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Join us on WORD SBC 88.3 F.M. on Sabbath, April 2, 2016, at 11:00 a.m. for the first monthly broadcast of a live worship service from an Adventist Church in the Southern Bahamas. The first broadcast will come from the Good News Seventh-day Adventist Church, located in Flamingo Gardens of Carmichael Road, Nassau. The speaker will be the host pastor, Basil Sturrup. Join us on the first Sabbath of each month of a live broadcast.
By Denise Curtis, MTC Communication Department
“….Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me.”
The community services department of the Moss Town Seventh-day Adventist Church, Exuma, The Bahamas held its first “Drive Down Memory Lane” bus tour of the western settlements of Exuma for the senior citizens of the communities of Moss Town, Mt. Thompson, and Rolleville on the Easter Monday holiday, March 28, 2016.
Sister Loretta Collins, the community services director, was elated to add what she termed “a sparkle” in the hearts of their community jewels - their senior citizens - who were thrilled to share in the experience of a bus ride on the “big yellow school bus.” The adventure gave many of them the opportunity to reunite with their friends, discover the changes that had taken place on the island, and to simply have a special outing.
At one of the stops on the tour, Sandals Resort at Emerald Bay, the management and staff of the popular tourist destination donated water and snacks which were greatly appreciated. Sister Leona Curtis, one of the senior citizens, commented that the tour was a “breath of fresh air.” Pastor Terry Tanis, district pastor, led out in the lively singing of favourite traditional hymns throughout the almost 4-hour tour.
Elder Pedro Rolle educated the elderly on the new developments that were taking place on the island, and they, in turn, shared their historical recollecations of various places and other precious memories as they sipped on refreshing coconut water. After the tour, the group enjoyed a hot meal.
Commenting on the day’s event afterwards, the head elder of Moss Town SDA Church, Wayne Curtis, said, “Helping the elderly in our community is a mandate of the church, and it is always a good feeling when the church can impact the community in positive ways.”
Gathering the troops for
a tour to the western part of the island.
Special thanks to Sandals Emerald Bay’s staff & general manager, Mr Jeremy Mutton, for their hospitality and light refreshments.
Singing songs of Zion
Hot lunch prepared just for them!
The Exuma District of Seventh-day Adventists held its stewardship emphasis weekend on March 29. The guest speaker was Elder Anthony Burrows, stewardship director of the South Bahamas Conference. Elder Burrows shared practical principles on stewardship, explaining that stewardship entails much more than time, talent, and treasure – it’s everything! He admonished members to be faithful and watch God work magnificently in their lives.
After undergoing training at a recent Child Preacher’s Workshop held by the South Bahamas Conference of Seventh-day Adventists this month, over 20 young persons from the Children and Adolescents’ Ministries (C.H.A.M) department are prepared to present the word of God. On Sunday March 27, 2016, two young ladies – Tyesha Mareus, of the Goodnews SDA Church and Anaya Russell, of the Maranatha SDA Church, presented messages highlighting that every human being is important to God; and how it is essential to be kind and forgiving toward others.
Tyesha Mareus presents on the topic ‘The Parable of the Lost Sheep’.
Anaya Russell presenting on the topic ‘Are you a husbandman or a servant?’
As a special feature during the session the congregation comprising of both children and adults were enlightened on the necessity of viewing all persons as equal, regardless of their disability, color, or race. The audience was taught a greeting in sign language, which encouraged them not to look on their peers who are hearing impaired as abnormal or queer but with love.
Joint children’s choir ministering at the crusade. Conductor - Denise Russell.
The instructor for the Child Preacher’s Workshop was Pastor Leonardo Rahming along with Pastors Asha Dane Duncan and T. Basil Sturrup, which served as coaches for the children. The C.H.A.M crusade continues every evening at 7p.m, at the New Providence SDA Church on Solider Road in Nassau, Bahamas until Friday April 1st; and climaxes on Saturday April 2nd, 2016 at 11a.m.
Posted March 29, 2016 | Nassau, New Providence; Bahamas | Lavern Sturrup, news producer, SBC Media Network
The youth Department of the South Bahamas Conference of Seventh-day Adventist hosted Youth Week of Prayer under the theme Refresh: "Jesus- the essence of our Faith".
Throughout the week, prayer meetings were held in the difference churches in the country. However, the young and young at heart united in prayer with a joint prayer service March 23, 2016.
Many churches were well represented, including the brothers and sisters in Christ from the French-speaking churches, Ebenezer and Francophone.
Orchestrated by the Youth Department of the conference, the service helped to encourage the youths of the church, while covering them and their various ministries through prayer. The program consistently held a spirit of reverence as the youths led out. It began with song service conducted by representatives of the South Bahamas Conference Mass Youth Choir. Shante Lacroix, 2015 Youth Ambassador for the conference welcomed both members and guest alike to the house of God.
The youth department leader, Pastor Larry Green, conducted the service. Intern Pastor Kareem Black, and Pastor Jamaal Franklin led the prayer sessions, covering those in need, the sick, members present and those absent, as well as the youths of the church.
Youth director for the Atlantis Caribbean Union, Pastor Eric D Clarke charged the whole congregation to encourage the youth ministry, quoting scripture that devil desired them to sift them as wheat- Luke 22:31.
Representatives of The SBC mass youth choir, Deah Duvalier, Bridgette Bastian and the Greene Sisters sang special selections. All present, including the young individuals in attendance left the service blessed and ready to do more work for the Lord, as they each went home refreshed.
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