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This  issue of the Record is dedicated to the transforming power of prayer, as shared through the insights and stories from faithful prayer warriors around the Southwestern Union. Our prayer …

Point of View

Prayer—It's Like Talking to a Friend

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Most of us understand the importance of prayer in our daily lives. But when it comes to actually doing it, we sometimes push it to the bottom of our agenda. I read …

Stepping Stone

Stepping Stone to Success - October 2014

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LM:If I had a nickel for every time I heard an alum of Southwestern say, "I never planned to go to Southwestern, but...," I'd probably have quite a few nickels! …

CREATION Health

Prayer: Perfect Rest for Your Mind, Body, and Soul

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“Come to Me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.” ~ Jesus (Matthew 11:28, NIV) Prayer: Wellness Benefits Did you know that frequent prayer, …

MyFaith

God is Faithful

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A mission trip was not on my list of things to do until the summer of 2008. I had been raised a Seventh-day Adventist, but it was during this time …

Pass it On

Lord, I Want to Be a Witness Today

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Sitting in the pew one Sabbath, with the Women’s Ministries Committee of the Oklahoma Conference, I listened intently to the pastor share a personal story. A friend had challenged him …

Visión Hispana

¿Hay Para Dios Alguna Cosa Difícil?

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En la mañana del 20 de noviembre del año 2002 mi esposa jugaba con nuestra pequeña Angie y yo con nuestros varoncitos cuando llegaron unas hermanas para hablar conmigo. Entramos …

Feature

The Cure for Distraction

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Really? She was only preparing a meal, for crying out loud, how distracted could she be? As the blank page on my computer screen stares at me reproachfully, the phone …

A Prayer and Seven Pieces Of Spaghetti!

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I’ll never forget the spring of my husband’s junior year in college. It was that time of the year when the publishing directors would visit the college campuses to recruit students …

Equipped and Empowered

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Approximately 1,000 members of the Southwestern Union gathered at the 2014 Equipped for Ministries Convention, held August 28-31, in Frisco, Texas. Members were “Equipped and Empowered” in various areas of …

Forever Faithful: Pathfinder Camporee 2014

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The 2014 Forever Faithful International Camporee, held in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, August 11-16, was the largest Adventist Youth event to date, with more than 46,600 participants from more than 50 countries. …

Arkansas-Louisiana Conference

Keep Going to the Rock

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The North American Division has designated 2014 as the Year of Prayer and has used the theme, “I Go to the Rock.” I like that! Because when we pray, we …

Ozark, Clarksville, and Boonville Churches Honor Pastor

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Ozark, Ark. » Bryan Seymour has been the shepherd for the Ozark, Clarksville, and Boonville Seventh-day Adventist Churches for the past two and a half years. Recommitting his life to …

By God’s Grace

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Gentry, Ark. » For years my view has been that my mission field is right in front of me. I often thought that not enough mission work is done within …

Heber Springs Church is Rejoicing

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Heber Springs, Ark. » The members of the Heber Springs Seventh-day Adventist Church are rejoicing! We got out of the graveyard! Maybe we need to give an explanation. For many …

Oklahoma Conference

Fourteen Souls for the Kingdom of God

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Wewoka » Camp meeting at Wewoka Woods Adventist Center is always a wonderful time for members to get together to visit, reconnect, and gain new spiritual insight as they attend the …

Oklahoma Conference Elects New Conference Secretary

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Oklahoma City » The Oklahoma Conference is honored to announce that Richard “Rick” C. Dye is the newly elected Executive Secretary of the Oklahoma Conference. He and his wife, LaVonne, have …

Edmond Church Honors Long-time Member

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Edmond » On Sabbath, July 26, members of the Edmond church gathered after the church service for photographs to salute one of God's faithful servants, José Torres. A member of …

Prayer Will Change the World!

