Atlantic Caribbean Union

Bible Boom 2014

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.

ATCU Announces Bible Boom Finalists

ATCU Announces Bible Boom Finalists
Communication Department, ATCU

Bible Boom- Shanyder Escaman- NBC
Now that the four territories within the Atlantic Caribbean Union (ATCU) have completed their Bible Boom finals, the stage is set for the Atlantic Caribbean Union’s 4th annual Waylon Johnson’s Bible Boom finals. The much anticipated event will be held on Sabbath afternoon, May 24 at the Maranatha Academy auditorium in Providenciales, Turks and Caicos Islands.

BIble Boom- Alexandria Scott 2013

The four young people representing their respective fields are Shanyder Escaman from the North Bahamas Conference, Shyian Newell from the Cayman Islands Conference, Alexandria Scott of the South Bahamas Conference, and Samuel Nemours from the Turk and Caicos Islands Mission, the host field.


The winner of this year’s Bible Boom finals will represent ATCU at the Inter-American Division’s (IAD) Caleb Award to be held in Guatemala City on Sabbath afternoon, August 2 during the IAD’s youth congress. The study material for this year’s Bible Boom covers the books of the Minor Prophets, Hosea to Micah.

Bible Boom Finals, North Bahamas Conference

Bible Boom Finals, North Bahamas Conference


On Sabbath, 26th April, 2014 the Youth Department of the North Bahamas Conference held the Waylon Johnson’s Bible Boom Competition for the conference level. The event was accompanied with beautiful and uplifting gospel music by the group Adoration, from the Eight Mile Rock Church, along with special guest artists, Patrick and Anna Marie Amerthil.

In attendance was the Youth Director for the Atlantic Caribbean Union, Pastor Andrew Burrows, who brought greetings and delivered a timely vespers message entitled, “Keep Your Eyes on Jesus.”

After the third and final round of the Bible Boom Competition, it was announced that Shelton Saintel from the Bethesda Seventh-day Adventist Church took second place, and Shanyder Escaman from the Eight Mile Rock Seventh-day Adventist Church was pronounced the winner for 2014.

Shanyder will go on to represent the North Bahamas Conference at the Atlantic Caribbean Union’s finals to be held in the Turks and Caicos Islands on Sabbath afternoon, May 24, 2014.

Pastor Desmond Brown, Youth Director for the North Bahamas Conference congratulated all of the candidates that participated in the Bible Boom and encouraged the young people to continue to study God’s Word and be drawn closer into a more meaningful relationship with Jesus Christ.