Story by Visitor Staff
While serving as a volunteer at the Reach International Children’s Home in Santa Barbara, Honduras, Mandy Corea was in charge of cooking breakfast for about 70 people.
One morning she walked into the kitchen, like she did every morning, and couldn’t find matches to light the gas stove.
Corea, Campus Ministries director and English as a Second Language teacher at Chesapeake Conference’s Highland View Academy in Hagerstown, Md., looked all over the place, searched various storage rooms and went into people’s rooms to see if anyone had matches, she says. She continued looking for about 40 minutes, stressed because she needed to prepare breakfast before the kids left for school.
The doctors had given their prognosis. Linda and Craig Johnson responded by calling anyone who had been active in their daughter Hannah’s life: their local Pathfinder director at Pennsylvania Conference’s Blue Mountain Academy (BMA) church in Hamburg, pastors, church members, family and friends. They needed everyone to pray. Now!
Editorial by Rick Remmers
North Korea is increasingly unpredictable and dangerous as it fires off longer range missiles with devastating potential. “In everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you” (1 Thess. 5:18, NKJV).
Record rainfalls and once in a millennium flooding cause the costliest disaster in U.S. history. “Oh, give thanks to the Lord! Call upon His name; Make known His deeds among the peoples!” (1 Chron. 16:8, NKJV).
Violence between protesters and white supremacists results in injuries and death. “Rejoice in the Lord always. Again I will say, rejoice!” (Phil. 4:4, NKJV).
Story by New Hope church staff
On a recent Sabbath afternoon children who are members of Chesapeake Conference's New Hope church's Adventurers Club in Fulton, Md., packed more than 200 shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child. The club members formed an assembly line and packed things like notebooks, pencils, crayons, hygiene products, small toys and Bibles into the boxes. These boxes will be taken to a Samaritan’s Purse processing center near Baltimore where a workbook that presents the Gospel for children is added. Then the boxes are shipped to children in the developing world. They are an evangelism tool to over eight million children a year.