Plantation SDA Church
Fulfilling the Mandate
Our speaker today will be Dr. Belvin Brahman
Locations & Times
  • Plantation SDA Church
    400 NW 118th Ave, Plantation, FL 33325, USA
    Saturday 9:00 AM, Saturday 11:30 AM
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Dr. Balvin B. Braham Bio
Dr. Balvin B. Braham has over 28 years of leadership experience working both within and outside the Seventh-day Adventist Organization. As a trained teacher, he taught and coordinated leadership functions at the elementary, secondary and tertiary levels of the educational system, both in public and private institutions.

He served as District Church Pastor, Youth, Communication and Education Director and President of the West Jamaica Conference. He also served as youth Director of the West Indies Union Conference of Seventh-day Adventists. Previously, he served the General Conference Inter-American Division as Field Secretary, Assistant to the President, Human Resources Director, Leadership Coordinator, Trust Services Director and Associate Youth Director.

Presently, he serves at the General Conference Inter American Division as; Field Secretary, Assistant to the Division President for Evangelism Training and Development, and Leadership Development Coordinator.

Dr. Braham has earned a diploma in Education, Bachelor of Arts degree in Theology, Master of Arts degree in Religion and a Doctorate in Organizational Leadership. He is married to Anett nee Simms, his soul mate, and a registered nurse and together they have two grown daughters; Shavannie who is an attorney-at- Law and Julaine who is a medical student.

Dr. Braham commits his life to encourage others for mission fulfillment and further empowering them on the journey to the Kingdom of God. He has recently authored the book; A Practical Guide to Evangelism: How to Win and Keep Members.
Theme: We are ambassadors of the sovereign ruler of the Universe, The King of Kings and Lord of Lords.
What are we commemorating?

1. The sanctuary and hope provided for the homeless

2. Dedicated volunteers who gave and are giving of their time, talents, resources and influence to the cause of helping to rehabilitate those who are dispossessed.

3. The thousands of holiday dinners, gift cards, foot washings, and new sneakers given to the homeless from hearts of love, care and compassion.

4. The prayers, encouragements and provisions of clothing, toiletries, nutrition, shelter, health education and counseling on defeating depression and addiction.

The National Alliance to End Homelessness states:

-564,708 people experience homelessness on any given night in the US.
-36,907 (6.38%) are children
-47,725 (8.33%) are veterans
-269,991 (47.6%) are disabled and unable to work

Some factors that lead to homelessness:

• Poverty
• Lack of affordable housing
• Job loss
• Lack of health care
• Mental illness
• Substance abuse
• Domestic violence
• Extreme weather events, especially when insurance and other rebuilding resources are limited.

The Seventh-day Adventist Church is organized to address social, spiritual, mental,emotional and physical needs of people in society, not just members of the Church.
Who is a diplomat?

Someone appointed by a state to use skill and tact to conduct diplomacy with one or more other states or international organizations.
An ambassador is the President’s highest-ranking representative to a specific nation or international organization abroad.

SDA are diplomats of the Celestial Country with a universal Divine mandate to represent the King of the Universe in this world and there is no boundary to our jurisdiction.

How did Jeremiah respond to his diplomatic call – Verse 6:

-I cannot speak!
-I am a child!

Several hundred years earlier Moses had a similar complaint when God told him to go to Pharaoh and tell him, “Let My people go!”
Exodus 4:10-14.

Aaron was a volunteer ….there is a need for Volunteers today…
In Isaiah 11:6 God had addressed the concern about being a little:

Some Adventist Christians find all sorts of excuses not to do what God tells them to do:
The Divine diplomatic Core is made up of: Weak, wounded and blistered people.

This world is torn by war, destroyed by hate, decimated by despair, and devastated by distrust.

Famine ravages millions of inhabitants in one hemisphere, while feasting and gluttony are enjoyed by inhabitants of another hemisphere.

Nations and people care more about bombs for the enemy than about bread for the hungry! That’s the World in which we live…

Many are still more concerned about the color of skin, the conference you came from, etc. than about the content of character!

We are ambassadors of the sovereign ruler of the Universe, The King of Kings and Lord of Lord.

