Dear Kinship family around the world!
We always look forward with anticipation to upcoming events; and after they are over, there is a bit of letdown as we return to the normal routine of life. Kampmeeting is always filled with these emotions. It was wonderful seeing many of you online for the Zoom lunches on the two Sabbath afternoons of Kampmeeting. Thanks to all of you who joined us live during the sermons. It's “almost” like being in the same room, reading your comments, and being able to interact with each other.
If you missed the presentations, grab your earbuds and listen while you are on the treadmill or driving down the road or just enjoying a bit of downtime. I think you will be blessed to hear the messages and share them with your family and friends. I certainly got a blessing, and I know you will too. I’m interested in hearing any comments you might have about the programs, or comments about next year’s IN-PERSON Kampmeeting in Orlando, Florida. We don’t have a date yet but pencil it in for July 2022 and we will give you an update as soon as plans are completed.
Along with Kampmeeting always comes Kinship elections. I want to thank those of you who voted for me (either on the actual ballot or in spirit). I have some big shoes and responsibilities to fill.
A big thanks to Yolanda for leading this wonderful organization for about 12 years as the president! Yolanda and all the previous presidents and leaders of Kinship have set a solid foundation for us.
I look forward to working to continue to move us forward, making SDA Kinship a household name in Adventist circles so that those who need to know about us are already familiar with us when they are coming out and needing a safe family community where they 100% can be themselves. I look forward to you sharing with me your ideas and suggestions, and you volunteering to work together in our efforts to make SDA Kinship the best organization ever!
Congrats to the following leaders who were elected to the open positions.
More news on the complete board and committees that will work with SDA Kinship in the upcoming year will follow soon. Please keep in touch. You can continue to reach me at
—Floyd Poenitz, President
SDA Kinship International, Inc.