Tweeting the Meeting: Day Two in the Dome

Tweeting the Meeting: Day Two in the Dome

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Published:
July 4, 2015

Tweets are flying at the Alamodome in San Antonio as delegates, attendees, and media share insights about the proceedings. Here is a roundup of the best tweets from Day 2 in the Dome.

The morning started out with many gathered in prayer about the important day of voting and decisions ahead.

Meanwhile, the nominating committee gathered to discuss possible options for the next president.

Concerns continued to circulate about the gender and age statistics represented in the nominating committee.

This is how the nominating committee was broken down statistically:

For more details on the nominating committee, check out this article

In the morning business session, G.T. Ng, GC Secretary, gave his secretary’s report.

The Secretary’s Report was followed by the Statistical Report, given by David Trim, Director of the GC's Office of Statistics and Archives.

As voting neared, some wondered if the electronic voting system would operate smoothly.

Others considered the absence of certain "official" Adventist snacks:

Throughout the morning business meeting, several delegates questioned why young adults are leaving the church. Twitter had an answer for that.

Others took advantage of social media to keep up with General Conference news and to interact with it.

At last, the nominating committee returned to the floor and announced their nomination for president.

Immediately, delegates began asking for the nominating committee to reconsider.

After some back and forth between the delegates and the chairman, a few were allowed to voice their objections of Ted Wilson’s nomination to the nominating committee. Their objections were not publicly announced.

Once it was established by the nominating committee that these concerns had already been covered in their deliberations, delegate Elizabeth Talbot suggested a secret ballot to allow for honest voting.

The motion was voted down.

Right before the official vote to elect the next president, a delegate requested time to pray for the Holy Spirit’s leading, as they were about to make an important decision. This request was also denied.

Ted Wilson was officially elected president. More details on his election can be found here.

If you want to see more reactions to Ted Wilson’s election, check out this interview with three delegates post-election. 

After Elder Wilson addressed the audience, everyone broke for lunch. Seventh-day Adventist visitors continued to enjoy San Antonio’s menu accommodations.

Others spent time enjoying the weather and San Antonio’s famous riverwalk.

As evening approached, preparations for the Sabbath began.

Others waited in line to enter the Alamodome for evening worship, where inside several baptisms occurred.

And finally, San Antonio went to bed.

Rachel Logan is a SpectrumMagazine.org Intern, and a member of the General Conference reporting team in San Antonio, Texas.

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