"Let's Talk About Him"

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While the nations of the world struggle with the Covid-19 pandemic, many persons find themselves wrestling with the toxic experiences of fear, anxiety, loneliness, and anger. As the pandemic rages on, and millions of people become infected around the world; an opportunity has presented itself for a conversation about Jesus that can make a meaningful difference in the lives of thousands of people in the Bahamas. The conversation is dubbed “Let’s Talk About Him.”

“Let’s Talk About Him (LTAH)” is a digital evangelism initiative designed to equip Seventh-day Adventists to engage non-Seventh-day Adventists in online conversations about Jesus, fourteen Bible lessons, and an evangelistic series. The ultimate objective is to see many Non-Seventh day Adventists come to saving faith in Jesus and knowledge of the truth.

LTAH has four phases.
Phase one makes available eight-five (5) minutes video presentations in the form of discourses about Jesus. The videos can be accessed through any of the following media: LTAH Application, WhatsApp, YouTube, Twitter, Instagram, Hope Chanel Inter-America, Facebook, TV, and Radio Stations of IAD. Every member is encouraged to view the videos and share with a non-Seventh-day Adventist to have a conversation about Jesus. All members of SBC with a social media account are invited to participate. Digitally proficient members should assist the members who are uncomfortable with the use of technology.

Phase two encourages members who join through the LTAH App, or ltah.org to register for the Bible lessons. Also, each member should register a non-Seventh-day Adventist for the fourteen Bible lessons. The intention is for SBC to register 5000 non-Seventh day Adventists to do the Bible Lessons. At the end of the Bible lessons Inter- American Division will provide certificates, which will be distributed at a graduation service.

Phase three brings a Collaborative Evangelism Team together to coordinate the digital Evangelistic Series for two weeks. The team includes SBC Administrators, Special Advisor to the President for Evangelism, Personal Ministries, Youth, Communication, Children, Women, Public Campus Ministries, Sabbath School, Family, and Publishing. A date for the digital evangelistic series will be decided upon for the fourth quarter of 2020. This will need Total Member Involvement.

Phase four implements a six-week online conservation program to guide the new members in their new relationship and growth in Christ and the Seventh-day Adventist church.

LTAH was launched in the South Bahamas Conference on July 10, 2020. A meeting of all local Personal Ministry leaders was held on July 19, 2020. Training in digital evangelism is planned for August 2, 2020. The initiative now needs buy-in from all local churches and church boards (New Providence and Family Islands). In a large sense, the condition of the world is conducive to what is the priority of God—seeing people saved and come to the knowledge of the truth.

--Dr. Peter Joseph, Personal Ministries Director, South Bahamas Conference

Youth Month/Vacation Bible School
24-25: Virtual SBC Pathfinder Camporee
25: Children’s Sabbath

1, 8, 15: SBC Bible Connection Finals


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.


The South Bahamas Conference of Seventh-day Adventists continues its Bible Class on Sunday July 26, 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:
Hillview Church July 27 – 31, 2020
6:00p.m – 8:00p.m nightly.
August 1st - Drive through graduation @ 6:30p.m.

--Mrs. Lavern Sturrup, CHAM Director


Self-Care Tips
- Stayed connected with people. Talk about what worries you. Support and help others.
- Take care of your body. Stick with the facts – no fake news. Do things you enjoy.
- Focus on the present. Get enough sleep. Commune with your God.

8 Weeks To Wellness 2020 Continues
Monday July 27 at 6:00p.m. Graduation. All are welcomed! Zoom meeting ID: 925 1030 8786, Zoom 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 Anisia Knowles, Teacher (Bahamas Academy), and a member of the Berea Church.

Faith: A COVID-19 Essential for the Christian!
COVID-19 has been with us for the past four months now. With it, was brought to light the terms essential, and non-essential. We saw these terms in a new way as lockdowns became a reality. Certain professionals were labeled as essential, being exempt from the restrictions that the non-essential worker was forced to adhere to. Taking it a step further, there were grocery items that were now considered essential and non-essential, and we were encouraged to only leave home to purchase the 'essential items'. One day I can vividly recall my mom leaving home to go to the store solely for ice cream. When she told me, I said: "Mommy, seriously? Ice cream is so non-essential". For her, though it was an essential item, as she claimed she needed it to help her cope with the long hours and days of being in a lockdown.

