A powerful hurricane badly damaged or destroyed at least six Seventh-day Adventist churches in The Bahamas, local church leaders said as they struggled to assess the destruction and account for church members a week after the Caribbean disaster.
Hurricane Joaquin flooded buildings and ripped off roofs amid two days of fierce winds of up to 140 miles an hour (225 kilometers per hour) on Oct. 1 and 2.
Seventh-day Adventist laypeople from the Bethel Adventist Church in the Caribbean Island of St. Maarten march through the streets testifying of God’s truth in the Bible during the annual lay rally, on Aug. 1, 2015. More than 800 laypersons gathered to celebrate the evangelism growth in baptisms this year with close to 200 baptisms, which more than doubled from last year. Image courtesy of North Caribbean Conference.
Germán Rodríguez, Media production director for the Southeast Mexican Union, wears a special mask to protect his face from bees while he films the testimony of Brother Luis Cahuich, who during the last few months has seen the hand of God in his business as beekeeper. The story, filmed earlier in August, will be part of a series entitled “Faithful Steward,” which is distributed every quarter and is shown every Sabbath before tithes and offerings are collected across the churches in the union territory. Image by Cesar Daniel Gomez
Adventist youth in La Ceiba, Honduras, march through the streets of the large city holding signs on each of the Ten Commandments on June 20, 2015. The march was the third national event of its kind organized by the local Adventist Church since 2013 sharing hope and pointing people to Christian values as the way to create positive change in the crime-ridden Central American country. Image by Adan Ramos/IAD
IAD President Pastor Israel Leito (left) congratulates and officially names Inter-America’s Super Bible Boom Winner Waylon Johnson of the Atlantic Caribbean Union as a youth delegate to attend the 60th General Conference Session in San Antonio, Texas, this coming July. Johnson beat other three finalists who flew into Miami, Florida, to participate in the church’s final competition on May 9, 2015, where winners of the last four annual territory-wide Bible bowl competition competed for the 2010-2015 title. Image by Libna Stevens/IAD