I have big news to share, Mid-America Union Conference family! The Adventist world is coming to our territory in a wonderful way over the next few years.

First, because of a scheduling conflict with the convention center in Indianapolis, the General Conference Executive Committee voted yesterday that in 2022 the General Conference Session will be held in St. Louis, Missouri, from June 6 – 11. It is always a privilege and honor to host a GC Session, and we will have that opportunity both next summer and again in 2025 when the GC Session will be held at the same location in St. Louis. Session planners say that this location works very well for our event for a variety of reasons.

In addition, in August of 2024, the International Pathfinder Camporee is coming to Gillette, Wyoming. At this event, more than 55,000 people from around the globe will gather for a thrilling time of learning, sharing and growing together. The International Camporee is the largest Adventist youth activity in the world, and I would also say one of the most impactful. Thousands of young people committed their lives to Christ and over 1,300 were baptized at the last camporee which took place in OshKosh, Wisconsin. We are excited to be able to host this amazing event also!

The Lord has smiled on us to be chosen as hosts to our Adventist world family. Together as a MAUC family, let’s pray for, plan for, and support these wonderful events coming to our territory.