Connecting Columbia Union Seventh-day Adventists
- Monthly archive
- October 2021
Estefany Flores, who attends the Robbinsville church, has gone through many struggles in her life that have tested her faith when it comes to God’s timing.
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.
This verse reminds me to trust in the Lord, regardless of whatever is going on in my life or the world. It points out that, although I may not understand things and/or people at times, if I acknowledge Him and continue to believe that He knows what’s best for me, everything will turn out fine.
I was constantly comforted by God’s promise that He is our refuge and strength, always willing to help in troublesome times. This He demonstrated daily to me through His Word and by the people He placed in my path
I like Genesis 41:39 because it shows God’s power and what He can do, especially in this abbreviated version on the story of Joseph.
Coats for children and adults are needed to help Afghan refugee families in the Washington, D.C., area. Drop off is on October 10 at the Beltsillve church in Maryland.
“Our senior class didn’t want to do just any class trip; we wanted to serve,” shares Catarina Falcao, a Blue Mountain Academy (BMA) 2021 graduate. “Since we couldn’t go out of the country because of COVID-19, we decided to serve in Florida.”
Letting go of his possessions and reaching his hand to grasp what Jesus offered was too high a cost for the rich young ruler to pay for the free gift of eternal life. And while Jesus didn’t tell the young man to go, He didn’t beg him to stay either.
As I prepared for a final exam during my senior year of college, I became overwhelmed with worry about how I would do. My degree would be
in Early Childhood Education, so I sought my grandmother Helen’s guidance, since she was a retired teacher. She comforted me with this Bible verse and spoke of the many times she turned to it in times of fear. It’s been more than 20 years since this conversation, and I still hide these words in my heart.