ATCU's Stewardship Congress Begins
Communication Department, ATCU
Dr. Erika Puni, stewardship director for the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists, presented a dynamic message on God’s faithfulness during the opening of the Atlantic Caribbean Union’s stewardship congress. The congress began on Wednesday, August 28 at 7:00 p.m. at the Living Faith Seventh-day Adventist Church, Old Trail Road, Nassau, Bahamas. Using the title “Living as a Steward,” Elder Puni presented a case study on the life of Job. He extricated seven stewardship principles from the Biblical account of the patriarch’s life:
• Being right with God is more important than being rich.
• The giving of offerings is a normal part of one’s relationship with God.
• In this world, even the righteous will experience loss, pain, and death.
• God permits certain things to happen; but God is not responsible for death.
• There is a powerful God who is in control of the affairs of His people.
• God owns everything; and human beings are stewards of His resources.
• Even in the midst of personal loss, God is still worthy of worship.
Pastor Javier Mejia, stewardship director of the Inter-American Division brought greetings during the opening night. The meetings continue on Thursday, August 29, 2013, at 8:15 a.m. with workshops for pastors at the union’s headquarters on Gladstone Road, New Providence, Bahamas. On Sabbath, August 31, Elders Puni and Javier will be speaking at the 11:00 a.m. service at the Grants’ Town and Living Faith Seventh-day Adventist Churches respectively.
The meetings conclude on Sabbath, August 31 at 5:00 p.m. at the Grant’s Town Church. The theme for the congress is “Great is Thy Faithfulness.”