After months of preparation, members and visitors from across the territory of the Atlantic Caribbean Union of Seventh-day Adventists (ATCU) and beyond expectantly tuned in to the Footprints of Hope, Walking with Jesus Online Evangelistic series with Pastor Glen Samuels as speaker on Saturday, January 15, 2022, marking the beginning of the most significant event that will be taking place throughout the territories of the five English-speaking unions of the Inter-American Division for at least the next four weeks.
ATCU congregations, in varying degrees, brought the messages of hope via streaming portals to persons gathered in diverse meeting centers.
According to Carlon Nyack, pastor of the East End Seventh-day Adventist Church in the Cayman Islands, persons were thrilled to hear the Word of God and about the launch of the Footprints of Hope, Walking with Jesus Virtual Evangelistic Campaign. “We are excited to see what the Holy Spirit will do as we work to see people saved in God’s Kingdom in this extraordinary evangelistic series,” he said.
Churches shared the online evangelistic meeting using various platforms. Pastor Jamal Franklyn, pastor of the Johnson Park Church in The Bahamas, informed, “The members of Johnson Park boarded the JPVA (Johnson Park Virtual Airways) piloted by Jesus and capable co-pilots who transmitted the exhilarating sermon by Pastor Glen Samuels via Zoom, Facebook, and YouTube.”
Several churches sought to engage their local community. In Abaco, The Bahamas, at the Murphy Town Park, the members of the Marsh Harbour Church erected a massive screen for persons to drive up and view the meetings. At the New Providence Church in Nassau, The Bahamas, Pastor Basil Sturrup and the members erected a screen in the parking lot of the church and handed out popcorn to attendees to create a relaxed mode as they shared in the experience.
In speaking about the impact of the series, Pastor Peter Kerr, president of ATCU, observed that this series will enrich one’s relationship with Christ. “This campaign presents to each one of us an opportunity to draw closer to Christ in personal commitment and consecration, and to use our influence for Christ in assisting those who don’t know Him to come to know Him, to love Him, and to serve Him.”
The Footprints of Hope Evangelistic Series continues nightly across the territory of ATCU. You can visit the website of any conference (Cayman Islands Conference – www.caymanadventist.org; North Bahamas Conference – www.nbcadventist.org ; South Bahamas Conference – www.southbahamsconference.org; and Turks and Caicos Islands Conference – www.turksandcaicosconference.org) in the territory to see the starting time relative to your country. Or, you can click here to watch the series on the YouTube channel of ATCU nightly at 6:30 and on Saturday mornings at 10:30.
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.