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Asian Leadership Conference Focuses on Doctrines

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Asian Leadership Conference Focuses on Doctrines

A total of 25 attendees from the Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao regions of the Philippines participated. We also had the privilege of having Jim Franks, director of Ministerial Services, conduct the conference. As we continue to develop our leadership in Asia, we felt it was very important to focus on the doctrines of the Church. The conference began June 19 with an evening meal. The following day began with a presentation by Mr. Franks titled "Introduction to Doctrine: Teaching as You Have Been Taught." After a short break I gave the second presentation on "The Miracle of God's Calling/Understanding Conversion." After lunch Mr. Franks presented a lecture on "The Nature of God/Divinity of Christ" followed by Florante Siopan's lecture on the fundamental belief of "The Sabbath." The last lecture of the first day was presented by Eriz Dizon on "The Resurrections." At the conclusion of the lectures, a general question-and-answer session was held. On June 21 the conference continued with a presentation given by Mr. Franks on "Repentance and Baptism." The second presentation of the day was given by Rey Evasco on the fundamental belief of "The Holy Days." After lunch, Ed Macaraeg presented a PowerPoint presentation on the fundamental belief "Three Days and Three Nights." The concluding lecture was given by Mr. Franks on "The Purpose for Humanity." The final portion of the conference was a 100-question quiz on the fundamental beliefs of the Church. Everyone who participated in the quiz really enjoyed the exercise. As God continues to bless us with very good growth in GN subscribers and members, it is important that we focus on developing leaders to serve those being called. UN