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In April 2014 more than 500 volunteers became the hands and feet of Jesus as they provided free medical, vision, and dental services to the underserved populations of Oakland and …

Point of View

Let's Be a Blessing in the Community


I have always been grateful to God for the health principles He has given in Scripture and Spirit of Prophecy. As I have lived these principles out in my own …

Stepping Stone

Stepping Stone to Success - August 2014


LM: Reading about Jennifer Feese (JF) and Ngoc-Tam Nguyen’s (NN) experiences at Southwestern instills in me a sense of surety about the difference that the university’s commitment to excellence and …


Five Things You Don't Know About Water


A close family member of mine does not care for water, or any other liquid for that matter (yes, I’m calling you out, Mom). If I believed in reincarnation, I could …


Sharing HOPE With Others


“Religion that is pure and undefiled before God, the Father, is this: to visit orphans and widows in their affliction, and to keep oneself unstained from the world” (James 1:27). …

Pass it On

Helping Our Community to Get Healthy


When the members of the Jefferson Central church in Jefferson, Texas, learned about Healthfest, an annual community event in Marshall, Texas, they decided to get involved. This event draws celebrities, …

Visión Hispana

Unidad Matrimonial


El fin de semana del 6 al 8 de diciembre, 2013 la Asociación de Texico celebró un retiro matrimonial con el tema, “Creciendo en el Amor,” con énfasis en la …


Sharing the Gift of Health in Native Country


Several years ago a church member came to me and shared an experience he had had at an American Indian tribal leader convention. He said that there was a tribal …

What if Church Was like a 12-step Group?


Thirteen years ago, I walked into my first 12-step meeting—heart broken, confused, suicidal, and utterly hopeless. I knew that no one could have tried harder, prayed more, read anything additional, attended …

They Were the Hands and Feet of Jesus


The four Gospels are filled with stories of Jesus’ ministry, in which hundreds of people flocked to Him for healing. In The Ministry of Healing, p. 17, we are told …

Arkansas-Louisiana Conference

Minden Church Holds Health Expo, Cooking Classes


Minden, La. » The Minden church has been reaching out to its community and neighbors with a decided health message for the last several years. Believing that the health ministry …

SWUC Excellence in Teaching Award


Hot Springs, Ark. » Aaron Hall is a strong spiritual leader at the Hot Springs Adventist School. As you enter the school, The Lion and the Lamb, a lovely painting …

Huntsville Food Pantry is Thriving


Huntsville, Ark. » The Huntsville church began operating its food pantry in October, 2013, and served 30 families in its first month.  Six months later, during the month of April …

Unashamed Marriage


The Bonnerdale Seventh-day Adventist Church is hosting a Family Enrichment Weekend, August 22, 2014. Come for a supper at 6:30 p.m. followed by the speakers Karl and Sharon Leukert. Child …

Mind Over Matter–A Matter of Health


The message of Scripture in Proverbs 23:7 is deeply profound: “For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he.”  Put another way, we are what we think. In her …

Oklahoma Conference

Baptisms at Owasso's Three Angels Church


Owasso » Members of the Three Angels church in Owasso are excited about making new friends and welcoming new members as the result of a recent prophecy seminar. Darrin Bartell, …

A Pair of Asics and a Divine Appointment


Alva » I am the mother of four young boys, so you can imagine that I need a good pair of shoes to keep up with them. I was running errands …

Healthy Christians


While recently studying the four gospel narratives, I was impressed again with something that I had heard long ago. Jesus spent more time healing than He did preaching. For the …

Oklahoma Conference Ordains Eight Pastors


Oklahoma City » It is a unique celebration and honor when a man is set apart for the gospel ministry through ordination. There were four separate gatherings this year. We began …

Bristow Adventist School Finishes Out the School Year With Fun Activities


Bristow » Bristow Adventist School (BAS) ended the 2013-2014 school year with many activities, including a talent show and Kindergarten graduation. At the talent show, students from grades K-7 played recorders …

Southwest Region Conference

Recognizing the Contributions of Our Seniors


Baton Rouge, La. » In recognition of its senior adult population, the Berean church recently observed a senior ministry day—the concept of Berean’s pastor, Robert Davis, who felt the seniors …

Health Ministries for the Church: Jesus' Six Steps


The true purpose for any church ministry is to build the Kingdom of God by introducing people to the gospel of salvation through Christ. It is interesting to see that …

Still Baptizing at Corsicana Bethel


Corsicana, Texas » The Bethel church in Corsicana, Texas, held another evangelistic series from March 19 to April 30. The Holy Spirit really moved during this meeting as Norman Stiggers, pastor, …

Texas Conference

Bud's Big Vision


Grandview » We’ve all heard the phrase, “Where there is no vision, the people perish.” Perhaps that’s the secret of Harold “Bud” Bradbury’s long life; Bud has always had a …

Sharing Jesus Through Puppetry


McAllen » It all started with one simple idea: make puppets and use them to share Jesus with the community. In late 2013, Dalgir Rockwell, from the McAllen Spanish Valley …

Tenth Annual Music Fest for Seventh and Eighth Graders


Keene » "Destination Heaven" was the theme for tenth annual seventh- and eighth-grade music festival, held on February 20, 2014 at the Keene church. David declares in Psalm 96, “Oh …

Strong Mind, Strong Mission


I love the words of the apostle Paul, inspired by God, found in 2 Timothy 1:7. “For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and …

Texico Conference

Reaching Out to a Neglected Mission Field


Albuquerque, N. Mex. » As Christians, and because we are members of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, we have probably read Revelation 14:6 many times, which says “Then I saw another …

Texico Lay Pastoral Assistant Training


The Texico Conference continues to put a strong emphasis on evangelism with the goal of reaching as many people for Christ as possible in our territory. To help reach this …

Desperate for a Cure


My allergies were out of control, my body was itching all over and I was getting frequent asthma attacks.  I was only able to sleep about two to three hours …

Southwestern Adventist University

Stories from the Field


This summer, a group of 11 theology students from Southwestern Adventist University successfully completed the university’s unique, seven-week summer course in evangelism as part of Southwestern’s Field School of Evangelism. …

Southwestern Union

Southwestern Union Has a New Children's Ministries Director


Burleson, Texas » Sonia Patricia Canó has been selected to serve the Southwestern Union as its new director of children's ministries, effective June 1, 2014. Canó began working with children's …

North American Division News

Adventist Church Restructures Publishing


Silver Spring, Md. » The Review and Herald and the Pacific Press publishing houses have approved the biggest restructuring in Adventist publishing’s 153-year history, embracing a plan that Adventist leaders …

Classified Ads

August 2014 Classified Ads

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 …


August 2014 Announcements

The Norse Seventh-day Adventist Church, the oldest standing Adventist church in the Texas Conference, invites you to its 31st annual church service at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, October 11. This year …


August 2014 Obituaries

Aldridge, Jennifer Melissa Philbin, born August 10, 1973, in Pawtucket, R.I., and died suddenly July 5, 2014 in Douglasville, Ga. She attended the NorthLake church, in Leesburg, Fla. Jennifer attended …

On the Record

This Is Where the Hurting Stops


I recently heard a minister say that there ought to be a sign on every church that says, “This is where the hurting stops.” In other words, church should be …

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