Bishop Ward introduces the Rev. Ernesto Barriguete as the Director for Multicultural Ministries.
Bishop Ward: Grace and peace to you in the name of Jesus Christ.
As we begin this new Conference year, it’s a joy to welcome Reverend Ernesto Barriguete to the position of Director of Multicultural Ministries for the North Carolina Annual Conference. We give thanks for all that you bring to this new work and pray God’s blessings upon you as you begin.
Ernesto: Thank you. I’m really excited to be part of the new team of Multicultural Ministries. Multicultural ministries has been part of my calling and I’m really excited to work with that as we try to strengthen the work that we do as different cultures working together and bringing unity among the body. It’s my experience in the local church working with different languages and even not that been a barrier for us to work together, We have seen how we can come when we have Christ – that is our language, so I’m really excited to do that across the Conference.
Bishop Ward: We thank God for you and we look forward to joining hands and working together as we celebrate all people beloved of God and as we reach out together in ministry to all the people in eastern North Carolina.