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Household Faith: Creating a Roadmap for Success

Editor's Note

Editor's Note

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When setting out on a journey, it’s important to be prepared. Whether on a road trip, a hiking adventure, or on the journey of life, the path can be smoother …

On the Record

Larry Moore: Creating a Roadmap for Success

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The pilot’s voice came over the communication system. Addressing the passengers on the flight, he said, “I have good news and bad news. The bad news is that we’re lost; …

Buford Griffith: Creating a Roadmap for Success

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In 1914, British explorer Ernest Shackleton set sail aboard a ship named Endurance. He was seeking the last unclaimed prize in polar exploration:crossing the Antarctic continent on foot. The journey …

John Page: Creating a Roadmap for Success

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A farmer in Texas was born during the first year of the Civil War. When an evangelist came through town, he led the farmer to the Lord, and later the …


A Story Rooted in Love

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“Never date anyone you wouldn’t marry,” Karla says. “My high school Bible teacher told us that in class and it always stuck with me.” The love story that almost didn’t …


Family Finances

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Finances can produce stressful situations for families and cause conflict between spouses. However, finances can also be a part of family life that is carefully managed together to ensure positive …


Looking Forward

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Adventist education provides children with incredible training, both for this life and for life eternal. In the Oklahoma Conference, we are bolstering this training through commissioning teachers, building a new …

Little Readers

God’s Plans Never Fail

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Download September 2017 Little Readers Activity Pages (PDF | JPG) When I was six my family planned a vacation to Colombia. We lived in Ecuador at the time, which is …


Dating Deconstructed

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Dating means different things to different people. The human perception of dating is shaped by culture, religion, age, social status, and moral standing. In the midst of all the factors …

Mapping Success

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Everyone desires success. We want it in our education, in our careers, and in our homes. But what are the parameters for success in a family? Is it a lack …

No Longer Taboo

Family is a gift from God. Since the beginning of time, Satan has set out to destroy and harm that precious gift. More than 3.6 million claims of abuse are …

Southwestern Happenings

September-October 2017 Events

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--- September Events --- September 1-4: Arkansas-Louisiana Conference: Youth Rally, Camp Siloam, Siloam Springs, Ark.,, 318.631.6240 September 6-7: Texico Conference: Outdoor School,, 505.244.1611 September 8-10: Arkansas-Louisiana Conference: Pathfinder Leadership, Camp Yorktown Bay, Mt. Pine, …

Southwestern Union

A Life of Service

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Burleson, Texas » Randy Gilliam, who has served as the Vice President for Education at the Southwestern Union since 2012, retired on July 31, 2017, after spending 41 years in …

New Director of Education

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Burleson, Texas » Carol Campbell, Ph.D., was recently voted and accepted the position of Director of Education for the Southwestern Union. She will begin on October 1.  “I am very …

Southwestern Adventist University

A Life of Education

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Keene, Texas » Whether teaching first grade or college, Dr. Donna Berkner, Chair of the Education and Psychology Department, strives to share applicable, real-life knowledge. She offers mentorship and friendship …

Alumni Profile

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Keene, Texas » Allan Cardozo, Southwestern alumni, believes that hard work is the key to every success story. Starting as an intern Flash developer, Cardozo is now the Interactive Director …

Arkansas-Louisiana Conference


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Some time ago I heard Mark Lowry sing the song, “Everyone’s talking about heaven, but no one wants to die.” A little further into the song, the words went like …

Adventurer Sabbath

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Baton Rouge, La. » On May 6, 2017, the Baton Rouge Adventurer Club celebrated Adventurer Sabbath with Arkansas-Louisiana Conference Adventurer and Pathfinder Director, Lloyd Clapp, who also spoke for the …

Texarkana Baptisms

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Texarkana, Ark. » Isaac Privett, an intern from Ouachita Hills College, worked with Daniel Supler, district pastor, for several weeks as they ministered to the area.  Assisted also by Personal …

“Why Pray?”

