12 Jan Jan 12: Day Three of General Conference
The highlight of Tuesday was most definitely accepting Guatemala as a new United Brethren national conference. But a lot more happened.
Bishop Winston Smith (Jamaica) began the day with devotions.
Three national conferences still had to report on their countries.
- Superintendent Juan Pavon Pavon reported on the work in Nicaragua and its two mission district, Costa Rica and Guatemala.
- Bishop Billy Simbo told about the work in Sierra Leone.
- Bishop Phil Whipple reported for the United States. He told the delegates, “As I give this report, I am largely telling you things that have happened over the past four years, and I have only been there four months. But I’m excited about where God is taking us with the United Brethren church in the USA.”
After lunch came two workshops.
- Carlos Quesada, a Costa Rican who works with Operation Mobilization and has lived in Mauritania for nine years, gave a fascinating presentation on Muslims.
- Steve Dennie, UB Communications Director, led a discussion about technology and the internet.
Other highlights of the day:
- For the second day in a row, we had sunshine.
- As we prepared to begin the afternoon excursion, Superintendent Ajiax Wo of Hong Kong arrived. It was great to see him join the group, although belatedly.
- Bishop Phil Whipple spoke in the evening service, held at one of the United Brethren churches in La Ceiba.