Paying It Forward
DALLAS – The Office of Regional Conference Ministries (ORCM) is an organization that helps to coordinate some of the events and ministries of Regional conferences along with African American Ministries in other North American Seventh-day Adventist conferences. One of the significant leaders in this office was Frank L. Jones Sr. who served the Church for several years and in his later years as a Financial Leader in our ORCM Office in Huntsville, Ala. At his passing, a scholarship was established in his honor. The Frank L. Jones Sr. Scholarship is now an internship established to provide and encourage accounting and business administration students exposure to the opportunities in treasury work in our Regional Conference offices across the country. This year we were privileged to select Ms. Jasmyn Collins, a Junior accounting major at Oakwood University. Starting this past June, Jasmyn successfully helped us reconcile our entire General Ledger Fixed Asset Accounts with our File Content Support. During that time, we were able to share with her the interworking of our department, from participating in our staff meetings to looking over the shoulder of each team member as they accomplished their specific duties. Additionally, I was able to sit with her and explain our accounting reporting and budgeting, etc. In my exit interview with Jasmyn in August, she expressed her gratitude for the opportunity and said she learned a great deal. We pray that she will have continued success as she looks forward to her senior year at Oakwood and hopefully will consider serving our Lord in one of our Regional conferences very soon.
By Philip Palmer, Treasurer