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Luzeli Prieto enjoyed making a felt nativity set with friends and hearing the story of Christ’s birth from Carmen Griffith, Southwestern Union women’s ministries and ministerial spouses director. Photo by …

Point of View

Celebrate His Gift!

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As young children settled in to hear the children’s story one Sabbath morning in December, the question was asked: “What is your favorite part of Christmas?” The children’s answers varied, …

To Your Health

Sharing The Gift Of A Better Life

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Eugene Lang was a successful self-made millionaire who had graduated from P.S. 121 Elementary School in Harlem. He was humbled and gratefully accepted the invitation of the 1981 graduating sixth-grade …

MyFaith

God Sends Us Where We Need to Go

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In the summer of 2013, I remember sitting with one of my friends before he went away as a student missionary. I remember talking about how he was looking forward …

Pass it On

Sharing Hope at Christmas

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The Christmas season can be the perfect opportunity to share the distinct Adventist message of hope and wholeness. We can follow Christ’s example of mingling with people, inspiring them, assisting …

Visión Hispana

El Misionero Imparable

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Con un corazón misionero de nascimiento, el Pastor Guillermo Zenner, de 78 años no ha dejado que la jubilación ni sus problemas de salud lo detengan de hacer el trabajo …

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The Angel Said . . .

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“Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David …

Family Crafting with Aunt Carmen and Uncle Buddy

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Felt Nativity Set This craft is perfect for sharing and telling the story of Christ’s birth with children. Although scholars tell us that Christ was not born during the time …

A Taste of Home

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Apple Cider Tea By Carmen M. Fuentes-Griffith Ingredients: 1 gallon apple cider (not apple juice) 1 cup orange juice 2 Tbsp lemon juice ¾ c brown sugar 6 cinnamon sticks …

Arkansas-Louisiana Conference

Christmas is All About Jesus

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Unfortunately, for some, the Christmas season is viewed only as a celebration of a pagan festival; and as such for them it has no place whatsoever in the home of …

Lake Charles SDA Church Makes Food Baskets

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Lake Charles, La. » The Lake Charles Seventh-day Adventist Church is thankful for and greatly appreciates the help of Beta Club members and sponsors of Malo Middle School for donating …

Heber Springs Church at Ozark Trail Fest

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Heber Springs, Ark. » The Heber Springs Seventh-day Adventist Church set up a booth at the Annual Ozark Trail Fest held in October. It was located in the Seven Springs …

Northwest Arkansas Chapter of Sabbath Keepers Motorcycle Ministry Hosts First Rally

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Lake Wedington, Ark. » The‭ ‬Northwest‭ ‬Arkansas‭ ‬Chapter‭ ‬of‭ ‬Sabbath‭ ‬Keepers‭ ‬Motorcycle‭ ‬Ministry‭ ‬is‭ ‬the‭ ‬newest‭ ‬chapter‭ ‬of‭ ‬Sabbath‭ ‬Keepers‭ ‬Motorcycle‭ ‬Ministry‭ ‬in‭ ‬the‭ ‬Southwestern‭ ‬Union‭ ‬region‭. ‬Thanks‭ ‬to‭ ‬generous‭ …

Oklahoma Conference

What Did He Get?

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In Matthew 2 we read the story of the wise men coming to find the baby Jesus. They had seen His star (a multitude of heavenly angels) in the east. …

Tulsa Adventist Academy’s 100 Year Anniversary

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Tulsa » The purpose and mission of Tulsa Adventist Academy (TAA) has always been to prepare students for this world and most importantly for the kingdom of Heaven. Our school …

Prayer is the Answer

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Wewoka » “Prayer is the Answer” was the Oklahoma Prayer Conference theme in early November at Wewoka Woods Adventist Center. The Prayer Conference, coordinated and led by Oklahoma pastor, James …

Southwest Region Conference

A Storm in The Church

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Tulsa, Okla. » On a Wednesday in March, I was on my way to prayer meeting on the north side of town. It was a clear, beautiful evening and the …

Go Light Your Corner

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Athens, Texas » The Great Commission calls Christians to evangelize every nation, tribe, tongue, and people. In answer to that call, on October 21-23, 2016, the Southwest Region Conference Women’s …

Texas Conference

The Gift That Keeps On Giving

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“Thanks be to God for His indescribable Gift” (2 Corinthians 9:15). Christmas Eve and Christmas Day were always such a wonderful time of the year. My parents allowed us to …

Warm is the New Cool

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Arlington, Tex. » There is a great article recently published in the Washington Post, entitled, “To attract young people to your church, you’ve got to be warm. Not cool.” The article continues, …

Take a Stand for Freedom!

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Houston » The Texas Conference Public Affairs and Religious Liberty department hosted the “Take a Stand for Freedom!” religious liberty event that was held at the Houston Central Church on …

Texico Conference

The Fullness of Time

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The Christmas season has long been one of my favorite times of the year. I love the lights, the music and the happy voices of family as we gather to …

Let’s Move Day: El Paso

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El Paso, Tex.» For its fifth year, “Let’s Move Day” is running strong in El Paso. McKelligon Canyon is the site for a 5K run/walk every September hosted by “El …

Texico Conference Hosts New Believers’ Retreat

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Albuquerque, N. Mex. » The Texico Conference hosted a New Believers’ Retreat in September at the conference office and what a blessing it was! New members from around the territory …

Southwestern Adventist University

SWAU News - December 2016

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Student Highlight “I didn’t even know about Seventh-day Adventists until this past summer. I got baptized when I was ten, but then I left the church. I remembered who God was, …

Southwestern Union

Southwestern Union Pathfinder Camporee Draws 5,000

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A perfect recipe for the Southwestern Union Pathfinder Camporee “Stand Firm”—Bring 5,000 Pathfinders and staff to Lake Whitney Ranch. Add more than 80 different events and activities. Combine with great …

New Additions to the Southwestern Union

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Burleson, Texas » Philip “Bo” Just has joined the Southwestern Union and will serve as its undertreasurer, as well as treasurer for Southwest Estates Services, Inc. In this position, he …

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December 2016 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

December 2016 Announcements

Alumni Reunion La Sierra Academy April 28-29, 2017, 4900 Golden Ave., Riverside, CA. 95th Year Celebration! Honor Classes 2’s and 7’s. Welcome Reception at 7:00 pm on Friday, April 28 …

Obituaries

December 2016 Obituaries

Blehm, Dorothy J., born September 22, 1926, at Roosevelt, Okla., and died September 15, 2016. She was a resident of the Golden Oaks Independent Retirement Living in Yucaipa, Calif. for …

On the Record

No Crib for a Bed

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I arrived home late one evening after a long day. As I stepped out of my car, I noticed that the sky was dark and clear, and I could see …

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