A Prayer For The Bahamas

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Almighty God, you created us in Your own image and likeness: we thank you for all warriors in our history who have contended against evil and fought fearlessly for our freedom. Help us to reverently use our freedom responsibly that justice, equality and fair play might be manifested and maintained in our Bahamas and within and among all nations. We confess our failure, throughout these forty years of nation hood, to fully reveal your image and likeness. Drugs, crime, violence and broken homes still lurk on every hand.

We confess our hatred and failure to show kindness, our injury of one another in thought, word and deed, our uncharitable thoughts, prejudice and contempt toward those who differ from us…….” We beg you accept our repentance, Lord. We thank You for abundant blessings of families, for our children and youth – the bridge to the future and all those who guide and nurture them, for daily food, for sun, sea and sand.

Thank you for minds to think, for health and strength to work and play. Guide, now, our leaders that they may protect our treasures well, create full and fulfilling employment and so direct our affairs in righteousness and peace. Let us glorify the lord: Father Son, and Holy Spirit. Praise Him and highly exalt Him forever for his wonderful gift of this archipelago of Islands, The Bahamas, home to us. May we treasure one another, our Independence and democracy for all times to come.

Accept our prayers and thanksgiving Lord we offer You, as one people united in love and service.
--This prayer has been adapted from the National Independence Prayer of the Commonwealth of the Bahamas.


July 2020
Youth Month/Vacation Bible School 
18: God in Shoes
18: Reach the World: Media Ministry
24-25: Virtual SBC Pathfinder Camporee
25: Children’s Sabbath


Treasury Department
There will be an important meeting for all church treasurers on Sunday July 12, 2020 at 6:00p.m. via Zoom. Please note that a zoom link will be emailed prior to the meeting. Please be advised that the following persons are authorized to conduct business on behalf of the Treasury Department for South Bahamas Conference:
1. Kimberly Bryan, Treasurer / Chief Financial Officer - kbryan@sbcadventist.org.bs
2. Michael Toote Jr., Chief Accountant - mtoote@sbcadventist.org.bs
3. Dwight Brown, Accountant - dbrown@sbcadventist.org.bs
4. Tania Nomafo, Accountant - tnomafo@sbcadventist.org.bs
5. Stanley Philord, Accountant - sphilord@sbcadventistorgbs

Please note that inquiries can be submitted to accounts@sbcadventistorgbs
- Mrs. Kimberly Bryan, Chief Financial Officer


Adjusted Store Hours
The Adventist Book Center is now open: Monday- Thursday 9:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Friday 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Sunday 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.


First Responders Volunteers
All persons interested in volunteering as First Responders in the event of a disaster, please contact Nathelyn LaCroix, Health Ministries Director at 323-0610 or 826-8486 (Whatsapp). 
–Committee Correspondence


The South Bahamas Conference of Seventh-day Adventists continues its Bible Class on Sunday July 12, 2020 from the book of Revelation with Pastor Lynden Williams. The session will begin at 6:30p.m. to 8:00p.m. For further information please contact Pastor Lynden Williams via email at lwilliams@sbcadventist.org.bs
-- Pastor Lynden Williams, Bible Studies & Spirit of Prophecy Coordinator

Vacation Bible School Xperience

Theme: HEREOS - ‘Making a Big Difference in Small Ways.’ This year the exciting program will be held online. Each church will host a customized VBS program for their church family and community friends.
Dates for Church VBS Programs: Good News Church – July 20 - 24, 2020 @ 6:30p.m nightly.
--Mrs. Lavern Sturrup, CHAM Director


Bahamas Academy is seeking to enter into a contract for the management of its cafeteria services for the 2020 - 2021 school year. Interested parties may contact the Director by sending applications to aburrows@sbcadventist.org.bs. Sealed bids/envelopes can be delivered to the Education Director at the South Bahamas Conference office. Deadline for all submissions is July 15, 2020. 
– Mr. Anthony Burrows, Education Director


8 Weeks To Wellness 2020 Resumes on Monday, July 13th at 6:00p.m. The following topics will be covered:
July 13 - Mental Wellness
July 20 - Growing Your Own Food
July 27th will be the Graduation
All are welcomed!
Zoom Admission: FREE.
Meeting ID: 925 1030 8786
Password: 156339
--Mrs. Nathelyn LaCroix, Health Director


Please note that due to this COVID-19 pandemic, our regular submission format has changed. This week and every week thereafter, we will stay connected thorough our “Sisters for Sisters” words of empowerment and inspiration, coming from women across our Conference. The submission this week is from Sister Chantell Miller from the New Macedonia Church in South Andros. 

Clear the Clutter
Sisters, are you taking care of yourselves? No, I am not talking about dressing up, and looking beautiful; getting a fresh hair do or treating yourselves to a spa day equipped with facials, manicures and pedicures. So, what exactly am I referring to? I am so glad you are wondering.

