Jesus at the Center 2019 ARCHIVE
Deeper Dive Episode 22: Leave Something Behind for A Divine Encounter
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Deeper Dive Theme: Dawn & Elder Ahkeem Darden discuss why God has such a passion for the poor and the critical needs for the orphans in Haiti
Episode Title: Leave Something Behind for A Divine Encounter
Host: Dawn Williams
Guest: Pastor Ahkeem Darden
Key text: https://www.bible.com/bible/59/LEV.23.22.esv
Sermon Podcast: https://soundcloud.com/plantationsda/leave-something-behind-for-a-divine-encounter
Sermon Video: https://youtu.be/sJAUpGiKXp0
Date: October 2, 2019
Dawn Deeper Dive Questions to Elder Ahkeem:
What was the state of the orphanage when you got to Haiti? Can you describe the poverty of many of those in Haiti? What is the first step of all first responders? What help will you be able to provide on your second visit? Why was a little girl eating dirt? Explain why we wouldn't have poor people if the church did 50% of what it should be doing Is it ok to allow energetic leaders and ministry members like sister Jesse to do all the work to help those in need? Is it ok to be a hands off donor? Is God ok with outsourcing helping the poor? How should the poor fit into our planning for our lifestyle? Is God's call to help the poor the same to everyone? How do we help those in need in our community? Are you going back to Haiti? What did you learn when you flew over Haiti?
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As the oldest of seven children, Ahkeem grew up in a family with a strong heritage and history in New Brunswick, New Jersey. His father served as a missionary across Africa, Europe and the Caribbean building churches before he passed away when Ahkeem was eleven. With a mother who served her family as a homemaker Ahkeem and his six siblings had a challenging upbringing. However, the children grew up to be very successful personally, professionally and spiritually.
Transitioning into the workforce after his educational pursuits was the next phase of Ahkeem’s life journey. Ahkeem spent fifteen years working in corporate America as a marketing coordinator and direct mail manager before he transitioned to become a VP of sales and marketing. He is currently a marketing consultant to the some of the world’s largest organizations to validate, automate and optimize marketing efforts.
Ahkeem was the first in his family to get a college education with degrees in International Business and Marketing. After his college career, Ahkeem went on to receive his Master’s of Business Administration with a concentration Marketing.
Ahkeem is actively involved in his church community serving as an elder at Plantation SDA Church and the music ministry leader.
Ahkeem travels locally and internationally ministering and singing for the glory of God, and for the edification of those who need an encouraging message from the Lord.
I am inspired to teach and create events geared towards showing the children Jesus. It is a privilege to work with such dedicated teachers and parents who not only encourage but creatively minister to the children.