Are your shoes walking with Jesus? PDF FORMAT
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Medical experts are constantly giving advice on the benefits of walking. They range from becoming more physically fit and emotionally balanced, to actually slowing down the aging process and adding years to your life. The message and information are clearly being widely accepted, as many persons have now added daily walking to their routines.
Imagine for a moment, with the tremendous impact physical walking has on an individual, the spiritual benefits that could be gained from daily walking with God.
The Bible says in John 2:6, “The one who says he resides in God ought himself to walk just as Jesus walked”.
During a physical walk, often times persons walk in pairs or with a group. As Christians, on our spiritual walk, Christ should be our walking partner and fellow believers our group.
In the book of Amos 3:3, the Prophet asked the question: Can two walk together unless they agree?
Today all across the world, Seventh-day Adventist women are coming together to observe our International Day of Prayer, aptly titled, “Walking with Jesus”. The women of the South Bahamas Conference, in Nassau and the Family of Islands, are also observing the day in our churches highlighting the need for daily communion with our Lord and Savior through prayer.
Our GC Women’s Ministries Leader, Sis. Heather Dawn Small Writes: “This Day of Prayer we are calling you to “…pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord’s people” (Ephesians 6:18, NIV). We all pray for our families and friends, but this Day of Prayer spend time praying for those we do not know – government leaders (call them by name), church leaders in our fields, the homeless, widows, suffering children everywhere, those being persecuted for their faith, the lonely, the abused and the list goes on”.
Daily walking with the Lord, by allowing the Bible to chart our course and guide our steps, increases our faith regardless of where we are on our spiritual journey. We navigate the giants that may sometimes block our paths while following Christ when we ourselves are unsure of our destination.
Leaning on the text chosen for our department for 2019, “How beautiful are the feet of those who bring Good News”, my hope and prayer is that as a result of our faithfully consistent walk with God, we are able to bring others to a knowledge of His Saving Grace. If our shoes could talk, would they be able to say that they are “Walking with Jesus?”
Jaqueline Gibson, Women’s Ministries, Director.
Family Islands Conventions March 9, 2019
- South Andros – Pastor Leonardo Rahming
- North Andros – Pastors Jamal Franklyn and C Melvin Lewis
- San Salvador – Michael Toote Jr. & Nathelyn Lacroix
- Cat Island – Kimberley and Curtis Bryan, and Okell Damastus
- Exuma – Pastor. T. Basil and Lavern Sturrup
- Crooked Island & Acklins – Pastor Nikita Thompson
- Eleuthera – Pastor Peter Joseph
- Inagua – Anthony Burrows
- Mayaguana – Pastor Kenny Deveaux and Jacqueline Gibson
- Long Island – Pastor Valentino Campbell
EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE VOTED ACTIONS
Meistersingers Director – Antoine Bowe
Music Committee Chair – Annette Dorsett
Children & Adolescent Ministries Assistant Director – Cindy Stuart
New Employment Communication Department: Television Coordinator – Harold Dorsett II --Pastor Leonardo Rahming
EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE VOTED ACTIONS
(Effective March 2, 2019)
Living Faith and Message of Hope
Pastor Craig Williams
Philadelphia And Redemption
Pastor Peter Joseph
Ephesus and Peardale
Pastor Nikita Thompson
Maranatha and Long Island
Pastor Valentino Campbell
Pastor Carl Johnson
La Senda La Vida
Pastor Jamal Franklyn
Ebenezer and North Andros
Pastor C. Melvin Lewis
Centreville and New Haven
Pastor Paul Scavella
Hillview and Cat Island
Pastor Michael Toote Sr.
Pastor Leonardo Rahming
Ministerial Intern Sydney Dorsett
Johnson Park and Crooked Island and Acklins
Pastor Danhugh Gordon
Ministerial Intern Nathalie Roberts
Bethel and Adelaide
Pastor Larry Green
Berea and Breath of Life
Pastor Edward St. Fleur
Ministerial Intern Nathalie Roberts
Good News and Exuma
Pastor. T. Basil Sturrup
Bethany and Gambier
Pastor Kenny Deveaux
Ministerial Intern Lee Burrows
New Providence and Real Harvest
Pastor Alvarico Moss
New Englerston and Francophone
Pastor Mark Ewen
South Andros and Mangrove Cay
Pastor Kareem Black
Pastor Manasseh Simms
Administration and Winston Ash
Administration and Kenneth Williams
Spirit Of Prophecy, Information Technology, Bible Instruction, Chaplaincy
Pastor Lynden Williams
Communication Department Website
Pastor Barrington Brennen
Chaplaincy, Prison, Boys & Girls School, Mary Ingraham’s Home
Pastor Leo Rolle
ATCU PUSH INITIATIVE
2019 Reaping Campaigns in ATCU. The prayer focus of The Atlantic Caribbean Union (ATCU) for the week, March 3 – March 9, 2019 is: Father as Provider.
ASI /ADVENTIST LAYMEN SERVICES & INDUSTRIES
ASI FAIR: The ASI Fair has been rescheduled for March 31, 2019. To be a vendor at this event, please contact Mr. Ian Greene, ASI President at 556-0492 or Ms. Shandera Smith Executive Secretary at 428-4251.
IAD - ASI CONVENTION: The ASI Convention for the Inter-American Division will take place on August 21 - 24, 2019 at the Atlantis, Paradise Island. Save the date and plan to be there. --Ms. Shandera Smith, Executive Secretary
CHILDREN & ADOLESCENTS MINISTRIES
A thank you is extended to those who attended or sent a representative to the first meeting for the CHAM department where plans were discussed for the first quarter of the year.
