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The Papal Sun Day

Supported by the Heathen in America

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Pope Calls for Sunday Rest

After the Vatican has called for national Sunday laws, the pope now calls it "freedom" to rest on the sun day.

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Nature Testifies of God

Upon all created things is seen the impress of the Deity

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Christ says, "I am He that liveth, and was dead; and, behold, I am alive forevermore, . . . and have the keys of hell and of death."     Revelation 1:18.

Looking upon His disciples with divine love and with the tenderest sympathy, Christ said, "Now is the Son of man glorified, and God is glorified in Him." Judas had left the upper chamber, and Christ was alone with the eleven.

Justification by Faith

Signs of the Times

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Jesus said "Take heed that no man deceive you. For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many. And ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars....For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places."

 

 

Christian History

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In the great final conflict, Satan will employ the same policy, manifest the same spirit, and work for the same end as in all preceding ages. That which has been, will be. Satan's deceptions will be more subtle. If possible, even the very elect would be deceived.

A Faithful Record

Nature God's Second Book

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Nature is an open book which reveals God. All who are attracted to nature may behold in it the God that created them.

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Walla Walla Hospital to Close

Adventist Health has pulled out of their plans to transfer control of Walla Walla General Hospital to Providence Health & Services. They instead just announced plans to close the hospital effective July 24. The Seventh-day Adventist hospital's plans changed due to unexpected regulatory changes. According to Adventist Health, no matter what they did, which included investing $68,000,000 during recent years, they cannot continue to provide hospital services in Walla Walla. The hospital serves Southeastern Washington and Northeastern Oregon.

 

 

 

Meeting Commemorates the Protestant Reformation

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Dozens of religious freedom scholars, advocates, and supporters met on June 1 at the Washington D.C. Religious Freedom Center to commemorate and discuss the implications of the Protestant Reformation for religious liberty and freedom of conscience. The one-day event, themed “Commemoration of the 500-year Anniversary of the 16th Century Protestant Reformation: Conversations on the Reformation, Christian Identities, and Freedom of Conscience,” sought to delve into the multiple connections between the watershed 16th-century event and our ongoing contemporary quest for freedom of conscience and worship. 

“The 16th-century world lived in the grip of fear, explaining every disease outbreak with all kinds of superstitions,” said Ganoune Diop, director of Public Affairs and Religious Liberty for the Adventist Church. People would ask how they could ever be righteous before God, he said. “The Protestant Reformation was an answer to those questions,” Diop explained.

People Who Made a Difference

In compact 15-minute presentations, scholars from different Christian traditions emphasized the trailblazers and ideas that changed the religious landscape forever. At the same time, presenters often focused on lesser-known or even contradictory approaches of some of the Reformers.

“The kingdom of God was central to [Martin Luther’s] beliefs,” said Diop. “His theology expected the end of the world. So, in this doctrine too, he was a Reformer.”

Diop also pointed out that while Luther’s work opened ways for the freedoms we enjoy today, there was a long way to go. “At first, religious freedom was granted to States, not to individual persons,” he said, as he added that such a path often ends in tragedy, resulting in violence and suffering. “Claim to truth must be paved with the individual freedom to believe or not.”

While Luther was the most obvious reference in the commemoration talks, presenters also emphasized other forerunners of the principles of religious freedom and freedom of conscience.

“George Fox believed that Christian life should inform and affect everyday life,” said Gretchen Castle, general secretary of the Friends World Committee for Consultation, in referring to the founder of the Quaker movement in 17th-century England. “He believed faith and actions are not separated, which is still reflected in the Quaker’s commitment to making the world a better place.”

Founder of the US State of Pennsylvania, William Penn, was another name mentioned when reflecting on the trailblazers of the promotion of freedom of conscience. Penn, who was a Quaker, is credited with bringing and applying the principles of freedom of worship to America in the 17th century.

David Little, research fellow at Georgetown University’s Berkley Center, reminded attendees that for the first reformers, “religious uniformity was the foundation of public safety and prosperity.” Advocates of individual freedoms, however, such as Roger Williams, emphasized that freedom of conscience is the cornerstone of religious freedom. “He got it right,” said Little, “many years before [US Constitution signatories] Madison and Jefferson.”

An Adventist Approach

Ted N.C. Wilson, president of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, summarized the specific Adventist contribution to freedom of conscience and worship.

“Believing that we are created in the image of God is the basis of human dignity,” Wilson said. “All human beings are endowed with dignity and infinite worth, and human conscience is an essential part of it.”

