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On the Cover

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It’s a young adult world! Youth and young adults are quickly reaching the point of leadership, and with so many new trends and innovations in technology, social networking, and mass …

Point of View

Lessons We’ve Learned

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In the fall of 2013 the Seventh-day Adventist Church commissioned the Barna Group to do a nationwide study on young adults. The survey examined their church engagement during childhood, their …

To Your Health

Striking a Healthy Balance in the Social Media World

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My fingers hovered over the glowing touchscreen, and I was just itching to pull the trigger on a nasty little one-liner that had been brewing in my mind all day. …

MyFaith

One Year in Mission

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We scanned the busy New York City streets for Keith, a man my friend had seen only once a few weeks before when she and our other teammates had prayed …

Pass it On

Let’s Start Something!

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There are many types of ministries that reach our youth and young adults, and not all of them start within the church administration. Many of these ministries start when a …

Visión Hispana

Con Dios las Dificultades Me Ayudan a estar Activa en Su Servicio

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Conoce a Gisel Méndez, nacida en Nuevo Laredo, México, de veinte años de edad, con el sueño de estudiar medicina. Toda mi vida estudie en escuelas públicas donde los adventistas …

Feature

Youth and Young Adult Ministries in the Southwestern Union

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As we look at ways to increase the awareness and reach of Christ’s love and His offer of salvation throughout the Southwestern Union, we realize there are people who are …

Get Involved, Stay Involved

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One of the best ways to stay connected is to become involved with your local church’s youth and young adult ministries as a team member or as a participant. If …

How You Can Get Involved in Youth and Young Adult Ministries

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As Seventh-day Adventists with a world community of believers, leaders, and contributors, we have bountiful resources available to us to further the mission of the church. The following are resources …

Arkansas-Louisiana Conference

A Powerful Force For The Church

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They are a potentially powerful force for the church. They are talented, confident, and eager to participate in something that they are convinced will make a positive difference in the …

Arkansas-Louisiana Pathfinders Join the World at Oshkosh Pathfinder Camporee

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Oshkosh, Wisc. » On August 11, 2014 more than 45,000 Pathfinders descended on Oshkosh for the Forever Faithful International Pathfinder Camporee. From the start the energy level was high with …

When Christ Passes By—Bonnerdale Camp Meeting

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Bonnerdale, Ark. » The Bonnerdale church held its 6th annual Cowboy Camp Meeting on October 17-19, 2014, utilizing its new outdoor pavilion and bathroom complex. There was a lot of …

Hot Springs Adventist School Presents The Nativity Story

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Hot Springs, Ark. » On December 13, 2014, Hot Springs Adventist School presented a full-scale theatrical production titled The Nativity Story. This original production, written by Aaron and Alisa Hall, …

Texarkana Church Gifts Pastor

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Texarkana, Ark. » On October 18, 2014, on behalf of the Texarkana Seventh-day Adventist Church, head elder Jack Johnson presented a gift card worth more than $1,000 to Daniel and …

Baton Rouge Church Celebrates 90th Anniversary

The Baton Rouge Seventh-day Adventist Church announces its 90th Anniversary to be celebrated April 4, 2015. All current and former pastors, members, and friends are invited to attend this special …

Oklahoma Conference

Canadian Valley Fellowship Finds a Temporary Home

Oklahoma City » Thanks to the generosity of the Oklahoma Conference office, the Canadian Valley SDA Fellowship Church is able to hold Sabbath and Wednesday prayer meeting services in the area …

Cross-Pollination

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In botany, cross-pollination is the transfer of pollen from the flower of one plant to the flower of another plant having a different genetic constitution. Insects or wind usually accomplish …

Guymon Church Begins Health Ministry

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Guymon » Six months ago I shipped my wife, Mary, off to Weimar Institute in California, to begin a four-month program that trained her in various health ministries. The promise …

Sabbath Blessings; Two Stories of Answered Prayers

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Broken Arrow » Jack Phillips, a former member of the Broken Arrow church, who was visiting from his home church in Lewiston, Idaho, where he serves as outreach coordinator, graciously …

Southwest Region Conference

“Right, for 10 Points!”

