A few months ago, Tammi was inspired by the Holy Spirit to begin a special mission. An artist in her spare time, Tammi started collecting smooth stones androcks which she paints, inscribing on each onea particular scripture from the Bible.
This month the Pennsylvania Conference education team is saying good-bye as Toni Wlasniewski, a teacher at Reading Junior Academy, and Machelle Williams, head teacher for the Pocono Adventist Christian School, Stroudsburg, Pa., are both retiring from education.
Nine different church locations. Three schools. Providing concerts. Interacting with students. Painting walls. Talking with students and church members. Learning to barter at shops. Sharing testimonies with people wanting to know more about God.
“I want to let people know that through this God still loves them and so do I. If they want to pray, study the Bible, or if they just need encouragement I want them to know I would love to do that and will be there,” says Blue Mountain Academy student Gwynavere Culpepper.
“What’s the difference between the old church and the new church?” a member who hadn’t attended the Pottsville church for 15 years asked Pastor Alex DuBee while visiting during an evangelistic meeting.
“Historically, it is in crisis when the church has the most significant opportunity to live out its full mission of being the hands and feet of Jesus,” wrote Chad Stuart, senior pastor of Chesapeake Conference’s Spencerville church in Silver Spring, Md.