We all have our different opinions as to what should be essential and non-essential during this COVID-19 ordeal. As Christians however, I am daring to say that what is essential for us is Faith. Building our Faith, a "crazy faith" will be the determining factor of surviving both the positive and negative effects of COVID-19. The pay cuts, unemployment, marital/family discord, and even death can all become a bit more bearable with Faith.

On the other end of the spectrum, the positive effects that COVID-19 has brought with it such as gardening, a personal business venture, and newly developed ministries will all flourish with Faith! Whatever your experience, in whatever state you find yourself at this very moment as it relates to this disease the common factor of them all is Faith! The new gardener exercises faith daily by watering and caring for the seed once planted. The one experiencing a pay cut or even unemployment must also exercise faith, believing that God will be a provider.

COVID-19 continues, and we are now moving into the 5th month of this pandemic. We don't know what the near future will hold for us as we enter this new phase, but I encourage you to put your trust in God, the one who knows the future and has the power to bring us through it. Health officials are calling this new phase, the second wave. As Christians let us ride the wave and hold onto Jesus. He admonishes us in Hebrews 10:23 to "hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for He who promised is faithful." We serve a faithful God! There is no pandemic with God! He is the same yesterday, today, and forevermore! Just as in the past, he spoke peace to the strong wind and waves that rocked the boat on the sea of Galilee, He is certain to bring peace to this COVID-19 wave.

Keep the Faith Sisters!!!! Don’t go another day of this pandemic without putting it into practice, even if you leave the house just for ice cream!

Special thanks are extended for the tremendous support in the “Loaves of Love” initiative. There were over 450 loaves of bread, packets of tea, jelly, devotionals and magazines distributed all over Nassau and the Family Islands, 32 of which were distributed in and around the Potter’s Cay dock. There were 17 churches who participated in New Providence and 5 from the Family Island churches. To God be the glory!

Additionally, a huge thank you is extended to Sis. Beverly Williams, Ms. Evin Musgrove and Pastor Brenda Billingy for their presentations at our “Unplugged…But Still Connected?” session on Sunday, as well as the scores of women who attended. God was again faithful, and we were all blessed.

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 Month Is July In Every Local Church!
Theme: ‘Hear Me Now'

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


Monthly Meeting
The S.D.A. Burial Society will hold its regular monthly meeting on Monday July 27, at 6:00 p.m at the Grant’s Town Church Annex. We've had four (4) deaths for 2019 and two (2) deaths for 2020. Members are encouraged to become financial and persons wishing to join the society are invited to attend. Due to the Covid-19 Pandemic, social distancing will be enforced.

--Elder R. Henry Moncur

The Hillview Church is proud to recognize its 2020 graduates who recently earned qualifications from a tertiary level institution and who were also graduates of Bahamas Academy.

Dr. Alexys Kelly studied Dentistry and earned a DDS degree from the Meharry Medical College School of Dentistry in Nashville, Tennessee, USA. She is a 2010 graduate of Bahamas Academy.

Dr. Ree-Anne Jones studied Medicine and Surgery and earned an MBBS degree from the University of the West Indies, Mona Campus, Jamaica. She is a 2014 graduate of Bahamas Academy.

Phillippa Rolle earned a Master of Science degree in Occupational Therapy from Brenau University in Gainesville, Florida. She is also certified by the American National Board in Occupational Therapy. She is a 2004 graduate of Bahamas Academy.

Nadira Bowlin earned a B.Sc. degree in Biology with a minor in Chemistry from the University of The Bahamas. She is a 2016 graduate of Bahamas Academy.

Amelia McKenzie graduated from Northern Caribbean University in Mandeville, Jamaica with a bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education and a minor in Literacy. She is a 2012 graduate of Bahamas Academy.

Jayde Stubbs graduated from the University of The Bahamas with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology and a minor in Chemistry. She is a 2016 graduate of Bahamas Academy.

Shante LaCroix earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Wellness from Burman University in Canada. She is a 2014 graduate of Bahamas Academy.

Ken-Reesha Price graduated from the University of The Bahamas with a bachelor’s degree in Small Island Sustainability: Environmental Ecosystems – Marine Science. She is a 2016 graduate of Bahamas Academy.

We thank God for the great things he has done in the academic life of these young people.

--Contributed by Gary Jones, Education Secretary, Hillview Church

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/

--Mrs. Cynthia C. Johnson 

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CALL 341-4021
August 1, 2020 -  7:54p.m.

Happy Sabbath!