|Welcomes visitors to GC Session in San Antonio|
|December 22, 2014|
I am pleased to announce the launch of a new group for Adventists in the state of Texas. This group will operate similar to the other geographic groups on LINKEDin E-ventists in California ♦ E-ventists in Atlanta ♦ E-ventists in Tennessee ♦ E-ventists in Illinois ♦ E-ventists in Florida ♦ Adventists in Ohio ♦ E-ventists in Washington DC ♦ E-ventists in Canada ♦ E-ventists in Europe ♦ E-ventists in South America ♦ E-ventists in Brazil ♦ E-ventists in Australia and New Zealand - however, the 60th GC Session which will be held in San Antonio in July 2015 presents an opportunity to serve the thousands of Adventists who are on LINKEDin and want to follow the GC Session. In 2010 the Atlanta group was able to utilize the LINKEDin technology for groups to prepare a warm welcome for the visitors attending; we can build on that experience and show real hospitality and services to our brethren attending the GC Session. I expect people will even join LINKEDin just to be involved with . . .
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There is a subgroup called Attending GC Session in San Antonio for those who will attend or just want to follow the GC Session in July 2015. Click on LINK /\ to join (Has 259 members as of Dec. 31, 2017)
this LOGO \/ means it is the right group
|Another subgroup for the Southwest Region Conference (HQ in Dallas) - here is the URL for more information and a path to join www.linkedin.com/groups?groupDashboard=&gid=8134668 There are 123 members in this subgroup as of Dec. 31, 2017|
|Another subgroup for the Texas Conference (HQ in Alvarado, Texas) - here is the URL for more information and a path to join - https://www.linkedin.com/groups|
|I plan to create another subgroup for the Texico Conference (which has 28 churches in Texas). Texans in these conference subgroups will plan and organize services to help the visiting members from outside the San Antonio area and especially from outside the USA. Services like, travel information, transportation, tour guides, Child Day Care, language translation, guide to vegatarian eating places, lost and found, finding affordable or last minute accommodations, emergency help, testimonials and as many sharing and fellowship based functions as the Holy Spirit inspires us to think of.|
Visitors will not be able to join the conference subgroups and will not have access to the discussions there, interaction between Texans and visitors will happen on the main group and these subgroups:
Going to GC in San Antonio
Visitors Guide to Vegetarian Eating in San Antonio
Translation Services for GC Session
Child Day Care for GC Session in July 2015
another subgroup coming to list the booths at the convention center
|This has the potential to be the largest group for Adventists on LINKEDin because of the great interest in the GC Session. LINKEDin allows us to have up to 20 subgroups if they are needed. Churches and ministries in San Antonio area can have their own subgroup.|
|I decided to launch this group a year before the GC Session to organize Adventists in Texas, and soon the Adventists who are planning to attend the GC Session will be able to find Adventists living in Texas and the San Antonio area with mutual interests or common grounds for friendship, and when they arrive in Texas for the Session it will be like meeting an old friend.|
|This was done in 2010 with the 59th GC Session with the creation of the group for Adventists in Atlanta, this group is now called E-ventists in Atlanta, and has over 300 members, with 130 members still in the subgroup called Attending GC Session.|
|It is a week before the 60th GC Session and there are over 470 members in the group.|
I hope to improve on this and make the 60th GC Session memorable for many visitors and after the Session the Texas group will continue to function, just as the Atlanta group is still growing four years after the 59th Session ended.
To join the group for Seventh-day Adventists in Texas, called E-ventists in Texas -
Click here -- https://www.linkedin.com/groups/8102477 I would especially like to see those that were involved with the subgroup for Attending GC Session in Atlanta to join and share their experiences.
|I will create discussions on other E-ventist groups to answer questions.|