The recent national elections in the Commonwealth of the Bahamas held September 19, 2021, resulted in several historical firsts. Key among them is that for the first time in our nation’s history, women were appointed to lead the two parliamentary houses in The Bahamas.

The Adventist Community is delighted to note that one of these appointments was our very own Sister J. LaShell Adderley who proudly serves as President of the Senate.

Sis. Adderley is an active member of the Johnson Park Seventh-day Adventist Church. She also provides invaluable contributions as a member of the School Board of Bahamas Academy, and the Constitution & By-Laws Committee of the South Bahamas Conference.

God works in the lives of His children even before they are born. God arranges destinies, even while we are in the womb. Over four decades ago, a Lay Bible Worker by the name of Elder Roland Brown shared bible lessons with Sister Adderley’s father resulting in both parents becoming Adventists. Unfortunately, her father sleeps in Jesus, awaiting the trumpet’s sound.

Sis. LaShell’s family, including her mother, Marjorie; brother, Elder Dwayne; sister, Eleanor; adopted brother, Zendal; adopted sister, Vestra; and extended family, are proud of their younger sister and wish her well in this season of her life.

The Administration of the South Bahamas Conference solicits the prayers of the membership on behalf of Sis. Adderley for God’s guidance and direction as she performs her civic duties. We pray that through this opportunity, Christ will be the center of her influence.

The Executive Committee, Administration, Departmental Directors, Pastors, Office Staff, Staff of the Adventist Book Centre, Staff of Bahamas Academy, and the entire membership of the South Bahamas Conference congratulates Sis. LaShell Adderley and pray that God will continue to bless and keep her in the hallow of His hands.

--Article written by Pastor Kenny Deveaux, President, South Bahamas Conference of Seventh-day Adventists.