The Seventh-day Adventist Church in Jamaica celebrated the reopening of its new Inter-American Division Publishing Association (IADPA) Bookstore in Kingston during a special ceremony on Nov. 7, 2019. The renovated IADPA Bookstore now includes a vegetarian deli and a children’s reading corner to better serve the immediate surrounding community and the wider society as part of its new marketing strategy.
Inter-American Division President Pastor Elie Henry, who officially opened the store, was pleased with the progress being made in the publishing ministry of the church through the IADPA bookstore.
“As I travel from place to place, it is good to see the support and progress that the Publishing ministry has received and is making throughout the IAD,” said Pastor Henry. “Sometimes we love to remember that our church started really strong with publishing and the books that are being made available to the public through our bookstores are helping to spread the gospel to the world.”
Pastor Henry pointed out that sometimes as church members face challenges, they may think that it is losing ground in publishing. “That is why I am so happy to come to these inaugurations and coming here in Kingston is for me reaffirmation that we as Seventh-day Adventists believe in the publishing work.”