Northern Bahamas Conference of Seventh Day Union’s Women’s Retreat

The Ministry of Tourism and Aviation’s Religious Tourism Department welcomed a select group of visitors to Grand Bahama Island to attend the Northern Bahamas Conference of Seventh Day Adventist (SDA) Women’s Retreat from October 19th- 21st.

The retreat, which was held at the Grand Lucayan Resort, attracted approximately 300 visitors from the United Kingdom, Cayman Islands, Turks & Caicos, United States and attendees from around The Islands Of The Bahamas.

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Director,Ministry of Tourism & Aviation (MOTA), GBI Karen Seymour, welcomed the guests at a special reception and said, “The Ministry of Tourism and Aviation is proud to boast of a new and thriving relationship with the Seventh Day Adventist Church, having recently partnered with the SDA’s Southern Conference in facilitating the “Free Clinic” which was hosted in Nassau, and facilitated by an esteemed group of International physicians and dentists from across the globe.”

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“As a result of our thriving connectivity with your church, The Bahamas will also host the ASI Convention of the Seventh Day Adventist Church and we are currently facilitating the bid to host the SDA’s Youth Congress in 2023,” added Seymour.

As a unique destination offering diverse experiences, many of the visitors were able to take advantage of their time on the island while learning from Director for the British Union Conference and guest speaker Sharon Platt-McDonald.

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Platt-McDonald was delighted to be in Grand Bahama Island for her first trip to The Bahamas and made it her mission to inspire retreat attendees to pour their love out to others.

Speaking under the theme, ‘Because We Care’ Platt-McDonald said, “This weekend [was] about opening the opportunities to embrace the women of the island so thank you for the opportunity to speak and to give this little insight.”

The retreat actively highlights the women within the Seventh Day Adventist conference and within the country. 

Erik D. Clarke, pastor Seventh Day Adventist Church, said, “We have recognized that the women play such a significant role in the church and during this time we are highlighting the women.”

The Women’s Ministries Retreat occurs on an annual basis and serves as a means to empower and bring women within the conference closer together.

Erik D. Clarke, pastor Seventh Day Adventist Church, said, “We have recognized that the women play such a significant role in the church and during this time we are highlighting the women.