This Month's Issue

Editorial, Potomac Conference, Sherilyn O'Ffill, ‘Look Up at the Sky’

Editorial by Sherilyn O'Ffill, Associate Youth Director, Potomac Conference

At the age of 16, I became a staff member at Georgia Cumberland Conference’s Cohutta Springs Camp, and later at Northern California Conference’s Leoni Meadows Camp. Because of the positive influence summer camp had on me as a child, I wanted to make a difference in the lives of others too. While enjoying my staff roles, which included a kitchen worker, a counselor, the girls’ director and the assistant director, what inspired me the most was being mentored by other staff members. In turn, I learned how to mentor my campers—especially Mary.

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La General Conference ha designado el 13 de abril como el Día de los Amigos de Esperanza o Día del Visitante. ¿Qué tipo de eventos inspirarían a un miembro de la comunidad a visitar su iglesia? 

  Aquí hay un par de eventos a considerar que están relacionados con las temporadas, además de un servicio amigable para los visitantes: 

  -Invitar a la comunidad a un sorteo de árboles jóvenes o plantas nativas (el Día de la Tierra es el 22 de abril) 

-Proporcionar un concierto que destaque los talentos musicales de su escuela adventista local. 

-Planifique una comida compartida o una demostración de cocina vegetariana saludable y distribuya recetas gratuitas. 

When Ellen White was a teenager, her family had to stand up for their beliefs. This resulted in them being forced to leave their church—a situation that was incredibly hard for the family. In 2024, grow closer to Jesus so that you’ll be strengthened when faced with tough situations.


Have you enjoyed the Adventist Heritage cartoons we’ve included in the Visitor magazine this past year? If so, the Ellen G. White Estate and Adventist Heritage Ministries has compiled The Story of Anna Rice, a book about the life of Anna Rice and 15 other pioneer adventurers from the beginning days of the Seventh-day Adventist movement.