We begin our episode today with a story from the Southern California Conference. Melvir Ausente is a musician who follows wherever God leads him. He sang in the Philippine Madrigal Singers and made connections to come to the United States to sing with the El Paso Opera and Chamber Choir for a season. While in El Paso, Melvir was introduced to and accepted the Adventist faith. From there, he moved to Los Angeles, where he became the Temple City church music director. While serving at Temple City, he sang with the Los Angeles Master Chorale and the Los Angeles Philharmonic. He started helping with San Gabriel Academy’s music department and now is teaching band and orchestra there full time. Encouraged by his spiritual leadership, several of his students have pursued careers in music. Thank you, Melvir Ausente, for your dedication to music ministry!
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Women’s History Month is a celebration of women’s contributions to history, culture, and society and has been observed annually in the month of March in the United States since 1987. Women’s History Month is a dedicated month to reflect on the often-overlooked contributions of women to United States history.
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For Seventh-day Adventists, Sabbath, March 5, has been set aside as Women’s Day of Prayer. This special day provides an opportunity for women to learn about each other and pray for one another. It’s a time to reunite with God and one another to strengthen spiritual bonds. This year’s theme is “Praying in the Last Days,” and sermon resources are provided in English, Spanish, and French.
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International Women’s Day is celebrated globally next Tuesday, March 8. It is a celebration of the economic, political, and social achievements of women and took place for the first time on March 8, 1911. Many countries around the world celebrate the holiday with demonstrations, educational initiatives, and customs such as presenting women with gifts and flowers.
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