Great Is Your Faithfulness
Editorial by Carlos Charnichart
“The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness” (ESV). We have seen this promise in Lamentations 3:22–23 lived out this year. God has blessed our conference, our churches, our schools and has drawn more than 150 people to commit their lives to Him and join the Seventh-day Adventist Church.
We thank our members, teachers and pastors for their faithful stewardship to God. During the pandemic lockdown, they continued to give Bible studies, hold evangelistic meetings and celebrate God’s faithfulness through baptisms. Adventist education did not stop as teachers continued educating, praying and guiding students and families through this confusing time. Members also continued to give generously to God’s work. Halfway through the year, when many expected tithes to fall, faithful giving resulted in a 2.73 percent tithe increase year-to-date over the previous year. Laurel Lake Camp has been operating in the black since 2018, but there were concerns about how COVID-19 would impact finances this year. God has provided abundantly above all we expected or imagined! Through His provision, we are now in the same financial position as though we had held summer camp, and will again finish the year in the black.
As we come to the end of 2020, we invite you to continue supporting the vital mission God has given us. First Corinthians 4:2 challenges us, “Moreover it is required in stewards that one be found faithful” (NKJV). Let us continue to put our trust in our loving Lord to grant us all we need to safely navigate these challenging times and to empower us to unite together to fulfill the mission.