March 25, 2020 | St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands | Royston Philbert / IAD News Staff
Days before travel restrictions were enforced in many of the islands in the Caribbean islands earlier this month, the Seventh-day Adventist Church in the North Caribbean Conference concluded its eight-island-wide evangelistic efforts that brought dozens of new believers into the church.
More than 160 new believers were baptized across beaches and baptismal pools on Mar. 14, 2020, during the culmination of one week of evangelism campaigns led by a large team of evangelists and ministers on the islands of St. Croix, St. Thomas, St. John, Tortola, Virgin Gorda, St. Maarten, St. Eustatius, and Anguilla.
The efforts, coined as Impact 2020, drew church leaders from the Inter-American Division (IAD) and the Caribbean Union to finish the work that so many local leaders and active church members began months before.
Pastor Elie Henry, president of the church in Inter-America, preached for a week at Bethel Adventist Church in St. Maarten. Every evening Pastor Henry spoke about the saving grace of Jesus in preparation for His soon coming.
“What a privilege it was to be part of this great venture in St. Maarten,” said Pastor Henry. “It is always a good opportunity to present the full gospel and fulfill the mission entrusted by Jesus so that He may come soon.” Pastor Henry encouraged everyone in attendance to believe and continue to be involved in sharing the good news.