Adventist pastors baptize 68

Since the Cayman Islands Conference of Seventh-day Adventists began holding nightly meetings this month, ministers have baptized 68 people.

The church has been hosting its Footprints of Hope evangelistic campaign since April 3 at the Lions Centre in George Town. According to organizers, hundreds of people are visiting the center each night to hear televangelist pastor Glen O. Samuels deliver impassioned sermons.

“We are delighted for the 68 precious souls who have taken the step to commit their lives to Jesus,” said Pastor Samuels at the baptismal service, which was conducted at Spotts Beach last Saturday. “In this time of hopelessness in many areas of life, it is good to know that we can find hope, purpose and direction in a life dedicated to the service of the Lord.”

In a statement released by the church on Thursday, Pastor Shian O’Connor, president of the Cayman Islands Conference of Seventh-day Adventists, said the church is “committed to offering a better way to those who long for a brighter future; to young people who see their peers succumbing to drugs and violence and despair, there is a better way; for families that are being ripped apart by strife and confusion, there is a better way; for a society that faces darkness and despair, there is a better way; and that better way can be found in a life surrendered to Jesus.”

The program runs from 7:30 p.m. each night except Thursday. Attendees also listen to health lectures, and health screenings are carried out during the meetings.

Young people have also gotten involved in the Footsteps of Hope campaign, which hosts a weekly Saturday evening youth forum where drama and interactive discussions are used to address certain youth-focused issues.

Pastor Samuels, president of the West Jamaica Conference of Seventh-day Adventists in the Jamaica Union of Seventh-day Adventists, hosts a weekly television program in Jamaica.