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Health News May to August 2017

Health Ministries Department of the South Bahamas Conference

Nathelyn LaCroix, Director

Health Directors for ASI All Adventist Health Professionals and Health Directors/Assistants who are interested in traveling to Panama for the Adventist Laymen’s Services and Industries (ASI) Convention on August 14 - 21, 2017 may contact Mrs. Nathelyn LaCroix at or 323-0610. The Health Ministries Department will be the co-host of the event. -Mrs. Nathelyn LaCroix, Health Ministries Director

South Eleuthera Health Weekend All persons interested in traveling to South Eleuthera on May 26 - 28, 2017 to assist in Health Ministries Outreach/Inreach may call 323-0610 for further details. -Mrs. Nathelyn LaCroix

2017 Annual Youth Vegan Cook Off The Health Ministries Department will sponsor the Second Annual Youth Vegan Cook Off on June 25, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. at Bahamas Academy, Marshall Road. All interested 10-17 year olds are asked to see their local health director. For more details call 341-4021 or 323-0610. -Mrs. LaCroix

Diabetes Health Talk According to the International Diabetes Federation for North America and the Caribbean, there were 36,000 persons diagnosed with diabetes in 2015 in The Bahamas. The Health Ministries Department of the Maranatha Seventh-day Adventist Church will host a health lecture on Sabbath, May 20, 2017 at 5:30 p.m. at the church. Our guest, Dr. Adrian Rolle of Eastwood Family Practice will talk about diabetes; how it develops, treatment of diabetes and the psychological, social and economic impact of this lifestyle disease. Please join us! -

Gayle Farquharson, Health Ministries Leader, Maranatha Seventh-day Adventist Church


By Pastor C. Melvin Lewis

In a few short weeks, schools would have closed their doors for the long summer holidays. There are so many negative and unproductive things that are fighting to gain our children’s attention. If our children are not cared for properly, they can easily be led astray. Parents and guardians, have you thought about what you are going to do with your children this summer?

There are many positive things that the church has planned to keep our young people occupied. Many of our churches are planning Vacation Bible Schools while some are facilitating youth camps. You can check with your church to see what is being planned for its young people. In addition, you can consider sending them on an exciting adventure as an litureture evangelist. The faithful literature evangelist finds his/her way into many homes, where he/she leaves reading material containing the truth for this time. Learning to sell our books is a great opportunity for our young people to witness about Christ while they earn money.
Under the directorship of Pastor Nikita Thompson, the Publishing department establishes a program for students who would like to secure a scholarship to attend Bahamas Academy or Northern Caribbean University. If you are not a student at any of these institutions, you also can make money to assist with your tuition. Additionally, for adults who may have lost a job or are looking for a job, it is a wonderful way to earn a living while working for the Master.


You are invited to this grand Praise called ACAPRAISE--Praising God through A Capella singing.. It is on Saturday, May 20, 2017, at 5:30 p.m. at the Hillview Seventh-day Adventist Church, Tonique williams-Darling Highway, Nassau, The Bahamas.

Overcoming Obstacles

Article by D’Nevia Seymour, Head Girl; Bahamas Academy

God’s grace is immeasurable, His mercy is inexhaustible, His peace is inexpressible” ( As a student having spent fourteen years at Bahamas Academy, it is without doubt that I can proclaim that this institution has equipped me with the tools for success.

I have been exposed to godly staff members who have instilled principles that enable students to grow closer to God. Numerous times we wonder how we are able to overcome so many obstacles in our lives and the answer is simply, “By the grace of God!” I have always known that in God, I was capable of doing whatever I placed my mind to. In my grade twelve year at Bahamas Academy, God has blessed me beyond my expectations.

Becoming the 2016-2017 Head Girl as well as The National Future Teacher Cadet of the Year, in April 2017, has demonstrated God’s unconditional and immeasurable love to me. He has copious blessings for each of us. In my capacity of the head girl of Bahamas Academy, I serve students daily. It is my practice to model dedication and servitude ensuring that I make a positive impact on the lives of the students. I consider it a privilege to interact and minister on a daily basis. If we are Christ-like in our

service at school and in the community, it will be reflected in the way our students model Christ.

I am so proud to announce that the student body is thriving through the power of Christ. Recently, we had one of our very own, Gabrielle Gibson, a grade 11 student, medaled in all her track events. Additionally, Shari Lunn dominated the Bible Boom at the Inter-American Division Camporee held in the Dominican Republic. We say congratulations to them.

The Lord has guided me through a number of speaking opportunities at churches in The Bahamas. To spread the message of Christ and His limitless love to all is one of the greatest joys of my life! I am reminded of a scripture found in Jeremiah 29:11 which says, “For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” The plan of God for your life is bigger than any dream or thought you can imagine. This is evidenced by His faithfulness to us. Imagine what life would have been without Him… hopeless!


If you are a medical or mental health professional then plan to attend the "Meet and Greet. . . Mix and Mingle" at the Centreville Seventh-day Adventist Church, off Collins Ave, Centreville. Come and have some fellowship and fun.

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