Unity in Diversity
Odessa, Texas » The Odessa Seventh-day Adventist Church hosted the annual Texico Conference Asian-Filipino Convocation this past summer. Asian and Filipino members from across the Texico Conference spent three spirit-filled days focusing on “Unity in Diversity.”
The keynote speakers for the weekend were Pastor Abel and Beth Cordero of the Southeastern California Conference. Pastor Cordero delivered poignant messages on theological topics of justification and sanctification.
Beth Cordero, a registered nurse, led lively discussions on diet and health reform and emphasized the motto, “Eat Well, Move More, Stress Less, Love More.” She hosted a vegetarian cooking class on Sunday morning.
Other guest speakers for the event included Phil Robertson, Executive Secretary for the Texico Conference, and several Filipino pastors. Sabbath activities included a delicious Asian-Filipino lunch and a musical celebration that featured many members from around the conference.
The highlight of the day was a touching testimony given by Pastor Mike Razon from the Rio Rancho Seventh-day Adventist Church. Razon and his wife, Priscilla, lost their 20-month-old daughter, Zyllah, in an accident. Razon shared his experience of how God guides and provides in times of grief.
The 2018 Asian-Filipino convocation will be held at Big Spring Seventh-day Adventist Church and all are invited to attend.
By Dodie Pelopero