Day one at the General Conference Session

Day one at the General Conference Session

Vanessa Pizzuto, TED NEWS

Delegates and guests from around the world arrived at America’s Center in St Louis, USA, on Monday for the opening programme of the 61st session of the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventist. After a two-year delay, this hybrid session feels like a long-awaited family reunion.

Evangelist Mark Finley shared the first message, challenging the present to depend on the power of the Holy Spirt, and not their own. Finley invited Christians to finally be “tired of prosperity and success” and make God and his Kingdom the driving force in their lives through the outpouring of the Holy Spirit. The congregation then prayed together and in groups for the Spirit to guide the first business session, starting at 10:00 am USA, and every session at St Louis.

In the context of elder Wilson’s wish for mission to permeate every aspect of this session, and of the world church, former rebel leader and his wife were baptised today. Mr and Ms Guevara heard the Gospel through the ministry of Adventist World Radio (AWR) in the Philippines.

This story was first published by TED NEWS