What a difference a day away makes. When the buses arrived on the UNASP campus close to 9:00 a.m. for Day 3 of the GAiN (Global Adventist Internet Network) conference, the changes were evident immediately. More flowers had been planted and some new grass laid. Walking through the doors of Igreja Adventista do Setimo Dia (the campus church), lobby lighting was going up, and in the amphitheater all the chairs were in place and brand new carpet lined the aisles.
The morning worship, which was entitled “A Theology of Communication,” was presented by Steve Currow, communication director of the South Pacific Division. He talked about the three Greek words for communication: ethos, logos, and pathos.
Nancy - Lamoreaux - Information - Officer - General
Nancy Lamoreaux, the chief information officer for the General Conference was the first presenter. She shared a video from the Geoscience Research Institute based in Loma Linda, California. The short video featured footage from the Institute’s European Alps Field Conference for GC officials, as well as brief interviews from GRI Director James Gibson and GC President Ted Wilson, among others. Lamoreaux encouraged the audience to utilize the information on the GRI’s website to learn more about the world around us.
Lamoreaux then brought her department staff on stage, and introduced each of them along with their IT roles at the GC. Lastly, she revealed a brand new tool (launched this week) for Adventist data centers across the world: the Adventist Cloud. She also reminded the audience about another tool called netAdventist that makes it easy for local churches to create and manage their websites.
Mabio - Coelho - Information - Security - Officer
Mabio Coelho, the chief information security officer for the GC, took the stage next to speak on the topic of “security and mission.” Coelho said it used to be that our missionaries were welcomed with open arms across the world, but now they are...
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