A combined Children’s Choir practice was held on Friday March 1, 2019 in preparation for the Global Youth & Children’s Day rally where the group will be singing. Churches that were not represented at this practice are asked to make plans your children’s choirs to attend the final practice on March 8th at 7:15p.m. at the Hillview Church.
Please note: On this day all children will wear the Global Children’s Day shirts in royal blue as recommended by the General Conference on Global Youth & Children’s Day. These shirts will be worn throughout the year for all outreach events (local and conference). Shirts can be ordered through your local CHAM Leaders.
--Mrs. Lavern Sturrup, CHAM Director.
HEALTH MINISTRIES DEPARTMENT
8 WEEKS TO WELLNESS 2019 was launched on February 25th and will continue until April 29th at the former Bahamas Academy on Wulff Road; under the theme ‘I Choose to Live Healthy’.
You are invited to join us for eight fun-filled weeks of exercise, cooking classes, health lectures, health devotional nuggets and small group coaching sessions. Registration continues on Monday March 4th, 2019 at 4p.m. Sessions will be held once per week on Mondays. For further information on registration, contact us at 323-0610, 341-4021 or on WhatsApp at 826-8486.
Medical Missionary Training: All persons interested in enrolling in the Medical Missionary training programme online or abroad can contact Nathelyn LaCroix at 323-0610. Email at [email protected] for additional information. Nathelyn LaCroix, Health Director.
WOMEN’S MINISTRIES DEPARTMENT
First Quarter (January - March)
“WE” (Women Empowerment) - at a glance:
1 – Centreville’s Women’s Ministries “Change me Now” Agape Feast Centreville Church Fellowship Hall at 6:00p.m
2 – International Women’s Day of Prayer – “Walking with Jesus”. All Churches
2 – New Providence Church Women’s Ministries “Divas in Denim” at 7:00p.m
3 – Steven’s Church Women’s Ministries “God’s Beloved Daughters” Prayer Breakfast - Scrub Hill, Long Island at 8:00am
3 – Hillview’s Women’s Ministries Prayer Breakfast – “Walking with Jesus” Fellowship Hall 7a.m - 9a.m
3 – Women’s Ministries Leaders & GEMS Coordinators Interface 10:00am SBC Office
6 – Good News Church Women’s Prayer Meeting at 7:00p.m. - “Walking with Jesus”
30 - “God in Shoes” - Zone 1 Community Outreach Geriatric Hospital at 4:00p.m
THANK YOU: A special thanks is extended to all GEMS who overwhelmingly supported the Relaunch on Sunday, February 24, 2019. Thanks to our Women’s Ministries Leaders and GEMS Coordinators for their support and encouragement and an even greater thanks is extended to the GEMS Council, for their superb planning and execution of the program. The GEMS of our conference are now equipped to “Grow, Glow and Go’ for Jesus! Stay tuned for the Q2 Empowerment session.
DONATION REQUEST: Used, But In Good Condition Devotionals. Kindly donate these devotionals to your local Women’s Ministries Leader for distribution during our community outreach projects this year.
Jacqueline Gibson, Women’s Ministries Director
MEN’S MINISTRIES DEPARTMENT
This year the “Sons of the Kingdom", Florida Conference Men's Ministries Convention invites all men ages 13+, to join them on March 8-10, 2019 at Camp Kalaqua, Florida. Enjoy spectacular speakers, uplifting music, exceptional food and wonderful fellowship at this retreat. Speakers are: John Earnhardt, Minnetonka Labrador and Newton King. All attendees must register at www.ultracamp.com/info
MEN’S MEET & GREET: On Sunday, March 31, 2019 all men are invited to a breakfast Meet and Greet. Venue: South Bahamas Conference Camp Grounds. --Elder Curtis Bryan, Men’s Ministries Coordinator.
Get Ready as the Children and Adolescent Ministries Department Joins Us in Being the Hands and Feet of Jesus in Our Communities.
The MARCH ROUTE is as Follows:
Beginning at old Bahamas Academy, West on to Wulff Road, South on Palm Beach Street, West on Balfour Avenue, Cross East Street on to Balfour Avenue, West, North to K D Josey Avenue, West on Poinciana Avenue, South on Market Street, West on Coconut Grove Avenue, On to Bailloue Hill Road North, Ending at Edmund Moxey Park.
We assemble at the former Bahamas Academy, Wulff Rd. at 3:00p.m and the March will leave at 3:30p.m sharp.
ATTIRE: All youth and persons on the parade must be in the royal blue Global Youth Day shirts or the royal blue ‘Be The Sermon’ shirts ONLY. All others will not be permitted on parade as we seek to follow Risk Management guidelines. --Mr. Patrick Wilson Jr., Assistant Youth Director
Public Campus Ministry Youth Congress Panama 2019: The Inter-American Division PCM Youth Congress will be July 18-22, 2019 in Panama. Expected delegates will be college/university students and professors from across the conference. Tentative total cost per delegate is $312.00 USD + airfare. The criteria for selection will be published soon.
Pastor Jamal Franklyn, Youth Director
MONTHLY MEETING BURIAL SOCIETY
The Seventh-day Adventist Burial Society will hold its regular monthly meeting on Monday March 4, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. at the Grants Town Church Annex, Wellington Street, Nassau. Members are encouraged to become financial and persons wishing to join the society are invited to attend.
At Bahamas Academy, the month of March will be our Anti-bullying Campaign. We will have a special Chapel on Wednesday March 27, 2019 @ 9:00 a.m. and culminate the month with a Color Run on Sunday March 31, 2019 @ 6:30 a.m. Leaving from the school grounds on Marshall Road to the Golden Gates Shopping Center and returning to the school grounds. We are inviting everyone to show your support for our school and the Anti-bullying events planned for the month of March.
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