ATCU: Engaged in Evangelism

ATCU: Engaged in Evangelism
Communication Department, ATCU

The four fields of the Atlantic Caribbean Union (ATCU) will be busy spreading the good news of salvation during August to November 2014. This four-month evangelistic focus, which includes the Mission to the Cities initiative, will include youth, lay, and local church crusades.

"Mission to the Cities,” an outreach program of the Adventist world church, involves each administrative level of the Adventist church organizing to preach the gospel to a major city located within the geographical territory of the respective level.

Consequently, in 2012, evangelists from around the Adventist world church convened in New York City to share Christ with millions. In 2013, division-wide campaigns were conducted. Therefore, in the Inter- American Division of Seventh-day Adventists (IAD), Mexico City was chosen as the city for this important evangelistic thrust. This year, each union will target a major city in its geographical region for evangelism. Within ATCU, the city chosen for its Mission to the Cities endeavor is Nassau.

Below are some of the other evangelistic initiatives in which the fields of the Atlantic Caribbean Union will be engaged.

Cayman Islands Conference

The Message of Hope Campaign begins on Sunday evening, November 9, 2014, at the George Town Seventh-day Adventist Church in Grand Cayman.

According to Dr. Erika Puni, stewardship ministries director for the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists and speaker for the series, the focus is twofold: firstly, to invite persons who are being studied with to make a decision to follow Jesus through baptism and become disciples of Christ, and secondly, to provide an opportunity for church members to nurture and build their faith in the Christ.

North Bahamas Conference

The youth ministries department of the North Bahamas Conference (NBC) will commence youth camp meeting under the theme "Restoration, Identity Restored!" Pastor Rohan Simpson from the Northeastern Conference of Seventh-day Adventists is the guest speaker for this evangelistic series which begins on August 10.

Following this youth campaign, Evangelist Claudius Morgan of the Caribbean Union Conference will proclaim the gospel to the residents in Freeport, Grand Bahama at the Good News Gospel Explosion.

In preparation for the upcoming crusade, Pastor Samuel Telemaque, associate personal ministries and Sabbath School director of the IAD, will be in Grand Bahama from August 20-23, 2014, to conduct training for all Bible workers, head elders, prayer intercessors, personal ministries leaders, and Sabbath School superintendents.

South Bahamas Conference

The major evangelistic initiative for the South Bahamas Conference (SBC) for September is themed "Mission to the City: The Nassau Experience.”

According to the coordinators, NP-14, as it is referred to, “is an effort to share Jesus' love and the hope of His soon return through a holistic approach using various events including an evangelistic campaign. The campaign will be held in the city of Nassau which is the largest city in the union territory.

International evangelist, Pastor Peter Joseph, who also serves as the executive secretary for SBC, and the dynamic team members along with a 200-voice choir will deliver powerful services to impact the lives of everyone in attendance. The meetings will commence on Saturday evening, September 6, 2014, and will be held at the "big tent" located at the Queen Elizabeth Sports Center.

Turks and Caicos Islands Mission

The Turks and Caicos Islands Mission (TCIM) will engage in evangelistic outreach in most of the districts across the mission. These include the following youth and church crusades:

1) The "Jesus Loves Apps" youth evangelistic series with guest speaker Pastor Geovanni Franklyn from the Northeast Jamaica Conference is currently under way at the Blue Hills Seventh-day Adventist Church in Providenciales.

2) The Filidelfia Church crusade is scheduled for September 5-20, 2014, with a guest evangelist, Pastor Luis Torres, from the Dominican Republic.

3) The Ebenezer Church crusade in Grand Turk will be held during September 6-27, 2014, with a guest evangelist, Pastor Jude Bien Aime Joseph, from Haiti.

4) The Antioch Church crusade in Grand Turk will be conducted during October 5-25, 2014, with local lay evangelist Elder Patrick Gilroy Jarrett.

5) The Ephesus Church crusade in Providenciales will take place during October 2014 with Pastor Wilson Isnord.

6) The Five Cays Church crusade in Providenciales during October 2014 will feature local lay evangelist Elder Osias Joseph.

7) The Blue Hills Church crusade in Providenciales that will be held during October 2014 will involve the laity of the church.

8) The Maranatha Church crusade in South Caicos during November 2014 will feature Pastor Roy Lindsay.

Pastor Andrew Burrows, personal ministries director of ATCU, is inviting all the members, pastors, and workers across the union to unite in prayer and personal effort so that the union can be fully engaged in proclaiming Christ to the cities of the Bahamas, the Cayman Islands, and the Turks and Caicos Islands.