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Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Antonio in San Antonio

Antonio the Armadillo had a busy day yesterday. Here at the 60th General Conference Session in San Antonio, things are starting to get real busy. Delegates (representatives of the Seventh-day Adventist Church throughout the world), have started arriving. The registration hall was absolutely packed with people signing in, receiving their delegate bags and badges, getting information about the events scheduled and meeting friends they haven't seen in a very long time.

In the Adventist Review/Adventist World/KidsView offices, we've been busy too. We've been planning stories and writing them, making our computers cooperate when they don't want to, taking pictures, and generally trying to figure out everything we need to do here. For those of you who don't know why we are here, let's explain that for a minute.

Every 5 years, the entire church meets for a business session that lasts close to two weeks. At these meetings, your church leaders, school leaders, conference and division leaders, etc., gather to update each other on the work they've been doing and make plans for the types of things they want to accomplish in the next five years.

In order to tell the world about Jesus's love and that He's coming back for us soon, there needs to be a lot of organization. So the church has many organizations that accomplish this throughout the world through churches, schools, hospitals, and many other ministries. These meetings are a big part of that process.

Tomorrow is the official opening of the event and you'll learn more about what's been going on real soon.

So now, take a minute, flip through our pix and see what's been happening in the last few hours.

  • This pic is blurry because Antonio was on a moving escalator while taking it. See all the people?

  • People are traveling through the exhibition hall on lighted segways. How fun!

  • Here's part of our booth space.

  • This is a very cool booth getting built out. We'll show you the finished product real soon.

  • Talk about a cool booth! If you are here, come see us at B304!

  • Here is Antonio, hard at work. Or hardly working? Hmmmmm.