Atlantic Caribbean Union

Women of ATCU Keep the Evangelistic Torch Burning

By: Atlantic Caribbean Union Communication Department

Like the Olympic torch is kept burning as it treks its way to the Olympic stadium, the torch of evangelism throughout ATCU is kept burning by both pastors and lay members during 2013 the Year of the Laity. During the months of January and February pastoral crusades were held across all unions of Inter-American Division including ATCU. This was followed by crusades conducted by laymen throughout the union territory.
Now into the month of March and going into April, the women of the union have picked up the torch. For instance, the “Voices of Hope Crusade” began on March 2, at the Antioch SDA Church in Grand Turk, TCIM. The speaker for this campaign is Sis. Traci-Ann Blythe, the principal of the Newman Preparation, School in Grand Turk. Then in the South Bahamas Conference, seven lay women of the New Providence SDA Church are keeping the torch at the “Abiding in the Vine Crusade.”

Mrs. Sheila Woods, Women’s Ministry Director for the Cayman Islands, commented that the watch words for the women of her conference are “Nurture, Empower, Outreach.” “As such, we are happy for the various Women’s Lay Campaign being lined up in the Cayman Islands Conference, as this is a classic example, of how we can all develop spiritually. Some will experience growth by listening to the Word, others by preparing sermons to deliver. All will have some part to play in this outreach by extending an invitation to our family and friends and appealing for them to “Come and meet a Man who has made such a difference in my life.” Two series are currently being held in Cayman Islands Conference. The Bodden Town Church began the “That I May Serve Him” evangelistic series on Friday March 1 and the North Side SDA Church began the Building Faith Thru Prayer Evangelistic Series on Wednesday March 6. Several ladies from both the conference and the corporate society are speaking during these crusades.

Throughout ATCU, there are other Women’s Ministry outreach campaigns planned for the month of March and April. For example, Sis. Arlene Sands, Women’s Ministry director the North Bahamas Conference will speak at a lay crusade planned by the Freeport SDA Church. The flames of evangelism are burning brightly throughout the fields of our union. Pastors and laity, inclusive of men and women and children, are united in “Sharing the Joy” of salvation.