMENT SOCIETY
The Cat Island SDA Advancement Society meeting will be held at the Hillview Seventh-day Adventist Church on April 2, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. -Elder Norman Seymour
SABBATH SCHOOL SUPPLIES
Sabbath School supplies are ready for collection at the Adventist Book and Nutrition Centre. Complementary Sabbath School materials are still available. -Mrs. Cherry Blackmore, ABCN Manager
BAHAMAS ACADEMY ALUMNI ASSOCIATION
Bahamas Academy Alumni Association will be hosting its first 2017 Alumni weekend of events on April 8 and 9. Church service will be held at Bahamas Academy, Marshall Road at 9:30 a.m. All are invited to attend. Basketball and volleyball games will commence at sunset (7:30 p.m.) at the H. D. Colburn gymnatorium, Wulff Road. Graduating classes will compete against each other for the championship. Championship games will continue on April 9 (time for this event will be provided at a later date). There will be a small entrance fee. Food will be sold. Alumni shirts will be on sale at the door. Proceeds will go toward construction and renovation of the school's basketball courts. Come out and support this grand event. -Mr. Edward Romer, Alumni Coordinator
UNIVERSITY OF THE BAHAMAS SPRING EXAMINATIONS
Kindly take note of the University of The Bahamas Spring 2017 Examination Schedule for Sabbath worshippers:
*Examinations do NOT go beyond 3 hours.
Should you require additional assistance please contact the examinations officer, Ms. Anastasia Brown at (242) 302-4462. -Pastor Jamal Franklyn, Public Campus Ministries Coordinator
SKILLS AND SERVICES NEEDED
Ecclesiastes 4:9 reminds us, ‘Two are better off than one, because together they can work more effectively.’
Do you have skills or services that will make church events run smoothly?
Services and skills such as
Call South Bahamas Conference and register your services as we prepare to take our Church events to the next level. -Patrice Williams-Gordon, Special Events Coordinator
DR. LINCOLN EDWARDS TO VISIT THE CONFERENCE
Dr. Lincoln Edwards, newly elected president of Northern Caribbean University,
located in Mandeville, Jamaica will pay his first visit to the South Bahamas Conference on March 31 - April 4, 2017. He will address our members at the quadrant 3 tent on Gladstone Road and at various churches on Sabbath, April 1, 2017. A meet and greet will convene in the PTA room at Bahamas Academy on Sunday, April 2, 2017. The entire membership of the South Bahamas Conference is invited to the meet and greet. -Office of Education
HEALTH FOCUS FOR ASI
All Adventist Health Professionals and Health Directors/Assistants who are interested in traveling to Panama for the Adventist Laymen’s Services and Industries (ASI) Convention on August 14 - 21, 2017 may contact Mrs. Nathelyn LaCroix at firstname.lastname@example.org or 323-0610. The Health Ministries Department will be the co-host of the event. The presenters include health professionals from Harvard University, Loma Linda University, and the Pan-American Health Organization.
Kindly pray for a group of persons travelling to Seale, Alabama to attend the Wellness Seminar on March 26 – 31, 2017.
Wellness Retreat 2017
All persons interested in traveling to Exuma on May 19 – 21, 2017 for the Adventist Health Professional Association’s annual retreat are asked to contact Dr. Alvira Higgs - 322-8314
Fun Run Walk
Continue to move! Join us on April 9, 2017 at 6:00 a.m. for overall rejuvenation. Start at Goodman’s Bay to Sandyport and back. We encourage participation from all churches. At the end of the year, the church with the greatest participation will
be recognized. Bring along some water and a fruit. -Mrs. Nathelyn LaCroix, Health Ministries Director
OAKWOOD UNIVERSITY ALUMNI TO MEET
Calling all Oakwood University Alumni! If you missed our first meeting, please don't miss this one. This meeting will be held tomorrow (Sunday, March 26), at the South Bahamas Conference Office at 4:00 p.m. -Mr. Ian Antonio, Alumni Coordinator; Bahamas
PRE-MOTHER’S DAY CONCERT
The Agape Seventh-day Adventist Church presents a night of music on Sunday, May 7, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. under the theme, I Plead the Blood. Featured artistes include:
The SDA Mass Youth Choir, Anthony Burnside, Valyncia Bullens, Daniel Major,Kemoy Emmanuel, and Pastor Carl Johnson. This night promises to be inspirational, sensational, and enjoyable as we lift up the name of Jesus. A nominal fee will be charged. Funds will aid the building of the sanctuary and the music ministry. Venue will be announced soon. -Mrs. Lyndell Hanna, Agape Seventh-day Adventist Church
INSPIRATIONALS ON TV
Tune in to Cable Bahamas Channel 212 on Sunday, March 26, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. to view our latest concert recording, "God's Amazing Grace". We trust that you will receive a spiritual enrichment from it. -Brother J. Ralph Rolle, Leader
NOTE OF THANKS
Pastor W. T. Adderley and family wish to thank the Conference Administration, Pastors, Conference Workers, and members for their expressions of love during his recent surgeries. Pastor Adderley is expected home on April 3, 2017. He requests continued prayers for total healing and recovery according to the will of God. -Pastor Wilfred Adderley
JOIN SBC MASS YOUTH CHOIR If you have a passion for singing and you are serious about witnessing for the Lord, then join the South Bahamas Conference Mass Youth Choir! Practice is held every Sunday at 4:00 p.m. at the GMCI Building (Old Bahamas Academy grounds), Wulff Road. Persons must be between the ages of 16-36 years. Tenors are especially welcomed. One choir, one voice, one God. -Mrs. Monique McKenzie, Director
-Youth Ministries Calendar Dates-
April 11 - 16, 2017: Inter-American Division Pathfinder Camporee, Dominican Republic, Application forms are available at http://www.southbahamasconference.org/youth.php, -Pastor Larry Green, Youth Ministries Director
Conference website: http://southbahamasconference.org
Have a blessed Sabbath!
Work in progress. Return here for updates January 3.
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