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Nashville, Tenn. » On October 24-25, 2014, Bible Bowl enthusiasts from across the United States and Ontario, Canada, converged on the World Baptist Center in Nashville for the 32nd Annual …

A Source Of Blessing

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The numbers are not encouraging; many young adults will leave the church by the time they go off to college. Then there is the rise of the groups known as …

Community Health Fair at the Park

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Palestine, Texas » On Sabbath, June 14, 2014, Carol Pegus and her team of workers were setting up the Eighth Annual Adrian Peterson Community-wide Day Celebration. This year’s emphasis was …

Singles' Day Casalita Drive Seventh-day Adventist Church

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Garland, Texas » The Casalita Drive church hosted a Singles’ Day on October 25, 2014. This was the first Singles’ Day program that has ever been planned and hosted by the …

Texas Conference

Praying Through the Sanctuary

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On November 8, 2014, Austin South church’s Women’s Ministries department, led by Uraina Samuels, held a Praying Through the Sanctuary workshop conducted by Eunice Davis. The thirty-five members and guests …

Burton Adventist Academy Helps Worthy Students

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Arlington » This year more than ever Burton Adventist Academy students and their families requested financial assistance. With our funds quickly running out, Burton Adventist Academy had to become creative …

Cypress Church Enjoys Fellowship and Witnessing with a Mall Scavenger Hunt

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Cypress » On a Saturday evening early in December 2014, the Cypress church plant spent the evening at a local mall participating in a scavenger hunt. Twenty-two people from our …

The Forgotten Generation

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It is downright tragic to recognize the fact that so many of our youth and young adults have left the church. Some have stated that for every 10 individuals we …

Panthers on a Mission

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Grand Prairie » Excitement and anticipation filled the air as the Grand Prairie Panthers Pathfinder Club set out on a journey that would change people’s lives, inspire their own, and …

Texico Conference

Alamogordo Members Give Bible Studies Resulting in Baptisms

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When we study our Bibles with friends and relatives, baptisms usually follow. Three baptisms occurred last Sabbath as a result of Alamogordo church member Monroe Ratchford, studied the Bible with …

Do Our Sons and Daughters Know the Lord?

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One of the most surprising statements I’ve read in the Bible is found in 1 Samuel 2:12, “Now the sons of Eli were worthless men. They did not know the …

Landmarks of Prophecy Impacts Albuquerque and Beyond

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Albuquerque, N. Mex. » The meeting room was full of people at the Marriott Pyramid Hotel in Albuquerque as the Landmarks of Prophecy (LOP) meetings came to a close on …

Deming Church Hosts Decoding Prophecy Seminar

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Deming, N. Mex. » The Deming church recently hosted a Decoding Prophecy seminar with evangelist Mike Sady. In these times of worldwide upheaval, many are looking for answers. The attendees of …

Southwestern Adventist University

Alumni and Friends Ireland Tour, June 4-14, 2015

There is still time to reserve your spot on this trip of a lifetime! Highlights • Tour Dublin and visit Trinity College, St. Patrick’s Cathedral, the Custom House, and much …

Southwestern Enactus Club Connects with Community

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Southwestern Adventist University’s Enactus club has been busy this winter! During January and February, Enactus partnered with several local businesses and Keene Junior High School to present the community with …

Southwestern Union

Young Adult Ski Retreat

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The Southwestern Union Young Adult Ministries Department hosted a Young Adult Ski Retreat in Taos, New Mexico, February 5-8, 2015. Themed "Slippery Slopes," the event was well-attended and a spiritually …

North American Division News

Youth “Rattle the World” by Visiting 100,000 Phoenix Homes

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Phoenix, Ariz. » Scores of Adventist young people visited tens of thousands of homes across Phoenix, Arizona, on Friday as they accepted a challenge from their leader, GYC president Natasha …

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March 2015 Classified Ads

Real Estate/Housing Arkansas Home for Sale: Three-bedroom, two-bath, one-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

March 2015 Announcements

NAD Church Study: The North American Division is seeking feedback from church members on how it can improve its ministry with regard to mission, education, and church structure. A special …

Obituaries

March 2015 Obituaries

Cowsert, Garrett, born February 13, 1989 and died December 30, 2014 in Little Rock, Ark. He was a member of the Little Rock church. Garrett was baptized during a Kenneth …

On the Record

Straight From the Horse’s Mouth

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We’ve all heard the expression about getting information “straight from the horse’s mouth,” right? Well, as I was preparing my editorial for this special edition on young adults, I wanted …

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