Hundreds of Seventh-day Adventists joined government officials in the Caribbean island of St. Kitts last month to march against the escalating crime wave in the Cayon Community.
More than 300 church members from nine Adventist congregations denounced crime by encouraging onlookers to have love for each other, put away guns, keep the Ten Commandments, and join together in the fight against violence. Other groups also took part in the march and rally that was organized by the Island Council.
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
From left to right: Hilda Montero, Faye Patterson of the IAD office, Moises Reyna of Inter-Oceanic Mexican Union and Myrna Costa of the IAD office cut the ribbon during a ceremony to inaugurate the new two-floor addition to the the Inter-American Division Headquarters in Miami, Florida, on May 8, 2015. Top church leaders toured the new wing which includes six offices, a conference room and a large storage room. Image by Libna Stevens/IAD
Inter-American Division President Pastor Israel Leito jumps rope with elementary students at the Mahuma Zuid Adventist School in Curaçao on March 9, 2015. Pastor Leito and leaders from the Adventist World Church, stopped by the school as they surveyed the proposed location for the soon-to-be-approved Dutch Caribbean Union. The new union will be comprised of Inter-America’s attached fields of Aruba Mission, Bonaire region and Curacao Image by Elbert Presentacion.
Joaquin Tzoc (center) with 110 years of age is helped out of the water after being baptized by Pastor Anibal Perez (left) in San Andres, Sajcabaja, in Quiche, Guatemala, on Jan. 31, 2015, as fellow Seventh-day Adventists look on. Soc becomes the eldest member of the Agostadero Adventist Church in Quiche, in the northwest region of Guatemala. Image by Rosita Hernandez/IAD.