24 teams from 15 Pathfinder clubs took part in the Area level PBE at locations across Chesapeake Conference on Jan. 21.
Fifteen couples renewed their marriage vows during a couples retreat on July 10 organized by several of Chesapeake Conference’s Hispanic churches on the Eastern Shore. The retreat, which also drew several non-Adventist attendees, was held at the Park (Salisbury, Md.) church.
Jean Pierre, pastor of the Cambridge (Md.) Spanish, Seaford (Del.) Spanish, Grasonville (Md.) Spanish, Milford (Del.) Spanish and Salisbury (Md.) Spanish churches, was excited to see so many couples decide to renew their commitments to each other. “It brings great satisfaction to see the happy faces of couples, saying to each other, ‘Yes, I want to continue being married to you.’”
Several non-Adventist couples attended the retreat to take advantage of the seminars and learn new ways to strengthen their relationships. “These tips have been a great blessing,” says Héctor Lucas, who has been regularly visiting the Seaford Spanish church.
The seminars were presented by Eduardo Munoz, Chesapeake Conference treasurer, and Orlando Rosales, director of Hispanic Ministries.
“What a beautiful experience!” says Rosales. “I could feel the joy and deep emotion of each of the couples who attended this event. It is my prayer that God will bless each family in our churches in Chesapeake!”