General Conference 2008 News
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4/30/08: "Brothers and sisters, Jesus didn't take the easy way out," Bishop Fisher said, "Samaritans were the 'others.' "
4/30/08: Guest Bishop Mark Hanson led ecumenical relations worship at General Conference.
4/28/08: With features on Women and Children in Bolivia, a Mission Immersion Experience, and Prenatal Care in Sierra Leone.
4/29/08: Addressing the factors that intensify diseases of poverty is most effective in collaboration with other denominations and religious groups.
by Yvette Moore
4/29/08: What we do in worship matters. That's a guiding principle used by Marcia McFee, co-director of music at General Conference 2008.
4/29/08: "Keep the bread fresh," said Bishop Lyght, "in creating new leaders, in building new congregations, in addressing global health, and in eliminating poverty."
4/29/08: 140 interpreters and technicians are translating to American Sign Language, French, German, Korean, Mandarin Chinese, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, and Swahili.
4/29/08: "As long as I have the ability to hear clearly and can speak, I'll do this. I feel very passionate that people need to be able to speak for themselves."
4/29/08: Many of the members in the Hope for Africa Children's Choir are orphans, through either disease or war, as was the choir's conductor.
4/29/2008: General Conference paused on Monday morning to recognize the tragedy and celebrate the resulting witness that grew out of Hurricane Katrina's devastation in August 2005.