Atlantic Caribbean Union

ATCU Attends Launch of Lord Transform Me in Venezuela

ATCU Attends Launch of Lord Transform Me in Venezuela
ATCU Communication Department


Ever since the launch of the Lord Transform Me (LTM), an evangelism initiative, in October 2015 at the year-end meeting of the Inter-American Division (IAD), the Atlantic Caribbean Union (ATCU) has kept the LTM’s objectives and strategic plans at the forefront of its activities and programs.

LTM is an intentional effort of all members of the Seventh-day Adventist
Church in the IAD to live Christ-like lives through the empowerment of the Holy Spirit and in harmony with Romans 12:2 which says, “Be not conformed to this world; but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect will of God.”

Daily reading the Bible and communicating with God, members’ minds are renewed as Christ changes the way they live, interact
, and serve. They then influence others through lifestyle and deliberate means to accept Jesus as their Savior and become His disciples.

The official launch of LTM will take place in Caracas, Venezuela on Saturday, April 16, 2016. Leading up to the launch, there will be a massive mobilization of members throughout the territories of IAD, especially in Venezuela, to reach communities with the good news of Jesus Christ. During this two-week period, over 800 different evangelistic campaigns will be conducted in Venezuela by pastors from around the IAD, including ATCU. Pastor Peter Kerr, ATCU executive secretary, will be one of the evangelists, and he has been preparing for this important outreach endeavor and expressed great excitement at going to spread the message of Christ in Venezuela.

“I am excited to be one of those to preach Jesus in Venezuela,” said Pastor Kerr. “Though I have never been there, I know that God is going to cover me and am expecting to see the Holy Spirit transform lives.”

Pastor Leonard Johnson, president of ATCU, will also be a part of the delegation heading to Venezuela. Though Johnson will only be participating in the official ceremony on April 16, he has been assisting and supporting Pastor Kerr in all the preparations for the campaigns.

Sites throughout ATCU will be connecting to the launch event being aired from Caracas on the Hope Channel from 12:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m. DST. Pastors, elders, and the laity have been working with persons in their communities, giving Bible studies, conducting outreach programs, and praying that the Holy Spirit will convict individuals to make a decision to follow Jesus all the way in baptism.

Adventist church officials in Caracas are expecting that in Venezuela alone there will be at least 10,000 baptisms on April 16
. Simultaneously, Adventist churches throughout the IAD, which extends from Mexico in the north to Columbia in the south, will be conducting baptisms.

Every year until 2020, there will be one grand evangelistic thrust in a different union throughout IAD, and ATCU is scheduled to host the LTM event in 2019.
The officers, directors, and staff of ATCU are all preparing for this grand occasion and are in full support of the IAD as the events are launched throughout its region.

“There is a lot of planning and preparation involved in hosting such an event,” said Pastor Johnson, “but we are up for the challenge, and only if we trust in God and have faith that He will carry us through, we will be successful.”