Long before Synod 2016, first-time delegates began their journey. José Rayas, an experienced delegate, prepared the group regarding both parliamentary procedures and the issues to be considered. Dan Kuiper, Samuel Aranda, and Erika Colyn kept in touch and had a great deal of discussion in order to be prepared to participate fully at synod. Rayas served as vice president of synod. All agreed it was worthwhile and helped their appreciation of synod and its workings.
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