Connecting Columbia Union Seventh-day Adventists

June 2022

When I was in the classroom, one of my favorite verses for morning devotion was Proverbs 3:6–7: “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him and He will direct your paths” (NJKV). These verses reminded us that when we trust in God, we will be blessed by His direction. I’m still comforted by that reminder, especially as our Columbia Union Conference schools contend with the COVID-19 pandemic and its consequences.

Chesapeake Conference pastor Diego Boquer is one of the translators at the GC Session. Image by Pieter Damsteegt/ NAD

As you exit the elevator on the fifth floor of the Dome at America’s Center in St. Louis, a sign reads “Broadcast Media.” The area that was once home to sports reporters is transformed for the week of the 61st General Conference Session into a space for interpreters to listen to the Session and relay each presentation continuously to those not able to understand English.