After briefly reviewing the adamant commitment of Adventist pioneers to freedom of conscience, Wilson explained that such emphasis is ingrained in the character of God Himself.

“Seventh-day Adventist pioneers believed that acting according to one’s conscience is an inalienable right,” Wilson said, and referring to the Bible book of Revelation 12 and 13, he added: “Followers of Jesus do not force others. Freedom of conscience is a universal right—it is for all.”

Wilson concluded by saying even when their rights are violated, Seventh-day Adventists seek the welfare of others for God’s sake. “Seventh-day Adventists are determined to help develop a global culture that respects every person’s freedom of conscience,” he said.

An Ongoing Process

It is difficult to trace a straight line from the Reformation to our current focus on religious freedom, said Neville Callam, general secretary of the Baptist World Alliance. We must remember, however, that “any alliance with secular powers will eventually force us to submit to one of those powers,” he said. “It is one of the reasons why Reformation needs to keep informing our witness and our life.”

César García, general secretary of the Mennonite World Conference, concurred. “Using politicians to support Christianism affects the ability of the churches,” he said. “To know the truth always implies a voluntary decision.”

This ongoing commitment should inform everything we do in the present, not only in church but especially outside of it, said Castle. “[We] desire a church that is always reformed and reforming,” she said. “This is our spiritual imperative—to act and be active, to take risks for social change, and to choose to love.”

 

 

 

54 Ordinations in the Country of Rwanda

54 pastors were ordained this past week in Rwanda following a national three-day ministerial convention held in the city of Nyamata.    

After the baptism of more than 100,000 last year, one of the challenges the Adventist church in the Rwanda territory faced was a lack of ordained ministers to carry out the mission and attend to the new members. 

On Sabbath June 3rd, thousands of church members gathered from around the region under beautiful white tents to witness the unprecedented event. Pastoral couples marched down a beautiful carpet attired in their Sabbath best for this very special occasion.  

“It was a grand celebration!” said Blasious Ruguri, president of the Adventist Church in the East-Central Africa region and keynote speaker for the event.  "God has found the answer to the challenge in Rwanda at the right time." He added that "the ordination was another testimony of the incredible church growth of the church in Rwanda." 

Ruguri charged the newly ordained ministers to follow the steps of Jesus and the example of the apostles as they work to fulfill the mission. He reminded the pastor's wives they had become mothers twice. First for their children and second for all the children in the church. He also told the couples that ministry is not a shortcut to wealth but a gateway to servanthood and selfless service for the Savior.  

Alain Coralie, executive secretary of the Adventist church in the East-Central Africa region, said. "The best gift ordained ministers need nowadays is genuine prayer." He prayed for their success in mission and the power of the Holy Spirit to attend them in their service.  

Many of the 54 ordained ministers were veterans who have served the church for many years baptizing thousands of people.  The church members joyously appreciated their service as they came forward for to be ordained.   

Pastor Hesron Byilingiro president of the Adventist Church in Rwanda joyously expressed his happiness and thanksgiving for the dynamic growth of the church in Rwanda. 

Before the ordination, there had been a three-day ministerial convention, which brought together more than 400 pastors and church leaders to be equipped and trained for ministry excellence.  

Church leaders expressed that most of the pastors had been so busy energizing and reviving church members, that they never had their own particular time to discuss the various missional challenges in their territory.  

Participants shared they were excited by the convention and grateful since it provided the opportunity for them to share experiences with other pastors, build comradery and find common solutions together.  

During the Convention, Coralie gave a special presentation on prayer ministry. He reminded attendees that many Adventists read the word and teach it but they pray less.  As a result, they do not see God’s miracles.  

Rwanda Union Mission has nudged a membership of more 800, 000 registered Adventists in a country with a population of over 12,000,000.

 

 

 

 

Condolences Offered Bus Victims by President Wilson

May 25, 2017

ANN/Ted N.C.Wilson

This week we have been tragically reminded we live in a world filled with suffering and sorrow, and I invite you, the world church family of Seventh-day Adventists to join me in praying for the victims and families who are suffering from these recent events.

Last Sunday a bus carrying 46 Seventh-day Adventists (many of them young people) from Chiapas, Mexico, plunged down a 90-meter (295 feet) ravine, killing 18. Another 26 were taken to a nearby hospital where a 17-year-old girl died from her injuries. The group was returning from a regional youth congress when the accident occurred.

