On the first Sunday in February, the Atlantic Caribbean Union of Seventh-day Adventists (ATCU), through its annual prayer initiative, P.U.S.H. (Pray Until Something Happens), commenced a special prayer focus that intentionally assigns each conference headquarters, church, and school in the union to a selected week when they will be lifted up on the wings of prayer. Northern Caribbean University (NCU), which is co-owned by ATCU and the Jamaica Union of Seventh-day Adventists, is also included in this 2021 prayer focus. During 2021, more than 90% of the prayer initiative is dedicated to the entities of ATCU.
Pastor Peter Kerr, president of ATCU, has committed to worshipping with the administrators and staff of the targeted conference or institution via Zoom to share in their prayer requests, concerns, and praise reports.
“We want to hear from our counterparts in the various conferences and our university, NCU, so that we can present their specific requests before the Lord in faith,” said Pastor Kerr.
With this as his major agenda item for Monday, February 8, 2021, Pastor Kerr invited the administrators from the North Bahamas Conference (NBC), South Bahamas Conference (SBC), and the Turks and Caicos Islands Conference (TCIC) along with the administrators and staff of ATCU to join the Cayman Islands Conference (CIC) for their morning devotion to pray for and with them.
Pastor Reinaldo Dracket, president of CIC, expressed appreciation for the outpouring of spiritual support from ATCU as well as the sister conferences. He related that God had been exceptionally gracious to the work of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in the Cayman Islands.
The Cayman Islands has had minimal COVID-19 infections and has significantly relaxed its COVID-19 restrictions allowing churches and schools to reopen. Gatherings with no crowd limitations are allowed and residents need not wear masks.
Pastor Kerr invited leaders from the sister fields to pray, namely, Pastor Eric Clarke, president of the NBC, Pastor Leonardo Rahming, executive secretary of the SBC, and Pastor Steve Cornwall, president of the TCIC. The closing prayer was delivered by Pastor Kent Price, ATCU assistant to the president for evangelism.
Pastor Kerr reminded church employees in the Cayman Islands that CIC will be the focus of P.U.S.H until April 24, 2021, and that they should not hesitate to communicate requests or praise reports to the union headquarters. The entire staff expressed gratitude for having their churches, schools, workers, and members as the focus of prayer.
All Adventist churches throughout the ATCU territory participate in the union’s annual journey of corporate prayer and personal devotion.
The Atlantic Caribbean Union presently has 85 churches, over 32,000 members, four K-12 schools, and is part owner of NCU. “Having access to the technology that can bring us together to pray for each other is a tremendous blessing, and we will take full advantage of this blessing,” said Kerr.