By Johnetta B. Flomo
PUERTO RICO STEWARDSHIP CONGRESS (IAD) 50,000 AT THE MVC CONGRESS (SSD) IN THE PHILIPPINES April
April 26-28: Puerto Rico Union Stewardship Congress with Rober to Herrera, IAD Stewardship director, and Janet Torres, Puerto Rico Union Stewardship director. The Group Activities. You may download the Group Activities that participants are using in the picture here: https://stewardship.adventist.org/activity-brochures.
50,000 AT THE MVC CONGRESS (SSD) IN THE PHILIPPINES
April 16-20: Division-wide Stewardship Congress held at Mountain View College, South Philippine Union Conference. On the weekdays, the program was attended by 30,000 people; on Sabbath about 50,000 people participated in the meetings.
FIRST-FRUITS CELEBRATION GATHER FARMERS IN BRAZIL (SAD)
May 03-04: First-fruits Celebration in Mambore church, Paraná, Brazil. More than 2,000 persons (farmers, along with their families and friends) thanked God by worshiping Him with their tithes and Promise (percentage-based offerings) and also by parading some of their produce as a way to recognize Him as the Provider. Six couples were baptized.
HOLY CONVOCATION—600 PASTORS & 5,100 CHURCHES (SAD)
May 04-11: This Holy Convocation was sponsored by two Brazilian unions with the participation of 600 pastors and 5,100-plus churches, potentially reaching about 300,000 members. The pastors gathered daily in different sites in their respective Conferences to participate of the Stewardship Council that was aired every morning via Facebook and Youtube. During the afternoons they visited church members. They hope to have reached a total of about 20,000 visits during this week. The evening preaching was also aired through Facebook and YouTube to all the participant churches from the Paralela Adventist Church, Bahia, as shown in these pictures. A Correcting Judge was baptized during the last weekend.