The Southwest Chapter of ASI (Adventist-laymen’s Services and Industries) held its annual spring convention March 22-25 at the Gentry Seventh-day Adventist Church. The convention theme was Revival and Restoration, and guest presenters included pastor Rich Constantinescu and recently-retired Arkansas-Louisiana Conference president Steve Orian.
At the chapter’s bi-annual business session, officers for the 2018-2020 term of service were elected. The following officers were voted by the membership: President, Pat Humphrey; General Vice President for Programming, Floyd Courtney; General Vice President for Projects, Aric Glasser; Co-vice Presidents for Evangelism, Doug Mitchell and Mike Mitchell; Co-vice Presidents for Membership, Russ Lorenz and Henry Schellenberg; Vice President for Communication, Makala James; Vice President for Finance, Ruby Barnes; Members at Large, Chester Clark; Wes Stabel.
Each year at its annual convention, the Southwest Chapter collects an offering to support its sponsored projects. This year’s featured projects were the Wellness Secrets’ Worthy Guest Fund and ASI Southwest Medical and Evangelism Outreach, for which more than $5,000 was raised.
ASI Southwest supports the global mission of the Seventh-day Adventist Church as well as the Southwestern Union in its mission of reaching the union territory with the distinctive Adventist message of hope and wholeness. For more information about ASI, please visit ASISW.org or ASIMinistries.org.
By Pat Humphrey
ASI Southwest Chapter President