Sitio satélite Haití
No todos los sitios tuvieron conexiones a Internet fuertes. El sitio en Trinidad obtuvo su Internet el día antes que las convenciones empezaran y tuvo servicio intermitente por medio de generadores.
El Coordinador de Jóvenes de la Región Mesoamérica, Scott Armstrong empezó la oración no sabiendo si la conexión estaría bien, pero agradecido se mantuvo hasta que él dijo “Amén”. Lo que pudo ser una experiencia frustrante fue vencida por la alegría de estar juntos. “Cada regalo es absolutamente necesario para que esto trabaje,” dijo Williams. El tiempo de adoración, negocios y oración como un solo cuerpo entre los hermanos y hermanas de alrededor del mundo recordó a los participantes otra vez qué tan ricos podemos ser cuando hacemos espacio para dicha diversidad.
Conventions partner for global connections
Thousands of Nazarenes may have traveled to Indianapolis, but it was not the only city where they gathered. The global conventions for Nazarene Missions International, Nazarene Youth International, and Sunday School and Discipleship Ministries International convened at 11 sites globally.
A sense of unity prevailed among delegates despite their different locations. The satellite sites were located in Guatemala City, Guatemala; Hyderabad, India; Johannesburg, South Africa; Metro Manila, Philippines; Nairobi, Kenya; Pilar, Argentina; Port-au-Prince, Haiti; Port of Spain, Trinidad; Quito, Ecuador, and Razgrad, Bulgaria.
The initiative for multiple sites was first realized at the 2009 Global NYI Convention. NYI leaders were prompted by a desire to connect with as many delegates and regional leaders as possible. During the convention, there was a live two-way video feed with eight sites, allowing delegates at any regional site the opportunity to fully participate. This year, NMI, NYI, and SDMI partnered to reach across oceans, connecting even more delegates. The NMI and NYI conventions had live two way video conferencing and simultaneous interpretations for plenary sessions, business sessions, and caucuses. SDMI recorded all plenary sessions and the Master’s Plan forum for playback or download at the regional sites.
“Voting was very interesting,” said NMI delegate James Pon. “On the screen, we saw the people in the Philippines talking and voting too.”None of this would have been possible without the hard work of the regional site coordinators and technology coordinators. A team of about 30 people gave of their talents to make this possible. Seven people in Indianapolis, coordinated by Brad Firestone and Josh Williams, labored to insure connections among the sites continued to work.In the first NYI plenary session, it was clear people were ready to talk about Resolution
No. 1, explained Josh Williams. “The moment delegates in Guatemala, Pilar, and Nairobi were all standing at a microphone ready to share what they had to say, it became obvious we are one church around the world,” he said. “For me, it was a God moment. It reminded me God is active all over the world all the time.”
Not all of the sites had strong Internet connections. The site in Trinidad got their Internet the day before conventions started and had intermittent service on generators.
Mesoamerica regional youth coordinator Scott Armstrong started his prayer not knowing if the connection would stay, but thankfully it lasted until he said, “Amen.” What could have made for a frustrating experience was overpowered by the joy of being together. “Every gift is absolutely necessary for this to work,” Williams said. Times of corporate worship, business, and prayer with brothers and sisters from around the world reminded participants again how much richer we are when we make space for such diversity
Tomado del sitio: http://nazarene.org/files/docs/DailySummary-6-23-web.pdf