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The August 2016 flood in Southern Louisiana damaged more than 140,000 homes and thousands of businesses. More than 30,000 people had to be evacuated from the area and 13 people …

Point of View

Following in His Footsteps

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The work of Adventist Community Services Disaster Response is a work of love. It’s a work that follows in the footsteps of Jesus’ own ministry. The often-quoted method for successfully …

To Your Health

Dealing with Stress in the Aftermath of Disaster

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In the aftermath of a disaster, when immediate needs have been met and the volunteers have gone home, we sometimes overlook the fact that there may be lasting emotional consequences. …


Shining Light into the Darkness: A Pastor’s Kid Gains a New Perspective on Faith

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I was born into an Adventist home in Chile. My home wasn’t just Adventist; my dad was also a pastor. Church was my life, and everything in it revolved around …

Pass it On

Love in Yellow Buckets:

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A prepared church can stand ready to assist in a vital way in the midst of disaster. Disasters can strike at any time, and an important and simple way every Adventist …

Visión Hispana

Amor Dentro de Cubetas Amarillas

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Una iglesia preparada puede estar disponible para ayudar de una manera vital en medio de un desastre. Los desastres pueden ocurrir en cualquier momento, y una manera importante y sencilla …


Adventist Community Services Disaster Response Provides Relief to Southern Louisiana Flood Survivors

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Adventist Community Services Disaster Response (ACS DR) is the nonprofit, humanitarian agency for the Seventh-day Adventist Church that works within the United States and Bermuda, through more than 1,250 localities, …

Rain, Rain, Came Down, Down

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Winnie the Poo’s song in Winnie the Pooh and the Blustery Day probably resonates in a lot of people’s minds when one of those summer thunder storms strikes around us: …

God Saw Us Through: The Great Louisiana Flood

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I dubbed it “Baton Rouge’s own Katrina,” in reference to the hurricane that devastated the New Orleans area in 2005. I had not been adversely affected by Katrina, but this as-yet-unnamed …

Arkansas-Louisiana Conference

Four Angels Holding the Four Winds

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“I saw four angels holding the four winds of the earth” (Revelation 7:1). Adventists have always preached that the time will come when the four winds will be loosed and …

Heber Springs SDA Church Beats the Heat

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Heber Springs, Ark. » In an effort to introduce the local community to the Heber Springs Seventh-day Adventist Church, the church hosted “Free Snow Cones” and “Story Lady” stories during …

God’s Feeding Hands Mission Celebrates First Anniversary

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Mena, Ark. » In the Fall of 2015, Kyong and Larry Weathersby, members of the Bonnerdale Seventh-day Adventist Church, began a new welfare ministry. Despite a lack of resources, God …

Slidell Church Hosts VBS and Children’s Church

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Slidell, La. » The Slidell Seventh-day Adventist Church hosted a children’s church in June with Seema Bethala and Tami Salem. The service began with a song service and one of …

Cave Quest VBS at Decatur Church

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Decatur, Ark. » The Decatur church held a “Cave Quest” Vacation Bible School for the community this past summer. There were approximately 33 children involved. Many stations were set up …

Oklahoma Conference

Let Us Serve Each Other

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Our supreme example of love for others is Jesus coming to this earth to minister to the lost. Of course, He came to save those lost in sin, but He …

Davidson Family to Work as Missionaries in Guyana

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Owasso » A young couple from the Three Angels SDA Church-Owasso are planning to start mission service this Fall. The Davidson family, Edwin, Laura and two-year-old Kathryn, will be going …

Appreciating Our Uniqueness

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Oklahoma City » I have had the special privilege of visiting many of the churches in Oklahoma with my husband as he preaches on Sabbath. We have enjoyed making new …

Shawnee Hosts First “Taking Back the Streets” Effort in Oklahoma

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Shawnee » In recent years it seems like Adventist Church members have lost their enthusiasm for visiting door-to-door. Other religions are still known to knock on doors, but recently Ciro …

Cave Quest VBS Inspires Choctaw Children

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Choctaw » The Choctaw Church held its Cave Quest VBS this June, and it blessed each participant. The theme for the week was “Following Jesus, the Light of the World.” …

Southwest Region Conference

T. Ron Weegar Installed as Pastor at Baton Rouge Berean

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Baton Rouge, La. » It was the week following Southwest Region’s camp meeting that Berean was introduced to its 22nd pastor since the church was organized in 1936. Southwest Region …

