The Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) in the Inter-American Division (IAD) celebrated its progress across the church territory during a recent board meeting to close the previous five-year period.
Top Seventh-day Adventist leaders praised the work of ADRA Inter-America and its outgoing director, Wally Amundson, for being instrumental in the 14-year-long partnership with the North American Division’s (NAD) ingathering program, Hope for Humanity, to advance literacy.
A recent survey conducted by the Seventh-day Adventist Church in the Inter-American Division (IAD) revealed that there are less church members attending Sabbath School classes and less of those members studying Sabbath School bible guides every week.
The main purpose of the survey research was to examine issues affecting nurturing, evangelism, mission, programming and equipping the Sabbath School in the IAD.
Inter-American Division’s Health Food Company Board members thanked long-time director Joel Zukovski for his outstanding leadership during the last 27 years.
“Thank you for how you have led the Health Food Company across the church in Inter-America,” said Pastor Israel Leito, president of the church in Inter-America.
Herbert Fletcher University, Inter-America’s Seventh-day Adventist online distance learning educational institution, revealed its comprehensive plans to provide certification training to church leaders while final academic recognition is pending. The plans were outlined during the institution’s first board meeting of the new quinquennium, which was held Nov. 2, 2015, in Miami, Florida.
Inter-America’s Theological Seminary (IATS) leaders celebrated the success of graduating hundreds of ministers with master’s degrees from its various programs during the past 12 years. The report came as the IATS Board reported progress and plans for the next five years to committee members on Nov. 2, 2015, in Miami, Florida.
Top Seventh-day Adventist leaders in Inter-America voted to launch Hope Channel Inter-America’s three channels in the coming months after approving the comprehensive budget that will drive the most ambitious television evangelism initiative ever undertaken in the vast territory.
The approval came as more than 140 church administrators accepted next year’s budget of the channel on Nov. 2, during the weeklong church’s executive committee meetings held in Miami, Florida.
Top Seventh-day Adventist leaders from the Inter-American Division (IAD) took a vote to reaffirm the decision of the Annual Council regarding the General Conference Session Vote on Ordination, during day seven of the church’s business meetings, held Oct. 27 to Nov. 3, in Miami, Florida.
The more than 140 committee members representing the 24 unions or regions across Inter-America read over the document and agreed with the church’s decision to reaffirm the role of women.
In the interest of reducing costs and focusing on events and activities in local areas, top executive leaders of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Inter-America voted to a approve several division-wide activities in 2016 that will set the tone for the next five years.
Some 140 members of the Inter-American Division’s (IAD) Year-End Committee agreed to travel less, videoconference more and organize more regional activities to accomplish the strategic and evangelism plans in the territory.
“We must move forward,” said Inter-American Division Treasurer Filiberto Verduzco yesterday during his report to the executive body of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Inter-America in Miami, Florida.
Moving forward, amid the pressing weak currency challenges the IAD territory faces, is the only option, said Verduzco.
Inter-American Division’s Executive Committee members elected several leaders to head a number of ministries, a few institutions and appointed administrators to 13 union missions of the Inter-American territory, today.