Nuestros dones son un regalo de Dios. ¿Cómo podemos desarrollarlos en el ámbito profesional para ponerlos a su servicio? ¿Es posbible emprender negocios con propósito? ¿Cómo gestionarlos y hacerlos crecer para gloria de Dios? ¿Cómo afrontar las dificultades y fracasos y crecer a través de ellos? ⠀ Estos temas y otras reflexiones espirituales serán presentados por ponentes de renombre como Pedro Morales Satizábal, Pr. Oscar López, Rivelino Montenegro, Jesse Zwiker, Sergio Caja, Francesc Cuadrat y Marian Sánchez.
Adventist Review Online | ‘Getting to Know the Communities to Extend the Healing Ministry of Christ’
Ken Bacon named president and CEO for AdventHealth’s Multi-State Division.Ken Bacon has been named president and CEO for AdventHealth’s Multi-State Division, effective March 1, 2021. In his new role, Bacon will oversee the strategic direction, development, and expansion of the entire division, which spans five regions composed of 20 campuses across eight states of the United States. Currently, Bacon serves as group president for the Denver Metro Group of Centura Health, one of AdventHealth’s joint operating agreements. The Denver Metro Group includes the five AdventHealth hospitals that make up the organization’s Rocky Mountain Region and three CommonSpirit Health hospitals. In addition to his group president role, Bacon serves as the regional CEO for AdventHealth’s Rocky Mountain Region. “Ken is a seasoned and collaborative leader who consistently rallies his team around a common vision,” Terry Shaw, president/CEO for AdventHealth, said. “He’s driven by our mission, and with his extensive experience, I have full confidence that Ken will continue to help AdventHealth deliver faith-based, whole-person care across our Multi-State Division.” Bacon began his career at Ernst and Young before joining AdventHealth in 1991, where he quickly advanced in the organization. He served in various leadership roles, including president/CEO for Littleton Adventist Hospital. Additionally, Bacon helped lead the development and opening of Parker Adventist Hospital, where he served as president/CEO. As regional CEO for AdventHealth’s Mid-America Region, Bacon oversaw the opening of a new emergency department and outpatient campus in South Overland Park. He was part of the team that helped to bring Ransom Memorial Hospital into an agreement with AdventHealth. The hospital is now known as AdventHealth Ottawa. “I have been privileged to work with incredible teams throughout my career and feel honored to be asked to serve in this role,” Bacon said. “I look forward to engaging with the teams that make up the Multi-State Division and getting to know the communities in which we are called to extend the healing ministry of Christ.”
Vanuatu’s Prime Minister Bob Loughman congratulated the Seventh-day Adventist Church for training up national leaders in his opening address at the Church’s 24th Quinquennial Session at Epauto Adventist Multipurpose Centre, Port Vila, on Wednesday, January 20.
Mr Loughman said his office is working with churches to address secularism in the country.
Newly-appointed Vanuatu Mission (VM) president Pastor Charlie Jimmy presented Mr Loughman two books—a family Bible and Food As Medicine by Dr Sue Radd—as a token of appreciation for attending the session opening.
Still underway at the time of posting (January 22), 146 delegates are currently present at the session, and 192 people are expected to attend overall.
“Session is a time [for] the Church [to] listen to reports, re-think, dialogue, re-focus and plan for the next five years,” read a post on the VM Facebook page.
Trans Pacific Union Mission (TPUM) president Pastor Maveni Kaufononga made his official speech live through Zoom and congratulated VM’s newly-appointed officers, Pastor Jimmy, Mission secretary Pastor Kaio Timothy and Chief Financial Officer Tom Noka.
A highlight of the meeting was Pastor Timothy’s report, which stated that membership has grown to more than 29,000 members in VM.
“It’s the biggest venue since the first session in 1924. The last session was held at Aore Adventist Academy in 2015,” read another Facebook post.Delegates have so far heard reports from health ministries, women in ministry, treasury, youth ministry and Aore Adventist Academy. Pastor Andric Tanghwa reported that in 2020, the “Year of Youth in Evangelism”, more than 2,000 youths preached at 246 meeting sites, resulting in the baptism os 1,700 people by October last year.