The South Philippine Union Conference holds a five-day ministerial council in Mountain View College from May 22-26, 2012. The said gathering is anchored on the theme: “Revival, Reformation & Beyond: Practicing the End-time Lifestyle.”
Various guest speakers graced the meeting. They are Mrs. Linda Mei Lin Koh, director, Children’s Ministries, General Conference; Elder Alberto C. Gulfan, Jr., president, Southern-Asia Pacific Division (SSD); Elder Houtman E. Sinaga, ministerial association secretary, SSD; Elder Abraham T. Carpena, director, health ministries, SSD; Helen B. Gulfan, director Women’s & SI Ministries, SSD; Miriam L. Andres, director, Children’s Ministries, SSD; Bienvenido G. Mergal and Richard Sabuin, professor, AIIAS; Elena Zhigankov, assistant professor, AIIAS; Israel P. Andoy, secretary, Ministerial Association, NPUC; Rudy R. Baluyo, secretary, Ministerial Association, CPUC; Glenda C. Catane, director SI/CM/FM & Women’s Ministries, CPUC; Leonardo R. Asoy, president SPUC; Edwin C. Gulfan, Executive Secretary, SPUC; and Wilson C. Catolico, secretary, Ministerial Association, SPUC.
Pastors and their spouses from the six missions and conferences all over the union came to attend the council. Headed by their respective mission and conference presidents, the number of delegates were the following: 50 pastors and their spouses from Davao Mission headed by Pastor Jerry Patalinghug ang his wife; 58 pastors and their spouses from North-Central Mindanao Conference headed by Pastor Aner Tero and his wife; 46 pastors and their spouses from Northeastern Mindanao Mindanao Mission headed by Pastor Solomon V. Mongaya and his wife; 58 pastors and their spouses from Southern Mindanao Mission headed by Pastor Roger Caderma and his wife; 42 pastors and their spouses from Western Mindanao Conference headed by Pastor Rodrigo Jimenez and his wife; 26 pastors and their spouses from Zamboanga Peninsula Mission headed by Pastor and Mrs. Antonio Pamunag.
Also in attendance are chaplains from sanitarium and hospitals and colleges. They are Pastor & Mrs. Victor Navarro and Pastor & Mrs. Jimmy Sabandal from Davao Adventist Hospital. From Valencia Sanitarium and Hospital are Pastor & Mrs Carmelito Rosa and Pastor & Mrs. Welnie Miado. Delegates from Mindanao Sanitarium and Hospital include their president Pastor & Mrs. Eliezer Bacus, Pastor & Mrs. Benoni llanto, Pastor & Mrs. Carmelito Asoy, Pastor & Mrs. James Genarque, Pastor & Mrs. Danny Diaz, and Mr. Kenneth Bayola. Delegates from South Philippine Adventist College are Pastor & Mrs. Rico Javien and Pastor & Mrs. Ephraim Perral. In attendance are the directors of various department from SPUC headed by Pastor Leonardo Asoy, the president; Pastor & Mrs. Edwin Gulfan, the executive secretary, Pastor & Mrs. Willy Catolico, the ministerial association secretary.
by: By: Missi V. Ortega, Faculty, MVC Languages Department.
“Reprinted from MVC Hilltop Flashes”