9. February, 2017News Comments Off on TCIM Youth Department Invests 80 Youth
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Eighty individuals were invested in three categories of the Youth Ministries Department of the Turks and Caicos Islands Mission of Seventh-day Adventists on January 21, 2017.

The Honorable Josephine Connolly, Minister of Education, Youth, Sports and Library Services attended the investiture and brought greetings.  She said, “Today you are making a very important public commitment. You are making a commitment to service, service to your God, your church, your community and your people. I congratulate you! I am proud of you!”

Hon. Josephine Connolly bringing greetings at the investiture service.

Hon. Josephine Connolly bringing greetings at the investiture service.

 

The theme for the investiture was the same as the one used for the convention “Lord Transform me for Your Service.” Hon. Connolly sought to encourage the young people to be courageous and serve with integrity. “Concentrate on what God is calling you to do rather than the naysayer’s personal agendas. You will struggle with this all your life, so the sooner you discipline yourself the better. Just like Elijah, you probably have more supporters than you think you have.  Hang around positive-minded people, people you trust and who trust you, to help you continually mature as a person and leader,” said Hon. Connolly.

Guest speaker for the investiture was Pastor Eric D. Clarke, Youth Director of the Atlantic Caribbean Union. He admonished the investees to live up to their calling as Adventist youth.

Youth Director, Judith Robinson (Right) handing certificate of investiture to a pathfinder.

Pastor Eric D. Clarke, Youth Director of the Atlantic Caribbean Union.

 

The eighty investees were comprised of 50 Adventurers, 9 Pathfinders and 21 Master Guides.

Samuel Henriquez commenting on his investiture as a Master Guide said, “I have a passion to empower others but before that can be done, I need to continue to empower myself. TThe Master Guide Program enhanced my spiritual experience and hone my general leadership skills. As a counsellor, drill instructor and now a Deputy Director, this program helped me to be a more effective leader.”

Youth Director, Judith Robinson presenting certificate of investiture to a pathfinder.

Youth Director, Judith Robinson (Right) presenting certificate of investiture to a pathfinder.

 

We congratulate our Youth Director, Judith Robinson and her team for their commitment to the youth of our church and the community.

By: Roy Lindsay

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