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Northern Asia-Pacific Division Treasury Advisory
June 25, 2012

The Northern Asia-Pacific Division (NSD) Treasury Advisory was held at the NSD headquarters from June 12 to 14, 2012. 50 treasury officers and workers from each Union and Conference, mission, and institution attended the meeting. It was an advisory meeting with a seminar style which covered theory and practice together. Attendees had an in-depth training and a heated discussion on urgent problems.They also exchanged information about biblical mission and the vision of treasury workers.

Juan Prestol, General Conferencce (GC) Under-treasurer, Mack Tennyson, SunPlusAccounting Program Director, and Cesar Medina, Senior Account Executive of Adventist Risk Management came to give lectures on leadership, the SunPlusaccounting program, and Risk Management in the Adventist church, respectively. Paul Douglas, GC Auditing Service (GCAS) Director, and Paul Edwards, Area Director, were invited by the auditing team to deliver lectures on transparency, accountability and audit preparation.

NSD Treasury Advisory Attendees (* Click to see a bigger image)

NSD Treasurer Elder Ken Osborn welcoming the attendees

Attendees earnestly praying together

Treasury Attendees attentively listening to presentation


NSD Treasurer Elder Ken Osborn sharing his message with the attendees 

Welcoming participants, Ken Osborn, NSD Treasurer, asked treasury leaders to develop their various roles and functions to serve the church, comparing it to exquisite ancientbrick architecture.Guimo Sung, NSD Associate Treasurer,spoke about balance.“Adventist treasurers should maintain balance by making comprehensive decisions in planning, making, and executing a budget, according to the unique purpose and roles of the work.”

Dr. Jairyong Lee, NSD President, appreciated the treasurers’ efforts for the church and appealed to them for the accomplishment of the gospel work within our time by arming themselves with a special spirit of mission and stewardship.

This advisory meeting was a good opportunity to reconfirm the mission for treasury leaders and it was also beneficial to provide professional knowledge which can be immediately used in the field.