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Tour de Youth cyclists from the Southwest Region Conference arrived at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas, on July 2 for the opening of the 60th General Conference Session, after …

Point of View

Let’s Be Active Adventists!


Can you imagine the sight? 2,500 individuals, most of them Adventists from across the globe, rising before dawn to take part in an Adventist-sponsored 5K Fun Run in downtown San …


Finding Relief for “One of the Least of These”


I t was evident by the length of the lines that the majority of the people present at the Alamodome for the Your Best Pathway to Health free mega clinic …


The Gift that Gives Back


As a child, I used to love receiving gifts. Birthdays and holidays were the best! But by the time I reached the age of ten or so, I started to …

Pass it On

Running Revived My Soul


Sundays were always a day of fellowship and fun for my family when I was growing up. But in 2008, I found myself at home alone, with our children grown …

Visión Hispana

Correr Revivió mi Alma


Los domingos eran siempre un día de compañerismo y diversión para mi familia cuando yo era pequeña. Pero en 2008, me encontré solo en casa, con nuestros hijos ya adultos …


Every Church a Center for Health, Healing, and Wholeness


W ould you say your church functions as a center for health and healing? Better yet, is your church seen by members of the community as a welcoming place where …

An Immeasurable Impact:


While we “remember the Alamo” for its historical significance, a team of more than 70 Southwestern Adventist University students and faculty, along with a number of volunteers from the Southwestern …

Cyclists Ride for a Cause


Adventists and non-Adventists alike recently took part in a 325-mile journey from Dallas to San Antonio, Texas, where the 60th General Conference Session of Seventh-day Adventists was held. The annual …

Health Initiatives at GC Promote Healthy Living:


On Sunday, July 5, in the midst of the 2015 General Conference Session, thousands of Adventists from across the globe met in downtown San Antonio for the InStep for Life …

Arkansas-Louisiana Conference

Praying For Healing: Physical And Relational


John Knox, a powerful Reformation era reformer in England is perhaps most famous for his fervent prayer, “Give me Scotland, or I perish!”  Contemporaries described him as “low in stature …

Texarkana Church Hosts Dr. Hans Diehl, CHIP’s Founder


Texarkana, Ark. » Hans Diehl, founder of the Complete Health Improvement Program (CHIP) program, visited Texarkana and gave three public presentations before the Texarkana chapter began its fourth CHIP session …

Fort Smith Hosts “Make It and Take It”


Fort Smith, Ark. » CHIP (Complete Health Improvement Program) facilitator, Nancy Brenna, from the Fort Smith Seventh-day Adventist Church, is teaching a “Make It and Take It” Healthy Cooking Class …

Safe TV® Celebrates 20-Year Anniversary


Springdale, Ark. » On May 8, Safe TV®, located in Springdale, celebrated its 20th year milestone anniversary with continuous broadcasting of family-friendly programming without violence, immorality, or profanity.  This unique …

Lake Charles Church Women’s Retreat


Lake Charles, La. » The Lake Charles church’s women’s ministries department held a women’s retreat on Sunday, March 29, at the Lake Charles church. The theme for the weekend was …

Prayer Warriors: Teen Prayer Conference 2015


Prayer Warriors: Teen Prayer Conference 2015 Taking place October 30-November 1 at Camp Yorktown Bay, 361 Camp Yorktown Ln., Mountain Pine, AR.  Grades 7-12 with Adult Sponsor. $65 per person …

Oklahoma Conference

M*A*S*H* - Maranatha Adventurers Sharing Heart


There is an exciting opportunity for churches to reach the community through health day camps. This camp is designed for children ages 11-14. Activities can be adapted depending on the …

Stargazing to Discover God’s Wonders


Broken Arrow » After one disappointing cancellation due to overcast skies, the Pathfinder Club of the Broken Arrow church excitedly climbed into various cars to make a journey into the …

Alva Church Dedication Service


Alva » On April 4, we had the amazing blessing of being able to dedicate our new church to the Lord. With full pews and thankful hearts, our service began …

The King’s Heralds Come to Lawton!


Lawton » The Lawton-Duncan-Waurika district churches, along with members of the local communities, enjoyed a special blessing on Sabbath May 2. The King’s Heralds Quartet worshipped with the Lawton SDA …

Health Fair at Oklahoma International Church


Oklahoma City » On May 2, the Oklahoma International church hosted a health fair at the Midwest City Library.  Stations were set up to do blood pressure and diabetes checks, share …

NDAA Choir Visits Waurika Lake for Tour


Waurika » On Sabbath afternoon, April 18, the Waurika Lake church hosted an inspirational musical service with special guests, the North Dallas Adventist Academy (NDAA) Choir from Richardson, Texas.  Directed …

Southwest Region Conference

Practicing Good Health


Good health is the state in which every part of the body is working efficiently. Maintaining good health means avoiding all deficiencies and excesses that may cause an imbalance, lower …

Alexandria District Receives New Pastor

Alexandria, La. » All roads from north and south Louisiana met in Central Louisiana at the Smyrna church for dual purposes.  The Smyrna and Maranatha churches in the Alexandria district …

Shiloh Adventist School Year-End Blast!


