Connecting Columbia Union Seventh-day Adventists
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Camp meeting season came to a beautiful conclu- sion this year, as families from across Ohio gathered for the 2021 Hispanic Camp Meeting.
This summer, Ohio Conference members gathered for the first in-person English camp meeting since 2019. More than 600 people worshipped and fellowshipped at the Mount Vernon Hill church, as well as under the “big top” tent at Camp Mohaven in Danville—reigniting connections and faith.
When I got the news that I was moving to Ohio, I was so mad at God. It was so unfair that I had to move again. I felt like I was just getting used to living in Tennessee, but now I had to pack everything up. It was so hard for me to let go of all the friends I had met.
With unprecedented growth over the past several years, Ohio Conference's Spring Valley Academy has plans to build a new high school addition.
No matter how unsteady your emotions are right now, My love for you is constant.
When I became a Christian, I felt that this verse was the perfect summary of my salvation experience. Before I understood my redemption in Christ, I was living under a huge burden of trying to be accepted by God. I never felt good enough for Him to accept me as a candidate for heaven. I was lonely and depressed.
I have a reminder on my phone with this verse, and I contemplate and pray it every morning. Being reminded daily that He affectionately cares and closely watches over me helps me grasp that there is nothing that gets past His loving attention.
This year, the Hispanic Ministries Department has experienced many stories of how God has worked in people’s lives across Ohio: An entire family making the decision to give their lives to Jesus; a lady who resisted her friend’s invitation to church finally attends and decides to be baptized; a daughter who takes a trip to see her mother be baptized ends up being touched by the Holy Spirit and gets baptized too; 10 young people get baptized together; a pastor baptizes his own sister; a man who suffers from addiction and sleeps in a cemetery finds new life and hope by giving his life to Jesus.
This may look like a simple verse. It contains only eight words, but certain carefully-chosen words put together can be very powerful. “We walk by faith” means we can’t get through life alone. We choose to follow God and live for Him.
When you feel you aren’t good enough, smart enough or just enough, know that this is when God is getting ready to show up big time, and you’ll be more than enough for whatever the situation.