Pastor Manuel Filipe Pacheco was elected and introduced to the Executive Committee of the Southern Africa-Indian Ocean Division (SID) as the new President of South-Western Angola Union. In his remarks to the committee, Pastor Pacheco said: “If I had a choice, I know that there are others who are more experienced than myself. I plead with you to pray for and with me that His will may be done. I cannot do it on my own. I need each of you and God’s guidance.”
Pastor Pacheco has served the Seventh-day Adventist church for 32 years, as Pastor, teacher and most recently Vice-Chancellor of Huambo University-Angola.
He replaces Pastor Teodoro Elias (retired) who has devoted unreserved and dedicated service to the Seventh-day Adventist church for 45 years. Under his leadership, Angola was realigned into two Union Mission territories. In moving speeches, many leaders attributed their place in leadership due to the leadership and influence of Pastor Teodoro. SID President, in his remarks, praised God for gifted leaders in His church and said that he will work closely with Pastor Pacheco.
SID has selected Luanda-Angola as the city for integrated evangelism in 2013.
Dr Pardon Mwansa (GC General Vice-president) prayed for and welcomed Pastor Pacheco on behalf of the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists.
The SID family praises God for the commendable service of Pastor Teodoro and welcomes Pastor Pacheco as President of South-Western Angola Union mission.
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