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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!
While the COVID-19 virus continues to cause concern, I’m thankful we are finally addressing the racism virus that has infected America for hundreds of years.
Pandemic Pushes Churches to Minister Outside the Box
This spring and summer, one student from each of the Columbia Union Conference academies received the Caring Heart Award from Columbia Union’s Office of Education. Those honored demonstrated a commitment to service and witnessing.
“Rob Vandeman has always been a champion for the grace of Christ and the mission of the Adventist Church in so many ways as pastor and administrator,” says Dave Weigley, Columbia Union president.