SCC celebrates World Children's Day with two-day program
POSTED : 27 Nov 2020
The South Caribbean Conference recently hosted a program as part of World Orphans/Vulnerable Children's Day. This year, the carded date across the world was Monday, 9 November. In addition to this, the global Seventh-day Adventist Church observed Sabbath November 21, 2020, as World Orphans/Vulnerable Children's Sabbath.
Adventist Possibility Ministries (APM) is a recognized ministry of the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventist. Previously, it was known as the Special Needs Ministry but was rebranded as Adventist Possibility Ministries but with a widened scope. According to the APM website, included in APM are seven broad ministry categories: the deaf, the blind, the physically challenged, the emotionally and mentally challenged, orphans and vulnerable children, the widowed and caregivers.
Our local conference under the leadership of Sis Selma Charles held two programs, on Friday 20th November and the other Sabbath, 21st November 2020. The Friday evening's program focus on bringing awareness of this ministry to listeners while sharing the message that there's a need for behavioural change within ourselves and the broader society.
The Sabbath afternoon program included a panel discussion moderated by Miss Sasha Bernard with panellists Mrs Hilda Halls-Julien, Dr Clarence Green and Mrs Shelly Ann Hunte. Doing the presentation Mr Brian J Lewis, Children Services Associate of the Trinidad and Tobago Children's Authority made a presentation outlining the role of the Children's Authority in protecting the rights and welfare of the nation's children. The programs are available on our YouTube channel and can be viewed here.
According to several participants, this is a Ministry that is needed by the Church. We thank God for the leadership of the conference in this ministry. A full web presence in support of this ministry will be available soon.