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On the Cover

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The 60th General Conference Session will take place July 2-11 in San Antonio, Texas. More than 60,000 people are expected to attend both Sabbath services. On the cover is a …

Point of View

Big Things Are Happening in San Antonio!

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I hope you are ready for a momentous year of mission and service! This summer, the Southwestern Union will host the General Conference Session in San Antonio, July 2-11, 2015. …

CREATION Health

Come and Serve!

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Just as in Jesus' day when the multitudes sought healing and relief from their physical maladies, thousands today in every major city are seeking physical comfort and care. For three …

MyFaith

Opportunities to Share Christ

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This July will be a very exciting time for San Antonio, Texas, with the arrival of the General Conference Session. There will be lots of great things to do and …

Pass it On

Reaching San Antonio for Jesus

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In 2015, the eyes of the world church will be on San Antonio. As the delegates meet to decide church policy and debate various issues, the people of San Antonio …

Visión Hispana

Manos al Servicio de Otros

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Mi padre no usó zapatos hasta la edad de 15 años. Para él no era cosa del otro mundo no tener zapatos, porque se acostumbró a esa situación. Los zapatos …

Feature

Adventists Urged to Study Women’s Ordination for Themselves

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President Wilson and TOSC chair Stele ask for prayers for the Holy Spirit to guide the proceedings. Ted N.C. Wilson, president of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, encouraged church members worldwide …

Arise! Shine! Jesus is Coming!

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As the 2015 General Conference Session in San Antonio, Texas, approaches, I’d like to extend sincere gratitude and appreciation to the Southwestern Union Conference as our host. We look forward …

Top Six Considerations for Picking a General Conference Session Host City

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Silver Spring, Md. » Seventh-day Adventist Church leaders and support staff at the denomination’s headquarters are gearing up for next year’s 60th General Conference Session, a 10-day global spiritual gathering …

12 Unique Reasons to Attend the 2015 GC Session

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1. See the Parade of Nations: One of the most anticipated and photographed highlights of each General Conference session, the Parade of Nations usually occurs at the closing ceremonies on the …

About San Antonio

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What to See The Alamo Founded in 1718 as the first of five Catholic missions in San Antonio by Franciscan priests of Spain, the Alamo has been established as an …

Fast Facts About the 2015 GC Session

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History of the GC Session On May 20, 1863, in Battle Creek, Michigan, a group of Seventh-day Adventist church leaders came together to organize a General Conference. They chose a …

Arkansas-Louisiana Conference

ARME Bible Camp Comes to Gentry Church

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Gentry, Ark. » During the first week of July 2014, the Gentry church was blessed to host ARME Bible Camp. Church members from throughout the Arkansas-Louisiana Conference, as well as visitors …

1300 Sweaters for the Master

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Hot Springs, Ark. » Another delightful milestone has passed in the life and service of Emily Stumpf Laue, longtime member of the Hot Springs Church. Beginning in 1987, Laue transformed her …

Baptism for Ozark Church

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Ozark, Ark. » Following evangelistic meetings that Bryan Seymour, pastor, held at the Ozark church, Joyce (Jody) Elaine Miller decided to follow up with some Bible studies so she could …

Slidell Church Hosts Dual VBS

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Slidell, La. » The Slidell church was the host of dual Vacation Bible School sessions this past July. Session One was for ages 12 and under, and Session Two was for …

Searcy Church Recognizes Graduates

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Searcy, Ark. » The Searcy church loves to encourage its young people who are pursuing their education. A special program was presented during the worship service in May 2014, recognizing …

Only One "Camp" After San Antonio

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I believe the Seventh-day Adventist Church is the remnant church of Bible prophecy. In the words of the prophet, “Enfeebled and defective as it may appear, the church is the …

Oklahoma Conference

Bristow Celebrates Two Baptisms

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The hottest day of the summer was celebrated with two baptisms at the Bristow church: Sophia Fisher, age 12, and Peggy Riley. Sophia and several other young people studied with …

