Dear Church Family,
In my reading this week, I came across this letter from Ellen White and thought it very inspiring. I have put in bold the phrases that stood out to me:
I have now spoken to the helpers, nursing class, and physicians five times during the Week of Prayer, and I am sure my talks are appreciated. I have spoken in the college twice. Last Thursday Professor Prescott wished me to come over there. I went and prayed and spoke to the large chapel filled with students. I had much freedom in speaking and in presenting before them the goodness and mercy of God and the great condescension and sacrifice of Jesus Christ and the heavenly reward purchased for us, the last final victory, and what a privilege it is to be Christians.
Professor Prescott arose and attempted to speak, but his heart was full and he did not utter a word for five minutes, but stood weeping before the people. Then he said a few words, “I am glad that I am a Christian.” He talked for about five minutes, then he gave liberty for all to speak. Many testimonies were borne, but it seemed to me that there must be a company reached that we had not yet succeeded in reaching. We called all to come forward who felt that they were unready for Christ’s coming and had not an evidence of their acceptance with God. I thought the whole house was in motion. We then gave opportunity for all to express their feelings, but we had after a little another season of prayer and the blessing of the Lord seemed to reach hearts.
Then we separated into divisions and continued the work for two hours longer, and the Lord’s Spirit came into the meeting in a remarkable manner. Several of those who had known nothing of a religious faith, unbelievers from the world, have obtained a genuine experience in the religious life. And the work is going deeper and deeper. The Lord is at work and will work, as fast as we prepare the way for Him that He can safely reveal His power in our behalf.—Letter 75, 1888. 1SM 150-151
In the news:
- Evan Fox will be sharing the message this Sabbath with a sermon entitled, “How to Fear a Loving God.”
- There will be no fellowship lunch or AYA this Sabbath due to camp meeting.
- There will be a Sabbath School Council Meeting this Monday evening at 6 p.m. at the church.
- Those going on the Peru Mission trip are asked to gather at the church for one last meeting this Tuesday evening at 6:30 p.m. before we leave on the 9th.
- Have you ever wanted to learn how to grow nutritious and tasty sprouts? Join us and bring a neighbor, friend or family member to our next “How To” class, Thursday evening, June 6 th at 6:30. For more information, call the church office.
- We are serving this week at the Collegedale camp meeting. Jim & Sharon Clayburn are also here leading a seminar on Disaster Response Training. The boys are helping me take pictures as I serve with the communications team here at camp meeting.
Blessings as you prepare for the coming Sabbath!
In His Service,