I’ve asked Pastor Israel Leito, president of the Inter-American Division, to please extend my personal sympathy and the condolences of the world church family for this very sad accident. I have prayed for our dear people of Chiapas, for the families who lost loved ones, and for those who are hospitalized.

Chiapas has been a heaven-blessed model of evangelistic outreach. By God’s grace this will continue even amidst this terrible tragedy as our members point to the great hope we have in Christ’s soon return when God will restore life to those who have died in Him.

On Monday night we were saddened to learn of the senseless loss of life in Manchester, England, where a bomb exploded, killing 22 and wounding 120, many of whom were young people. I have been in touch with Pastor Raafat Kamal, president of the Trans-European Division, letting him know of our sorrow and prayer support.

I invite you to join me in praying for the people of Manchester, for the families who lost loved ones, for the wounded, and for our church members who can be instruments of encouragement and hope to the people of that grieving city through Total Member Involvement. The hope of Christ’s soon coming can bring great hope for the future.

In addition to praying for those affected by these recent horrific events of which we are keenly aware, let’s also remember to pray for the many victims whose tragedies may not be reported in the news, but who are experiencing terrible suffering in silence. 

Let us each one determine by God’s grace to let our lights shine wherever we are so that we can bring God’s hope and comfort into this increasingly dark world.

Pastor Ted N.C. Wilson, President
Seventh-day Adventist World Church          

 

 

 

17 SDAs Killed in Chiapas Mexico



In Mexico, tragic bus accident leaves 17 dead and more injured.
Church leaders and pastors rush to crash site to support and pray for families and victims.

Seventh-day Adventists, in Chiapas, Mexico, are still in shock after a rented bus carrying 46 church members, mostly young people, fell into a 270 foot, or 90-meter, ravine yesterday killing 16 and sending 26 to nearby hospital. One 17-year-old girl died this morning due to her injuries, bringing the total to 17 deceased, church leaders said. The group was returning from a youth spiritual retreat held on the beach in Costa del Sol, in the Pijijiapan district, on the pacific coast in southern Chiapas.

Officials are still investigating the cause of the accident that occurred in the mountainous region in Motozintla.

“This is a terrible tragedy,” said Ignacio Navarro, president of the church in Chiapas, Mexico, during a telephone interview today.

“Our hearts are heavy and broken with sadness right now,” said Navarro, who drove four hours to Motozintla with fellow administrators and union leaders after hearing of the accident last night. “One young person lost his little sister, brother and mother, another lost his wife, daughter and mother-- so there’s really not much we can say other than hug them and let them know we are here to support, and that they will soon see their loved ones when the Lord returns.”

Throughout the evening, church leaders worked with the local authorities and relatives of the deceased on transportation arrangements and prayed for the surviving family members who traveled to Motozintla. Dozens of pastors from throughout the different conferences and missions in Chiapas stayed with families at hospitals and churches to pray and offer hope in the midst of the tragic news.

It is the first time a tragedy of such large scale has happened among the church membership in Chiapas and the rest of the country, said Jose Luis Bouchot, executive secretary of the church in Chiapas. “Our hearts are in pain seeing so many young people in coffins.”

“We have a church membership who is mourning and praying for all these affected families,” said Bouchot of the more than 223,000 members living in Chiapas. Church members are providing food to family members and clothing for the deceased as they prepare for memorial services in their churches in the coming days, added Bouchot.

Nine victims were from La Trinitaria Adventist Church where leaders were to hold a special memorial service later today. Services for other victims will be held in local churches during the coming days.

The news went viral with coverage from media outlets. Even the president of Mexico, Enrique Peña Nieto, tweeted his condolences to the survivors.

“We join our brothers and sisters in Chiapas who are mourning the loss of their loved ones,” said Israel Leito, president of the church in Inter-America. “Words are not enough to express our deepest sadness during this time. These young people had a full life ahead of them, coming from a spiritual retreat together, but the Lord knows best and will continue to bless everyone who is mourning at this time. We must dedicate every minute to be ready for the coming of the Lord because we never know when our life will end.”

More than 1,000 young people and leaders gathered for one of two regional youth congress retreats organized by the Altos de Chiapas Conference held every year. Some traveled up to 14 hours to attend, church leaders said.

Erwin González, publishing ministries director for the church in Inter-America, was the guest speaker during the three-day spiritual retreat.

As González was heading back from the event he heard of the accident and traveled to Motozintla to assist local leaders in the logistics of the tragedy and to pray for the surviving families.

