News Updates

Delegation Session Secretary: Eli Tenorio
August 26, 2015
United States

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
Delegation Session Secretary: Eli Tenorio
August 25, 2015
United States

The 22nd GC Delegation Session was begun on the morning of August 25, 2015.

At the time the meetings began, 166 out of the 204 delegates were present and seated.


New units were accepted and certain existing units changed status:

August 14, 2015
For nearly three weeks (August 25 through September 13, 2015), Roanoke will be the meeting place for representatives of our people around the world. The 22nd GC Delegation Session and public meetings will be held in this area.

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.

John Lausevic
August 3, 2015
The South Pacific Island country of Vanuatu was hard hit by Cyclone Pam on March 13-15, 2015. Below is an account by GC Welfare Committee Member, John Lausevic, of current aid work being done by the Welfare Department, as well as ways you can help.

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.  


Peter Lausevic
July 31, 2015
Report on a recent combination of spiritual and health seminars held in India.

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.