Bible Boom 2016

Adrian Reader Wins ATCU 2016 Bible Boom Championships

Adrian Reader Wins ATCU 2016 Bible Boom Championships
ATCU Communication Department

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Still happy and proud that the overall winner of the Inter-American Division of Seventh-day Adventists’ (IAD) 2015 Super Bible Boom championships came from within its territory, the Atlantic Caribbean Union (ATCU) held its 2016 union-wide Bible Boom finals at the Hillview Seventh-day Adventist Church on Saturday evening, October 30 in Nassau, Bahamas. Organized by the youth ministries department of ATCU under the directorship of Pastor Eric D. Clarke, the Bible Boom’s aim is to encourage and motivate young people to study the Bible and the Spirit of Prophecy.

Competing were the finalists from three of the union’s four fields. Stephon Forbes (
North Bahamas Conference), Adrian Reader (Turks and Caicos Islands Mission), and Alexandria Scott (South Bahamas Conference) tackled fifty-five challenging questions from the Old Testament books of Joshua, Judges, and Ruth as well as the first twelve chapters of the book Patriarchs and Prophets by Ellen G. White. Using individual computers to submit their answers, the contestants answered questions that were assigned different points and time limits in which to respond.

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At the end of the fifty-fifth question, Adrian Reader was victorious, winning the Waylon Johnson Bible Boom trophy with a total of 465 points and a time of twelve minutes and twenty-five seconds. He was followed by Stephon Forbes with 425 points. In third place was Alexandria Scott with 205 points.

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Adrian Reader will now advance to the division-wide competition where he will represent ATCU in competing with over twenty other contestants for the title of 2016 IAD champion in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic on December 10. There are five IAD Bible Booms held within a quinquennium, but the final is the Super Bible Boom where the winners of the four previous IAD tournaments convene to challenge each other for the Super Bible Boom award.

Waylon Johnson of the North Bahamas Conference won the IAD Bible Boom in 2011 and went on to emerge victorious at the IAD Super Bible Boom in 2015, winning over four thousand dollars ($4,000.00) in scholarship along with being named the youth delegate to the 2015 General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists (GC) Session in San Antonio, Texas, where he was able to participate in the process of reviewing and amending the rules and policies of the world Seventh-day Adventist church.

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