González also spoke during a memorial service at 2 a.m. this morning to more than 1,500 people in Motozintla who gathered from different church denominations.

“God is always in control and we will one day know why this tragedy happened,” said González. “We mourn with you, as a united global church in prayer, in this message of hope in Jesus, looking toward His Second Coming when we will see them again,” he said.

During the service, Navarro assured family members that the church would cover funeral costs for each one of the victims. He said church would join in caring for the mourning families and those still in the hospital.

 

 

 

Arizona Queer Bi-sexual Pastor Resigns

Alicia Johnston was a Seventh-day Adventist pastor who is a queer bisexual. She resigned from her position because of the church's position on homosexuality. She had been the pastor of the Foothills Community Church in Chandler, Arizona, since January, 2016. She just shared her sexuality with the church and the Arizona Conference, and then resigned her pastoral position. She received a Masters of Divinity degree from Andrews University. Her theology learned at Andrews Seminary has allowed her to say  to the church "This does not say what you think it says."   This is exactly what the North American Division leadership has said to the church about women being rulers over men. "The Bible does not say what you think it says."

 

 

 

 

Pastor's Training Convention in Kenya

 

Over 400 pastors and church leaders gathered at the University of Eastern Africa Baraton in Kenya a few days ago for a five-day pastors’ convention sponsored by the Church's West Kenya Union region (WKUC).

Keynote speakers for the event included GT Ng, executive secretary of the Seventh-day Adventist world church; Hensley Moorooven, associate secretary of the Adventist world church; Alain Coralie, executive secretary of the Church's East-Central Africa territory (ECD); and Musa Mitekaro, ministerial director of the ECD.

The pastor’s meeting was a follow-up to the recent Total Member Involvement (TMI) initiative that took place in Kenya. TMI is a world church initiative that seeks to get every church member involved in mission. In this case, over 1,400 sites conducted simultaneous evangelist series across the territory during two weeks, baptizing more than 20,000 new members.

GT Ng challenged the pastors to be faithful stewards in whatever office they have been called to serve. “Why is it that when you are called to a higher position, God has called you, but when you are sent to the Island of Patmos, the nominating committee has made a mistake?” he said. “We need to be faithful stewards in any position we have been called to serve.”

Hensley Moorooven gave a compelling presentation in which he quoted research data showing that growing churches share common principles in reaching out to the world and retaining new members. He said evangelism is a cycle that involves revival, training and equipping members for outreach, reaping and nurture.

Alain Coralie encouraged pastors and members to pray for the daily infilling of the Holy Spirit to accomplish their divine mission. Quoting Ellen White, he said: “There is no limit to the usefulness of one who, by putting self aside, makes room for the working of the Holy Spirit upon his heart, and lives a life wholly committed to God.”

Musa Mitekaro shared that although the church needs to embrace technology, pastoral visitations cannot be done away with. “Pastoral visitation is a divine opportunity to communicate God’s love through our time and care,” he said. “There is nothing that can replace warm face-to-face communication. Our ministry must go beyond sermonizing to meeting people where they are.”

In his keynote address during the opening of the ministerial convention under the theme “Mission in Motion: Seek to Nurture and Aim to Retain,” president of the WKUC Kenneth Maena urged the pastors “to consider themselves not as police or governors or judges or dictators, but as gentle shepherds.” Maena outlined how a minister’s relationship, experience with God, attitude and the methods used for spiritual nurture make a difference.

Union leaders and pastors resolved to strengthen new members through nurture and retention programs, prayer, Bible study and involvement in mission. Participants also committed to helping new members discover their spiritual gifts, and to use information and communication technology such as social media, websites and cell phones for ministry.

The WKUC embodies Adventist history in Kenya. It began at Gendia, Kindu-Bay, on Kenya Lake Conference church region, where the first Adventist mission station was set up in 1906, before the church spread its wings to other parts of the country. The territory now has 2,740 churches with 380,649 members.

 

 

New Church Building in Cuba

More than 1,200 people celebrated the inauguration of Cardenas Seventh-day Adventist Church [Photo: Marcos Paseggi]

Years of earnest prayer came to a happy ending for the 200 members of the Cardenas Seventh-day Adventist Church in Cardenas, Matanzas, Cuba, as they dedicated a new church building in a special ceremony on April 22.

Over 1,200 church leaders, members, government representatives and guests from across the island and other countries met for a special 3-hour dedication program of the new facilities that included uplifting music, inspiring testimonies, and a baptism.

