June 11, 2008

1516 Church News--Let's Talk

Paulsen to End Let’s Talk Series in Romania
capBucharest, Romania, will host Pastor Jan Paulsen, Seventh-day Adventist world church president, for the 19th and final installment in the church’s Let’s Talk series. He will meet with Adventist young people from throughout the Europe on May 24, 2008, for a live, unscripted, unedited broadcast, which will air on the Hope Channel at 8:30 p.m. EDT.
Since 2003, Let’s Talk conversations have been broadcast from Africa, South America, Australia, Europe, Asia and the United States and have featured young people from more than 30 countries. Recently, Pastor Paulsen reflected on the Let’s Talk initiative and its impact on him: “This conversation—which is more than five years old now—has meant a great deal to me: the young people I’ve met; the issues we’ve talked about; the overwhelming sense I have, after every broadcast, that the young people and young professionals of our church are strongly committed and ready to serve. I hear them saying: ‘I love this church, too! Sometimes I have a different perspective, and sometimes I need help understanding all the ‘whys’ and ‘why nots.’ But don’t close the door—I’m here for the distance and I also have something to contribute.’”
The Let’s Talk series is ending, but the conversation between Adventist young people and church leaders will continue. The Let’s Talk website is still open, taking questions and comments from Seventh-day Adventist young people, ages 15-25.