The Cayman Islands Conference of Seventh-day Adventists (CIC) Personal Ministries Department (PMD) recently honoured several individuals for their exceptional service and commitment to spreading the gospel through personal ministry efforts. During the evening of the final service of Camp Meeting 2023 in Grand Cayman, the PMD awarded 50 individuals for service and contribution to Evangelism.
The awards were given to several Bible instructors and lay preachers for their outstanding contributions to spreading the gospel. Among the recognitions were Marlon Powell and Norman Battick for Most Outstanding Bible Instructors, John Wesley and Rascine Smith for Most Outstanding Lay Preachers, and Rahzaira Riley for Outstanding Child Lay Preacher.
In addition to these awards, Kathiann Godoy was honoured for outstanding leadership and service in Small Group Ministries, with Ledis Culbert and Evelyn Goodman receiving leadership and service awards in Small Group Ministries. The highest honour of the evening went to Elder Joshua Lawrence, who received both the Most Outstanding Bible Instructor and Lay Preacher award (awarded by Cayman Islands Conference) and the Most Outstanding Union Lay Preacher award (awarded by Inter-American Division).
Pastor Kevin Danvers, Personal Ministries Director, shared, “We wanted to express our appreciation on behalf of the entire conference to these individuals and the service they continue to render to God.” The PMD was created as a crucial tool for the church’s efforts to gain souls, and it exists to instruct and proclaim the gospel of Jesus Christ.
The department wishes to encourage its members not to shy away from conducting their evangelistic efforts. “The church of Christ is organized for service” (Ministry of Healing, p. 148) and “Every son and daughter of God is called to be a missionary; we are called to the service of God and our fellow men” (The Ministry of Healing, p. 395). The Cayman Islands Conference PMD is proud to honour and recognize these individuals for their dedication and service in spreading the word of God through personal ministry efforts.
Written by: Devarro Whittaker, Associate Television Producer.