News Updates

Delegation Session Secretary: Eli Tenorio
August 26, 2015
United States

Today the following committees were formed and began working: 

  • The Nomination Committee
  • The Planning Committee
  • The Finance Committee
  • The Doctrinal Committee
  • The By-laws Committee
  • The Medical Committee

 

The NOMINATING COMMITTEE is composed of the following brethren:                        

Representing the AFRICAN REGION

Delegation Session Secretary: Eli Tenorio
August 25, 2015
United States

The 22nd GC Delegation Session was begun on the morning of August 25, 2015.

At the time the meetings began, 166 out of the 204 delegates were present and seated.

 

New units were accepted and certain existing units changed status:

 

Congo Union Mission

Zambian Union Mission

Madagascar Mission

Zimbabwe East Mission

Zimbabwe West Field

Cape Verde Mission

Liberian Mission

East African Union Mission

     —Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania

Eastern Indonesian Mission

Nusa Utara Mission

August 14, 2015
For nearly three weeks (August 25 through September 13, 2015), Roanoke will be the meeting place for representatives of our people around the world. The 22nd GC Delegation Session and public meetings will be held in this area.

Roanoke [rōɘ nōk] means: (US, historical) White beads … made from shells, formerly used for ornaments and currency by Native Americans of colonial Virginia. Origin, from Powhatan rawrenock (“things rubbed smooth by hand").

 

History of Roanoke

John Lausevic
August 3, 2015
Vanuatu
The South Pacific Island country of Vanuatu was hard hit by Cyclone Pam on March 13-15, 2015. Below is an account by GC Welfare Committee Member, John Lausevic, of current aid work being done by the Welfare Department, as well as ways you can help.

With adequate warning the people were able to board up buildings able to withstand a cyclone. However many homes not built to withstand cyclones could not afford to do any boarding up. I was told when traveling around the main island of  Efate that the Official Meteorology Department Airspeed Indicator broke down at 350+ km an hour (220 mph). When a Category Five Cyclone hits a country the wind velocity is a critical factor in the safety of the inhabitants.  

 

Peter Lausevic
July 31, 2015
India
Report on a recent combination of spiritual and health seminars held in India.

Recently, a combination of spiritual and health seminars were held in two different cities in India. The first seminar was held during the first week of July, in Erode, a city located in Tamil Nadu, a southern state of India. The second seminar was held in a small town called Ponnur, in the state of Andhra Pradesh, in the northeast part of the country.

 

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