Gospel Explosion Evangelistic Boot Camp

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Southwest Region Conference Women's Ministries Department Presents: Gospel Explosion Evangelistic Boot Camp Oct. 21-23, 2016 | Lone Star Camp, Athens, TX "Go Light Your Corner" Click here to register! | Download full-size …

Conference-wide Day of Service

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Southwest Region Conference Women’s Ministries 1st Annual Conference-wide Day of Service Sunday, November 6, 2016 Join your local Women’s Ministries department in a “Day of Service” at the Food Bank, Homeless …

Texas Conference

Compassion Through the Storm

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What does it feel like to see everything you own sitting on the curb waiting for the city or county to pick them up and take them to the landfill …

The Young Heart of Worship

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Arlington » Located in the heart of the DFW Metroplex, Younger Generation Church (YG) is the young adult ministry of the Arlington Seventh-day Adventist Church. In addition to young adults …

Third Annual Lake Whitney Ranch Triathlon a Sunny Success

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Lake Whitney Ranch » Not a cloud hung in the sky as, one by one, athletes gathered for the Third Annual Lake Whitney Ranch Triathlon, this year held at Shady …

Journey Into the Amazon

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Peru » We recently attended the ShareHim mission trip to Peru. No matter how much planning goes into an event, there is never a guarantee that everything will go exactly …

Texico Conference

Reaching Our Communities Through Service

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Upon finishing academy and after a year of general classes at my local community college, a friend invited me to study at an Adventist college abroad.  From a very early …

Miracles in India

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Mynso, India » As our team of 21 people prepared for the Texico/Rio Rancho Maranatha mission trip to Northeast India, we were excited, but also knew it might be a …

Delegates Overwhelmingly Approve Future Development of the Sandia View Campus

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Albuquerque, N. Mex. » A special constituency session and association meeting took place Sunday, August 7, 2016, at the Albuquerque Heights Church for the purpose of voting on a recommendation …

Southwestern Adventist University

Embracing Diversity, Growing in Spirit

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For some people, being exposed to a new culture can be intimidating. However, one Southwestern student embraced diversity and learned to feel right at home. Amanda Madigan, junior psychology and …

Southwestern Adventist University Ranked in Best Colleges By U.S. News

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Southwestern Adventist University in Keene, Texas, has once again ranked in U.S. News Regional Colleges West rankings list. U.S. News puts out an annual comparison of colleges. The University is …

Snapshots: Alumni in New Mexico!

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Alumni in New Mexico! We’re coming to you in Albuquerque on Feb 12, 2017 so mark your calendars. You can find more information at 

Snapshots: The skull that put us on the map

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The skull that put us on the map. The nanotyranus skull, the second ever discovered in the world, gave Art Chadwick, Ph.D., and the Dinosaur Research Project team global attention. …

KJRN Radio Station Breaks Ground For New Antenna

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KJRN 88.3 The Journey, on the campus of Southwestern Adventist University, just broke ground for its new antenna. The new antenna tower will be 350 feet tall, nearly twice as …

Southwestern Union

Teachers Inspired at Union Education Convention

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Montgomery, Tex. » Celebrating their first union-wide convention in more than a quarter century, more than 300 Adventist educators from across the Southwestern Union gathered at beautiful LaTorretta Lake Resort …

ASI Luncheon Report

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Adventist-laymen’s Services and Industries (ASI) held its annual international convention August 2-6 in Phoenix, Arizona. Each year supporting ministry leaders, lay people, business, and professional people come together for four …

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Real Estate/Housing Summit Ridge Retirement Village is an Adventist community in a rural setting but close to Oklahoma City medical facilities and shopping. Made up of mostly individual homes, the …


October 2016 Announcements

Sandia View Academy: Spanish American Seminary Alumni Reunion is October 6-8. Honor classes: 10-year, 15-year, and 25-year. Golf Tournament on Friday morning. Contact Paul Chavez, President, Alumni Assoc. for details …


October 2016 Obituaries

Childress, Daniel, born February 21, 1982 in Tahlequah, Okla., and died Tuesday, May 3, 2016. He graduated from Owasso High School in 2001, and from Oklahoma State University where he …

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Louisiana Mission Trip: March 3-18, 2017

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Save the date:  more Compassion Mission Trip to Louisiana When: March 13-18, 2017 Who: Teens and Young Adults Why: To assist with relief efforts for survivors of the Southern Louisiana …

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