Atlantic Caribbean Union

ACUM Bids Farewell to Pastor Powell

By Cheryl Rolle

The staff at the headquarters of the Atlantic Caribbean Union (ACUM) gathered on Wednesday, February 22, 2012, at the Bimini Market Restaurant, Sheraton Hotel, Cable Beach to bid farewell to Pastor Al Powell and his family as they return to the Cayman Islands.
Pastor Powell, a native of the Cayman Islands, had been serving the Adventist Church in the Atlantic Caribbean region as the Youth, Personal Ministries, and Sabbath School Director since being elected to those positions on November 29, 2010 at the formation of the Atlantic Caribbean Union. Before that he served the Adventist Church in the Cayman Islands as the Personal Ministries Director.

At the farewell luncheon, Pastor Leonard Johnson, president of the Atlantic Caribbean Union, expressed appreciation to the Powells for their ministry while serving the Church in this area and assured them of the ACUM family’s support and prayers as Pastor Powell assumes the position of executive secretary of the Cayman Islands Conference of Seventh-day Adventists. Pastor Powell was elected to this position at the third quadrennial session of the Cayman Islands Conference held on January 25 and 26, 2012. He will be working along with the newly elected president, Pastor Shian O’Connor and newly elected treasurer, Brother John Wesley, in administering the work of the Adventist Church in the Cayman Islands for the next four years.

Also joining the ACUM staff in wishing Pastor Powell and his family bon voyage was Pastor Paul Scavella, president of the South Bahamas Conference, who thanked Pastor Powell for his valuable contribution to the growth of the work in ACUM, particularly in the South Bahamas Conference, and applauded Mrs. Powell for her commitment to sharing the gospel through the printed pages.

A plaque was presented to Pastor Powell as a token of appreciation. Pastor and Mrs. Powell both said how grateful they were for the time spent at the Atlantic Caribbean Union and that they appreciated the warm welcome and support given to them.

Pastor Powell, his wife, Zoraida, and their two sons, Daniel and Felipe, plan to relocate by the end of February.

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