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Message from the President

floydpDear Kinship family around the world!

The past two weeks have been filled with blessings for me. I traveled to Germany and spent a week with my favorite cousin. It has been two years since I was in Europe. I spent the time just doing a lot of talking and catching up. It was wonderful spending time with my biological family that affirms me 100%.

This week, I traveled to the Netherlands to take part in the European Kinship Meeting (EKM) where I am spending time with my family of choice. Both are wonderful and I know they have my back no matter what happens. This year Kinship Europe is celebrating 20 years of being a formal entity of SDA Kinship International. We are experiencing a wonderful series on "Queering the Bible,” looking at the old familiar stories with a non-normative outlook. This is proving to be a very interesting exercise, and the presenter is wonderfully engaging. Soon, we hope to make the videos of this week available.

We had a wonderful discussion this morning in which Yolanda and I delved into the reasons that people join SDA Kinship and about our goals and needs for the upcoming months. SDA Kinship is getting a makeover. The first step is the website. It has a fresh look and feel. Go to and check it out. It isn't finished yet, but it is well on its way. If you find any hiccups or places where things aren't working quite right, please drop me a note to let me know. More Zooms and other ways to connect with the community will be made available soon as well. I appreciate all feedback that you want to give: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

I look forward to staying in contact. Together we can make a difference to the many folks who need to hear that they are loved unconditionally. We are not damaged and we are not alone. Please reach out and let me connect you with others around you.

Floyd Poenitz, Presidente
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