Atlantic Caribbean Union

The Upper Room Experience

The Upper Room Experience


“I now realize how much I have been underestimating the mighty power of prayer”, remarked a member of the South Bahamas Conference of Seventh-day Adventists (SBC) after attending a seminar presented by Jerry and Janet Page, Ministerial Directors of the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists. The seminars were conducted at the Centreville Church in Nassau, The Bahamas on evenings of February 1 and 2 where Jerry and Janet shared how prayer has impacted their lives and ministries.
Jerry lamented on the fact that many within the church have been depending on their own power and abilities for so long when God is only waiting for us to ask Him for His power. “There are so many things that God wants to do through us but we need to as in faith”, said Jerry.
Janet shared several testimonies on what God has done in her personal and professional life as a result of prayer. “My children have found a love for serving the Lord because their mother found Jesus”, said Janet.
Jerry encouraged parents to never get tired of praying for their children as he testified about getting kicked out of school and ending up selling cocaine but the prayers of his parents made him miserable living that life. “Eventually I found Jesus,” said Jerry; “and it was because of the consistent prayers of my parents”.
Every session Jerry and Janet conducted ended with thirty minutes of prayer and praise. Members of the congregation freely participated in prayer sessions where anyone just shouted out praises, petitions, confessions, songs and scripture.
“I feel refreshed after these two evenings of prayer”, said one participant and in a shout of praise another said “I will never be the same after these sessions!”
Jerry and Janet also conducted a special seminar and prayer session for pastors, elders and Bible workers at the Atlantic Caribbean Union (ATCU) headquarters and will conduct similar sessions in all the fields within the ATCU.