GNYC Welcomes Seven Pastors to the Gospel Ministry
For many individuals the word ordination is synonymous with a beautiful celebration, an event overflowing with pump and circumstances, beautiful singing, high moments and so much more. While these are certainly elements that we can appreciate at an Ordination Ceremony, but the act of ordaining means so much more. Ellen White in her characterization of the disciples call to gospel ministry frames it best when she wrote, “After choosing His disciples, Christ appointed them as His representations and gave them their ordination charge, their commission. They were to go forth as His witness, to declare what they had seen and heard of Him. Their office was the most important to which human beings had ever been called and was second only to that of Christ Himself. They were to be workers together with God for the saving of the world”. EGW, The Regions Beyond, Pacific Union Recorder, December 4, 1902.
On Sabbath November 11, the Greater New York Conference hosted a grand Ordination Ceremony at the First Ghana SDA Church. This Ordination experience embodied the true essence of the experience, which is a recognition of the hand of God upon those whom He has called into ministry with Him, and an empowering of those individuals to do even greater things. It was truly a moment in time as we celebrated with the following Pastors, the families, and the hundreds in attendance. Pastors, Andres Canela, Christian Genao, Dauris Contreras, Dumernois Decembre, Elias Santana, Pierre Desruisseaux, and Pastor Vladimir Isaac. With your prayerful support, we are confident that the God who has begun this great work within and through our newly ordained Pastors will continue to do even greater things in the Greater New York Conference and throughout the world.