This was the theme today from the sermon delivered by Elder Sam Green newly elected president of the Southwest Region Conference of SDA preceded by a touching ceremonial laying of hands by the ministers of SWRC.
Pastor Green addressed the concerns of constituents and workers in his message to the congregation at the Lone Star Campground in Athens, TX. There is much work to be done which Green acknowledges and commits to forge a new path in spite of the nay-sayers. A predominant issue is the failing system of Adventist education in the local conference including the decline of the facilities that led to the suspension of the normal ten day camp-meeting activities. Pastor Green asks for unity and a willingness to work together to overcome the great struggles in this conference.
Workers meeting is scheduled for tomorrow morning and there is a looming sense of uncertainty amongst many workers about the future of their ministries which Green confirms as being a sense of “mistrust” clouding the progress of this conference.
Green asks that members of this conference be “undivided” and go out and do God’s work instead of sitting on the sidelines waiting for change. “Pass me a brick” he says to those who may not have supported his election to office, “I believe that God put me here for a reason.”
Workers and members left with a sense of hope and positive outlook on the next four years.
~The Forgotten Shepherdess