This Month's Issue

The Luttrell Family was featured on the cover of the May/June 2023 Visitor. Image by Nicol Belvedere

By Thomas and Hannah Luttrell

The hospital lights were dim, and medical equipment hummed quietly. I (Hannah) was still groggy from my emergency C-section just hours before. Our baby’s heart rate had suddenly dropped, and I had been rushed into the operating room.

We’re Parents; Now What?, editorial, Austin and Celeste Blyden, Sarita Blyden, Larraina Blyden, Columbia Union Conference

Editorial by Austin and Celeste Blyden

Our winter baby was born in January on the coldest day of the year. She was 7 pounds, 11 ounces and 21 inches long. She had 10 fingers, 10 toes and thankfully only one nose. Her hair was soft and curly, and her skin against ours was tender and moist. And when she looked at us—her eyes wide with wonder—we melted.

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As summer camp season draws closer, many camp administrators are having a hard time recruiting staff for their ministries. "It has been much more difficult this year to find students/staff," say Ray Queen and Julie Minnick, director and associate director, respectively, at Potomac Conference's Camp Blue Ridge in Montebello, Va. “It has also been difficult to get them to commit and even fill out [an] application."

Other directors have reported similar situations. Minnick says that "students are being pulled in so many directions with school [and] career choices, and the biggest distraction is accepting internships," among other issues.

Story by Pacific Press Staff

During the Adventist-laymen’s Services and Industries (ASI) International Convention in August 2021, General Conference President Ted Wilson announced an initiative to distribute up to one billion copies of Ellen White’s The Great Controversy worldwide. The book is a powerful tool for sharing the gospel and has been instrumental in the conversion of many Adventists worldwide.

The initiative encourages Seventh-day Adventists to read and share the final book in The Conflict of the Ages five-book series. The Great Controversy is a comprehensive look at the history of the world from a biblical perspective and the ultimate victory of God over Satan.

A través de toda la Columbia Union Conference, las iglesias y los miembros continúan poniendo un énfasis especial en la evangelización.

José Espósito Forciniti, asistente del presidente para evangelismo en la Columbia Union que participó en seis de las reuniones desde el otoño pasado, señala el denominador común que atrajo a los visitantes. “En todas las campañas, fueron los [miembros] invitando personalmente a sus amigos, familiares, vecinos o compañeros de trabajo lo que los atrajo a Jesús y a la iglesia”, dice.