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I had three small children living in Texas. There was no food, no job, no money and no husband. I had one cup of rice and one cup of beans, and, like the widow in the Bible, I was going to make that meal and then try to figure it out from there. She had made up her mind to die; I wasn’t quite there yet, but I was very discouraged.
My late friend, Dave Robinson, was the Camp Mohaven director and pastor of the Delaware church in Ohio. He often had a time during his church service called the “God Showing Off Moment,” where he and members shared God’s recent blessings.
God has creative ways of bringing Scripture into our minds to encourage us. Joshua 1:9 became a favorite of mine during an anxious period in my life.
I have been a widow for many years. Although the burdens of day-to-day life are heavy, I have the assurance that God cares for me.
When I first read John 21:25, I wondered, “How can the entire earth not hold enough books to list Jesus’ works?” I volunteer as an assistant librarian at my church, and we have over 3,750 books.
Awhile back, my family went to the circus. I purchased tickets that put us right up front. As the show progressed, there was a knife-throwing clown act. Seeking volunteers from the audience, I was chosen to participate in this extravaganza.
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.