The Cayman Islands Conference of Seventh-day Adventists recently held its first staging of Camp Meeting 2023 on Cayman Brac at the Aston Rutty Center on the weekend of January 6. With Guest Speaker Dr Peter Joseph, pastor of the Philadelphia and Redemption churches in South Bahamas Conference of Seventh-day Adventists. Camp Meeting is a time for church members to worship jointly and be inspired to carry forth the church’s mission.
The theme of this year’s Camp Meeting was “Transformed by the Word,” Throughout the weekend, attendees were treated to music, preaching, and seminars centred on this theme. One particularly memorable moment came when Dr Joseph shared this. “When we face challenges, and God is fighting for us, it’s not time for us to sleep, complain, or do nothing. Instead, we must go back to “W,W,W” – worship, wait, and work. This is similar to what Job did when he faced his challenges. He maintained his worship of God even amid great suffering and did not allow Satan to distract him from his faith.” Dr Joseph emphasized the importance of worship, saying that it helps to keep us grounded and focused on God’s love and grace, even when things are difficult.
“W,W,W” – worship, wait, and work – when facing challenges.Dr Peter Joseph
In addition to the guest speaker, there were several musical performances by talented artists such as the Chambers Trio, Neila Jones, The Hyltons, and The Augustines family. These performances provided an uplifting and inspiring atmosphere for attendees to worship and be transformed by the Word.
One church member, who preferred to remain anonymous, said, “I always leave Camp Meeting feeling renewed and ready to serve my community. The message of transformation through the Word resonated with me this year, and I’m excited to see how it will shape my actions in the coming months.”
If you could not attend Camp Meeting in Cayman Brac, don’t worry – the event will continue in Grand Cayman at the Lions Center from January 11 to 14. All are welcome to join and experience the joy and inspiration of Camp Meeting for themselves. The live streams of the event in Cayman Brac are also available on the Cayman Islands Conference of Seventh-day Adventists YouTube channel (@cicmediaky).
Written by: Devarro Whittaker, Associate Television Producer.