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Where can you experience the blessings of joining together in prayer early in the morning, in the afternoon, and right before bedtime and multiple times throughout the day, as well …

Southwest Region Conference

Baton Rouge Berean Celebrates 78 Years

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Baton Rouge, La. » On Friday, July 4, our nation celebrated its 238th birthday. On the following Sabbath, July 5, the Baton Rouge Berean church celebrated its 78th church anniversary. …

Shiloh Adventist School Keeps Busy

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Little Rock, Ark. » There is a lot going on at Shiloh Adventist School! Students began the school year with lots of excitement, beginning with new technology in the classroom …

Brenda Davis Ordained as Elder in Hebron Church

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Houston, Tex. » Brenda Davis has functioned as an elder of the Hebron church for the past two years. On Sabbath, July 12, 2014 she was ordained as the first …

What Prayer Means To Me

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The subject of prayer always evokes different thoughts and emotions in different people. There are many admonitions in scripture regarding prayer: pray without ceasing, pray and faint not, pray for …

Texas Conference

A Year of Firsts and Surprises

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Jefferson » On May 21, 2014 Pineywoods Adventist Christian School’s first eighth-grade graduate, Luttrell Stevenson, received his diploma. Stevenson has attended PACS from its inception in 2011. He has grown …

Kids in the Kitchen

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Mt. Pleasant » The Mt. Pleasant church’s Kids in the Kitchen Vacation Bible School, held June 16–20, was a great success, with 17-20 kids attending each day. The kids’ days …

God's Weird Animals

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Houston » The Houston Alief Spanish church held its annual Vacation Bible School during June 9-13. More than 57 children, including 25 children from the local community, participated in the …

Tyler Adventist School Baptisms

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Tyler » Five students of the Tyler Adventist School were baptized on May 10, 2014. Some of the five took baptismal classes with Paul LeBlanc, pastor, during the 2012-13 school …

Prayer Moves the Heart of God

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“Who [Christ], in the days of His flesh, when He had offered up prayers and supplications, with vehement cries and tears to Him who was able to save Him from …

Texico Conference

Changed: Real Lives in the Real World

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Las Cruces, N. Mex. » The Texico Conference held their spring youth rally at the Columbus Conference Center in Las Cruces, on April 4-5, 2014. Hosted by the Spanish and …

Treasure Hunt Brings People Together

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Taos, N. Mex. » After holding an evangelistic meeting and follow up in Taos, the Adventist church decided to do something different in town. We invited the neighboring Adventist churches …

Teachers Receive SWUC Excellence Award

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Albuquerque, N. Mex » This spring, two of our teachers in the Texico Conference received the Southwestern Union Conference Excellence In Teaching Award. Darlene Roche was the recipient of the …

El Paso Central Celebrates Baptisms at Graduation

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El Paso, Tex. » El Paso Adventist Junior Academy (EPAJA) is truly a school with a mission, especially considering that many of the students attending are from different faiths. For …

Plugged in to the Power

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“One day Jesus was praying in a certain place. When He finished, one of His disciples said to Him, ‘Lord, teach us to pray, just as John taught his disciples.’ …

Southwestern Adventist University

Southwestern ESL Combines Lessons and Real Friendship to Teach English

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Unique language labs, family-like support, and daily worship set Southwestern’s English as a Second Language apart from other similar programs. The Euro-Asian Division of Seventh-day Adventists has taken note, and …

North American Division News

Ten Days of Prayer 2015

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Silver Spring, Md. » Experience ten life-changing days with the Savior as you start your year with prayer during the Ten Days of Prayer, January 7-17, 2015. The Ten Days …

Classified Ads

October 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 …

Announcements

October 2014 Announcements

Sheyenne River Academy/Dakota Adventist Academy Alumni Weekend, October 3-4, 2014 at Dakota Adventist Academy, 15905 Sheyenne Circle, Bismarck, ND.  Come and renew your friendships!  Honor Classes: ’40, ’45, ’50, ’55, ’60, '65, …

Obituaries

October 2014 Obituaries

KOI, Norma W., born July 5, 1921 in Macon, Mo., and died August 7, 2014 in Hot Springs, Ark. She was a member of the Hot Springs church. Survivors: son …

On the Record

Prayer Changes Things. Most of All, It Changes Us.

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The Strong’s Concordance lists more than 500 references to texts that contain the word pray or one of its derivatives. The Index to the Writings of Ellen G. White contains …

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