Story by Tamyra Horst
Doug Seipt is a fifth-generation dairy farmer from Easton. His parents taught him to work hard and do good. For a long time, Seipt believed those two things would be enough for salvation. His wife Bonnie’s strong Adventist faith was a constant reminder to him of what God desired, and when Seipt learned that Doug Batchelor, Amazing Facts president and speaker, would be at the Pennsylvania Conference Camp Meeting, his goal was to get baptized during this event.
Story and photos by LaTasha Hewitt
This past weekend, the Columbia Union Conference’s annual Spiritual Academy Leadership Training (SALT) welcomed more than 220 student leaders and sponsors from 12 of the union's academies, one of SALT's largest groups in its 20-plus year history. Students in grades 9–12 gathered on the campgrounds of Allegheny East Conference in Boyertown, Pa., for a weekend of training and inspiration.
Editorial by Jim Greene
According to Webster’s Dictionary, “hope” has several connotations based on the way you approach the usage of the word. We can “hope” that something will happen—“I hope I can win a new car in the drawing.” Or, we can state with assurance that our “hope” is based on trust and reliance that something will happen—“Jesus is coming again!” The hymn, “We Have This Hope,” is a strong affirmation of our faith and hope in the coming of the Lord, based on the promises found in God’s Word. Every time I sing this song, my spirits are lifted, and I am inspired to share the good news that Jesus is coming again!
Story by V. Michelle Bernard
Do you have a talent you’d like to share at Chosen, the 2019 International Pathfinder Camporee in Oshkosh, Wis., August 12–17, 2019?
Event organizers are now looking for musicians to appear onstage, submit theme song entries, teach honor classes, lead activities and more! Visit camporee.org/about/main-stage for details and deadlines.
Story by Kim Luste Maran/NAD Communication
For members of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in North America, giving tithes and offerings on digital platforms recently got much easier with the launch of the Adventist Giving mobile apps for both Apple (iOS) and Android devices.
Gordon Harty, NAD web application developer, explained that members can search “Adventist Giving” in the respective application stores to find the apps. “The mobile apps allow for all the same donation services that are provided on the website,” he says.
Read more here.
Story by LaTasha Hewitt
The U.S. Army recently recognized Sendry O. Pittman, Sr., a deacon at the Mt. Calvary church in Williamsburg, Va., for his dedication to volunteering. In recognition of his 30-plus years of serving his community, the Red Cross Volunteer Program was renamed the Sendry Pittman Volunteer Program. The ceremony took place at the U.S. Army Transportation Museum on the grounds of Fort Eustis, Va.