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Love Never Fails: Beyond My Comfort Zone

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Love Never Fails Beyond My Comfort Zone

Editor's Note

Editor's Note

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Each of us has, at some point, felt anxiety and worry over some aspect of our personal interactions. Whether it is friends, relatives, colleagues, or strangers with whom we interact, …

On the Record

Larry Moore: Moving Beyond My Comfort Zone

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When I became a Seventh-day Adventist at 12 years old, I was a little shy about sharing my faith. We hadn’t practiced “sharing our faith” before so the concept was …

Buford Griffith: Moving Beyond My Comfort Zone

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Life is full of routines. With the passing of time, our daily schedule settles down to a regular routine. We become so comfortable that we carry out our responsibilities with …

John Page: Moving Beyond My Comfort Zone

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As I am writing this article, we have just had three major hurricanes hit the United States. Harvey had a tremendous impact in our Union, from Corpus Christi, Texas to …


The Longest Night

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In anticipation of Hurricane Harvey’s landfall on the Texas Gulf Coast, my family and I took all of the standard precautions. Since I’m from Cuba, where we face these natural …


La Noche Eterna

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Ante la amenaza del huracán Harvey próximo a nuestra ciudad de Houston habíamos hecho todos los los preparativos necesarios. Tenía experiencia ante los ciclones ya que provengo de Cuba y …


Missionary Methods

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During his junior year at Pacific Union College in California, Dan Serns realized that he was trusting too strongly in himself rather than in God. He had grown up in …


Helping the Other Up

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On the evening of August 25, 2017, Hurricane Harvey made landfall in Texas, causing great devastation and flooding along its path. Much of the city of Houston and a widespread …

Little Readers


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Download October 2017 Little Readers Activity Pages (PDF | JPG) As we arrived at the mountains one Sabbath morning, my mom’s instructions were very clear: “Stay close and don’t stray …


Stepping Forward

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Hurricane Harvey landed with destructive force. The effects of the storm became apparent to the world the last week of August. Unprecedented rain and forceful winds ravaged parts of Southeast …

Love Never Fails

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Jesus called His followers to get out of their comfort zones when He said, “If anyone wishes to follow Me [as My disciple], he must deny himself [set aside selfish …

Southwestern Happenings

October-November 2017 Events

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--- October Events --- October 13-15: Arkansas-Louisiana Conference: Adventurer Family Camporee, Camp Yorktown Bay, Mt. Pine, Ark.,, 318.631.6240 October 13-15: Texas Conference: Hispanic Men’s Retreat, Camp Hoblitzelle, Midlothian, Texas,, 817.790.2255 October 14: Arkansas-Louisiana …

Southwestern Union

Stop the Hurt

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Burleson, Texas » A growing concern in our communities and churches is the problem of abuse and domestic violence. This disruptive and dangerous occurrence is not new to families, but …

Hurricane Harvey

Burleson, Texas » When Hurricane Harvey hit Southeast Texas along the Gulf Coast on August 25, the world watched as nearly 50 inches of rain continued to fall for the …

Southwestern Adventist University

How Can I Help?

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Keene, Texas » When the world woke up Saturday morning, August 26, 2017, to news about Hurricane Harvey, many dropped to their knees to pray. Many wanted to help. But …

Arkansas-Louisiana Conference


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Paul Francis Webster wrote the lyrics to the song Love is a Many-splendored Thing that in 1955 was used in a movie by the same title, and won an Academy …

Fruit and Healthy Snacks

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Springdale, Ark. » About a year ago, Ross Hinshaw, men’s ministries leader for the Springdale Adventist Fellowship Church, invited Jeremy Anderson and his GRACE Tour members to bless us with …

Celebrating 60 Years!

