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On the Cover

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The Southwestern Union Conference was established in 1901 and was headquartered in four different locations: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; Fort Worth, Texas; Richardson, Texas; and Keene, Texas, before establishing its current …

Point of View

History of Our Union

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I have a keen interest in history. All types of history—secular history, religious history, church history. I try to discern God’s leading in history. In fact, I believe that history …

To Your Health

Ellen White and Science

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Long before scientific evidence confirmed the impact of certain lifestyle factors on health, Ellen White gave numerous counsels and recommendations regarding healthful living. Following are just a few brief excerpts …

MyFaith

The Importance of Knowing Church History

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I’ll admit, when I was in high school I had no desire to learn about Adventist history. I felt that because I knew about the events of 1844 that I …

Pass it On

Southwestern Evangelism: Beginnings

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From the 1870s to the turn of the nineteenth century, Adventist work started in the states that are now part of the Southwestern Union Conference of Seventh-day Adventists. In the …

Visión Hispana

Desde el Inicio

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El Dr. Manuel Vásquez en su libro “The Untold Story 100 years of Hispanic Adventism” describe el inicio de la obra hispana en los Estados Unidos, estableciendo el año de …

Feature

The History of the Southwestern Union

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As we look back at the history of the Adventist Church, it’s easy to see how far we’ve come in almost two centuries of work. What began simply as a …

Southwestern Union Timeline

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History of Southwestern Union Conference 1818 – Millerite movement begins 1840’s – Industrial Revolution transforms Northeast 1844 – The Great Disappointment 1852 – First issue of Adventist Review and Herald …

A Brief History of Southwestern Adventist University

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Shortly after the establishment of the Texas Conference in 1877, the desire for a denominational school became apparent among leaders and lay people of the church. In 1892, the subject …

The Healing Work

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The Adventist health work in the Southwestern territory can be traced as far back as Ellen White’s visit to Texas in 1878. As medical technology and facilities have advanced, so …

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The Peril of Forgetting

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There are some things that need to be forgotten and left in the past; some things that only bring pain are best left alone and unattended; hurts caused by thoughtless …

Searcy Church Performs Musical Cantata

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Searcy, Ark. » During the month of December the Searcy Seventh-day Adventist church sanctuary choir performed their Christmas musical cantata, “Let Earth Receive Her King,” at the Riverside Crossing Rehabilitation …

Youth Sabbath School at Slidell Church

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Slidell, La. » Youth Sabbath was held at the end of December in the Slidell Seventh-day Adventist Church with the Children’s Sabbath School divisions acting out the birth of Jesus, …

Benton Church Sings for Alcoa Pines Health and Rehab

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Benton, Ark. » What a blessing it is to be Jesus’ hands and feet! On Sabbath, December 13, 2014, about 30 members from the Benton church gathered at Alcoa Pines …

Texarkana Church District Campout

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Texarkana, Ark. » The Texarkana District, under the leadership of Daniel Supler, pastor, held its annual Family Church Campout at Camp Yorktown Bay at the end of October 2014. Texarkana, …

Camp Yorktown Bay 50 Year Anniversary

It has been 50 years since Camp Yorktown Bay admitted its first camper. We will be hosting our 50th Anniversary on June 5-7, 2015. Activities will be available all day …

Oklahoma Conference

Vision and Perspective

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One of the privileges I have had as a minister is being inspired by the congregations and members I have served. Recently, I was reminded of that inspiration as I …

Pathfinder Chili Cook-Off Fundraiser

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Broken Arrow » The fifth annual Chili Cook-Off Fundraiser for the Broken Arrow Pathfinder Club was a huge success. Hosted by Greg Marquette at Estancia clubhouse, the Pathfinders raised $625 toward …

First Seventh-day Adventist Church of Tulsa Celebrates its 100-year Anniversary

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Tulsa » In 1915 E.B. Hopkins, a pastor from Texas came to visit several families around the city of Tulsa. This was the beginning of the Seventh-day Adventist movement in …

Broken Arrow Pathfinders Learn the Art of Cake Decorating

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Broken Arrow » The Broken Arrow Pathfinders’ group of “chefs in training” had a blast as they learned the art of cake decorating from Barbara Calvert. Calvert has often fixed …

Spring is Here, Time to get Busy!

