The Annual Council session on Leadership, Education, and Development (LEAD) began Monday morning in the Southern Asia-Pacific Division via online conference. The series of LEAD meetings commenced in the Philippine tri-union (North, Central, and South Philippine Union Conferences) from August 2-3. West Indonesia Union Mission, East Indonesia Union Conference, Timor Leste Mission, and Southeast Union Mission are scheduled August 4-5. While Myanmar Union Mission, Bangladesh Union Mission, Sri Lanka Mission, and Pakistan Union Section will begin August 9-10. More than 400 leaders from the Philippine tri-union joined the online meeting to listen and equip themselves with new information they can adapt in their respective territories.