There is nothing quite like the North Pacific Union Conference Regional Convocation. Nowhere is the multicultural blending of our church in the Northwest more evident. This year's event, held May 17–20 at Camp Berachah in Auburn, Wash., was no exception.
More than a thousand excited, energetic Adventists came from all points of the Northwest, with even an enthusiastic group from Canada. They enjoyed a spiritual repast on a theme taken from Philippians 2 — Let His Mind Be in You. Carlton Byrd, Breath of Life director/speaker, was the keynote speaker for both the Friday evening program and the Sabbath morning sermon.
Those who attended heard presentations from Northwest pastors Festus Gumbo, Nathaniel Good, Colin Dunbar and Kevin Rhamie. Other participants came from across the nation: Lawrence Dorsey of Living Word Ministries, musicians Wayne Bucknor and Andrew Benjamin Young from Oakwood University, and youth speakers Mike Lowe and Deon Chatman.
The photos here tell part of the story. But there's no substitute for being there in person. Make plans now to attend next year's convocation to see and hear for yourself.