Church officially reorganized
The Seventh-day Adventist Church in Colombia officially split into two unions, or regions, during a special ceremony held at Colombia Adventist University church in Medellin, Colombia.
The Colombian Union Conference, which was established in 1989, was divided into the South Colombia Union Mission and the North Colombian Union Conference. Top administrators of the Inter-American Division (IAD), based in Miami, Florida, were present at the ceremony.
"The reorganization [of these unions] should be done with the strong purpose of facilitating the gospel throughout the territory" said Pastor Israel Leito, president of the church in Inter-America. "This is not to create another position for someone to be president, it is to facilitate the work, so that God's people can move further."
Nearly 200 local church leaders and delegates gathered to witness the ceremony and to elect new church leaders.