Atlantic Caribbean Union

Youth Weekend, Bible Boom Held in Turks and Caicos

Youth Weekend, Bible Boom Held in Turks and Caicos Roy Lindsay, TCIM
The young people of the Turks and Caicos Islands Mission (TCIM) will long remember the weekend of May 23 to May 25, 2014. It was during this time that the youth department held its 3rd ABC (Ask Believe Claim) Prayer Conference and also an historic Pathfinder, Adventurer, Master Guide Investiture Service. In addition, during the same weekend, the TCIM hosted the Atlantic Caribbean Union (ATCU) Bible Boom finals.
Pastor Andrew Burrows, youth director of ATCU was the guest speaker for the entire weekend. During the Sabbath morning service at the Blue Hills Seventh-day Church, Pastor Burrows challenged the youth of TCIM to be committed to the development of their personal relationship with Christ. Using the story of Eutychus as found in Acts chapter 20, he reminded the youth of the dangers of sitting on the wall of non-commitment. He then made a passionate appeal for individuals to commit to Christ and six individuals took the bold step and were baptized.
On Sabbath afternoon, the young people and members assembled at Maranantha Academy to view the annual Bible Boom finals. The participants were Alexandria Scott from the South Bahamas Conference, Shyander Escaman from the North Bahamas Conference (NBC), Shyain Newell from the Cayman Islands Conference, and Samuel Nemours from TCIM. At the end of the competition Samuel Nemours and Shyander Escaman were tied with a score of 400. However, Shyander emerged the winner as she answered the questions in less time.
On Sunday morning more than 60 young people participated in a prayer walk and relay in the Five Cays Community. During this time they prayed for and with the individuals on the street and in their homes. They also prayed with business owners and employees and the local police in the community.
The weekend ended on Sunday evening with an historic investiture service in which 28 Adventurers, 15 Pathfinders, and 8 Master Guides were invested.