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Enhancing Your Spiritual Journey: Facing Challenges

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Enhancing Your Spiritual Journey: Facing Challenges May 2017 Record

Editor's Note

Editor’s Note

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Life is uncertain, a fact that is ever more apparent when facing hardships and affliction. These challenges can seem small, such as distractions that drain your time, or they can …

On the Record

Larry Moore: Facing Challenges

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No matter who you are, you will face challenges in this life. Some challenges may be the result of living on this planet, while other challenges are what I call …

Buford Griffith: Facing Challenges

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In our lives, we are confronted with issues that are often imposing and difficult. Rather than speak of them as problems, I encourage you to look at them them as …

John Page: Facing Challenges

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One of my biggest struggles is not asking for God’s help right away when I am facing a challenge. Instead of taking the challenge to God immediately, I begin to …


Rising Above

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We are faced with many challenges in this life. My greatest one was learning that my son Douglas Mehling, would live a life overshadowed by a progressive and severely disabling …


Superando los Desafíos

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Nos enfrentamos con muchos desafíos en esta vida. Para mí, el más difícil fue descubrir que la vida de mi hijo, Douglas Mehling, sería eclipsada por una enfermedad progresiva e …


Finding Courage in Prayer

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We are often faced with challenges so substantial in nature that our lives are shaken to their very core and our spirituality and relationship with God takes a blow. Romans …


Small Schools Make Big Impacts

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The Bethel Seventh-day Adventist School values its students and continuously seeks avenues where they may share the love of Jesus. In alignment with the mission of the school, I set …


Shutting Down Anxiety + Worry

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Life’s events or transitions can often feel like a turbulent storm. A received diagnosis, conflict in a relationship, finances, work, or school. These circumstances challenge our decision-making skills, our personal …

Little Readers

Journey to the Top

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Download May 2017 Kids’ Activity Page (PDF | JPG) “Do you want to climb up a volcano on a two-hour hike, or go swim in the volcanic lake and take …


Lessons from the Edge

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The year 2014 was the worst of my life. It was the year the wheels came off; it became my annus horribilis—the horrible year. When at last it was over …

Peter’s Plight

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The gospels tell us of Peter being invited to be a “fisher of men.” Peter walked side-by-side with the Jesus. He traveled with Him, ate with Him, prayed with Him …

Sleeping Through the Storm

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Storms are unpredictable. A fierce thunderstorm can spring up with little notice. It may catch us while we are running errands, mowing the yard, or getting in our car—already late …

Southwestern Happenings

May-June 2017 Events

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--- May EVENTS --- May 5-7: Texico Conference Adventure Family Camp; Caballo Lake State Park, NM. | 505.244.1611 May 5-7: Texico Conference ARME Bible Boot Camp; Albuquerque, NM. | 505.244.1611 May 7: Southwestern Adventist …

Southwestern Union

Mission to New Orleans

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New Orleans, La. » The Southwestern Union youth and young adult department hosted a youth and young adult mission trip to New Orleans March 12 to 18, with more than …

More Hope

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Burleson, Texas » The Southwestern Union has placed a special emphasis on evangelism for 2017, and is offering special resources to achieve goals and objectives in evangelization, layperson mobilization, and …

Southwestern Adventist University

Navajo Mission Trip

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Keene, Texas » A group of 35 students and sponsors from Southwestern Adventist University and Chisholm Trail Academy traveled to the border of Arizona and New Mexico to complete the …

Leroy J. Leiski

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Read Full Adventist Review Article Here: Seventh-day Adventist pastor and administrator LeRoy J. Leiske was a man who couldn’t stop improving things, friends and colleagues said when remembering the …

Arkansas-Louisiana Conference

A Little Rain

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Country singer Lynn Anderson wrote and sang the lyrics of this song that made her internationally popular in the early 1970s: “I beg your pardon. I never promised you a …

Dinner with Doctors

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Conway, Ark. » On Thursday, February 9, 2017, the Conway Seventh-day Adventist Church successfully implemented its “Dinner with Doctors” event, held in the auditorium of the Conway Regional Medical Center. …

Western Pizza Party

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Heber Springs, Ark. » The Heber Springs Seventh-day Adventist Church recently hosted a“Western Pizza Party” with many attendees who came and enjoyed the sweet fellowship. As we continue to reach …

