Volunteer Lay Pastor Lance Moncrieffe baptizes Matthew Pondexter and Emilee Pearsal

Story by Tamyra Horst

A year ago, 12-year-old Emilee Pearsal and her friend, Khaleisha, along with their mothers, participated in Pennsylvania Conference's Faith for Family evangelism outreach program with their Chestnut Hill church family in Philadelphia. Knocking on doors and distributing flyers, they invited people to an upcoming Revelation seminar at the church.

Photo by Zac Durant

Editorial de Jorge Agüero

El título de este editorial—una combinación del llamado de Dios al profeta Isaías y la Gran Comisión—implica obediencia, consagración, dedicación, entrega, perseverancia e intencionalidad.

Isaías 6:8 dice: “Después oí la voz del Señor, que decía: ¿A quién enviaré, y quién irá por nosotros? Entonces respondí yo: ‘Heme aquí, envíame a mí.’” (RV 1960). Sabiendo que “la mies a la verdad es mucha, más los obreros pocos” (Lucas 10:2, RV 1960), el Señor hace la misma pregunta en medio de esta pandemia: “¿Quién irá?”

El pronto regreso del Señor se evidencia en desastres naturales sin precedentes; caos social, miedo y angustia. Jesús dice: “Cuando estas cosas comiencen a suceder, erguíos y levantad vuestra cabeza, porque vuestra redención está cerca.” (Lucas 21:28, RV 1960). Pero para que el Señor venga, la predicación del evangelio se debe cumplir a cada nación, tribu y lengua (Mateo 24:14; Apocalipsis 14:6).

Jesús nos ha dado un mandato “id, y haced discípulos a todas las naciones” (Mateo 28:19, RV 1960), y Aquel que posee toda la autoridad y el poder nos capacitará para cumplir esta misión.

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Editorial by Jorge Aguero

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The title of this editorial—a combination of God’s call to the prophet Isaiah and the Great Commission—implies obedience, consecration, dedication, surrender, perseverance and intentionality.

Isaiah 6:8 reads, “Then I heard the Lord asking, ‘Whom shall I send as a messenger to my people? Who will go?’ And I said, ‘Lord, I’ll go! Send me’” (TLB). Knowing that the “the harvest truly is great, but the labourers are few” (Luke 10:2, KJV), the Lord asks the same question in the midst of this pandemic: “Who will go?”

The Lord’s soon return is evidenced by unprecedented natural disasters, social chaos, fear and anguish. Jesus says, “Now when these things begin to happen, look up and lift up your heads, because your redemption draws near” (Luke 21:28, KJV). But for the Lord to come, the preaching of the gospel to every nation, tribe and language must be fulfilled (Matthew 24:14; Revelation 14:6).

The Voice of Prophecy is pleased to announce the debut of its latest media offering. Authentic, a 30-minute television and radio program featuring Shawn Boonstra, which made its debut on Saturday, Feb. 20 on Three Angels Broadcasting Network (3ABN).

The weekly program will be accessible on hundreds of radio stations continentwide as well as a growing list of television networks. It will also be available online on the ministry’s website ( and Facebook and YouTube pages.

According to Boonstra, who serves as the executive producer, writer and host of the program, the focus of Authentic will be to have casual, transparent conversations about life, spirituality and God.

Senior Ben Shull is named a Commended Student in the 2021 National Merit Scholarship Program.

Story by Vicki Swetnam

Darren Wilkins, principal of Ohio Conference's Spring Valley Academy, recently announced that the 2021 National Merit Scholarship Program named senior Benjamin Shull a Commended Student, one of 34,000 throughout the nation, recognized for exceptional academic promise. This year, Commended Students were those who placed among the top 50,000 scorers of more than 1.5 million who entered the scholarship program by taking the 2019 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test.

Image by kodpe from FlickrEditorial by Bill Miller

In the animal kingdom, species like wallabies and aardvarks are not thought to be creatures of hope, rather creatures of instinct. National Geographic hasn’t spotted them writing New Year’s resolutions or making birthday wishes, rather “wallabying” and “aardvarking” until they die, generally living one survival moment to the next. To truly hope is to be human.

At the beginning of a new year, we look to the future with hope and optimism. “This year will be different!” we think. “This year, I resolve to ... ,” and we insert a task to accomplish or a different mindset. Coming out of a particularly tough 2020, many of us hope for a simpler, less anxiety-provoking 2021, because we don’t hope in the past—we hope in the future.

God’s grace allows us to hope and be creators of our own future. Galatians 6:7–8 reminds us that the choices we make today determine some of our outcomes for tomorrow: “Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows. Whoever sows to please their flesh, from the flesh will reap destruction; whoever sows to please the Spirit, from the Spirit will reap eternal life” (NIV).

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Story by Heidi Wetmore

When the coronavirus pandemic began last March, students from Spencerville Adventist Academy (SAA) moved to an online educational experience. Wanting to help kids who were struggling to adjust to online learning and to grasp concepts virtually, Abby Shim (’21) began tutoring them, free of charge.

“For the most part, it went well,” says Shim, “but I decided to take it a step further and make a website so that my students could upload their worksheets prior to their session and to make it easier for parents to communicate with me.” Shim’s website,, enabled her to meet the needs of those she tutored in a more helpful way.

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Story by Valerie Morikone

Longtime Mountain View Conference (MVC) members may know interesting facts and statistics about the conference. Recent members who have moved here from other areas may be unaware of its early history. In either case, reviewing the past brings one face-to-face with God’s miracle-working power and what He has accomplished. As Ellen White says, “We have nothing to fear for the future, except as we shall forget the way the Lord has led us, and His teaching in our past history” (Review and Herald, October 12, 1905).

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