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Texarkana, Ark. » The Texarkana Seventh-day Adventist Church sign, “Why Pray When You Can Worry?” intended as a play on words and food for thought, caught the eye of passerby …

Safety Sunday

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Ozark, Ark. » On June 25, 2017, the Northwest Arkansas Chapter of the Sabbath Keepers Motorcycle Ministry, along with the help of members from the Ozark Seventh-day Adventist Church sponsored …

Oklahoma Conference

Family Time

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Would you invest in a week to spend with your family if you knew the spiritual dividends could last a lifetime? We invest in weekly church attendance, even twice with …

36 Baptized

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Lawton » In Matthew 28:19-20, Jesus said, “Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the …

VBS Success!

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Broken Arrow » The fellowship hall of the Broken Arrow Seventh-day Adventist Church recently became an ancient Roman marketplace for Vacation Bible School. Vendors dressed in costume manned booths selling …

Daniel and Revelation in Song

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Bristow » Musicians Lee Givhan and John Millea recently presented the books of Daniel and Revelation through spoken word and music in Bristow. The two met through Adventist counselor, author, …

Southwest Region Conference

Roadmap for Success

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Often we get bogged down in dealing with life’s challenges that seem to take our focus off of what is important. We go through our day-to-day activities sometimes routinely and …

Berean Graduates Seven

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Baton Rouge, La. »“Class of 2017, you are representatives of the number seven: God’s number of perfection,” stated Sybil Jordan, principal of Martin Luther King Academy, to the seven graduates. …

Celebrating Black History

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Texarkana, Texas » The Bethel Seventh-day Adventist Church recently hosted an interactive service where people learned facts and figures of African-American heritage. The program highlights included dramatic presentations focusing on …

Texas Conference

Home: Where Success is Born

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As I stood at the front door watching my son, David, walk briskly back to his car my heart warmed within my chest. Working alongside the youth director at summer …

DFW 1:1

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Arlington » People of all ages enjoyed “The Heart of Jesus” DFW 1:1 event held at the Arlington Seventh-day Adventist Church. The event’s purpose was to help people, especially next …

Enriched Learning

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McAllen » South Texas Christian Academy (STCA) in McAllen, Texas, is pushing the envelope for technology so much that Apple had to modify software to meet the needs of the …

Witnessing Through Music

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Houston » The Oaks Adventist Christian School choir, under the direction of Koral Martinez, sang the national anthem for the Houston Rockets and Houston Astros games this past school year. …

Engage Conference

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Keene » Forty-two people accepted the call for baptism during the Engage Conference at the Keene church in Keene, Texas. During the two-day event, June 16-17, 2017, more than 850 …

Texico Conference

Family Success

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How do you measure success in your family? Is it based on some financial consideration—how much money you have in the bank? Is it based on the house that you …

Vacation Bible Xperience

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Albuquerque, N. Mex. » Summer is a great time for children to recharge, relax and learn more about Jesus. This summer, several churches in the Albuquerque area took the opportunity …

New Communication Director

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Texico Conference » It is with great pleasure that we introduce and welcome Debbie Márquez as the newest team member of the Texico Conference. Márquez is originally from Albuquerque, New …

A Gift of Music

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Albuquerque, N. Mex. » Jon Schriver and Darrell Dady have blessed the lives of many over the course of their musical partnership. Their friendship began in Florida in the early …

Texico Conference 41st Regular Constituency Session Notice

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Texico Conference of Seventh-day Adventists Notice is hereby given that the 41st Regular Constituency Session of the Texico Conference of Seventh- day Adventists will be held at the Albuquerque Heights …

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September 2017 Classified Ads

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


September 2017 Announcements

Sandia View Academy - Spanish American Seminary Alumni Reunion: October 5-7. Honor Classes every 5 years. 50s and 60s groups meet for lunch Thursday Noon at Little Anita's in Old …


September 2017 Obituaries

Anderson, Margaret Ann; born March 10, 1938, Coushatta, La.; died May 29, 2017, Shreveport, La. Church membership: Shreveport First, Shreveport, La. Surviving: husband, David Huey Anderson; sons, Kevin Anderson and …

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