Follow Their Lead MAIN STORY
By Erica Richards, editorial assistant, General Conference Youth Ministries Department
During the week of October 7-12, 2011, more than 300 Adventist leaders from around the world met at the General Conference world headquarters for Annual Council. Among the leaders present were several young adult delegates who were elected by their respective divisions to serve the church by providing their perspective on church issues.
Adwoa Asamoah, representing West-Central Africa, commented: “This year’s Annual Council saw the direction of the Holy Spirit as promised by Jesus when He was leaving this earth. I pray that leaders and members alike will continue to allow Christ to direct the paths for His church.”
The young adult delegates also met with GC youth ministries director Gilbert Cangy to talk about the mission of the church as it relates to youth ministry. The delegates agreed to act as a sounding board for future decisions within youth ministries.
Stefan Guiliani, delegate for the Euro-Africa Division, added: “The 2011 Annual Council was a great experience. I gained insight into our worldwide church that I find encouraging and valuable. It was good to see global initiatives that give a feeling of worldwide unity and cooperation and the spiritual focus of our leadership. I am grateful for the opportunity to serve.”