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


As of March 31, 2019, IAD’s working capital was at 239%and liquidity at 217% percent.

Executive committee members also voted to approve additional upcoming events and initiatives that fall under the IAD’s three major pressing goals to focus on: evangelism, education, and community service, as follows:

The Missionary Book of the Year for 2020 to be distributed across the IAD will be Hope Beyond Tomorrow by Mark Finley. Both of IAD’s publishing houses IADPA and GEMA will print over 10.5 million copies. They will be distributed next year.

Inter-America’s Health Summit will be held to promote health among administrators, church leaders and health ministries directors across the territory. The event will take place Jan. 21-27, 2020 at a venue still to be determined.

Retreat for Pastor’s Children will be the first such territory-wide event organized to focus on the nurture and development of pastor’s kids across Inter-America. The event is scheduled to take place Feb. 7-8, 2020, in Miami, Florida.

Sabbath School and Personal Ministries Regional Convocation for the three Americas will take place Feb. 23-26, 2020, in Cancun, Mexico, and will include delegates from the South America, Inter-America and North America divisions.

Strong>Inter-America’s Personal Ministries Congress will take place following the regional convocation for three Americas in Cancun, Mexico, Feb. 27, 2020.

Committee members also voted to appoint Adolfo Ruiz as general manager for Mexico’s four health food companies, and Juan Martin as general manager for nine health food companies across Central America, the Caribbean, Colombia and Venezuela. Both had been working for the Inter-American Health Food Company for decades, Ruiz as production manager and Juan Martin as finance manager under the general manager, which was led by Filiberto Verduzco since 2015.

The Inter-American Health Food Company will continue to be overseen by the of Inter-American Division administration.

To learn more about the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Inter-America and its initiatives and events, visit


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