All God’s People for the week of August 30, 2019
Lodi Fairmont ACS Hosts “Cuddle Up” Project
At the Lodi Fairmont church, Adventist Community Service volunteers were featured on Good Day Sacramento earlier this month. The segment focused on the “Cuddle Up” project. Over many years, members have sewn thousands of blankets and paired them with stuffed animals to be sent to kids in need all over the community – and the world! What a way to make sure kids in need have a sense of comfort in tough times. Watch a local news report of this story:
The ministry of Adventist Community Services continues to help support the Camp Fire survivors who are struggling to put the basic pieces of their lives back together. Their latest kitchen supply kit giveaway was held at the Silver Dollar Fairgrounds in Chico last month. Charlene Sargent, the Pacific Union ACS Director, coordinated the effort in Chico and will have ongoing supply kit giveaways in other needed areas. Watch the news report:
Churches across the Pacific Union hosted fun and educational Vacation Bible School (VBS) programs this summer. In late July, the West Sacramento Spanish church hosted a Vacation Bible School using the new program developed by the North American Division called “Jamaii Kingdom.” Children learned to appreciate nature and had a great time exploring an African savanna while making friends and learning how we are all part of God’s big family!
In Elko, Nevada, the local church invited young people in their church and community to a Fiesta-themed VBS. Youth learned about Jesus through songs and activities that integrated the Spanish language and culture. Highlights from their program included “Sing and Play Olé” time, “Hot Bible Adventures” with Bible story reenactments, and “Cactus Crafts.”
Roughly 400 miles south, in Las Vegas, Nevada, the Maranatha Spanish church hosted an average of 70 kids each evening at their Route 66-themed VBS held during the last week of July. The theme was based on the 66 books of the Bible.
For churches like West Sacramento Spanish, Elko, Maranatha Spanish, and many more – VBS is a special way for congregations to participate in children’s evangelism and engage young people in meaningful ways.
Learn More About Jamaii Kingdom: https://www.adventistvbx.org/
At the beginning of the year, the Pacific Union launched a new quarterly edition of the Recorder magazine in Spanish. This new publication reaches about 20,000 Adventist homes in Arizona, California, Hawaii, Nevada, and Utah! It is distributed through our Spanish-language churches, and the next edition comes out in October! Read the latest edition of the Recorder en español via the link below:
KHON2 News Interviews Senior Chaplain of Adventist Health Castle
Sara-May Colón, Senior Chaplain of Adventist Health Castle, is not what you might expect when you think of someone in her role, but she is exactly the right person for the job. Her faith and her heart for others is evident, and she has had quite the journey so far! Be sure to check out the story of her ministry and passion for serving others in a video interview from KHON2.
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“Be of good courage, and he shall strengthen your heart, all ye that hope in the Lord.”
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