World Pathfinders' Day-"Created With Purpose"
Perhaps the question of existence and purpose is one of the top questions that every human being has probably asked at some point in life. Well, have you ever wondered why you were created? Do you ever think what am I doing here? You are not alone in asking that question. Many people go through life never really feeling fulfilled. They keep wondering about the impact their life has in this world. Sure, I do things every day that people appreciate but in the big picture did I make an impact? Do I really need to be here anyway? At times we look at the Albert Einsteins, the Queen Elizabeths, the Mother Theresas, the Mahatma Gandhis, the Nelson Mandelas and the Simón Bolívars of the world and we think we are not making an impact. We may wonder, will anyone notice if I didn’t exist at all? However, it’s not just the people who have made a significant impact on this world and are world famous that are important, you are too. Babies make an impact the moment they leave their mother’s womb, just ask a parent who’s understanding of love and ability to love changed the moment they set eyes on their newborn. We make an impact daily by the decisions we make, just ask the new kid at school who you became friends with, how import it was to them that you became their friend. How about that friend that you invited to Pathfinder club, who now knows Jesus and is looking forward to eternity with Him? It’s not just the big things in life that define your purpose. Your purpose can be seen in every little act of kindness.
How Do I Fulfill My Purpose in These End Times?
• You must continue to be patient and stand firm even when faced with challenges.
• You must continue to be faithful even in the little tasks.
• You must continue to remain true to theChristian name in every action and word spoken.
• You must continue to demonstrate the love of Jesus by being a servant of man to those most in need.
• You must continue to trust in the Word of God and its promises even when it’s not the popular thing to do.
• You must continue to keep God’s commandments, demonstrating love for your neighbor and also for God.
• You must continue to be on fire for the Lord, going where He sends you and doing what He directs you. God created you with a purpose! You are not here to take up space. You are here to fulfill the plans God has for your life! Go and fulfill your purpose for God’s glory.
-- Dr. Andrés J. Peralta, General Conference Youth Director Responsible for Pathfinders.Article has been adapted from an address for World Pathfinders Day 2019. (To view this article in full, visit our website www.southbahamasconference on the Youth Page.)
CONFERENCE CALENDAR OF EVENTS AT A GLANCE
15 - 21: Health Emphasis Week
21: GC World Pathfinder Day, Pathfinder Baptismal Sabbath, March, Joint AY
26: SBC Executive Committee Meeting
27 - 29: ATCU Bible Connection (Cayman Islands)
28: Sabbath School Guest Day/Special Needs Emphasis Day
ATCU PUSH INITIATIVE
The prayer focus of The Atlantic Caribbean Union (ATCU) for the week, September 22-28, 2019: The Pastoral Family.
CHILDREN & ADOLESCENTS MINISTRIES DEPARTMENT
September 23 – Art Competition Submissions
September 29 – CHAM Art Exhibition
October 13-19 – CHAM Week of Prayer
For more information on these upcoming events, please enquire from your local CHAM Leaders or call 341-4021. --Mrs. Lavern Sturrup, C.H.A.M Director.
All health leaders are invited to the quarterly
meeting which is scheduled for Tuesday
September 24, 2019, at 5:45p.m at the Conference headquarters.
CPR / FIRST AID CERTIFICATION
All persons interested in being certified or re-certified in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and/or First Aid to be held on September 29, 2019, are asked to call 323-0610 or 826- 8486 (WhatsApp). This is for medical and non-medical persons (teachers, secretaries, pastors, lawyers, etc.) Come and be certified so that you will be equipped to save a life!
-- Mrs. Nathelyn LaCroix, Health Director.
ADVENTIST HEALTH PROFESSIONALS ASSOCIATION
You are invited to a Health Lecture facilitated by Mental Health Professionals.
Surviving the Hurricane
“Helping People Heal and
Giving Them Hope”.
Time: Sabbath September 28th, 2019
Place: Hillview Church, Tonique Darling Highway.
Presenters: Dr. Helen Rolle - Counseling Psychologist, Dr. Mishelle Grant - Psychiatric Social Worker, Nurse Justina Knowles - Psychiatric Trained Nurse/ Nurse Educator.
Refreshments will be served, come and bring a family member, neighbor, or friend and be blessed. Healing begins with hope.
October 11 – 14, 2019 – Hillview Men’s Summit, South Andros. Interested persons are asked to contact Lester Stuart or one of Hillview’s men. Young men and boys are welcomed to attend also.
–Elder Curtis Bryan, Men’s Ministries Director.
Third Quarter (July - September)
“WE” (Women Empowerment) – Q3 Forecast:
Zone 3 Community Outreach – Hurricane Relief
South Bahamas Conference GEMS - God in Shoes, “A Pillow and a Prayer” Community Outreach – Hurricane Relief
28 – Philadelphia Church Women’s Ministries Emphasis Day
The Community Outreach for Zone 3 and the GEMS have now been redirected toward Hurricane Dorian Relief Efforts. Please see your local WM Leader for details on how you can help.
All persons travelling to the ATCU Retreat in South Caicos are asked to meet at the Conference Office, on Monday, September 23, 2109 at 5:30p.m. to finalize travel plans.
Save the Date
The Women’s Ministries Conclave will be held October 18 & 19, 2019 under the theme: God’s Beloved Daughters: Rescued, Redeemed, Restored & Released. You can’t afford to miss this one of a kind worship experience. Registration forms are now available from your local leader and at the Conference office.