In spite of our weaknesses and wounds and blisters, we must represent the King of Kings!

Some of us diplomats are struggling with unhappiness and disappointed but we are still diplomats.
Three suggestions for human happiness proposed by Immanuel Kant, 18th-century

German philosopher from the genre of Philosophy:

1. Someone to love
2. Something to do
3. Something to hope for
Diplomats have Someone to Love:

That is what Church is about and that is what preoccupies ambassadors, sharing the love:

a. Deut. 7:7-8:
b. John 3:16
c. Jeremiah 31: 3
d. Mark 12:30-31
Diplomats have Something to Do

God gave Jeremiah something do: Jeremiah 1:5,7

God give him an ambassadorial assignment.

-It was a difficult assignment.

God may assign you a demanding task, but He enables whom He calls…

-God knew Jeremiah
-chose Jeremiah
-appointed Jeremiah.

He was known by name, hand-picked by God, and commissioned to serve.
Likewise, God has given us something to do:
Six personal things that as God’s ambassadors we must do:

1. Forget past failures -Philippians 3:12-16
2. Renounce grudges, -Col. 3:13
3. Restore relationships -Romans 12:18
4. Renounce transgressions -Romans 6:2
5. Represent the Boss
6. Present His Message

Jeremiah looked at the assignment God had just outlined and then he looked at himself and basically told God, “You’ve got the wrong man for the job.”
Jeremiah looked at the assignment God had just outlined and then he looked at himself and basically told God, “You’ve got the wrong man for the job.”

The Lord has given us something to do, we must roll up our sleeves:
-Matthew 25:36-40
-John 15:16).

Ellen White said: “The badge of Christianity is not an outward sign, not the wearing of a cross or a crown, but it is that which reveals the union of man with God. ... The strongest argument in favor of the gospel is a loving and lovable Christian.” (The Ministry of Healing, p. 470)

-God’s response to Jeremiah’s ambivalence, Verse 9: “My presence trumps every single deficiency you have”.

Jeremiah’s mission was ultimately dependent on God, not on himself.
Desire of Ages p. 195 “Every true disciple is born into the kingdom of God as a missionary.”
God can use everyone, not just the most gifted and talented, but the ones touched by the hand of God.
Jeremiah’s mission was ultimately dependent on God, not on himself.

Desire of Ages p. 195 “Every true disciple is born into the kingdom of God as a missionary.”
God can use everyone, not just the most gifted and talented, but the ones touched by the hand of God.
The jurisdiction of God’s ambassadors is not local:

Jer 1:10

God wasn’t merely a tribal deity, having authority only over Israel. His concern extended to nations and kingdoms. Therefore, He had every right to appoint Jeremiah as a prophet over nations and kingdoms.

We must carry our ambassadorial responsibility with us everywhere that we go. Christ must always be with us wherever we go!
We must proclaim the message to Presidents; Prime Ministers, Governors, Mayors, Senators, Parliamentarians, professionals non-professionals, rich and those of whatever social class etc…

-Don’t trade in God for something else – He is not a motor car; testify of Him – that is something to do…

Ellen White: “Christ had finished the work that was given him to do. (AA. P. 24)

Paul Said: I have finished the work! 1Tim. 4:6-7.

We must finish the work also!
Finally, Diplomats have Something to Hope For:

We hope and wait for many things:

God who asked us to love Him, and gave us something to do - a mission to fulfill, has a vision for the world, and gives us something to Hope for:

In Jeremiah 18-19 God first tells Jeremiah that even though he would face opposition from the most powerful, influential people in Judah He would make him strong and he reassured him:

-Attack you they will;
-Overcome you they can't.
The person who stands with God will prevail.
For us, Here is the Good News ...

-The Cross of Jesus is the center of our Hope!

-He will carry us through (he is able, He is able, I know He is able to carry me through...Heal the broken hearted, set captives free... He will see us through...).

