Editorial by Jorge Augero, president of the New Jersey Conference
The Lord has given us a pertinent message for a crucial time in history. We eagerly anticipate the second coming of Jesus! Now is the time to share this hope with those around us. So many things are happening—the signs all tell us of Jesus’ soon return.
Story by Mountain View Conference Staff
The Mountain View Conference (MVC) elected Mike Hewitt as president at their Executive Committee meeting today.
Hewitt has served in MVC for a year as executive secretary and ministerial director. Larry Boggess, former MVC president, recently retired.
“He loves soul-winning and people, and he can identify with many of our pastors who have come from a different profession than pastoring,” said Boggess of Hewitt.
Hewitt previously served as pastor of Potomac Conference’s Lynchburg (Va.) church. He and spent 11-and-a-half years as a pastor in the Potomac Conference, and worked as a police officer for 10 years.
(More information coming soon!)
Story by Ricardo Bacchus and V. Michelle Bernard / Photos by Leander Tomazeli
Brian Hernandez (pictured), a 13-year-old member of Potomac Conference’s Seneca Valley Spanish church in Gaithersburg, Md., stood by the baptismal tank of Alexis Argueta last Sabbath, as his eighth-grade classmate from Gaithersburg Middle School publicly accepted Christ through baptism. Argueta made a decision for Christ after Hernandez introduced him to Jesus and gave him Bible studies.
Story by LaTasha Hewitt
Allegheny East Conference's Mizpah church in Philadelphia, recently celebrated its first Adventist Recovery Ministries (ARMin) Day. “By our work in the community, we’re trying to help people experience the life that God intends for them to enjoy,” says Donald McKinnie, pastor.
Vivangelismo, a celebration of the 2017 ministry in the Hispanic churches across the Columbia Union Conference, will be held December 8-10 at the Ocean City (Md.) Convention Center. Watch it online!
Story by Michele Joseph
You don’t need any special gifts or abilities,” says Tamyra Horst, Prayer Ministries coordinator for the Pennsylvania Conference, on being a prayer warrior. “You just need a willingness, an honest heart and a tenacity to not give up.” Here are a few tips from Horst and other prayer warriors in the Columbia Union.
Make God first: You’ve got to remove self. If God’s not first, who is?—Saundra Austin
Pray Scripture: Claim God’s Word; pray it back to Him.—Tamyra Horst
Give fasting a chance: It deepens the prayer experience.—TH