The Cardenas project was entirely funded by Maranatha Volunteers International, a supporting ministry of the Seventh-day Adventist Church with a worldwide presence. Its president, Don Noble, said he was happy to report that since 1994, Maranatha has completed over 200 projects in Cuba, including the building of the Cuba Adventist Theological Seminary near Havana. “We have a special working relationship with Cuba,” said Noble.

“When Maranatha first came to Cuba, we prepared a list of over 100 remodeling and construction projects on the island, but Cardenas was not part of the original list,” said Daniel Fontaine, then president of the Adventist Church in Cuba and now assistant to the president of the Church’s Inter-American region. “God, however, knew the time would come for Cardenas.”

 

National, provincial, and local government officers attended the dedication service of the new local church, the largest building project in Cardenas—a town located 90 miles (150 kilometers) east of Havana—in over 50 years. Officials attended to celebrate this important milestone in the history not only of the Adventist Church but also of religious liberty in Cuba.

“I am glad you are now able to enjoy a new, bigger, and more beautiful church building,” said Sonia García García, deputy secretary of Religious Affairs of Cuba. “It gives me pleasure to see you so happy.”

García, who said her office is working to make Cubans freer and happier, reiterated her government’s commitment to support the work of Seventh-day Adventists on the island. “My office doors are open,” she said. “You can count on us to promote and support the work you do.”

The president of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Cuba Aldo Pérez thanked the Cuban government for their support. “This new building is a living proof of the religious liberty we enjoy in Cuba,” said Pérez. He made clear that Seventh-day Adventists are eager to work towards the well-being and unity of Cuban society. “You need to know that Adventists are eager to make a positive contribution to our wonderful island,” he said.

A Long Love Story with Cuba

The new facilities carry the name of Melvin and Barbara Sickler, an American couple who served in the Antillean Adventist College from 1950-1956. His son Donald Sickler, who spent part of his childhood and teenage years in Cuba, attended the ceremony with his wife and adult sons. “It is with great emotion that I am here today as part of [the Maranatha] group,” said Sickler just before unveiling a plaque in honor of his parents.

A few years ago, Sickler, a retired neurosurgeon living now in the United States, had called Maranatha to offer his financial support for a project in Cardenas. At the time, however, the non-profit organization, known for building and remodeling churches and schools, as well as drilling water wells around the world, had just completed some projects and were ready to pull out of Cuba.

“For years Maranatha had tried to get the various authorizations to build a church in Cardenas, but to no avail,” said Sickler in an interview with Adventist Review on the sidelines of the event. “So when I called they told me, ‘It’s too late; we are leaving Cuba.’” A few months later, however, Sickler got an unexpected call from Maranatha President Don Noble. “Get ready; we are going to Cuba!” he said.

Sickler, Noble and others flew to Cuba, and a few days later they learned that the final authorization had been granted.

“It was an up-and-down journey, with roadblocks and complications,” said Pérez when tracing the story of the project. “But in His wisdom, God chose the right time for the church to be built in Cardenas.”

Eggs, Tomatoes and Prayer

Indeed, the Cardenas project had been on the mind of church members and leaders for decades. Years ago, the first dozen Adventist members in Cardenas began to pray, asking God to give them a new church building. The garage-sized run-down building was an eyesore in the neighborhood.

“People would walk by the building and throw eggs at us,” said Ismelia Aballi Segundo, a former deaconess and one of the founding members of the local congregation. “When eggs were not easily available, they would throw tomatoes.”

Segundo, who travels 90 minutes by bus every Sabbath to get to “her” church, as she calls it, recalled how Adventists were mocked and looked down on. “In a time when it was fashionable for girls to wear mini-skirts, they knew who of us were heading to church because we were the only ones wearing longer skirts, she said. “And so, we had to put up with all kinds of abuse.”

In spite of it all, the congregation grew and they very soon ran out of space. “Rain or shine, people would follow services from outside,” said Hilia Villafranca, a member of the Pinar del Río Church who visited the old church building in the past and now traveled over five hours to be present at the dedication. “When visitors came, members would give them their seats and go watch from outside.”

It was at that time that members began to pray for a new church building. Among them were María and her daughter Maritza Cevallos Piedra, who did their personal spiritual project of asking God to intercede on behalf of the Cardenas church. “Mom prayed and prayed,” said Maritza. “She prayed so hard and so much that she developed callouses in her knees.” Both Maritza and María, who is now 95, were present at the dedication to see first-hand the answer to their prayers.

