america: September 02, 2015
60th Anniversary of the national CE Union in México
2015 was the 60th Anniversary of the Union Sociedades de Esfuerzo Cristiano (UNSEC). We commemorated this significant event in three cities in Mexico: Merida, Yucatan; Mexico City and Saltillo, Coahuila. In Saltillo, capital of Coahuila state, Christian Endeavor societies and youth groups belonging to the National Presbyterian Church, Saltillo joined on 12-14 June for a meeting of 89 representatives from all over Mexico. Attendees who came from Monclova, Monterrey, Torreon, Zacatecas, Cancun, Mexico City, Toluca, Chilpancingo, Oaxaca, Chiapas and Nuevo Laredo were offered a commemorative bracelet of the 60th UNSEC Anniversary. They also received the program, map, and a badge with meal tickets that allowed them to taste regional dishes such as red chilaquiles, flutes, chicken fajitas and northern beef barcacoa.
On Friday, 8pm we had an opening worship chaired by the directors of the organizing committee: Pdt. Anacarol León E. Chapa, and Trsr. Estrella E. Escobar Santizo at the facilities of the Manuel Acuña Salon. Saturday was the most energetic day. A workshop was held in the morning by the brothers Eliud Cabrera and David Orta V. ("Faith and Hope Mexico"). It was followed by a “Torch March” through the main streets and avenues of the host city. We carried the Mexico’s flag, the Christian flag and a burning torch. The tour’s aim was to evangelize and impact the society with the army of God proclaiming the gospel. On Sunday we rose to God, our Lord. A special service of thanksgiving took place with ex-presidents of the UNSEC and representatives of R. National Assembly of the Presbyterian Church present. 225 people attended the service.
God blessed us so much. The meal was donated by the Coahuila’s Youth Secretariat (SEJUVE Coahuila). We appreciate greatly the churches, as well as each and every sister and brother who collaborated economically or materially. We are thankful to those who were with us in prayer: pastors, parents and counselors. But we give all the glory and honor to our God for his faithfulness shown in perfect time. To Him be the glory forever and ever.
by Anacarol E. de León Chapa, President of the Organizing Committee
September 02, 2015, 17:53 h by Anna Visky.