Late last year, an organization called Streams of Light organized a massive outreach into much of the Phoenix metropolitan area, with the objective of distributing The Great Controversy to as many families as possible.
In preparation for this, 70,000 Great Controversy books arrived at Glendale church, where members of various English and Spanish churches came together to pray for the community and insert promotional materials for the local churches as well as a Good News TV bookmark. These books were then packaged in clear plastic bags to be easily distributed door to door.
Northern California Conference
Vallejo Berea church strives to be a shining light in its community.
One way they fulfill this purpose is through the Project Light Ministry. Every fourth Sabbath, the ministry team pre-cooks meals in the church kitchen and then serves them at a local unhoused encampment.
Ministry team members serve the food and often pray with receptive persons. The group sings songs during the meals, and many beautiful voices from the unhoused community join in—they are usually open about taking the lead in singing.
Southeastern California Conference
A historic event 10 years in the making commenced on January 28th: the two churches of Perris (Lake Perris and Perris Fifth Street) merged to become one unified church! Now called Perris Seventh-day Adventist Community Church, the two congregations are excited to move forward into 2023 and the future together. The second church building will be reutilized as a community center. We pray for many blessings to fall upon this new church!
Southern California Conference
Culver City Spanish church began the year by celebrating the payment of their mortgage as well as the dedication of their church building—an accomplishment almost 30 years in the making.
When the Culver City Spanish congregation began meeting in 1968, they did not yet have a sanctuary of their own. That milestone wouldn’t come until the early 90s, when a church member was walking in the neighborhood and saw a building for sale. This building would become the new home for the Culver City Spanish congregation.
Health Care in the Pacific Union Adventist Health
A 15-year-old Masai girl stumbles alone through the doors of the Africa Mission Services Clinic in Kenya, her feet dusty red with road dirt. Her eyes fix on the small birthing table across the room. Holly Green, Adventist Health perinatal specialist, helps her onto the table, no sheet between her and the faux leather mattress used in the center’s more than 600 deliveries last year.
The patient is in labor. There are no pillows or warm blankets to comfort her. No ice chips. No stirrups to support her. Holly can tell by examining her that scar tissue from a female circumcision will mean a more difficult and painful delivery.
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