Today the following committees were formed and began working:
- The Nomination Committee
- The Planning Committee
- The Finance Committee
- The Doctrinal Committee
- The By-laws Committee
- The Medical Committee
History of Roanoke
According to information given by the Virginian government, “The first pioneers explored the Roanoke Valley region as early as the 17th century. An exploration party's report in 1671 told of the ‘blue mountains and a snug flat valley beside the upper Roanoke River.’ For the next seventy years, after this initial exploration, the region remained undisturbed by settlers.
With adequate warning the people were able to board up buildings able to withstand a cyclone. However many homes not built to withstand cyclones could not afford to do any boarding up. I was told when traveling around the main island of Efate that the Official Meteorology Department Airspeed Indicator broke down at 350+ km an hour (220 mph). When a Category Five Cyclone hits a country the wind velocity is a critical factor in the safety of the inhabitants.
Recently, a combination of spiritual and health seminars were held in two different cities in India. The first seminar was held during the first week of July, in Erode, a city located in Tamil Nadu, a southern state of India. The second seminar was held in a small town called Ponnur, in the state of Andhra Pradesh, in the northeast part of the country.