Atlantic Caribbean Union

CIC Establishes New Church, Hosts Stewardship Seminar

By: ATCU Communication Department

During February 2013, the Cayman Islands Conference conducted the “Family Enrichment Series” with Pastor Alonzo Smith, guest evangelist from New York. The crusade witnessed some 239 persons being baptized and the establishment of a new church, the Berea SDA church, located in West Bay, Grand Cayman.
Following the crusade, Pastor Andrew Burrows, stewardship director for the Atlantic Caribbean Union (ATCU), visited the conference to conduct a much anticipated stewardship seminar.

The meetings began on Friday evening, March 8, 2013, at the George Town SDA church. Pastors, elders, local church stewardship directors and treasurers, and members eagerly attended and shared in the presentations. On Sabbath morning, Pastor Burrows presented a message entitled the “Stewardship of Nothing.” He drew from the miracle of the widow in 2 Kings 4 who had a debt to pay and had nothing except a jar of oil. Pastor Burrows emphasized that the God who created the earth from nothing is able to work miracles with what one might think is nothing.

On Sabbath afternoon, Pastor Burrows presented a seminar entitled “God’s Financial Plan for the Seventh-day Adventist Church.” Elder John Wesley, treasurer and stewardship director for the Cayman Islands and host of the event, observed that the seminar came at the right time, especially with the formation of a new church.

In his presentation Pastor Burrows explained how the members of the local church are inter-connected with and inter-dependant at all levels of the world-wide Seventh-day Adventist church. His focus for the entire weekend was that stewardship is lifestyle. “It is who we are and what we do every moment of the day,” Pastor Burrows said.

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