- God envisions for us here a day when wounds will be healed – and unity will be seen, experienced and lived as the only way of life

- John the Revelator on Patmos got this revelation of Hope: Revelation 21:1-4

- There will be:
• a new heaven
• a new earth
• the new Jerusalem will come down out of heaven
• He will wipe every tear from their eyes
• there will be no more mourning or crying or pain or homelessness for the old order of things has passed away

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Communion Next Sabbath!
Communion will be held next Sabbath
September 30, 2017 At 6:00PM
Ministry of Giving
Offering Last Week: $3,177.26
Offering Month to Date: $6,431.80
2017 Offering Surplus (Deficit): ($7,641.08)
Service Order and Participants
Praise And Adoration: Praise Team & Congregation

Welcome: Pastor Mike Curzon

Children’s Story: Fabienne Desir

Ministry in Action: Hope Ministry

Offering Call: Linden deCarmo

Praise And Adoration: Praise Team & Congregation

Intercessory Prayer: Lyra Miller

Sermon: Dr. Belvin Brahman

Praise And Adoration: Praise Team & Congregation

Dedication in Song: Congregation

Benediction: Dr. Belvin Brahman

Afterglow: Praise Team & Congregation

Worship Coordinator: Addy Lubin

Praise & Worship Team

Praise Leader(s)




Sunset Information
Today: 7:17 PM
Next Friday: 7:09 PM
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Sick or hurting and need prayer?

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Upcoming Events
Sept 23 – Hope Ministry Sabbath

Sept 23 – SAS Family Beach Vespers

Sept 30 – United Praise

Sept 30 – Children’s 13 th Sabbath

Sept 30COMMUNION – 6:00PM

Oct 7 – SAS Sabbath

Oct 7 – A/Y 5:00pm

Oct 8 – Elder’s Meeting

Oct 8 – Mission Council

Oct 9 – SAS Student Pictures

Oct 10 – Church Board Meeting

Oct 15 – Monthly Prayer Session

Oct 17 – SAS Board Meeting

Oct 21 – A/Y 5:00pm

Oct 28 – P&W Concert

Oct 28 – Children’s Church
Men’s Prayer session
The Planation Men's ministry host a prayer session immediately following second service. Come and join us as we pray for the outpouring of the Holy Spirit!
Sabbath Afternoon Bible Study
Join us at 6PM in the the youth room as we continue our study of Genesis. Everyone is welcome.

This Sabbath, our study will resume with Genesis 26:1
Monthly Prayer Summit
Come join us on the 3rd Sunday of each Month from 5:00AM to 10:00AM as we pray for healing, revival and reformation for our community and our nation. Let’s unite with one voice to cry out for the outpouring of the Holy Spirit. For more information, contact Dion Walden or Angela Smith.
Social Media
You can follow us on the various social media sites below for the latest videos, photos and news updates.






We look forward to interacting with you.
Own a Business? Let Everyone Know About It
We're assembling a directory of businesses owned and run by our church members so when other members need a good or service, they know who to contact.

If you own or run your own business, please let other church members know what goods and/or services you provide. Email with these details:

Business Name:

Phone #(s):

Service(s) provided:

Hours of Operation:

Address (if available):

Email (if available):

Web site (if available):

Social Media links (if available):

Fax # (if available)
Mother's In Touch International (MITI)
MITI meets to pray for the children and their schools on the first Sabbath afternoon of each month at 2:00 PM in the Mother’s Room. For more information, please contact Angela Smith
Help Needed! Parking Ministry
The Parking Ministry is looking for a few men and women who can dedicate one Sabbath a month to serve the church. If interested, please
contact Mozart Porcena or Michael Adden
MERGE: Young Adult Ministry
Young Adults are experiencing faith, friendship, and service.

Plantation’s Young Adult Ministry meets Saturdays at 10:30 AM in the Fellowship Hall.

For questions or more information email us at


call Lee

You can also download Celly app:

and look us up

Important Tax Announcement
Please make sure you legibly print your first and last names and address (including apartment number) on the tithe envelope every time you turn one in to keep our records current.

We have several families with the same last name, so if you want to have an accurate tithe report at the end of the year, please be specific regarding your name and address.

If we can't read your name or you don't give us an address, unfortunately, we can't provide you with a tax receipt.
Interested in Bible Study?
If you or someone you know would like to know God better and study for baptism, please contact Alex Graham.

