New Jersey Conference

Alexandre Inamasu and David Nazaire recently launched Pathfinder Mall

Story by Visitor Staff

David Nazaire and Alexandre Inamasu, longtime members of New Jersey Conference’s Hackettstown Pathfinder Club, know how hard it is to fundraise for events such as the upcoming Chosen 2019 International Pathfinder Camporee in OskKosh, Wisc. To help their club and others like them, they recently launched pathfindermall.com, a site that sells Christian and Seventh-day Adventist-themed merchandise, including camporee gear.

Photo by summitcheese from flickr

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!

Elisa Maragoto, principal of the Lake Nelson Adventist Academy in Piscataway, N.J., speaks at the Hispanic Women’s Retreat.

Editorial by Elisa Maragoto

The idea of being “In His Presence,” the theme of this year’s Hispanic Women’s Retreat, unifies every aspect of who we are. At the event, we learned, through the story of Esther, that it is in His presence we find our true identity. Our past and present circumstances and mistakes do not and should not define us. As we find refuge in His presence, we come to understand that our identity is in Jesus.