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Texarkana, Ark. » The Women’s Ministry department of the Texarkana Seventh-day Adventist Church hosted a surprise party for Pastor Daniel Supler’s 60th birthday. Because Pastor Supler is a hands-on type …

Little Ones Lead Out

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Heber Springs, Ark. » Youth Sabbath at the Heber Springs Seventh-day Adventist Church is always a blessing. This year our youth conducted the entire worship service. Clayton Owens, a 14-year …

Oklahoma Conference

Beyond the Surface

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I have been challenged recently by Jesus’ words, “Love you neighbor as yourself.” The kind of love He is talking about requires time and effort, and can be uncomfortable. It requires …

Oklahoma Camp

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Choctaw » My family and I have attended Oklahoma Camp Meeting every year since 1995, staying in a tent since 1996. Camp meeting is likened to a modern-day adaptation of …

Trans-Pacific Miracles

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Cherokee » During his training for Messiah’s Mansion at Oklahoma Academy, Clayton Leinnewebber expressed the need for a Daniel 2 statue, somewhere between 20-30 feet tall. He desired to expand …

Southwest Region Conference

Demonstrations of Love

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“For God so loved… that He gave,” says John 3:16. I’m sure you have heard that love is not a feeling but an action, and when you love someone or …

Texarkana Outreach Church

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Texarkana, Texas » As a part of evangelist efforts in the Texarkana area, Kenneth Edwards, pastor of the Bethel Seventh-day Adventist Church, organized and instructed members about a community outreach …

Spelling Bee

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Athens, Texas » The Bethel Adventist Church School took home the first-place trophy during the school spelling bee at the Conference-wide outdoor school held at Lone Star Camp, April 30-May …

United in Action

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Houston, Texas » From August 24 to September 3, the Houston Central Regional Spanish Seventh-day Adventist Church united to help the victims of Hurricane Harvey. From the start of the …

Texas Conference

Reaching Out

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Several years ago, during the annual Texas Conference ministerial spouses’ retreat, a Sabbath afternoon outreach activity was planned for downtown San Antonio. Quick instructions and handouts were distributed on the …

Hurricane Harvey Impact

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Alvarado » Hurricane Harvey will forever be recorded as a major hurricane. For many residents in Houston and the surrounding areas, it will take years to recover. The Rockport area …

Cooking Class

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LaRue » Chef Sualua Tupolo shaped fruits and vegetables into palm trees and birds during a cooking class coordinated by Chandler Adventist Fellowship in East Texas. Focused on the young …

Filling A Need

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Keene » Carlos Pasillas, Keene Seventh-day Adventist Church youth pastor, asked Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Tarrant County how the church youth could help them out. CASA asked for …

Texico Conference

Facing Fears

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I was nervous. No, I was terrified. It was my first time preaching and although I had practiced exhaustively the week before, nothing could have prepared me for what I was …

New Faculty

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Corrales, N. Mex. » The Texico Conference is pleased to announce that it has added four new teachers to its teaching staff for the 2017-2018 academic school year. The Texico …

Plugged into Distance Learning

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Corrales, N. Mex. » Thanks to the internet, wireless broadband, and mobile computing, Sandia View Academy’s classrooms will now extend far beyond Corrales. This year, Sandia View Academy is embarking …

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October 2017 Classified Ads

Employment Walla Walla University is hiring! To see the list of available positions, go to Psychiatrist or Clinical Psychologist, PhD, needed for Rural Health Clinic on the campus of …


October 2017 Announcements

October 12-14 is the alumni weekend for the Spanish-American Seminary (SAS) and Sandia View Academy. The SAS will celebrate the 75th anniversary of its first graduating class and the 50th …


October 2017 Obituaries

Anderson, Claudia Ellease; born May 31, 1915, Nash, Tex.; died July 21, 2017, Grand Prairie, Tex. Church membership: Arlington Southern Worship Center, Arlington, Tex. Surviving: daughter, Alice Anderson James, of …


Sabbath Sunset Calendar

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10/6 10/13 10/20 10/27 11/3 11/10 11/17 11/24 12/1 12/8 12/15 12/22 12/29 Abilene 7:18 7:09 7:01 6:54 6:47 5:42 5:38 5:35 5:33 5:33 5:35 5:38 5:42 Albuquerque  6:44 6:35 …

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