14th September 2018
This annual event always proves popular with members across the British Union Conference (BUC). This year was no exception with up to 500 people passing through the grounds of the Press on Sunday 9 September.
As usual the guest speakers are the main attraction and this year invitees were Pastor Sam Telemaque, Inter-American Division Associate director for School Sabbath and Personal Ministries and Dwain Esmond, Associate director of the Ellen G White Estate Inc. Both speakers were engaging and inspired the audience under the canvas tent roof with their messages.
BUC Health and Women’s Ministries director Sharon Platt-McDonald also presented and was a panellist featuring published and self-published authors, on the discussion ‘Women writing on faith and life issues’ which was hosted by Cath Boldeau. Other panellists included self-published authors Paula Saunders-Blackwell, Paula Campbell, and published authors, Avery Davis, Anne Pilmoor and Karen Holford. This workshop and discussion gave budding would-be authors the inspiration and motivation to carry through with their book projects as they gleaned from the experiences and advice from the panellists.
Music throughout the day was provided by two excellent quality a cappella groups, ‘Trio’ and ‘Scripture Says’ ‒ both performed items that called for an encore from the audience.
The food and book sale auditorium was a constant buzz of activity as people flowed through throughout the day. Pastor Telemaque and Dwain Esmond both had queues of people for their book signing and it was also an opportunity for self-publishers to showcase their material.
Elisabeth Sangüesa, Stanborough Press General Manager, who oversees the international marketing activities and product development, was delighted with the turnout and during her presentation shared news of upcoming books and promoted current material useful for local churches and resources for church evangelism.