Seminole Church Reaches Out to Nursing Home Residents

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Seminole » The Seminole church looks forward to every third Thursday when they go to visit the Seminole Nursing Home. There they sing their hearts out, bringing the joy of …

Tulsa Centennial Reunion

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First Seventh-Day Adventist Church of Tulsa announces its Centennial Reunion to be held April 18, 2015. All current and former pastors, members, and friends are invited to attend this special …

Jay Church Opens Food Bank

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Jay » The Jay church had a burden to help its community, but was unsure how. After much prayer and consideration, and after one of its members was helping out …

Praying for Rain

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I thoroughly enjoy the book of Acts. I believe it is a must read for every believer.  The record left to us should excite us and give us courage as …

Southwest Region Conference

Tour de Youth: "Ride for the Future"

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Dallas, Texas » The Tour de France is one of the most demanding endurance sports in history. It is two weeks of cycling more than 2,200 grueling miles, brutal mountain climbs, …

South Louisiana Youth Federation

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Baton Rouge, La. » The South Louisiana Youth Federation held a youth event October 31 through November 2 in the Baton Rouge area. In an age when technology dominates the …

General Conference Session: Get Ready For An Awesome Experience

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This summer, the 60th General Conference Session will come to San Antonio, Texas. It will be the third General Conference Session in the Southwestern Union Territory. My first experience with …

Texas Conference

The Athens Church Swap

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Athens » A few years ago the attending membership of our church in Athens had dwindled down to only seven at times. We were faced with the financial question of …

The Power of Canvassing

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As the summer approached I could not have foretold what the Lord had in store for us. We would begin our summer in Huntsville, Texas, and we would end our …

Adventist Rodders Club Car Show Benefits Grandview Food Bank

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Grandview » The Adventist Rodders Club of North Texas held their Fourth Annual Shoe-n-Shine car show at Beaumont Ranch in Grandview on September 14, 2014. The proceeds of this show …

iFollow at Garland Spanish

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Garland » Philippians 2:4 says, “Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others." The youth at the Garland Spanish church …

Texas-sized Praise and Worship

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Get ready San Antonio, here they come! I will confess that I am not a big fan of large convocations. In the past I have tried earnestly to avoid them …

Texico Conference

You Belong to a Worldwide Church Family

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Every five years, delegates from around the world come to the General Conference (GC) Session to give reports on what is happening around the world, vote on issues pressing the …

Odessa Offers "Hope for the Family"

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Odessa, Texas » On October 17, 2014 at the Odessa English church, our very own Texico Conference president, Lee-Roy Chacon, initiated and conducted "The Hope for Family" seminar for this …

Stand Down reaches out, provides food, clothes to veterans

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Avelino was in the Army once. He doesn’t remember when. Sitting at a table in Alumni Hall on the campus of the Santa Fe University of Art and Design during …

Southwestern Adventist University

A Night at the Meyerson: A Tradition of Dedication

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Dallas » On February 15, the exciting tradition of A Night at the Meyerson continues. The annual performance, in its 22nd year, is a collaboration of more than 500 high school …

Southwestern Union

Sonnett Peterson Joins Southwestern Union IT Department

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Burleson, Texas » Sonnett Peterson has joined the Southwestern Union Conference as its new associate director of information technology. In this position, she will support the union and five conference …

Classified Ads

January 2015 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 …

Announcements

January 2015 Announcements

5K Fun Run During General Conference Session: There will be a 5K Fun Run during the GC Session in San Antonio, Texas, on Sunday, July 5, 2015, followed by a …

Obituaries

January 2015 Obituaries

Brown, Mildred Jean Williams, born October 30, 1933 in Sprinkle, Texas, and died October 22, 2014 in Dallas, Texas. She was a faithful member of the City Temple church in …

On the Record

A Little Taste of Heaven

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It wasn’t until I attended my very first General Conference Session—held in 1990 in Indianapolis—that I got a true sense of the rich diversity that comprises our church membership.  I …

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