Jewish Adventists Mark Decade
Sabbath, August 27, 2011, marked an important anniversary for the Adventist Jewish Community of Buenos Aires, Argentina: the group celebrated 10 years as a congregation.
About 100 people attended a weekend of events at which the milestone was celebrated with thanks to God for their progress.
GUEST SPEAKER: Pastor Armando Miranda, a general vice president of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, addresses worshippers at the tenth anniversary of the Adventist Jewish Community in Buenos Aires, Argentina.From the very beginning of the Adventist Jewish Community in Buenos Aires, leaders worked on preparing a prayer book that reflects the religious experience of Jewish Seventh-day Adventists. Coinciding with the tenth anniversary, a second edition of the prayer book, known in Hebrew as a siddur, was released. It’s accompanied by a three-volume edition of scores, containing about 1,000 scores arranged for piano or guitar. Congregation leaders say an English version is in preparation.
Pastor Armando Miranda, a general vice president of the world church, had a spiritual message marking the anniversary during Sabbath worship. “When we work for God,” he said, “we must not forget that we are only creatures who serve our Father and that this protects us from discouragement.”
Along with Miranda, other guests included Pastor Reinaldo Siqueira, director of the Jewish communities, representing the South American Division; Pastor Carlos Gill, Argentina Union president; and Horacio Cayrus and David del Valle, members of the union staff. The choir of River Plate Adventist University, led by Deny Luz, provided special music for the occasion.
—Claudio Graf, South American Division