Executive Committee Report Second Quarter 2008

The following additional items are from the most recent North Pacific Union Conference executive committee meeting held April 30 on the campus of Walla Walla University in College Place, Wash. The committee meets once a quarter to represent membership between constituency meetings.

Alaska Investment Project:

Approved a proposal to the North American Division to apply for available 13th Sabbath World Mission and Sabbath School Investment offerings to fund an Alaska Village Initiative suicide prevention project. This two-year thrust will target the village of Savoonga. The goal is to place a worker team to develop and implement programs to increase the quality of mental and spiritual health within the community.

Native Ministries Funding:

Voted to approve a formal request that asks the North American Division to reconsider plans to phase out financial support of special Native Ministries Northwest and Canadian program.

Membership Growth:

Reviewed baptisms and professions of faith which show a marked increase over last year's first quarter figures—639 this year compared with just 459 in 2007.

Additional information on these and other items is available on the Gleaner Web site at www.gleaneronline.org.

June 01, 2008 / North Pacific Union