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Hurricane Florence: Addressing an Immediate Need

I received an email several days ago with an immediate and significant need in which we can all participate. You may or may not know that our Adventist Community Services (ACS) agency is serving thousands of families who were evacuated due to Hurricane Florence in North Carolina. ACS has…

A Report from the Outreach Ministry Fair

The Spencerville Adventist Church celebrated its first Outreach Ministry Fair on September 8, 2018. This special event was organized by the Spencerville Adventist Community Services in conjunction with the pastoral staff to showcase the current outreach ministries provided by the church to its community. The threefold purpose of the fair was to create awareness among…

A Week of Loss, A Week of Hope

This week has been rough. Many of you know this firsthand because you’ve been working right alongside our staff as we pick up the pieces following the loss of Don Mauller. The pastoral staff expresses our sincerest appreciation and thanks for your help. More will be needed as little by little we recognize all that Don contributed to our church family. The loss of…

Are You Sleeping?

When Jesus found the disciples asleep in Gethsemane, his words express exasperation; “Couldn’t you men keep watch with me for one hour?” (Matthew 26:40) Mrs. White expounds upon this in The Desire of Ages (p. 713): “All the disciples, by sleeping in that critical hour, sustained a great loss. Christ knew the fiery ordeal through which they were to pass…Had those hours in…

To Whom Does the Battle Belong?

On a recent trip, Pastor Chad and I were able to stop for a few moments at the Antietam battlefield in Western Maryland. If you’re a student of American history, you know that the Battle of Antietam was the bloodiest battle of the Civil War, with almost 23,000 men losing their lives within just a few short days in September of 1862. Strategically, the major objective…

Fulfillment of Hope

You’ve probably heard it said that, as Christians, we have hope. We speak of hope to encourage each other during times of death and sorrow. We sing about hope in worship; “My hope is built on nothing less than Jesus’ blood and righteousness.” Not too long ago, the word hope was infused into popular vernacular during the 2008 presidential race as then Senator Barack Obama…

History in the Making

I don’t know about you, but I believe in the Divine guidance of a person’s steps. I’ve experienced it in my own life. To put it another way, I don’t believe, that as Christians, we are placed in situations by chance or by accident. We serve a loving God who directs our paths (Psalm 23:3). Earlier this week, I stumbled onto a powerful quote from theologian, Charles…

Encouraged by the Ordinary

It’s easy to think of the disciples as an elevated group that followed Christ—wandering to and fro, teaching and healing in His name. But they were a rag-tag bunch of guys with ordinary lives—each with quirks and issues. However, in them, Christ saw something He could use, and He bid them to follow—committing the totality of their lives to the ministry (Luke 9:2-3).…