Alfred Sears Shares his Powerful Story During a Book Tour on Eleuthera.

Eleuthera, Bahamas--On Saturday, August 12th, Eleuthera served as the second stop for Mr. Alfred Sears’ nationwide book tour. The book signing event which drew a moderate and, enthusiastic crowd was held on the picturesque patio of The South Eleuthera Mission.


Alfred Sears shared his story, penned in a book titled “A Community Life”. He read and recounted defining moments of trials, trauma and ultimate triumph in his life while instilling a spark of hope, inspiration, and renewed love for self and others. Attendees were moved by his openness and honesty, as evidenced by the strongly positive testimonials of those who commented at the end of the presentation. Persons had their copies signed by the author with the words “We can make the change we want!” as he shared smiles and words of encouragement.


A copy of the book was presented to CEO of the One Eleuthera Foundation, Shaun Ingraham, and another to the library of The South Eleuthera Mission. The Mission’s copy is available for borrowing to the public.


“Mr. Sears’ book about his life is a great inspiration to us all. His journey has equipped him with the unique ability to love and forgive and embrace all of humanity.  This makes him uniquely gifted to lead debate on our national development”, said Shaun Ingraham, CEO of One Eleuthera Foundation.


We strongly encourage everyone, young and old, to read one of our own incredible and inspiring journeys and, as Mr. Sears emphasized, “…write your own story. Leave what you know for your young ones.” As Mrs. Maud McKinney, long-time acquaintance of Mr. Sears and resident of South Eleuthera stressed, “There is too much knowledge in the graveyard.”


“The event was very edifying and informative. I learned that when bad things happen in life, it cannot be reversed but we must learn to let go, and move on; for better things await those who forgive and Mr. Alfred Sears is a living testimony of that truth”, stated Mary Sweeting, resident of Eleuthera.


We sincerely thank Mr. Sears and team for choosing to partner with The South Eleuthera Mission and One Eleuthera Foundation for the event.


Read “A Community Life”, be encouraged, be inspired, then go out and make the change in your community.


To learn more about The South Eleuthera Mission and its programs visit


Photos from the event


Photo 1: Mr. Alfred Sears, author of “A Community Life”.


Photo 2: Alfred Sears presenting his book to CEO of One Eleuthera Foundation, Shaun Ingraham. 

A Shared Vision

The Shared Vision for South Eleuthera, which was first commissioned by Friends of Lighthouse Point to develop a sustainable plan for Lighthouse Point and other special heritage and conservation sites on Eleuthera, inspired the formation of One Eleuthera.

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