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Our conference is on the cusp of a series of evangelistic campaigns to be held in the churches. The possibilities are endless as we forge ahead with Christ our Lord. As we count our blessings, we are grateful for the privilege to be counted in this great work of saving souls. Our lives are gifts from a wonderful Saviour, given to honour and exalt Him; and by extension, to assist in the building of the body of Christ. Our lives are of great importance to humanity and to the nurture of God’s kingdom in the earth. Examine yourself and think of the many positive things that you enjoy doing or that you are capable of doing. Is there an additional or different offering we can give to Christ as we engage in spiritual warfare?
With the spate of atrocities injected in our psyche, from hurricanes to earthquakes, we can foresee that His Kingdom is at hand. Yes, He has brought us out of many toils and snares, but have you ever thought that in spite of all the chaos, He wants us to engage in the winning of souls. We should remember always, that we ARE evangelism.
In the South Bahamas Conference, we are determined to forge ahead in full steam on our Christian pilgrimage. We invite each boy, girl, woman, and man to blossom amidst the vicissitudes of life and see the mission to which He has called us. Through the daunting moments of your experiences, allow Christ to guide you. Muster all the effort you can and surge toward Kingdom building. This attitude will encourage us to witness to others. Our duty is to exalt Him… “And I, if I be lifted up from the earth, I will draw all men unto me” (John 12:32, KJV).
We have been called to be partakers with Him. In accepting this role, we consciously surrender ourselves to His complete control; we no longer desire the things that hinder our spiritual growth; our attitudes to those whom we relegate to hopelessness in the cause of Christ become positions of inspiration, encouragement, and acceptance.
As we embark on these spiritual thrusts, we claim the power of God to fertilize every heart that comes under the anointing of His Word. As such, we can glory in His name for the souls that will be won to His Kingdom. Allow the Holy Spirit to internalize Lord Transform Me so that we can be the catalysts for the proclamation of His Word and the balm for the conservation of people whom He died to save.
Pastor Paul Scavella, President
Funeral will be on Sunday, October 1, 2017, at 11:00 a.m. at Hillview Seventh-day Adventist Church, 135 Tonique Williams Darling Highway. The homily will be presented by Pastor Leonard Johnson, president of the Atlantic Caribbean Union. Mortician: Rock of Ages Funeral Home. Internment at Wood Lawn Gardens.Madeline Hanna (June 2, 1935 – September 16, 2017), veteran teacher in the Seventh-day Adventist Church in the Bahamas, has fallen asleep in Jesus (Saturday night Sept 16th) after several years of being handicapped by the Alzheimer’s disease. She was 82.
Her family is comforted by the memory of her life of service and her hope in Christ Jesus. Madeline’s immediate family includes the following. Husband: Royden Hanna, retired Adventist pastor. Children and their spouses: Martin and Henrietta Hanna, Haydn and Barbara Hanna, Betty Hanna, Edward and Dian Hanna, Esther and Delthony Gordon. Sisters and brothers and their spouses: Miriam Smith, Netta and Cliff Bowen, Althea and Wendell McMillan, Eris and Janet Moncur. Sisters and brothers in law and their spouses: Inez Moncur, Rose Moncur, Mildred Hanna, Emily Ferguson, Leon and Carolyn Hanna, Gerard and Doreen Hanna, Thelma Hanna, Alice and James Sands, Muriel and Orthniel Darling, Joan and Jeremiah Duncombe. Grand children: Pharez, Melody, Zachary, Dominic, Gabrielle, Jonathan, Hadassah.
Please keep them in your prayers.
Pathfinder Day at Hillview Adventist Church
Pathfinder Day at Centreville Adventist Church
Going Home after the Parade--A fun Ride
On Sunday, September 24, 2017, there will be a funeral service for the late Percy Miller who died on August 15, 2017, in a hospital in Texas, USA, after a short illness. He was in Texas visiting his daughter and family. He was 82.
Percy Miller was a faithful member of the Grant's Town Seventh-day Adventist Church, Wellington Street, Nassau. For many decades he served as a enthusiastic lay Bible worker in Conference-wide and local church evangelistic series, and also served as a church elder and Sabbath School teacher. He was an outstanding and friendly taxi driver for many years in The Bahamas.
He has influenced the lives of countless individuals and has attracted many to a faith relationship with Jesus. His wife, Roceta, predeceased him about two years ago and also the third child, Ken, in 1999.
Left to celebrate his life are his children: Paul, Keffie, Marlene, Cyrus; thirty-three grandchildren, and twenty-one great-grand children. and many other relatives and friends.
The funeral will be held at the Joe Farrington Road Auditorium, at 10:00 a.m., September 24, 2017.
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