SBC Participates in the Annual National Youth March

SBC Participates in the Annual National Youth March Curtis Bryan, Associate Youth Director, SBC


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nder the theme, “Empowering Youth…Securing Our Future,” national youth month began with the national youth leaders certification course, where many youth leaders from across the country sought to become certified youth leaders. During the month of October, there are many activities that engage the services of the youth of our country and one such activity is the national youth march.
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The youth groups of the South Bahamas Conference (SBC) were led by Pastor Andrew E. Burrows, youth director for the Atlantic Caribbean Union (ATCU), pastors Paul Scavella and C. Melvin Lewis, president and treasurer or SBC, pastor Kent Price, youth director of SBC and other associate youth director of the conference.
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Accounting for a wide age spread, the adventurers, pathfinders, masterguides, Adventist youth leaders, and members in their church’s colors, joined in as usual and in an organized fashion paraded through the streets of New Providence. Other groups represented included primary, junior and senior high schools, churches, other uniformed youth groups, and youth groups from all of the political parties. This magnificent representation conveyed the profound message to the nation and the world that youth can still make a positive difference.
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Other activities during national youth month will include, a holy youth jam, youth parliament, youth awards and medal pinning ceremony, and youth band encounter. All churches are encouraged to allow the youth to be featured during the month of October. The Pathfinders will host a speech contest on Sabbath October 18, at 6 p.m. at the Hillview Seventh-day Adventist Church.

The church for a long time has been empowering its youth and thus we are able to secure our future and make a difference in a society where everything bad seems to be noted and the good that our youth do go unnoticed.
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In a press release to inform the nation of national youth month, Dr. Daniel Johnson, minister of youth for the Bahamas, stated that “during the month of October there will be a showcase of many positive youth role models and outstanding leaders within our country while encouraging unattached, marginalized, and at-risk youth to become involved in meaningful program and projects in their communities.”
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The Seventh-day Adventist church will continue to partner with the ministry of youth to ensure that no youth is left behind and all are encouraged to do their best. As pathfinders, we will continue to do the work of the Lord and take this message to all the world.