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Inter-America: Church to Launch Virtual Pastoral Family Week of Prayer

The initiative will reach 3,200 pastors.

BY LIBNA STEVENS, assistant communication director, Inter-America Division

The Seventh-day Adventist Church in Inter-America will launch a virtual week of prayer for the 3,200 pastoral families across the territory starting this weekend via the internet. The special online event will begin with a live program from the Inter-American Division (IAD) Headquarter Office in Miami, Florida, January 31, 2014.

“Our main focus is to strengthen the unity of the pastor and his family, let them know that we value their ministry and are concerned for their well-being in general,” says Pastor Héctor Sánchez, ministerial secretary for the church in Inter-America, and one of the organizers of the event.

Pastors in the IAD are ministering to two, three, four, and as many as 10 congregations across the territory, says Sánchez, so “it is important to emphasize that they need to pause and take time to be fed as a family.”

The week of prayer will start off with a live program on January 31, at 7:30 p.m. Eastern Time, and continue with prerecorded programs until February 7. The programs will be available for viewing and downloading so that families can gather together when it is most convenient during each day of the week.

“We want to encourage every member of the pastor’s family to draw close to the Lord and strengthen their ties as a family so they can bring about sound support to the church,” says Pedro Iglesias, IAD Family Ministries Director and co-organizer of the event.

Messages to be featured will address the pastoral family as a whole, the pastoral marriage, the pastor as a husband, the pastor’s wife, the pastor’s children, devotional habits for the pastoral family, and more.

The virtual week of prayer will close with a live program on Sabbath, February 8, 2014, at 4:30 p.m. The live programs carried on January 31 and February 8, will be transmitted in English, Spanish and French.

To view the live and prerecorded programs, visit our web channel, by clicking here.


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