Message from the Chairman and President
September 14, 2010
[The following message was sent to the United Church of God ministry today.]
To All Elders,
In a further effort towards reconciliation with the Latin American ministry, a meeting was held at the home office on Tuesday, September 14, 2010, with Eduardo Hernandez. Mr. Hernandez has served as pastor of the Colombian and Ecuadorian churches for 30 years and as pastor in Venezuela since the inception of the United Church of God.
Also present at the meeting were Dennis Luker, president of UCGIA; Melvin Rhodes, chairman of the Council of Elders; Aaron Dean, treasurer and Council member; and Ralph Levy and Alec Surratt, both of whom speak Spanish and have been involved in the Spanish work for years.
The meeting was very cordial. Everyone present expressed their opinion as to how we can best move forward to bring about a full reconciliation. It is hoped to hold further meetings after the Feast of Tabernacles. Your continued prayers are deeply appreciated.
Melvin Rhodes, chairman
Dennis Luker, president