In South Colombia, Adventist Leaders Give Out Books to Dozens of Senators – Seventh-day Adventist Church

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Seventh-day Adventist Church leaders and Pathfinders pose with President of the Senate Ernesto Macías Tovar (center), after handing him a copy of this year’s missionary book Hope for Today’s Families, during a special visit to the Congress Building La Casa de la Democracia, on May 20, 2019. Photo by South Colombia Union

May 29, 2019 | Bogota Colombia | Laura Acosta/IAD News Staff

Senators at the Congress Building in Bogota, Colombia, were recently visited by a group of Seventh-day Adventists to highlight the church’s values on strong families.  Church leaders, along with a Pathfinder group, met with the president of the senate, 20 other senators and more than 80 officials to offer the this year’s missionary book Hope for Today’s Families the church is distributing across the globe.

Ernesto Macías Tovar, the president of the Senate, thanked the Adventist Church for the book and for the prayers uplifted for his work and his family. Macías was joined by Former President of Colombia and current Senator Álvaro Uribe Vélez, during the May 20, visit.

“I like to see how children and adolescents take part in your work because it gives us a great example,” said Uribe after receiving a book from a Pathfinder.

Jorge Luis from the Senate General Secretary’s office praised church leaders for their work in strengthening families.

Senator Ernesto Macías Tovar, president of Colombia’s Senate House, listens in as a Pathfinder speaks on the book’s focus on strengthening families. Photo by South Colombia Union

“It is said that the family is the cell of society in the entire world, and from it comes a series of principles and values that one comes to practice in social and work life,” said Luis.

“Respecting the different ideologies that may be established in the congress, personally, I think that divorce should not be practiced,” said Luis. “When you decide to get married as the Bible says, it is for life, it would be a dishonor and a fault in the eyes of God.”

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