“We are scared to death about next July,” says Linda de Leon, CMP, RCMA board member and meeting planner for next year's Seventh-day Adventist Church General Conference in St. Louis. The conference occurs every five years and typically attracts about 70,000 delegates. The source of her fear: Nearly half of those delegates hail from outside the United States. “People are coming from more than 200 countries, and we are very concerned about them getting visas and being able to attend,” de Leon ...

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