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Love Never Fails: To All The World...

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Love Never Fails To All The World...

Editor's Note

Editor’s Note

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Our global mission, to tell all the world about the love Jesus, is inherent in everything we do as Seventh-day Adventists. It’s a part of our historical DNA. While some …

On the Record

Larry Moore: To All The World

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I thoroughly enjoy being part of a church that takes global reach seriously. By giving my tithe and offering, I can help support the global mission of the Seventh-day Adventist …

Buford Griffith: To All The World

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Each year I have had the privilege of conducting an evangelistic series in some part of the Southwestern Union territory. It has been my joy and honor to work with …

John Page: To All The World

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Living in the United States, we are blessed with many opportunities to share our faith. In Matthew 28, Jesus gives the commission to go into all the world. There are …


Missionary Ripple Effect

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Luis Rojas lost his father when he was only four years old. Growing up in Tolota, Colombia, wasn’t easy and the family was faced with many hardships. However, in the …


Efecto Dominó Misionero

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Luis Rojas y su familia enfrentaron mucha adversidad tras la muerte de su padre, sufriendo necesidad y dificultades. Fue durante estos momentos difíciles que un vecino se acercó a ellos …


Cultivating Christian Leadership

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Over the last few years, my wife Danae and I felt God was preparing us to serve Him in a different capacity. While we had both been fully engaged in …



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Each week, a group of chaplains and volunteers come together to pray aloud for each request they have received one at a time. It’s all part of Adventist Health’s commitment …

Little Readers

Safe in the Arms of Jesus

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Download December 2017 Little Readers Activity Pages (PDF | JPG) I grew up in Orlando, Florida, and remember the joys of spending Sabbath afternoons by the lake near a hospital. …


Every Nation, Tribe, People, and Tongue

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Over the flat and arid land of southern Kisii County, Kenya, the Maasai dwell. Living as nomads, they roam the land in search of grazing for their herds of cattle, …

Blessing Beyond Borders

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“Our Church is a world Church,” says Eddie Canales, founder of the Pastor’s Exchange Program in the Southwestern Union. “When we think beyond our borders and undertake evangelism outside of …

Reach the World Next Door

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I lived in Southeast Asia with my family for 16 years. In Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, and Vietnam, we crossed paths with thousands of Buddhists going to work, spending time …

Southwestern Happenings

December 2017-January 2018 Events

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--- December Events --- December 8: Southwestern Adventist University: Topping Out Ceremony for Larry R. Moore Nursing and Administration Building, December 8-9: Texas Conference: Leadership Convocation, Tyler Seventh-day Adventist Church, Tyler, Texas, …

Southwestern Union


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Burleson, Texas » The Southwestern Union Record magazine will be changing and expanding in 2018 to become more than a print magazine—it will become a suite of communication platforms that …

Equipped for Ministries

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Oklahoma City, Okla. » On August 25-26, the Southwestern Union presented its Equipped for Ministries conference at the Edmond Seventh-day Adventist Church with approximately 200 participants and leaders from the …

Communicators in Portland

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Portland, Ore. » Although a cool fall rain streamed outside for most of the event, spirits were bright, minds were eager, and conversations were lively at the 2017 Society of …

Southwestern Adventist University

Best Colleges Rankings Increase

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Keene, Texas » Southwestern Adventist University has once again ranked in the annual U.S. News “Regional Colleges West” rankings list. Southwestern is now ranked 20th in the 15-state region for …

Pass It On

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Keene, Texas » Human connections have the power to shape lives. In 2015, Ella Nguyen Burgos graduated with a Bachelor’s in Elementary Education from Southwestern Adventist University. She is passionate …

Arkansas-Louisiana Conference

Crossing Borders

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In the early days of our Church history, there were many who felt that, as a Church, we had no need of going beyond our own territory to share the …

Prayers and Supplies

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Shreveport, La. » More than two years ago, David Farmer, pastor of the Shreveport First Seventh-day Adventist Church, came in contact with a woman named Loretta Yelverton through eBay and …

3ABN Touches Hearts

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Texarkana, Texas » David Teel and his wife, Bree, live in a secluded area that doesn’t allow for good TV coverage. David said he always stayed busy with his favorite …

