January 2017 may seem like a long way off, but in reality it is not. In full recognition of that, the SDB World Federation is appropriately accelerating plans for its next Sessions scheduled for January 22-28, 2017 in Brazil. Historically, the Federation Sessions have been held every five years, except for those times when finances or other factors have prevented that from happening. The last time the Federation met was in 2008 in Kenosha, Wisconsin in the USA.
Thirteen of the seventeen active World Federation member conferences have already submitted completed pre-registration forms indicating their delegate lists, and the process of requesting and obtaining travel visas will ensue. If you are interested in attending as an Observer, please make contact with me using my contact information below.
President Dale Thorngate is also in high gear in his preparation for the Sessions program. His announced theme is, “The Kingdom Of God Is Like…” There will be daily Bible Studies and Worship Services, and there are few experiences as thrilling as the worship of our God using a variety of languages. That is indeed, “a foretaste of glory divine.” There will also be seminars, committee meetings, and business sessions. Some sight-seeing is planned, as well as visits to a few of the local SDB churches in close proximity to the Sessions venue.