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On Tuesday, November 6, 2018, delegates at the Fifth Quadrennial Session of the South Bahamas Conference of Seventh-day Adventists elected new officers to lead the more than 15,000 member organization for the next four years. Pastor Kenny Deveaux leads the administrative team as president, and Pastor Leonardo Rahming and Mrs. Kimberley Bryan were elected to serve as secretary and treasurer respectively.
Previously serving as secretary of the then Bahamas Conference, departmental director and most recently as pastor of the Bethany Seventh-day Adventist Church, Pastor Deveaux succeeds Pastor Paul Scavella. In his initial response to his election, Pastor Deveaux thanked the delegates for their confidence in him.
A graduate of Bahamas Academy, Northern Caribbean University, and Nova Southeastern University, Pastor Deveaux has served the Adventist Church in The Bahamas for 38 years. He and his wife, Darlene have two adult children: Kenny Jr. and Danielle.
Before his election as secretary, Pastor Rahming served as a departmental director in the conference and presently as Sabbath School and ADRA director of the Atlantic Caribbean Union. He is married to Paulyn, and they have one daughter, Davincia.
Mrs. Bryan is a veteran accountant having served the conference as associate treasurer for the past four years.She is married to Curtis, and they have three sons, Amard, C. K’nobry and El-Roy.
In addition to the three officers, the departmental directors and Conference Committee members were elected to give guidance to the Adventist work in the South Bahamas Conference for the next quadrennium.
At an impressive service at the Hillview Seventh-day Adventist Church on Wednesday evening, November 7, the newly elected officers, departmental directors, and conference committee members were installed. In his message, Pastor Leonard Johnson, secretary of the Inter-American Division charged the new leaders to seek God’s guidance as they attempt to do His work. -Editor
At the Fifth Quadrennial Session of the South Bahamas Conference of Seventh-day Adventists held November 4 - 6, 2018, delegates elected the following persons to serve as directors for the various departments of the Conference for the next four years:
Persons elected to serve on the Conference Executive Committee for the new quadrennium are as follows:
The BreatheFree2 Plan to Stop Smoking continues at Kevia House, Montgomery Street, Palmdale. Training sessions are held Mondays and Thursdays from 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. To register for the program, call Dr. Carey at 557-2037 or 324-0470. -Dr. John Carey, Coordinator of Stop Smoking Plan
(Save the New Date!)
ASI Trade and Business Fair will be held at the H D Colburn Gymnatorium located on Wulff Road on Sunday, November 18, 2018 starting at 11:00 a.m. and ending at 5:00 p.m. Booths are still available. Cost includes table, chairs, tent and electricity. Contact persons are Ian Greene, at telephone number: 556-0492; Shandera Smith, at telephone number: 428-4251; or Audley Mitchell at email address: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Partner with ASI Bahamas to share Christ in the marketplace. Learn what products and services your brothers and sisters are offering. We invite all
Adventist businesses to register and be a part of this event. Support Adventist
businesses and industries! -Mr. Ian Greene, President; ASI
ASI Needs You!
Do you want to be an ASI representative at your local church? We are looking for 3 - 5 interested persons from each church. Be a part of our dynamic team! Please call us at
556-0492, 428-4251, 808-6839 or 544-8274. -Mr. Ian Greene
Fourth Quarter (October - December)
“WE” (Women Empowerment) - at a glance:
TBA - Zone 4 Community Outreach
Annual Local Leaders’ Chat ‘n Chew
Kindly donate used, but in good condition devotionals to your local Women’s Ministries Leader for distribution during our community out-reach projects. -Mrs. Jacqueline Gibson, Women’s Ministries Director
The Adventist Burial Society will hold its regular monthly meeting on Monday, November 12, 2018 at 6:30 p.m. at the Grant’s Town Church Annex. Members are encouraged to become financial and persons wishing to join the society are invited to attend. -Elder R. Henry Moncur
2019 Reaping Campaigns in ATCU
The prayer focus of The Atlantic Caribbean Union (ATCU) for the week, November 11 - 17, 2018 is: Baptismal Sites and Equipment. -Pastor Peter Joseph
Take careful note of the activities that will be held by the CHAM Department:
Our Children’s Day will be held in our churches on Sabbath, November 17, 2018. Our leaders need the support of all parents as we prepare them for ministry on the theme, Called to be Faithful! Be sure to encourage and assist where needed.