Little Rock, Ark. » Shiloh Adventist School located in Little Rock, Arkansas ended the school’s last two months with a huge blast!  On April 25, “Education Sabbath” the church and …

Let God Be God


Relax | Relate | Reconnect  When: October 22-25, 2015 Where: La Torretta Lake Resort & Spa, 600 La Torretta Blvd, Montgoomery, TX 77356 Early-bird registration: $150 per person, through August …

Texas Conference

“He Doesn’t Always Unlock the Door”


“Beloved, I pray that you may prosper in all things, and be in health, just as your soul prospers” (3 John 2). Without question, God desires that we be found …

Alvarado Women’s Ministries Hosts G.O.L.D Retreat: God Our Light in Darkness


Alvarado » The Alvarado church’s Women’s Ministries department held a women’s retreat at the conference office on Sunday, April 25. The theme for the day was G.O.L.D, God Our Light …

Small Church, Big Mission


Arlington » God has truly blessed the Dallas-Fort Worth Fil-Am church through the study of His Word. This small church of about 80 members in Arlington, Texas, has a robust …

Texas Conference Office Personnel


Alvarado » Texas Conference executive secretary, Gary Brady, has accepted a call to serve as senior pastor of the Visalia church in the Central California Conference. Brady joined the Texas …

Jesus Is the Answer: 2015 Cowboy Camp Meeting


Jesus Is the Answer 2015 Cowboy Camp Meeting When: September 18-19, 2015 Where: Rustic Creek Ranch, 2301 So Burleson Blvd, Burleson, TX 76028 Information:; 817.426.5037 or 888.855.9091; Free …

Texico Conference

Making Lifestyle Changes that Last


I think most of us would agree that good health is of the utmost importance, not only for our physical health, but also for our mental and spiritual well-being.  At …

“Remember” 2015 Texico Spring Youth Rally


El Paso, Tex. » On April 24-25, youth from around the Texico Conference gathered in El Paso for the “Remember” Youth Rally. The theme for the weekend was a throwback to …

The Power of One


Taos, N.Mex. » What can the Lord do with one handbill in the hand of one person? The Lord can generate six baptisms! Mary Moody, a Taos Pueblo Native resident, …

Grants Church Rejoices Over 21 Baptisms and Looks Forward to New Church Plant


Grants, N. Mex. » We are praising God for His blessings shown in Grants. A series of meetings in the month of March ended with unprecedented success. The hand of …

Southwestern Adventist University

Southwestern Students: Summer Snapshot


The students of Southwestern Adventist University may be out of school for the summer, but many are still spending their time improving the lives of themselves and their communities. From …

Southwestern Union

Duane McKey Elected GC Sabbath School and Personal Ministries Director


San Antonio, Tex. » Duane McKey, vice president of the Southwestern Union Conference with responsibilities in the area of evangelism and ministerial, has been elected to serve the General Conference as director …

North American Division News

Thousands CALLED to the NAD Ministerial Convention in Austin, Texas


Downtown Austin, Texas was transformed into a giant ministerial convention as more than 5,500 pastors, spouses, and children attended the CALLED NAD Ministerial Convention, sponsored by the North American Division …

Agriculture Conference Gets to the “Root” of the Health Message


Are you concerned about what is in the food you’re eating? Have you once again broken your resolutions to exercise more regularly? Is your lifestyle keeping you cooped up inside—away …

Classified Ads

August 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 …


August 2015 Announcements

Sheyenne River Academy/Dakota Adventist Academy Alumni Weekend is October 2-3, 2015 at Dakota Adventist Academy, 15905 Sheyenne Circle, Bismarck, N.D. Come and renew your friendships. Honor  Classes:  ‘41, ‘46, ‘51, ‘56, ‘61, …


August 2015 Obituaries

Fitch, Lloyd L., born September 21, 1922 in Wagner, S. D., and died Wednesday, May 27, 2015 in Keene, Tex. Fitch proudly served his country in the United States Army …

On the Record

Running the Race!


This past July I had the opportunity to participate in the Adventists InStep for Life 5K fun run/walk held in San Antonio during the 60th General Conference Session. Now, if …