Atlantic Caribbean Union

Adventist Church Welcomes World Leader

By Cheryl Rolle
Communication Director, ACUM

On Friday, October 28, 2011, Pastor Leonard Johnson, president of the Atlantic Caribbean Union of Seventh-day Adventists, will welcome to the Bahamas Pastor Israel Leito, president of the Inter-American Division of Seventh-day Adventists (IAD) and his delegation of one hundred and fifty top regional church leaders who will be meeting at the Atlantis Hotel on Paradise Island for their year-end meetings during October 28 - November 1, 2011.
At these meetings, important decisions will be made that will affect the work of the church in Inter-America.

These meetings are significant for the Adventist Church in the Bahamas as they proudly showcase the islands of the Bahamas to the leaders of the IAD, the largest division of the thirteen divisions of the worldwide Seventh-day Adventist Church which has over 16 million members. The IAD’s territory includes the countries of Inter-America, of which the Bahamas is a part, and it boasts a membership of over 3.3 million.

On Sabbath morning, October 29, some of the leaders will be speaking in various churches in Nassau. Then in the afternoon, leaders from IAD's twenty-one unions, including ACUM, will present reports from their fields at an exciting and inspiring Fall Symposium Council that will be held at the Hillview Seventh-day Adventist Church on Tonique Williams-Darling Highway at 3:30. Everyone is invited to share in this experience.

Pastor Israel Leito will also speak at the official opening and dedication ceremony of ACUM's new headquarters situated on Gladstone Road on Sunday, October 30, 2011 at 3:00 p.m. In attendance will be the Governor General of the Commonwealth of the Bahamas, His Excellency Sir Arthur A. Foulkes and the Prime Minister of the Commonwealth of the Bahamas, The Rt. Honourable Hubert A. Ingraham. All are invited to attend.