Agape Fest will be celebrated on November 17, 2018 at 4:00 p.m. (A venue will be announced soon.)
CHAM Fun Day
Fun Day for our children will be at the Breath of Life Church grounds on Sunday, November 25, 2018 from 11:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.
Talking Backpack Celebration
The Talking Backpack will hold its celebratory service on December 8, 2018 at 4:00 p.m. (A venue will be announced soon.) -CHAM Department
We have gotten a new transmitter for our radio station. It is a 3500-Watt transmitter that is adequate to serve the entire island and more. However, we learned from an antenna technician that our antenna needs changing also. Hence, we are in the process of getting the new tower and antenna. If all goes well, we will seek to broadcast at a lower power within a few days utilizing the same antenna. Meanwhile, we wait for the new tower and the new antenna. Continue to support with your financial gifts and prayers. We are in need of $110,000.00 to accomplish this goal. -Pastor Barrington Brennen
All persons who are interested in attending aSimple Remedies and Preventative Medicine Seminar at Uchee Pines in Seale Alabama on March 24 - 29, 2019 may contact Sister Nathelyn LaCroix at email email@example.com or 323-0610.
When you are not feeling well, the last place you want to be stuck is waiting in a busy doctor's office or emergency room. The Health Ministries Department of the Maranatha Church will be hosting a one-day consultation on Sunday, 18th November, 2018. We will have physicians Dr. Pavia McKenzie, emergency room specialist and Dr. Carnille Farquharson, family physician specialist who will be seeing clients to offer medical services and advice. A nominal fee will be charged. In order to register for this event, please contact Nurse Trineka Hall at 433-5013. Registration is key in order to properly schedule appointments. -Health Ministries Department, Maranatha Church
In their mission of creating a healthier church, the Philadelphia Church held its first Health Ministries Day Seminar on Sabbath October 27, 2018. The day started off with a sumptuous Prayer Breakfast with host pastor, Terry Tanis, who spoke on, ‘Safeguarding Your Health.’ He was followed by Brother Corey Thompson who encouraged members and guests to become and stay physically active.
Dr. the Hon. Duane Sands, Minister of Health and Member of Parliament for Elizabeth, spoke on the topic, “The Health State of the Nation.” Having done an assessment of our health status, the diagnosis was somewhat grim. The country is in a health crisis. Over 90,000 persons are diabetics, 80% of the population is overweight or obese, Bahamian women have the highest incidence of the gene that causes breast cancer in the world, we have the highest incidence of HIV/AIDS except for Africa, over 800 persons have renal failure and are on dialysis which costs $80,000 per person yearly. His prescription: exercise…be active! Plant a garden; eat healthy meals, drink water instead of soda, eat less processed meats and safeguard our body temple.
He also enlightened briefly on National Health Insurance stating that it is basically a contributory program where we will share to help each other. He then answered many questions fielded by audience members. A special prayer was offered for Dr. Sands as he takes on the monumental task of improving the nation’s health.
Dr. Alvira Higgs apprised the audience about various herbs such as celery, aloes and rosemary that they can use as natural medicines.Dr. Monique Mitchell then encouraged members to know their numbers - blood pressure, blood glucose, cholesterol, waist circumference and HIV/AIDS status and to ensure they remain in the normal range. Drs. Tony Frankson, Alphaeus Allick and Idamae Hanna; Nurses Andrea Linden and Trineka Hall made up a panel that discussed various aspects of health. Dr. Allick then presented on the topic of Forgiveness.
Persons attending were reminded that their health is their responsibility and were encouraged to do whatever they need to do to improve their health. They received the information well and were excited and pleased about the seminar. They were also offered a nutritious lunch and a variety of health education materials to help in making the mission possible.
Shandera Smith, Health Ministries Director, Philadelphia
UPSURGE IS ON THE AIR
The Youth Ministries Department announces the airing of Upsurge. The programme is sure to stimulate the mind and give the viewing audience a taste of our youth in their cognitive development as it relates to spiritual issues. This can be viewed on Hope TV Channel 658 at 7:00 p.m. Upsurge is played on Mondays with a repeat on Thursdays. Tune in and support the young people of the conference. -Communication Department
Have a blessed Sabbath!
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