How often do you contemplate the blessings in your life? I firmly believe that focusing on the blessings God has given us—both individually and as a church—helps keep our priorities straight and our attitudes correctly tuned. Even if problems and tragedies run into us like a Mack Truck, with God on our side, there are plenty of things to celebrate.
A Children’s Health Expo is an avenue to gain access to children in the community. While sometimes it may be difficult to speak about Jesus, church members can portray Christ living in and through them to children and staff in public schools.
One Sabbath Grandma dropped off her five grandchildren at church. She was familiar with the Seventh-day Adventist Church—and the Grafton (W.Va.) church, in particular—from visiting their food pantry and letting the children attend Vacation Bible School (VBS).
Why do we spend all that money to send students to another country for just 10 days? Wouldn’t it be better used by sending a check overseas and letting the local people spend it as they see fit?” Have you ever heard these questions? Have you ever thought them yourself? At the Mountain View Conference (MVC), we have a decisive answer.
Keisha May, a member from West Virginia feels a sense of heartache, but also gratitude every time she hears about a school shooting in the news—gratitude because in God’s providence, her life was spared during a horrific experience.