August 2023 Issue

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August 2023 Issue


The Master’s Touch

Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will direct your paths. Proverbs 3: 5,6

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Do All The Good You Can!

Although the true source of the following quote is debated, it is frequently credited to John Wesley, the leader of the Methodist movement: “Do all the good you can, by all the means you can, in all the ways you can, in all the places you can, at all the times you can, to all the people you can, as long as ever you can.”

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From Personal Hardship to Compassionate Service

Personal negative experiences may prepare us to help those in like circumstances. The story of Jacob Bernard Penner (1894–1985) is a wonderful illustration of that principle.

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Lo que Dios pide de nosotros: paciencia, compasión y amor

“Todos necesitamos sembrar paciencia, compasión y amor… Aquí en la tierra nos estamos educando para el cielo. Todo lo debemos a la gracia gratuita y soberana. En el pacto, la gracia ordenó nuestra adopción. En el Salvador, la gracia efectuó nuestra redención, nuestra regeneración y nuestra adopción para ser coherederos con Cristo. Revelemos esta gracia a otros” (Joyas de los testimonios, t. 2, p. 506).

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Facing Workplace Issues

Q: Are there any church policy or legal considerations churches should consider before allowing individuals to volunteer in children’s ministries programs?

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God’s Story vs Trauma’s Story

Trauma has a way of inserting itself into the narratives of people early and often. According to trauma experts, trauma is an emotional response to an experience perceived by an individual as physically or emotionally overwhelming. One also perceives themselves as powerless to change it.

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Current Matters

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Help Them!

Protecting our Children from Abuse

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Hope After Darkness

Sexual abuse is a dark and secretive sin. There is a pandemic of sexual abuse right in our own backyards, but it is mostly hidden, mainly because it is painful to learn about and confront. Almost every family has been touched by it in some way or another.

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Indiana Church Feeds Tornado Victims

An F3 tornado struck the small town of Sullivan, Indiana, on March 31, 2023, in the dark of night. Over 200 homes were leveled or destroyed in a matter of minutes. Three people lost their lives, and families were devastated. The townsfolk responded with love and a desire to help.

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Southern Illinois School Commemorates 50 Years

Students, faculty, staff and well-wishers marked the 50th anniversary of the Marion Adventist Christian School during a two-day homecoming celebration on April 29–30, 2023.

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Academy students recognized with “Caring Heart Award”

The Lake Union and North American Division’s Office of Education believe that teaching young people to be actively involved in witnessing and service activities is central to the educational goals of the school and the mission of the church.

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State-of-the-art School Library Opens in South Side Chicago

The pandemic highlighted a major problem in Chicago’s South Side. Many households did not have internet at home or have access to digital devices such as computers or tablets.

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Lake Union Executive Committee Spring Meetings Wrap Up

Education, Healthcare Professional Challenges; Record Tithe, Membership Growth Continues

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