Healing Waters

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Harrison, Ark. » On April 7, 2016, a nearly fatal motorcycle accident landed Daniel and Mary Ann Kaffenberger in Springfield, Missouri’s Mercy Hospital ICU, clinging tenuously to life. At the …

Family Fun Night

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Shreveport, La. » The Shreveport Whirlwinds Adventurer Club recently hosted a Family Fun Night with more than 70 people attending. The Shreveport Tornadoes Pathfinder Club began the evening with song …

Oklahoma Conference

Spiritual Thirst

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A cool breeze is a refreshing counterpart to the constant Kenyan dust circulating through our safari truck and coating everything in a fine powdery layer as we bounce from pothole to …

Working Together

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Harrah » During the first quarter of each calendar year, the Oklahoma Academy junior class sends several students to the Choctaw Seventh-day Adventist Church to help teach the children’s Sabbath …

The Beatitudes of Hope

Bristow » The Bristow Seventh-day Adventist Church marked its seventh annual African American History program on February 25, 2017, with The Beatitudes of Hope. Virginia Echols Harrison, former college professor, …

Oklahoma International

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Tulsa » Happy Sabbath! The welcome we share with our brothers and sisters in Christ each Sabbath was missed in mid-January, as Oklahoma was to have the “worst ice storm …

Annual Chilli Cook-Off

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Broken Arrow » The Broken Arrow Seventh-day Adventist Church hosts an annual Pathfinder fundraiser at the Estancia clubhouse hosted by Greg Marquette. This year, $860 was raised to finance upcoming …

Southwest Region Conference

Yet I Will Trust Him

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One of the most disconcerting experiences to confront an individual along life’s journey is what to do when faced with a challenge. It’s mighty hard sometimes for someone who’s standing …

March Gladness

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Monroe, La. » In March, the Macedonia Seventh-day Adventist Church in Monroe, Louisiana added two new souls to its membership. An engaged couple formed the ultimate team in marrying Christ …

Sabbath in the Park

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Sugar Land, Texas » The morning dawned bright and fair with a few clouds and soft breezes blowing as if fanned by angels’ wings. It was April 1, and the …

Texas Conference

Facing Giants

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The scene was impressive to say the least. On one mountaintop, the vast army of the Philistines with its undefeated champion, Goliath, was positioned, ready and willing to pounce upon …

Making Disciples

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Cypress » Every Friday at The Oaks Adventist Christian School is chapel day. After a group of students lead song service, one of our pastors, teachers, students, or I provide …

New Treasurer

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Alvarado » Randy Terry has accepted the call to serve as Texas Conference Treasurer and was voted by the Executive Committee in March. The previous Treasurer, Edwin Romero, accepted a …

Medical Missionaries

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Jefferson » Students at Jefferson Christian Academy (JCA) in Jefferson, Texas have been introduced to many aspects of the medical missionary work during their junior and senior religion classes. They …

Texico Conference

Facing Challenges

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Those who seek to live a Christian life will face challenges. These challenges will test our trust and confidence in God. They will either make us stronger or drive us …

Winter Campout

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Texico » For more than 25 years, Derral Reeve, Texico Conference Club Ministries Director, has been taking students, youth, and Master Guides into snow-covered areas to be trained in survival …

Hero of Hacksaw Ridge

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Deming, N. Mex. » When the much-publicized film “Hacksaw Ridge” premiered, the Deming Seventh-day Adventist Church saw an opportunity to share the story of World War II hero Desmond Doss …

Journey to Romania

Texico » On February 7, I was on my way to Romania where I would be one of more than 2,000 speakers joining together to conduct evangelistic meetings throughout the …

Classified Ads

May 2017 Classified Ads

Employment Walla Walla University is hiring! To see the list of available positions, go to Union College seeks committed Adventist to direct its NCATE (CAEP) accredited Education program and Chair …


May 2017 Obituaries

Bostwick, Jordis Hildred; born May 22, 1925; died March 1, 2017, Clarksville, Ark. Surviving: daughters, Patricia Dennis, Westby, Wisc.; Jacqueline Hicke, Milwaukee, Wisc.; Linda Landowski, Clarksville; Valli Rogers, Marshall, Wisc.; …

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