Grand convention as ACM SOS 2018 gets on the way
POSTED |12 Apr 2018
The South Caribbean Conference of Seventh-day Adventist Camp Meeting 2018 under the theme "Saving our Society" got off to a grand start at the Steel Shed, Queens Park Savannah on Sabbath 24th March, 2018. The week-long programme began with an island-wide convention, with the southern stand packed to capacity. The younger members and children were facilitated at the nearby Stanmore Adventist church.The Camp Meeting itself was officially launched on Sunday 25th March 2018 with a march and opening ceremony.
The first seminar on Sabbath,'Intimate partner violence' by Mrs Merna Riley-Desvignes and Pastor Samuel Lowe, was very engaging and informative. The day was filled with rich music and an inspirational presentation by Dr Ainsworth Morris, Kansas SDA Church. In his presentation based on John 3:16 he provided profound insights into this oft-repeated text. Many were enraptured by his descriptive presentation of the love of God's "so love". The audience was reminded that the heart of Infinite Love paid the price of man's salvation. God 'so loved' that He 'gave'.
Officials and guests included Administrators of the Caribbean Union, Dr Kern Tobias (President), Pastor Johnson Frederick ( Secretary ) and Elder Bertie Henry ( Treasurer ) in his first major service in the SCC since being ordained as a minister of the gospel, and several Departmental Directors. Official representatives from the Community Hospital and University of the Southern Caribbean also extended greetings.
Camp Meeting continued throughout the week with various segments. This year is different as the conference has chosen to focus on several challenging issues within our community, such as crime, the LGBT community, citizen safety and security, relational violence and sessions meant to strengthen relationships within marriages, family and societies. With the memory of violent deaths of several members, all church members are encouraged to be a part of our 'Saving our Society' focus.