October 12, 2021 | Miami, Florida, United States | Libna Stevens, Inter-American Division News

The Inter-American Division (IAD) will kick off its annual year-end business meetings on Oct. 30, with a special online centennial celebration. The church in Inter-America was established officially in 1922.

“We have seen how God has led His church in Inter-America through the years and want to create awareness among the constituency leadership and church members on the role the IAD has played over the past 100 years,” said Pastor Balvin Braham, vice president for the church in Inter-America and main organizer of the online event. “It’s been historic to see how dedicated members have helped transform the lives of individuals so that they are able to live a better quality of life and also prepare them for the Second Coming of Christ.”

Members of the General Conference and some of their family pose for a photo during executive committee meetings held in San Francisco, California, United States, May 1922, when the Inter-American Division was organized. [Photo: Inter-American Division files]

The online celebration, coined as “Celebrating His Providence,” will reflect on what went into the whole process of organizing the Division, how it has progressed over the years and what lies ahead.

“We will be looking at God’s continued guidance throughout Inter-America as leaders and church members navigate the challenges of today, embrace the values and live in accordance with His revealed will to share the message of the gospel and be ready to live in the eternal kingdom with Him,” Braham said.

Keynote speakers will include Adventist World Church and current and former leaders of the IAD. The program will also feature prayer, worship music and more.

[Image: IAD Communication]

The online program on Sabbath, Oct. 30, will begin at 11:00 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. Miami Time and afternoon praise and worship program will take place from 5:00 p.m. to 6:15 p.m. Miami Time. The online celebration will be featured in English, Spanish, and French, respectively on webcast.interamerica.org

Inter-America’s Year-end Executive Committee Meetings will follow online celebration from Nov. 1-4, 2021. For information and updates on the business meetings, visit us at interamerica.org

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