February 18, 2020

I attended once again the annual NAD conference presidents retreat during the first week of February, now in St. Augustine, FL. The highlights were the inspirational devotionals that made us reflect on our call and its implications on serving on this specific leadership role as conference presidents. I’m sure we all left determined to keep fostering and facilitating the growth of our churches in NAD to reach its highest potential sharing the gospel of Jesus within the frame of the Three Angels Messages.

On Friday morning, February 7, I had the opportunity to attend the black history chapel program at White Memorial Adventist School (WMAS). The third and fourth grade classes did an awesome job representing some notable African Americans with costumes highlighting their lives and contributions done along American History. Kudos to Mrs. Peak for leading this outstanding group of students and to the rest of the WMAS educational staff: Principal David Olivares and teachers (Michelle Negrete, Patricia Flores and Michelle Cortner), our appreciation as well for the invaluable ministry they do in this mission field.

Our traditional conference-wide 2020 Pathfinder Convocation was on Sabbath, February 8, and again this gathering drew more than 2,000 people representing 50+ clubs, of which 17 received trophies and special