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ATCU Observes 2018 as The Year of the Child and Adolescent

ATCU Observes 2018 as The Year of the Child and Adolescent
By Dawne Forbes

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With the dawn of the New Year, the Atlantic Caribbean Union (ATCU) will join its 23 sister unions in the Inter-American Division (IAD) in observing 2018 as the Year of the Child and Adolescent. Under the theme The Talking Backpack, Adventist children and their friends in the Bahamas, the Cayman Islands, and the Turks and Caicos Islands will learn about and practice 12 values that will help to strengthen their spiritual and moral development.
“For twelve months, our leaders will use strategies to instill in our children
values for eternity (VE), such as truthfulness, courtesy, respect, thankfulness, and punctuality among others,” said Dr. Cheryl Rolle, children’s and adolescent ministries director of ATCU. “Children will then be encouraged to practice the values and share what they have learned with their friends. Once a child satisfactorily completes the given assignments each month, he or she would earn the corresponding pin. The child would then attach the earned pin to a backpack, indicating to everyone his or her accomplishment.”
The exciting monthly activities are also designed to nurture the child’s and adolescent’s desire and ability for effective witnessing.
“The
Talking Backpack is a program of missionary impact that will provide the opportunity for each child and young person involved to use the most effective means of evangelization based on personal, spiritual, and moral growth as a safe means of testifying,” explained Mrs. M. Dinorah Rivera, IAD children’s and adolescent ministries director and program organizer.
To ensure that your child or adolescent is a part of this amazing opportunity for spiritual growth and witnessing, you may contact the local conference/mission children’s and adolescent ministries director in the Cayman Islands at 345-949-2647; in Freeport, Grand Bahama, The Bahamas at 242-374-2051; in Nassau, New Providence, The Bahamas at 242-341-4021; or in the Turks and Caicos Islands at 649-941-8735.

ACUM Children’s Ministries Leaders Head to IAD Convention

By Andrew Burrows

Dr. Cheryl Rolle, children’s ministries director for the Atlantic Caribbean Union (ACUM), will lead a delegation of six children’s ministries leaders and teachers from the four fields of ACUM at the first Children’s Ministries Leaders Convention sponsored by the Adventist Church in Inter-America.
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