Celebrating God’s Goodness
The Texico Conference held its 41st Quadrennial Constituency Session on Sunday, October 22, 2017 at the Albuquerque Heights Seventh-day Adventist Church in Albuquerque, N. Mex., where delegates met to elect officers for the 2017-2021 quadrennial term. The theme for the session was "Celebrating God’s Goodness.”
In his devotional presentation, Jorge Rico, Professor of Theology at Southwestern Adventist University (SWAU), challenged the delegates to “not dwell on past challenges but to focus on the victories and use past challenges to grow.”
The session was then declared open, and delegates voted to reelect Lee-Roy Chacon, President; Phil Robertson, Executive Secretary/Treasurer; Derral Reeve, Education Superintendent; and Jeff Metherell, Estate Planning, Religious Liberty, and Stewardship for another four-year term. They also voted to accept the Albuquerque La Roca Spanish Seventh-day Adventist Church into the sisterhood of churches, officially changing their status from that of a company to a church.
Chacon was moved and grateful for the opportunity to serve another term. "It is always a privilege to serve the Lord, and with humbleness I commit myself wholeheartedly to the Lord’s task, to make sure God’s kingdom is enhanced here at the Texico Conference,” said Chacon.
Phil Robertson, Executive Secretary/Treasurer, also expressed gratitude after his reelection. “It is an incredible privilege and a very great honor to serve the Texico Conference. I love this family, and praise God for making us family,” said Robertson. “It is a great privilege to share and continue leadership and I pledge myself to do everything possible to expand God’s kingdom here. I pray that we continue to be faithful until that day we see Jesus.”
Ken Shaw, President of SWAU, was among the presenters and gave an informative report about plans that are currently underway for a new Nursing and Administration facility on the campus of SWAU. Helvis Moody, Prayer Coordinator for the Southwestern Union, offered a prayer of dedication to close the session.
By Debbie Márquez