Tuesday, October 27, 2009

A "Good News" Celebration!

Platform party (l-r): Pastor Reynold Ferary (CAAA Chaplain), Devon Powell, Pastor John Adams, Pastor Clive Dottin, Dorthy Vernon (CAAA Communications Coordinator), Sharon Long-Brown (CAAA Northern Chapter President), and Mark Johnson (President of the Alberta Conference

Pastor Clive Dottin delivering the Sabbath message "Getting Past the First Page"

Adventist Youth & Vespers with Pastor Clive Dottin

Pastor Ishmael Ali, Pastor Clive Dottin, and Pastor John Adams

The Caribbean Association of Adventists in Alberta (CAAA) recently celebrated a momentous occasion! September 4-7, 2009 marked the 30th anniversary of the founding of CAAA, a non-profit organization, with a mission of preserving and sharing cultural heritage while leading souls to Christ.
Pastor Clive Dottin, the Youth, Health, & Religious Liberty director of the Caribbean Union Conference of Seventh-day Adventists was the keynote speaker, and an excellent addition to the weekend activities. His sermons included such topics as “Getting past the first page,” which addressed milestones (self inflicted or otherwise) that stifle the growth of meaningful relationships with Christ, and how to overcome them. We praise God that Melissa Adams, a first time visitor to CAAA, was convicted by the Holy Spirit, and was baptized on Sabbath, September 5 along with Cassandra John who was re-baptized. Many others made vows re-dedicating their lives to Christ. We were also honored to have Mark Johnson, the president of the Alberta Conference, bring opening remarks.
The family retreat (themed “Good News!”) at Foothills Camp, Bowden included thought provoking sermons from the featured speaker, therapeutic massages, a financial seminar, an old time social, a banquet, and delicious vegetarian meals. The banquet capitalized on Caribbean folklore and the many talents of young and old, while the social featured a mixture of traditional and well known games proving to be enjoyable for all age groups. This power-packed weekend proved to be a unique spiritual experience.

Please join us next year, September 3-6, 2010!
We welcome your questions! Contact us: CAAAInformation@gmail.com

Dorthy Vernon
CAAA Communications Coordinator

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