It is said that 'the mind maketh the man.' Yes, you have heard it. " As a man thinketh in his heart, so is he." Well, how is your thought life? Is your mind clustered with church matters, family matters, job related matters or matters arising from COVID-19? Are there thoughts of disappointments, appointments, past hurts, present failures or what the future holds?

I know that we are natural nurturers who care for everyone and about everything and I am quite aware that we endeavor to mend what's broken, to bring relief to every pain and solve every problem; but the reality is that we just cannot be all things to all men, no matter how much we try. While God has placed within every woman special coping mechanisms, we are not invincible!

I wish therefore to encourage you to free your minds. Clear the clutter! Take time to breathe. Leave the past in the past but learn from it and grow. Forgive. Just let go and allow God to manifest Himself in every area of your lives. Don't dwell on those things that crush your spirit and dry up your bones (Proverbs 17:22); opt instead to think on all that is true, noble, lovely, admirable, excellent or praiseworthy. (Philippians 4:8). Seek to have a cheerful heart and pure thoughts and your lives will never be the same.

Upcoming Events
“Loaves of Love”
Taken from the text in Isaiah 33:16, on July 18, 2020 , Women and GEMS from across Nassau and the Family Islands will distribute various types of homemade breads, rolls, water and other goodies to designated target areas of need due to the COVID-19 pandemic, beginning with families in their own church congregations. Please contact your local leader on how you can participate in this wonderful initiative.

“Unplugged…but Still Connected?” Embracing Our Resilience
COVID-19 “unplugged” us, as it were, from everything that was normal in our world, but did it keep us connected to God and each other or did it create distance along with emotional and financial discomfort?

Join us on July 19, 2020 at 6:00 p.m as we have the open and honest conversation on how we coped spiritually, relationally, emotionally and financially and how we birthed and developed new gifts from God, with special guests, Pastor Brenda Billingy, Dr. Stephanie Hutcheson, Sis. Beverly Williams and for our young ladies, Youtuber, Ms. Evin Musgrove.

You don’t want to miss this informative and exciting interactive session. Bring your purple cup with your favorite drink and snacks in tow and enjoy “the best spent hour and a half” with us. Zoom ID to follow.

Pause and Pray Wednesday
Don’t forget our weekly Pause and Pray appointment on Wednesdays at noon.
--Mrs. Jacqueline Gibson, Women’s Ministries Director


Youth Announcements
Youth Month Is July! Theme: ‘Hear Me Know’

Virtual SBC Pathfinder Camporee 2020
Date: July 24-25, 2020
Theme: ‘Gideon – Favored For Life’
Registration is free!

Bible Connection 2020
Adventurers- Ages 6-9
SBC Final - August 1st
Study - Bible: Job 1-6 & 38-42, Books: The Great Controversy, Chapter 32
Cash Prizes:
David = $300.00
Esther = $200.00
Joseph = $100.00

Pathfinders- Ages 10-15
SBC Final- August 8th
Study-Bible: Job 1-6 & 38-42, Proverbs 1-10, Books-The Great Controversy 31-32, Messages to Young People 111, 119

Cash Prizes-
Jeremiah = $500.00
Samuel = $300.00
Miriam = $150.00

Youth- Ages 16-30
SBC Final- August 15th
Study- Bible: Job 1-42, Books: The Great Controversy 17, 19, 31,32
Cash Prizes-
Ruth = $1000.00
Daniel = $500.00
Josiah = $300.00

-Pastor Jamal Franklyn, Adventist Youth Ministries Director


This annual scholarship provides opportunity for a student to attend Bahamas Academy for Grades 10-12.

The scholarship is academic and need-based, and will cover tuition, books and laboratory fees. It is given in honor of the valuable contributions to education made by educators Mrs. Cynthia Johnson and Dr. Ruth White.

Applicants may be Adventist or non-Adventists and from public or private schools (including Bahamas Academy). The Scholarship Committee will interview short-listed candidates before the final selection is made.

The selected student will be required to maintain a G.P.A. of 3.0 or higher during the scholarship period and is also expected to remain in good standing while matriculating at Bahamas Academy of Seventh-day Adventists. Access to academic and leadership mentorship will be provided for the scholarship recipient.

Applications may be submitted to Bahamas Academy at #73 Marshall Road, Nassau, N.P., or to the office of the South Bahamas Conference of Seventh-day Adventists at #135 Tonique Williams-Darling Highway. Contact information: Tel: 341-4021/2 Fax: 341-4088

The following documents are required:
1. Completed application
2. A 350-500-word essay
3. Copies of applicant’s last 2 report cards
4. A letter of recommendation.

Deadline for submitting the application is July 31st, 2020. Alternatively, persons can complete and submit an electronic application using the following link: https://drjohnsonscholarship.wufoo.com/forms/zase0l70nki4zl/
Thank you.

--Mrs. Cynthia C. Johnson

To: sbclogos@gmail.com

Or logos@sbcadventist.org.bs

By Tuesday at 3:00p.m.

CALL 341-4021


July 18, 2020 - 8:01p.m.

Happy Sabbath!