The Women’s Ministries Department extends an invitation to all women in the South Bahamas Conference to take a minute to “pause and pray” with us at noon each Wednesday. This collective effort not only can enrich our prayer lives, but the results of these unified prayers are unmeasurable. You may contact your local Leader for more information on this wonderful initiative.
Used, But In
Good Condition Devotionals
Kindly donate to your local Women’s Ministries Leader for distribution during our community outreach projects this year.
--Mrs. Jacqueline Gibson, Women’s Ministries Director.
YOUTH DEPARTMENT TIDBITS
PATHFINDER DAY IS TODAY SABBATH, SEPTEMBER 21, 2019:
Theme: ‘Created with Purpose’.
Across our Conference, Pathfinders will lead out in Sabbath School, Divine Worship and Community Projects.
In the Afternoon, a Pathfinder Community Hope March is planned!
Pathfinder Clubs will march in Class A Uniform ONLY and in Churches!
The Rally will be held at R.M. Bailey Park at 5:00P.M.
This is a JOINT SERVICE!
Ensure your church is represented.
Pathfinder Day March Route
Start: 3:30p.m Lil General's Parking Lot
South onto East Street
East onto Malcolm Road
South onto Kennedy Sub Rd
West to Gilbert Street
First Left (Rd Unknown)
East onto Jumbay Street
East onto Sapodilla Rd
North onto Taylor Street
East onto Soldier Road
West onto Robinson Road
Ending at RM Bailey Park
1st SBC ADVENTURER CAMPOREE:
The one-day Adventurer Camporee will be held on Sabbath, October 26, 2019.
Theme: God’s Favored Children
Please make orders for the NEW Adventurer scarfs and emblems!
Stay tuned for the venue and registration costs!
Adventurer Bible Connection Finals will be based on the Book of Esther.
Prepare your club for this exciting time in God’s Word.
INVESTITURE SERVICES 2019:
Please submit dates for Investiture by Monday, October 14th, 2019.
Investiture services should be held during Divine Service to enlist all members in the Lord’s Army for these end times.
Names and classes of investees must be submitted.
Adventist Youth Awards 2019
Adventist Youth Awards (AYA) The Adventist Youth (Buffet) Award Ceremony will be held at the Breezes Hotel on Sunday, December 15, 2019, at 6:00 p.m.
Tickets are available to all members at the ABNC or from Briel Jacques for the Early Bird Cost of $60.00, until October 1, 2019. The late bird ticket is $80.00 after October 2, 2019. Local Church boards are asked to submit nominations for Awards by Monday, September 30th, 2019. AYA will also recognize the contribution of Leaders for the 70th Pathfinder Anniversary.
--Pastor Jamal Franklyn, Youth Director.
MINISTERIAL DEPARTMENT A.L.E.R.T POSTPONED TO NOVEMBER 15-17, 2019
Over the next few weeks, the South Bahamas Conference will focus on relief to the victims of Hurricane Dorian. Hence, A.L.E.R.T (Advanced Leadership Evangelism & Retention Training) will be held on November 15-17, 2019. All persons who are registered, your payments will be honored at that time.
--Pastor T. Basil Sturrup, Ministerial Director.
MUSIC MINISTRIES SOUTH BAHAMAS CONFERENCE OF SEVENTH - DAY ADVENTIST YOUTH CHOIR
The newly organized South Bahamas Conference Youth Choir will have its first rehearsal tomorrow, Sunday September 22nd at 6:00 p.m. at the Agape Church, Wulff Road. All persons between the ages 15-30 years are invited to attend. -- Sister Annette Dorsett, Music Coordinator, South Bahamas Conference/ Mr. Ashley Knowles, Director - SBC Youth Choir.
LADIES PRAISE TEAM & CHORALE
FOR SOUTH BAHAMAS CONFERENCE WOMEN'S MINISTRIES CONCLAVE
Ladies, you are invited to be a part of the Music Ministry for the Women's Conclave to be held on the 18th and 19th of October. The first rehearsal will be held on Sunday September 29th at 4:30 p.m. Watch for confirmation of venue in next week's Logos. – Mrs. Annette Dorsett/ Mrs. Allison Rolle.
BREATH OF LIFE CHURCH PRAYER MINISTRIES
Under the theme: “Prayers that Break Through”, the Breath of Life Church invites you to join us on Saturday, September 28, 2019 from 9:00p.m. to Sunday, September 29, 2019 at 6:00a.m. for an all-night prayer meeting. If there are any churches who would like a session throughout the course of that night, please contact us at 676-9855 or 535-6254.
--Breath of Life Prayer Ministries Department.
THE PATH TO LIFE GOSPEL CAMPAIGN
The Path to Life Gospel Campaign is in full gear for September 14-28, 2019 at the New Life Church, Inagua, with the guest evangelist, Pastor Lee Burrows. All are invited to attend, and if you are not able to, please pray for us and send your financial support. We need your prayers as we reap God's harvest. --Elder Winston Ash.
Please Email Weekly Announcements
By Tuesday at 3:00 p.m.
Visit the Conference website: http://southbahamasconference.org
SUN SETS NEXT SABBATH
September 28, 2019 AT 7:00P.M.