For years, it seemed that it was not in God’s plan to grant the members’ wish. But members never stopped praying. Among those pleading to God, members fondly remember a 10-year-old girl, who would start her prayers by saying, “God, I thank You for the new church you are going to give us.” And in His divine wisdom, the Lord finally determined that the time for Cardenas had come. “Make no mistake about it, it was God’s initiative to build this church,” said Pérez. “This is God’s own doing.”

The New Facilities

Maranatha, which spent several years on the project, hired international volunteers and local workers to build the church. One of them is Lazaro Leal, a deacon of the Cardenas church turned construction contractor. “I am acquainted with every single wall of this building,” said Leal beaming, as he acknowledged that before being hired to work on the project, his experience in construction was rather limited. “I relived the experience of the people of God who built the wall of Jerusalem,” he said, referring to the story recorded in the book of Nehemiah in the Bible. “Against all the odds, I did my best, and God took care of the rest.”

The new sanctuary, which seats 500 people and has a second floor connected by closed-circuit TV screens with capacity for several hundred more, is now one of the largest Adventist church buildings in Cuba. The new facilities also include a kitchen on the upper floor, a state-of-the-art audiovisual system and an artistically appealing baptismal pool where two new members were baptized as part of the dedication ceremony.

“This will be a place to meet God every week,” said Pérez during his special dedication message. “Let’s make this place a place of peace, of hope, of worship. Let’s come here every Sabbath to give God the glory.”

The Adventist Church in Cuba also plans to use the facilities for special church convocations. “This building will be our meeting point, our hub for church workers and member gatherings and activities on the island,” said Pérez.

Tickets to Evangelistic Meetings

Church leaders and local members made clear, however, that their goal is not to keep the new building for themselves but to use it as a tool for outreach and evangelism.

“This building is to be shared,” said Pérez. “Let’s share this church building with other Christian denominations. Let’s share it with the community. Let’s share it with our brothers and sisters across the island.”

Church members and leaders are making sure that this is the case, as they planned an evangelistic series that was launched just a few hours after the dedication service. When meetings were advertised some weeks ago, however, they elicited such a positive response that organizers were forced to offer numbered tickets for the event.

“Tickets are free,” said the organizers, “but they are needed, so we make sure everyone has a place to sit.”

Don Kirkman, the architect behind many Maranatha construction projects in Cuba and around the world, said that while exciting, these developments are not uncommon. “Maranatha is a powerful mission tool,” he said. “After we dedicate a project and leave, membership usually doubles.”

Cardenas members do not want to be an exception. Indeed, every member who was asked by Adventist Review how he or she felt about the new building answered in almost identical words. “We are happy because it is a dream come true,” they said, though they instantly added: “Now it’s our challenge and duty to fill it up as soon as possible.”

Leal concurs. When asked what is he going to do now that the project is over, he gave a big smile. “From now on, I’ll be a fisher of men,” he said.

 

 

 

Food For Life

But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord.       2 Corinthians 3:18

Tell of His Grace

Testimonies of the power of grace to change lives......

 

I was born into a non Adventist home, well that is an understatement really. My father was and still is a heavily practicing Satanist and as such, myself being a female, made me a target for ridicule and I was most certainly placed way below my brothers in the family......Tamara's Testimony

Country Living

Mar10 Demo Image Too late to move?

Moving to the country is becoming very hard in some locations. Selling a home and financing a new one is difficult. Some government agencies want to move everyone into the cities. God's people need to take their families away from the cities, into the country, where they can raise their own provisions; for in the future the problem of buying and selling will be a very serious one. We should now begin to heed the instruction given us over and over again: Get out of the cities into rural districts, where the houses are not crowded closely together, and where you will be free from the interference of those who are opposed to the truth. Pray that God will open a way.

Religious Liberty

European Sunday Law?

The world will urge an outward compliance with the laws of the land, for the sake of peace and harmony. And there are some who will even urge such a course from the Scripture: "Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers. . . . The powers that be are ordained of God." But what has been the course of God's servants in ages past? When the disciples preached Christ and Him crucified, after His resurrection, the authorities commanded them not to speak any more nor to teach in the name of Jesus. "But Peter and John answered and said unto them, Whether it be right in the sight of God to hearken unto you more than unto God, judge ye. For we cannot but speak the things which we have seen and heard." Today, our liberty is being threatened.

European Sunday Law

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