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Wagoner » Spring is here and it’s time to make those church repairs and work on those major projects. The Wagoner church is not only trying to landscape the outside, …

Jesus Was a Volunteer

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Oklahoma City » During the Springtime, it is common in the United States and other parts of the world to celebrate the death and resurrection of Jesus. We have been …

Southwest Region Conference

History of the Southwest Region Conference

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Current History The Southwest Region Conference (SWRC) represents a unit of church organization comprising congregations in these areas: Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas. This conference is one of five …

Berean Celebrates Church Pioneer’s 90th Birthday

Baton Rouge, La. » On March 4, Berean added another pioneer to its distinguished list of those having reached age 90. Our most recent nonagenarian is Doris Gilliam, who not …

New Pastor in the Macedonia Monroe District

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Monroe, La. » Pastor Etser Edouard was introduced to the Macedonia Monroe District on Sabbath, February 14, 2015. The district is comprised of the Macedonia church in Monroe, Present Truth …

Southwest Region Conference Third Quadrennial Session Notice

Southwest Region Conference of Seventh-day Adventists Notice is hereby given that the Third Quadrennial Session of the Southwest Region Conference of Seventh-day Adventists will convene September 19 - 20, 2015, …

Texas Conference

History of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Texas

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In 1874, the Seventh-day Adventist Church was well established with headquarters in Battle Creek, Michigan. Texas was a mission field. In 1874, Albert Rusk and his wife, Julia, left Nebraska …

Ten Commandments Portrait Gifted

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Keene » Gertie Ayala started and organized the Chisolm Trail Estates Sabbath School located in Keene, Texas, now coordinated by Morris Lowery with the assistance of Melissa Walden. Gertie spent …

Conference-Level Bible Adventure

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San Antonio » On January 17, 2015, the Texas Conference Youth and Young Adult Department held its first ever conference-level Bible Adventure in San Antonio. Families from all across Texas …

Texico Conference

Adventism Springs Up in the Wild, Wild West

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Las Vegas, New Mexico harbored the most “disreputable gang of desperadoes and outlaws.” It may not have been as well-known as other Wild West towns (such as Dodge City, Deadwood, …

Clint Church Celebration and Baptisms

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Clint, Tex. » During the weekend of January 30-31, the congregation of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Clint, Texas celebrated 15 years in their current church location. The celebration started …

Snow Stopped the Blood from Flowing

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Albuquerque, N. Mex. » Learning that a family member has been in a debilitating car accident brings waves of anxiety, concern, and fear. Knowing that a person’s life hangs in …

Southwestern Adventist University

Southwestern Students Take Their Community Projects to Competition in St. Louis

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Fifteen Southwestern Adventist University students recently traveled to the Enactus National Exposition in St. Louis, Missouri.  The competitions are challenging, team-oriented events that create a sense of accountability and motivation …

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MOREcompassion Brings Hundreds of Volunteers to San Antonio

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San Antonio, Tex. » The excitement subsided after a full morning in the rain. It had been a fun, challenging two weeks of hard work. Marching in the rain with …

Three-day Mega Clinic Provides More Than $20 Million in Health Care Services to 6,192 San Antonio Residents

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San Antonio, Tex. » More than 1,700 healthcare professionals and volunteers operated a no-cost mega medical and dental clinic in San Antonio, Texas, on April 8-10, 2015. Organizers announced that …

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May 2015 Classified Ads

Real Estate/Housing Arkansas Home for Sale: 3-bedroom, 2-bath, 1-story, 2,200 sq.ft., brick home on 60 acres surrounded by Ouachita National Forest (can’t see neighbors) with central heat and air, plus …

Announcements

May 2015 Announcements

“Ye Olde” Cedar Lake Academy Reunion will take place June 5-7, 2015 for alumni and classmates of 1965 and earlier at Great Lakes Adventist Academy, Cedar Lake, Michigan. Honor classes: 1935, …

Obituaries

May 2015 Obituaries

BURGESS, Juanita (Susie) K., born August 6, 1936 in Winamac, Ind., and died March 26, 2015 in Amarillo, Tex. She was a member of the Amarillo English church. Survivors: sons, …

On the Record

Praise God!

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One of my favorite Ellen White quotes is this one: “In reviewing our past history, having traveled over every step of advance to our present standing, I can say, Praise …

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