Miami, Florida, United States….[Libna Stevens/IAD]
For the first time in over half a century, more than 80 Seventh-day Adventist leaders from throughout the Inter-American Division (IAD) will gather in Cuba for this year’s Executive Committee meetings, one of two such gatherings held in Inter-America every year. The meetings, which are scheduled to take place Nov. 4-5 in the capital city of Havana, is very significant, say church leaders.
“This visit to Cuba is very significant,” says Pastor Israel Leito, president of the church in Inter-America. “Especially for the church and the government in Cuba.” Although Cuba is one of the 15 major regions in the IAD, it has not been used as a location for the Executive Committee meetings in over 50 years.
Among the invited guests is Pastor Jan Paulsen, president of the Adventist World Church, who will not just attend but who is also scheduled to dedicate his time to ministering to the church members in Cuba.
The meetings will include reports from each of the 15 unions on finance, growth, initiatives and programs, plus the IAD treasurer's report, among other items.
For more on the IAD Executive Committee's year-end meetings, visit us at www.interamerica.org