Adventist leaders in Inter-America challenged to focus more on mission

Adventist leaders in Inter-America challenged to focus more on mission

Inter-America’s top Seventh-day Adventist leaders close day two of the church’s mid-year annual business meetings committing to expand the mission of the church through strategies, initiatives and activities to effect the territory during the next 15 months. More than 130 church leaders gathered for the two-day executive committee meetings held Apr. 29-30, 2019. [Photo by Keila Trejo/IAD]

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“I don’t know what impression you’re taking with you as you leave these meetings but we still have a great mission to fulfill,” said Inter-American Division (IAD) President Pastor Elie Henry, as dozens of top church administrators and leaders concluded their business meetings recently.

“There is still a great field to prepare, the message to be shared and that’s why we should leave here to motivate our church members, inspire our church board to take solid and daring decisions to do extraordinary things for God,” said Pastor Henry.

It’s not about pin pointing particular times to fulfill the mission, but every moment is appropriate to preach the Word of God and carry out His will” said Pastor Henry.

His appeal came at the end of Inter-America’s Mid-Year Meetings held in Miami, Florida, United States, on Apr. 30, 2019, where more than 130 executive committee members voted strategies, plans, policies and events to expand the mission of the church across vast cities and rural areas in during the next 15 months.

Financial stability

That mission can only be carried out thanks to the tithe and offering contributed by faithful church members who are committed to seeing the gospel expand throughout every corner of the territory and around the world, said Pastor Filiberto Verduzco, treasurer of the church in Inter-America, as he presented the financial stability of 2018 and projections for this year.

“There isn’t a more important element in the financial system of this organization than the church member,” said Verduzco. “Time and time again the church member in Inter-America is impressed by the Holy Spirit to give generous offerings to allow us to finance this mission,” he added.


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