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In my life, there have been times when I have witnessed God answer my prayers. One such answered prayer happened on a beautiful, sunny day.
It’s hard to believe that we’ve been living through a global pandemic for more than a year. Our hearts ache for the many lives lost and families impacted. Sadly, our world continues to witness the scourge of wars, terrorism, racial strife, economic stress and extreme weather.
Naomi’s love for God was apparent in her daily living, acceptance of her situation and the hope she placed in Him.
Over the years, I have enjoyed running. And I’ve been reminded of this verse over and over: “Even youths grow tired and weary.”
As I look back, I’m certain it was this pivotal time in my life when I sensed God calling me to the gospel ministry. I committed this verse to memory, and, as I repeated it to myself, it gave me the peace of mind I sought.
On March 14, 2021, the Potomac Conference Corporation will be the first conference in the Columbia Union Conference to virtually host a full constituency meeting. Like many organizations that have had to adjust their official meeting protocols, after much prayer and deliberation, Potomac made the decision to proceed with the virtual option. The conference’s executive committee later approved the request from the conference administration.
These verses, spoken by Jesus, touch me personally and give me courage to be a witness for Him—no matter the consequence.
In this issue Columbia Union families find new ways to refocus traditions and spread holiday cheer by giving back and connecting with others. We also share news about our executive secretary, the recent Virtual Visitor 5K and more!
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