ACUM Remains Focused On Evangelism

By Andrew Burrows

On Sabbath afternoon, September 8, 2012, Pastor Leonard A. Johnson, president of the Atlantic Caribbean Union (ACUM) asserted that the Adventist church in the Atlantic Caribbean region is focused on evangelism.
“While many are distracted by any number of issues, including the recent discussions regarding the ordination of women, we will not lose focus or sight of that which we are called to do, which is the work of evangelism,” said Pastor Johnson. With this goal in mind, he admonished all to be active, to work as never before, and to pray as never before.

His remarks came at the “Count Down to the End Crusade” rally held at the Hillview Seventh-day Adventist Church in the South Bahamas Conference (SBC). The event, which drew hundreds of members, was one of many rallies planned by the SBC in preparation for the upcoming crusade which will begin on Saturday night, September 22, 2012, at the big tent at the Queen Elizabeth Sports Center in New Providence, Bahamas.

Pastor Paul A. Scavella, president of SBC, noted that the Haitian churches will be conducting another crusade simultaneously under the big tent on Carmichael Road. Pastor Edward St. Fleur will speak at “The Hour of Revival Crusade” which also begins on September 22.

Pastor Shian O’Connor, president of the Cayman Islands Conference and guest evangelist for the “Count Down to The End Crusade,” gave the spiritual charge at the rally. He emphasized that engaging in evangelism was about more than the numbers or baptisms and that the remnant church has a duty to proclaim the everlasting gospel in these days.

In addition to the SBC, all the other fields in the ACUM will be engaged in evangelistic meetings over the next two months. The North Bahamas Conference will conduct two regional crusades. The “Let God Speak Prophecy Campaign” with Pastor Patrick Tyrell begins on Sunday night, September 16, 2012. This will involve all the Adventist churches in the western region of Grand Bahama. Then, on October 13, 2012, the Adventist churches in the eastern region of the island will come together for the “Real Harvest Experience Campaign.” The speaker for this crusade will be Pastor Peter Joseph, executive secretary of the SBC.

The Cayman Islands Conference (CIC) will be engaged in three evangelistic meetings. Pastor Dane Fletcher is the speaker for the “Jesus, A Better Way of Life Series” which began on September 9, 2012, at the King’s Seventh-day Adventist Church. Pastor Jovan Whyte will speak at the youth campaign which commences on September 14 at the Newland’s Church. The third series of meetings is the “Joy in Jesus Crusade” which will be held at the West Bay Church.

In the Turks and Caicos Islands Mission (TCIM), the members will be involved in two crusades during November. These meetings will be conducted by Pastors Michael Smith and Wilson Isnord.