The Elders, Deacons and Deaconess retreat was held at Camp Alamisco the weekend of December 9. The theme was “Christ’s way to a thriving spiritual life”, with relevant messages presented by guest speaker Dr. Phillip Samaan, who served for more than 20 years at Southern Adventist University as a professor in the School of Religion.
Leaders from different regions of our territory joined for this crucial retreat with the desire to learn more about how to improve their ministries in their local churches.
“We came together for this holy convocation, and learned the Jesus method of doing evangelistic work”, said Pauline Brown-Baylock, Deaconess at State Line SDA Church in Alabama.
“It is a great time to gather in Camp Alamisco with our Elders, Deacons and Deaconesses. It is important that as a leader we all get away and get time of refreshing and fellowship, so we are thankful for those who were able to come. It was a spiritual blessing here with Doctor Samaan, so thankful for the messages of encouragement that he shared, said Gulf States Conference’s President Brian Danese.