Final scores after Inter-America held its annual Bible Connection competition in Belize City, Belize, today Dec. 1, 2018. Image from Juan Carlos Niño/IAD

December 1, 2018 | Belize City, Belize | Libna Stevens/IAD

Edna Maurice Ventura of the Chiapas Mexican Union earned the top spot when she beat 23 peers as the grand prize winner today during Inter-America’s final Bible Connection competition held in Belize City, Belize.

Ventura scored 730 points after answering 60 questions on the Books of Matthew and Mark, as well as Chapters 6-15 of Desire of Ages by Ellen G. White’s—a co-founder of the Seventh-day Adventist Church.

It took her 11:45 minutes to get the top score marking the conclusion of the Bible initiative which has seen thousands of young people across the church in Inter-America studying the Bible in local churches and regional bible competitions throughout the year.

Moises Puerta of the Panama Union came in second with a total 725 points with a completion time of 11:45 minutes.

Holman Palacio grabbed the third spot with a total score of 715 points completed in 16:02 minutes.

Twenty-two of the 24 regional finalists traveled to Belize City to answer questions for a possible total score of 750 points.

More details of this year’s Bible Connection grand finale event will be available soon at

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