The 59th Session of the SDA General Conference was in Atlanta, GA. It was a glorious sight to see 70,000 people who believe just like I do. Is this a correct statement? I think not!
It was very obvious, as I sat in on some of the business sessions, that we are certainly not all of one mind on a lot of subjects. We for sure are not of one mind on appropriate dress or even life style. In the Georgia Dome, Starbucks was closed after the first day of the session.
What I did notice is we are all looking forward to the coming of Jesus and we are excited about spreading the Good News.
There were some surprises! This is a time when some people are not re-elected, that means they no longer have a job. In most cases I think this comes as a surprise but what do I know, I am just a casual observer. Another surprise is the vote to ordain deaconesses, this vote passed by a large number.
Are you holding your breath about the ordination of women into the ministry? Maybe that’s not an important subject for you. I will tell you this it did come up and it was agreed to ask Andrew’s University to study ordination. Later another vote on the subject was that the General Conference will study the subject of women’s ordination and bring a report back to The Annual Council. You ask what does all of this mean? IDK I have a guess but think I will keep that to myself. LOL
One of my favorite parts of the whole experience were the people and the many different outfits
To end a great week, in Chicago I met my little family from Singapore and we were on the same plane to Lincoln, Nebraska. It was music to my ears to hear those little people scream “GRAMMY” when I walked up to the gate. I sat with Rylin and occupied her with my purse for a long time. Lincoln sat across the aisle from me and explained exactly what the plane would do to get off the ground. Katie was asleep on her daddy’s shoulder before the plane left the ground and Jacie had a chance to ride with another adult for about 45 minutes before RyRy wanted MOMMY.
The Lord is good, I saw much evidence of his working during the 59th Session of my church.