Also, please come to the Baptismal Study Group at 10:40 on Sabbath morning and say hello!
Hope Ministry Needs You!
The Hope (Helping Oppressed People Everyday) Ministry makes life changing impacts in the lives of those without housing or shelter, the battered and abused and those in need of food.

But to continue to make this impact, we need

Monetary donations
Goods such toothbrushes, tooth-paste, and soap.

Please contact Jesse Guillaime at

and visit

to learn more about this ministry
Sick and Shut-ins
Enid Cawley

Paul Van Putten Sr

Mary Kopp

Jeremy Gayle is home after bicycle accident. His dad is Franz Gayle, father

Marvel Jones
Plantation Pathfinder and Adventurer Clubs
Upcoming Calendar


Pathfinders: Peta Ann Anderson

Adventurers: Dawn Williams
Religious Liberty: Legal Problems on the job or at school?
Is your employer threatening to fire you if you don't work on Sabbath?
Is your employer refusing to give you Sabbath off?
Is your school requiring you to take a test on Sabbath?

If so, we can help! please email

to understand your legal options and/or get some help.

Please don’t quit your job before talking with us.
Looking for a job?
Are you looking for a job or considering switching jobs?

Does your business need employees?

If so, contact Jonathan Williams at

Brother's Keeper's Jobs is a jobs registry that helps match those in need of employement with those looking to employ workers.
Baby Dedication
Upcoming Calendar:

October 21, 2017


For information regarding our next baby dedication, please contact Joie at the church office, 954-473-4991.
We're Building a Social Media Team
Are you knowledgeable in Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or YouTube?

Do you enjoy interacting with people?

If so, please contact

We want to ensure that our live stream viewers feel welcomed and part of the family. We need team members who are able to:

Answer questions from our viewers
Pray with viewers
Report audio/video issues that viewers are experiencing to the media team
Joining the Plantation Family
Interested in joining our Church family?

Please fill out a membership application/transfer form, located in the literature rack in the church foyer. Then place it in the Church Clerk’s mailbox located in the Ministries Office.

Contact our Church Clerk, Melissa Mangual at

or the church office at


for more information and the status of your transfer request. The average time for transfers to take place is:

Domestic – 3 months;

International – 4 to 5 months.
Children’s Baptismal Classes
The class meets from 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM in the prayer room . All children ages 8-12 who are interested in being baptized are welcome to attend.

Contact Marina Westerdahl to get more information.
Volunteers Needed
• Hope Ministry
• Usher Ministry
• Deacon and Deaconess Ministries
• Worship Coordinators
• Children’s Sabbath School
• Pathfinders
• Parking Ministry
• People willing to do the welcome
• Children’s Story
• Offering Call
• Maintenance workers
• Family Life Ministry leader
• Visual Arts Media
• Media Ministry
• Social Media Ministry

Please contact the church office

954-473- 4991

if you are interested in helping with any of these positions.
Children's Ministry
Upcoming Calendar

September 23: Children’s Church

September 30: Children’s 13th Sabbath
Family Life is Cruising
What: Family Life Ministries/Adventist Single Adult Ministries Cruise to the Bahamas

When: August 31st - September 4, 2017. Carnival conquest,

Cost: $454.50 per person (double occupancy) or Single occupancy $768.59.

Speaker: Mike Tucker (Faith for Today).

Registration: or call 404-486- 8800.
Church Office Hours
The office is open from

9:30 AM to 2:00PM Monday - Friday.

Please leave a voicemail or email message during all other hours.

Children's Choir
The Children's Choir practice has been suspended until further notice. This announcement will be updated when the status changes.
Nurse on Call
If you have a medical problem during Sabbath church service please contact Canute Anderson
Planned Giving
From the Development and Planned Giving Department:

Have you created an estate and legacy plan for you and your family’s future? Creating it is easy and free for members of the Florida Conference through the Florida Conference Association Development and Planned Giving Department.

Phone: 407-644- 5000, ext. 2241
Requesting an announcement for the bulletin/Youversion
If you would like to have an announcement put into the Church Newsletter, it should be 50 words or less and must be emailed to by 5:00 PM on Tuesday.