Elections for a new International President of the Sword of the Spirit as well as members of the International Executive Council (IEC) took place during the meeting of the International Assembly last May in Costa Rica. They will serve for a 4-year period effective immediately.

We would like to introduce Manny de los Santos as the new International President of the Sword of the Spirit. Manny is a coordinator of the Ang Ligaya Ng Panginoon Community (LNP) in Manila since 1984. He also serves as a Regional Coordinator (doing community building work for 2 communities in Australia).

Manny de los Santos giving a short speech after being established as International President for 4 years

The new IEC is now composed of Luis Brenes (Arbol de Vida, San Jose, Costa Rica), Anton Colella (Risen Christ, Glasgow, Scotland), Manny de los Santos (Ligaya ng Panginoon, Manila, Philippines), David Mijares (Jesed, Monterrey, Mexico), Andy Juan (Ligaya ng Panginoon, Manila, Philippines), James Munk (Work of Christ, Lansing MI, USA) and Jeff Smith (Triumph of the Cross, Maryland MD, USA). RIchard Perry (Antioch, London, England) serves as the International Executive Secretary.

New IEC Members: David, Luis, (Richard), James, Manny, Jeff, Andy and Anton

Let us continue to pray for our brothers in leadership during this period. May God give them the grace to be faithful to him and to extend the Bulwark.

Photo credits: Nico Angleys and Jose Quintero