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Love Never Fails: Reaching Further to Engage Others

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Love Never Fails Reaching Further to Engage Others

Editor's Note

Editor's Note

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This month we continue our quarterly theme, “Love Never Fails” in which we look at loving others in ways that may push us to grow and expand our comfort boundaries. …

On the Record

Larry Moore: Reaching Further to Engage Others and Community

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I would like to think, that as Adventist Christians, we do everything possible to reach those close to us with the Gospel. However, I’m not so sure that we actually …

Buford Griffith: Reaching Further to Engage Others and Community

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Matthew 24:33 declares that the coming of the Lord Jesus Christ “is near, right at the door.” This is not a statement of doom and gloom, but rather for the …

John Page: Reaching Further to Engage Others and Community

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In David Platt’s book Radical, he describes the scene of Luke 9 as Jesus almost trying to talk people out of following Him. Jesus basically informs them that there is …


Motivated by Love

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As I sat in my office at home in Cleburne, trying to get caught up on paperwork and other to-dos, I was having a hard time concentrating. The images we …


Hands and Feet

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The Great Commission in Matthew 28 urges us to go out and make disciples throughout the ends of the earth with the promise that Christ will always be with us. …


From Sabbath School to the Classroom

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The Washington Post once posed this question in one of their articles: What makes a great teacher? To my surprise, the answer went beyond credentials, experience and intelligence. In fact, …


Whole Person Healthcare

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As a member of Adventist Health System, Texas Health Huguley Hospital Fort Worth South operates as a not-for-profit organization focused on improving the health of the community it serves, recognizing …

Little Readers

Songs of Gratitude

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Download November 2017 Little Readers Activity Pages (PDF | JPG) I was so excited! School was out for the summer and it was time to visit grandma and grandpa in …


Embracing the Mission

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In many elite universities, there is an event called “tap night” in which prospective initiates gather in a common area and the members of elite societies walk through the crowd …

A Gateway of Hope

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The statistics are sobering. One in four women will have an abortion in their life and one in three people have to deal with the effects of one. Perhaps it …

Southwestern Happenings

November-December 2017 Events

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--- November Events --- November 2-5: Arkansas-Louisiana Conference: Pathfinder Camporee, Camp Yorktown Bay, Mt. Pine, Ark.,, 318.631.6240 November 2-5: Southwestern Adventist University: University Experience,, 817.645.3921 November 3-5: Texas Conference: Men’s Summit, Hoblitzelle Camp …

Southwestern Union

Annual Council

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Silver Spring, Md. » At the 2017 General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists Annual Council meetings held October 5-11, approximately 450 representatives from Seventh-day Adventist entities from across the world met …

Southwestern Adventist University

Against All Odds

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Keene, Texas » Alondra Zavala fell in love with Southwestern Adventist University from the first time she visited campus. One major hurdle stood in the way of attending. She could …

25th Anniversary Concert

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Keene, Texas » Southwestern Adventist University is thrilled to celebrate the 25th annual Music Festival tradition of A Night at the Meyerson with the world premiere of Kim André Arnesen’s …

Arkansas-Louisiana Conference


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I visited my bank last fall to take care of a business transaction. After explaining what I needed, I was introduced to the new branch manager. I decided that as he …

Helping Those in Need

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Bonnerdale, Ark. » After Hurricane Harvey flooded Houston and the surrounding areas, many of the members in the Bonnerdale Seventh-day Adventist Church wanted to do something to help, although many …

Shreveport Evangelism

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Shreveport, La. » Pastors usually make their evangelism plans a year ahead, so there was no way to know what the world would be like in September 2017 when David …

Under Construction

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Amity, Ark. » The Amity Seventh-day Adventist Church urgently needs to complete construction on its new building to facilitate outreach to the community. Although progress has been slow as the …

Oklahoma Conference

Health Outreach

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Once my co-workers find out that I am a vegetarian, it makes lunchtime interesting! If I bring my lunch, they ask, “What are you having for lunch?” with their eyes …

Sharing Hope

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Oklahoma City » From the beginning, with a mission in downtown Oklahoma City serving 120-140 people, to a factory in Del City operating in conjunction with the Oklahoma City drug …

Making Friends

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Harrah »The Summit Ridge Seventh-day Adventist Church and Retirement Village met for their monthly social in June to make new friends and get acquainted with new families that have moved …

Enriching Life

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Tulsa » A collaboration of enthusiastic, mission-minded church members from several Seventh-day Adventist churches in the Tulsa area are prayerfully rising to the challenge of being relevant in their communities. …

Helping Our Neighbors

Davis » Several days after Hurricane Harvey devastated Texas, my daughter, Scharla, asked if I remembered the Adventist Community Services buckets that our Pathfinder Club had filled after a previous …

Southwest Region Conference

He Came Back!

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Her eyes overflowed with tears, mirroring the massive flooding around her as she pleaded, “Please help us, I’m scared!” Iashia Nelson, a 36-year-old mother of three, had been stranded on …

Equipped to Assist

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Baton Rouge, La. » The message of 3 John 1:2, “I pray that you may enjoy good health and that all may go well with you,” has a message for …

Bring the Little Children

Texarkana, Texas » The Bethel Seventh-day Adventist Church’s Vacation Bible School Director Patricia Shephard recently spearheaded an awesome week of fun and meaningful learning experiences for children, parents, pastor, and …

Texas Conference

Reaching Out

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As the catastrophic images flooded our television screens - images of people wading through chest-high water, some of them carrying small children, and senior citizens sitting in waist-high water in …

Answering the Call

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Dallas » There was nothing typical about Hurricane Harvey. As the storm hit Rockport, Texas, at peak intensity, many prayed it would move out of the state quickly. Unfortunately, that …

“Big 50 Club”

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Denton » Fifty-one small cardboard churches were given to Denton First Seventh-day Adventist Church members on June 3, 2017, with the goal of having each one filled with $50 by …

“For the City”

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Greenville » Greenville Seventh-day Adventist Church members joined volunteers from 24 area churches for a major community service initiative. Prior to the event, 35 people participated in 10 hours of …

Texico Conference

The Challenge

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Over the past six years, the Adventist community of Santa Fe, New Mexico, has partnered with local businesses to serve homeless veterans. Several of the local Adventist churches organize an …

Following God’s Call

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Capitan, N. Mex. » More than 750 members from across the Texico Conference gathered this summer for the first time at Bonita Park, a Christian camp located in the mountains …

Field School of Evangelism

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Albuquerque, N. Mex. » Southwestern Adventist University believes that the responsibility for training ministerial students reaches beyond the academic requirements of the classroom. In fact, two settings, on-campus study and …

Classified Ads

November 2017 Classified Ads

Employment Dentist Wanted: Loma Linda University School of Dentistry Grad (2001) is looking for a partner to join an established, lucrative, two-doctor, general dentistry practice in Southwestern Ohio. Small town …


November 2017 Announcements

Auburn Academy’s Class of 1969 is planning its 50-year reunion with a 7-day Alaska cruise. This invitation is for all family members and friends from ’67, ’68, and ’70. We …


November 2017 Obituaries

Frye, James; born Sept. 5, 1946, Coffeyville, Kan.; died Sept. 13, 2017, Lenapah, Okla. Church membership: Nowata Seventh-day Adventist Church. Surviving: nephew, Marty Frye. Gillham, Stanley; born Nov. 23, 1924, …

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