GC President Visits - What a Privilege!

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It is not usual that the General Conference president gets to visit all of the unions within a five-year term. Given that there are approximately 130 unions worldwide, we in the Atlantic Caribbean Union consider ourselves blessed to be recipients of a visit albeit short. We are indeed grateful for the opportunity to welcome Elder Ted and Nancy Wilson to our Union territory for a joint Sabbath service July 27.

Welcoming the Wilsons
On the final Sabbath of this month, July 27, Union and Field Officers along with Pastor Leon Wellington, a vice president of the Inter American Division, and Minister of Tourism Hon. Obie Wilchombe, will welcome Pastor Ted and Nancy Wilson at the Lynden Pindling International Airport in Nassau at approximately 7:50 a.m. Following the arrival of the Wilsons, the delegation along with Pastor and Mrs. Wilson, will travel to the Union Headquarters where a representative group of Adventurers, Pathfinders and Masterguides, will form a color guard and allow for a brief inspection. Thereafter it will be off to the Independence Ball Room, Sheraton Hotel, Cable Beach.

Local Challenges
The logistics of securing an adequate and commodious facility has not been without challenge. Nevertheless, commendation goes out to many of you who prayed and shared your valuable information. As a result, we were able to secure favorable arrangements at the Sheraton Hotel, Cable Beach. However, the need for a place that we can call our own to be used for similar events is very great. It is important that we look at this within each of our fields.

Positive Outlook
Nevertheless, I am excited as the South Bahamas leadership along with its pastors and lay leaders are working together along with the Union to ensure a great visit and meaningful service. Please note that the Sabbath school service will commence at 8:30 a.m., and Divine Worship will start at 10 thus allowing for adequate time for worship. For those of you outside of Nassau, the Sabbath school and Divine services will be video streamed allowing for all to see. The Spirit of God is at work, and I am sensing that God will bless tremendously. We solicit your prayers as we look forward to that day in worship to Almighty God, with the presence and preaching of Elder Ted Wilson. Pray for the outpouring of the Holy Spirit. Pray for safe travel. Pray for good weather. Pray for Elder Wilson even now as he is in New York conducting a crusade. See you on July 27, 2013.