Asian-Pacific Convocation

Spiritually-uplifting Weekend Planned for August

Athens, Texas » A first-of-its-kind Union-wide Asian-Pacific Convocation will take place August 18-20 at Lone Star Camp in Athens, Texas. Asian-Pacific ministries in the Southwestern Union Conference are simply ministries to those individuals with origins in the Far East, Southeast Asia, Indian subcontinent, and Pacific Islands (e.g. China, Japan, Korea, the Philippine Islands, Samoa, etc.) Larry Moore, Southwestern Union president will be the Friday-evening keynote speaker. Vic Arreola, III, D.Div., Director of the North American Division’s Asian Pacific Ministries Department, will be the speaker for the Sabbath worship hour. 

On Saturday evening, festivities will highlight the different cultural heritage of each language group of the Asian-Pacific membership the Union. They will portray their cultural roots through a variety of ways, including native costumes, native dance, and other ways to communicate each language group’s cultural heritage. 

A pastors/spouses convocation, themed “Sharing the Vision” will be conducted on Sunday following the convocation. For more information, contact Rolando Baysa, Southwestern Union Asian-Pacific Ministries Coordinator, at

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