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FreeD.O.M Clinic attracts hundreds each day. Six dentists, five medical doctors, and one optician, along with scores of visiting health professional volunteers came to The Bahamas to conduct a free medical clinic July 30 to August 2, 2018. It was held at Bahamas Academy, Marshall Road, Nassau. The first day of the clinic began with a surge or early goers. Before sunrise, hundreds had already packed the tent in the school yard. The Minister of Health, the Hon. Duane Sands, attended the first day and officially opened the clinic. People came as early as 1:00 a.m. to be first in line get a number at 6:00 a.m. A mother and her son slept in the car from 8:30 p.m. the night before to ensure she would get served. Photos below were taken by Barrington Brennen
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The South Bahamas Conference Youth Ministries Leader, Pastor Larry Green, and three Youth Ministries volunteer leaders, Briel Jacques and Obed Datus, are attending the World Youth Leadership Congress in Kassel, Germany July 31 to August 4, 2018. The theme for the event is "Pass it On."
"The congress will bring together more than 1,500 youth leaders from around the world. Its stated goal is to equip, empower, and engage a generation of Spirit-filled leaders to pass on the legacy of the Reformation. All Adventist world church divisions, unions, conferences, local churches, and educational institutions have been urged to mobilize their youth leaders for this life-changing event."
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Above photo: The team leaving from Lynden Pindling international Airport, Nassau, The Bahamas. It will be a twelve hour journey to Europe. (July 29th by Larry Green)
Active Bahamian born Seventh-day Adventist pastors serving in countries outside the Bahamas. Read their stories
Retired Bahamian Adventist pastors living outside the Bahamas
Currently there are four Bahamian females who are serving in pastoral positions--one in The Bahamas and three in the United States of America. Below you can read their stories.
Pastor Anastacia Ferguson-Bansie was born on the island of New Providence. She is currently pursuing a Master of Divinity at Andrews University Theological Seminary, Berrien Springs, Michigan, USA.
She also serves as Children’s Ministry Director of the Center for Youth Evangelism, North America Division Kids Center, and Children’s Ministry Coordinator of Lake Union of Seventh-day Adventists which includes the states of Michigan, Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana.
She began ministry in The Bahamas in 2007 where she served as a district pastor and School Chaplain in The Bahamas.Before going to Andrews University, she got married to Hopeton Basie who was then the treasurer of the Turks and Caicos Mission.Thus, she moved there where she served as a district pastor for a few years.
During her tenure in ministry she has also served as Children’s Ministry Director and Chaplain of the Pathfinder Cooperation. She later founded Straight Talk Ministries in the Turks and Caicos Islands designed to motivate, educate and develop young people spiritually, mentally and emotionally. Pastor Ferguson-Bansie is a graduate of the College of the Bahamas and Northern Caribbean University. While attending Andrews University she has also served as Vice-President of Spiritual Affairs and Vice President of Operations for the Women’s Clergy Network and Chaplain of the Black Students Association.
She is passionate about making Jesus simply irresistible to children and young people.
Pastor Cherise is a talkative, passionate, bookish, tennis enthusiast who loves God and God’s people. Her life experiences, education, and a mind for God’s Kingdom here on earth, all inform her ministry and enable her to reach others with humor, warmth, transparency and strength.
Pastor Cherise is passionate about the power of the Gospel to transform lives. Her faith calls her into relationship with all people based on mutual trust and respect. She finds great joy in seeing people put what they've learned at church into practice in the real world. She also finds joy when people understand that they belong to God’s family and no longer have to walk through life alone. Pastor Cherise believes we all have vital roles to play in bringing God's kingdom to others.
She preaches with a passion that is compelling, a transparency that is easy to relate to, and a depth of understanding that is deep and yet elementary. Pastor Cherise effectively communicates to all ages, because she connects the messages to everyday life.
Cherise married her college sweetheart Hugh Gardner who is the balancing factor in her ministry. Together they are raising their amazing daughter Katelyn. Outside of work, Cherise enjoys spending time with her family and their monster dog Miss Mia, going to Disneyland with her daughter Katelyn, singing aloud to Christian music in her car (the only time her singing is appreciated), eating frozen yogurt, biking, creating innovative prayer stations and a good cup of coffee, not in any particular order.
Pastor Alareece is the executive pastor at the Walla Walla Seventh-day Adventist Church, Walla Walla University, Washington. Pastor Collie grew up in South Andros, Bahamas. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics and Spanish, and a Master of Divinity degree from Andrews University Theological Seminary. Prior to entering full-time ministry, she worked as an international banker. An avid reader, Alareece is also passionate about traveling and experiencing new cultures.
Pastor Roberts is a ministerial intern for the South Bahamas Conference
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