(Ecuador CNSAM) During the last General Assembly and Conventions, Quito was one of the 10 satellite sites outside the United States (*) where the conventions and caucus of the NMI and NYI ministries were held. The modern system of video conference, implemented by the Headquarters of the Church of the Nazarene in Lenexa Kansas, United Stated, allowed those delegates who for different circumstances couldn’t go to Indianapolis, the city where the XXVIII General Assembly and Conventions was held, to experience and participate in the meetings of these ministries.
The convention participants arrived the day before, no one wanted to miss a celebration like this one. There had already been four years from the first opportunity where they experienced the same format. Quito was one of the first cities where the voting and meetings of the different ministerial conventions in the XXVII General Assembly in 2009, celebrated in Orlando Florida, was held by means of the video conference system.
The workshop began very early on Wednesday, June 19. The first turn was for the NYI ministry delegates.
More than 25 delegates congregated in the South American Nazarene Theological Seminary (Seminario Teológico Nazareno Sudamericano) chapel in Quito, Ecuador. The majority were nationals, even though there were 3 Cubans, 2 Venezuelans and 3 Columbians in attendance.
This mode of participation, from distant cities from where the assembly was held, allowed the delegates that couldn’t obtain visas, or who simply couldn’t travel to the United States, to participate in such an important event of the ministries on a global level, such as the caucus.
(*) Africa Region: Johannesburg, South Africa and Nairobi, Kenya. Asia-Pacific Region: Metro Manila, Philippines. Eurasia Region: Razgrad, Bulgaria and Hyderabad, India; Mesoamerica Region: Guatemala City, Guatemala, Port-au Prince, Haiti and Port of Spain, Trinidad. South America Región: Pilar, Argentina and Quito, Ecuador.
Source: Leandro Longo, Communication Coordinator North Andina Field, Quito, Ecuador.
Translation: Cindy Downey.