During 2022, the women of the Atlantic Caribbean Union of Seventh-day Adventists (ATCU) will be participating in the program “Rescuing Lives…Making a Difference,” an initiative of the Women’s Ministries Department of the Inter-American Division of Seventh-day Adventists (IAD). Women’s Ministries directors, local church leaders, and ladies in the ATCU territory will engage in a rescue mission and make a difference with the ladies in our churches and communities.
According to Arleen Sands, Women’s Ministries director of ATCU, the rescuing lives initiative involves sharing stories with the goal of inspiring women who are facing challenging circumstances. The stories will recount the experiences of women who have been freed from depression, environments of violence, vice, and poverty. Women will share how they met Jesus and surrendered their lives to him or how God providentially used women of the church to rescue them. While women struggle with many issues, this program seeks to show that there is a support system that reaches out to women.
“The times in which we are living are clearly pointing to Christ’s Second Coming. Women throughout the ages have always played a significant role in the work of God, assisting in meeting the emotional, physical, and spiritual needs of persons seeking the Saviour. The women in ATCU are ready to go and make a difference in rescuing and reaching women for the Saviour,” Mrs. Sands said. With a membership of 33,130, ATCU, which is headquartered in Nassau, New Providence, The Bahamas, comprises four fields, namely, the Cayman Islands Conference, the North Bahamas Conference, the South Bahamas Conference, and the Turks and Caicos Islands Conference. In addition, Northern Caribbean University, which is located in Mandeville, Jamaica, is jointly owned and operated by ATCU and the Jamaica Union.