Editorial by Emmanuel Asiedu
When I arrived to the United States as an international student in 2004, I was faced with a financial challenge. How would I pursue my education with so little money in my pocket? In God’s infinite wisdom, He had already provided the answer for me, found in Ephesians 3:20: “Now to Him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to His power that is at work within us” (NIV). Claiming this promise, God provided immeasurably more money than I ever thought was possible, and I graduated debt-free thanks to the generosity and prayers from my friends who helped me along the way.
Feature by Dave Gemmell
The Perry family was crushed by a debt that was quickly growing to almost a quarter million dollars. Jay had taken a leave of absence from his job as a Seventh-day Adventist pastor to be the full-time caregiver for his terminally ill mom. The family planned on living off of his wife’s salary, but she sustained a disabling injury and was unable to work. How in the world could the family stay afloat with the absence of two salaries and health challenges all while raising their son.
A recent study has confirmed what your Health Ministries director has long preached: It’s healthier to eat foods closer to their natural state than processed.
The study found that a high consumption of more ultra-processed foods with more additives, artificial flavors, sweeteners and preservatives is associated with a greater risk of cancer, especially ovarian and brain cancer.
Here are some resources from our archives to help:
Story by V. Michelle Bernard
Churches and members around the union continue to place special emphasis on evangelism in their churches across the Columbia Union Conference. (We'll share several stories highlighting this throughout March and April)
José D. Espósito, assistant to the president for evangelism at the Columba Union who participated in more than eight of the meetings since last fall, notes the common denominator that drew visitors.