International Sabbath

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Fort Smith, Ark. » The Fort Smith Seventh-day Adventist Church joined together with Love’s Chapel to celebrate an International Sabbath program. It was a very special Sabbath for all who …

Unique Outreach

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Heber Springs, Ark. » The Heber Springs Seventh-day Adventist Church recently hosted its third Annual “Free Snow Cones Daze” for the community.  This year, the church members decorated the booth …

Oklahoma Conference

Do Likewise

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My first encounter with global thinking occurred in the fourth grade when our class did a mural of the countries of Europe. Each student was assigned a different country. We …

Messiah’s Mansion

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Cherokee » Cherokee Adventist Fellowship Church Plant invited Messiah’s Mansion to Cherokee to share the message of God's love as shown through the Sanctuary. The Messiah’s Mansion group, the church …

An Answered Prayer

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Broken Arrow » Ethan has a friend named Weslee. Ethan goes to church but Weslee does not. Ethan wants his friend to go to church with him and learn about …

A New Start

Sallisaw » Oklahoma ranks as one of the least healthy states, but that hasn’t stopped the Sallisaw Seventh-day Adventist Church from experiencing a health makeover—thanks in part to one member …

Southwest Region Conference

Beyond Four Walls

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So often as Christians and especially Adventist Christians, we live isolated lives. Our Christianity is hidden within our four walls and we exclude those who don't dress like us, look …

Hanging Up the Chalk

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Baton Rouge, La. » A yard sign with a “larger than life” headshot said it all: “Congratulations, Ivy Jones, on Your Retirement.” The sign, strategically mounted in front of Harrison …

New Life Cookout

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Lawton, Okla. » In September, the New Life Seventh-day Adventist Church had an old-fashioned cookout. We believe in engaging the community. Christ mingled with the crowd and in the city …

Surviving Harvey

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Houston, Texas » My neighborhood sits against a levee, and as rain saturated our city, the levee started to fill. When the sheriff and police officers came to talk to …

Texas Conference

Tell It To Every Nation

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The mandate given by Christ to His faithful followers is to “Go!” to every nation, tongue and people with the good news of the gospel. Fortunately for us, the Lord …

Adventist Community Services

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Keene » Even before Hurricane Harvey made landfall, the Adventist Community Services Depot in Keene was ready. “Texas and Florida are disaster prone,” Joe Watts, Texas Conference Adventist Community Services …

Hurricane Harvey

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Spring » “It can’t get any worse than this,” Rossie Reyes said as she looked back at a year that brought a divorce and a diagnosis of an autoimmune disease. …

Church Plant Grows

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San Antonio » A Seventh-day Adventist Church plant in San Antonio, Adventist Christian Fellowship, clings to the words in John 12 when Jesus says, “If I am lifted up...will draw …

Texico Conference

Finding Common Ground

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“I have become all things to all people so that by all possible means I might save some,” (1 Corinthians 9:22). When reading the epistles, it is easy to see that …

Let’s Move Day 2017

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El Paso, Texas » Hundreds of runners and walkers hit McKelligon Canyon Road on September 17, 2017 for the 6th Annual McKelligon Canyon Challenge 5K run/walk. Approximately 630 men, women, …


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Sacramento, N. Mex. » For more than 10 years, the Adventist Youth Federation FESJA  has organized youth retreats to encourage Hispanic teens and young adults throughout Texico to grow deeper …

Learning to Share Christ

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Amarillo, Texas » Sandra Zubia wanted to teach her Sabbath school students and son about sharing God’s love. She took children from the Amarillo Spanish Seventh-day Adventist Church to the …

Classified Ads

December 2017 Classified Ads

Employment Walla Walla University is hiring! To see the list of available positions, go to  Dentist Wanted: Loma Linda University School of Dentistry Grad (2001) is looking for a …


December 2017 Obituaries

Beltz, Harold; born November 9, 1925, Morrill, Neb.; died June 26, 2017. He retired as a minister from the Rocky Mountain Conference in 1994. Survivors: wife, LaVerna; daughter: Patsy Sogioka, …



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