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Presidential Blessing: June 2, 2018

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Presidential Blessing: June 2, 2018
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A Day for Restoration!
 
Greetings from Abbotsford! Today, I will worship the Lord as an ordinary member, together with my family, at the Abbotsford Church, our home church. It’s been a while since I had the opportunity to be with my beloved ones at our home church on a Sabbath worship. God is good!
 
The Sabbath day is a blessing! It is a privilege to come to God’s presence and worship our Creator, as well as to enjoy the company of family and friends after a week of hard work, studies, commitments, etc. I pray that we truly thank the Lord and appreciate this amazing gift He has given to humanity at the Garden of Eden - it is a sign of His creative power and love for His creatures. We are His! It is wonderful to know His Word and receive this blessing in the way God intended it to be for all His children. “Jesus said to them, "The Sabbath was made for man, and not man for the Sabbath”. (Mark 2:27 - NASB)
 
My prayer is for all of us to rejoice in the Lord on His Sabbath day - rest in His arms, take pleasure in the company of our family and community of faith, know that we are together on our heaven-bound journey, have listening ears and a receptive heart to His Word presented by His servants, and be willing to attend to the appeal of the Holy Spirit by applying the message in our own lives!
 
“Everyone should feel that he has a part to act in making the Sabbath meetings interesting. You are not to come together simply as a matter of form, but for the interchange of thought, for the relation of your daily experiences, for the expression of thanksgiving, for the utterance of your sincere desire for divine enlightenment, that you may know God, and Jesus Christ, whom He has sent. Communing together in regard to Christ will strengthen the soul for life's trials and conflicts. Never think that you can be Christians and yet withdraw yourselves within yourselves. Each one is a part of the great web of humanity, and the experience of each will be largely determined by the experience of his associates.” EGW, 6T, 362.
 
Also, let’s pray for:
 
1 - BC Conference Board of Directors Meeting, tomorrow.
2 - Local Church Elders’ Training with Elder Nik Satelmajer at Camp Hope, June 15-17. Registration is available on our website. Conference 1/3 subsidy until June 5.
3 - Youth & SAGE Retreat, at Camp Hope, June 24 - 30. Details on our website.
4 - Filipino Camp Meeting, at Camp Hope, June 29 - July 1.
5 - Summer Camps, at Camp Hope, July and August. Details on our website.
6 - BC Conference Camp Meeting - July 27 - August 4. The messengers include: Randy Roberts, Bill Knott, Randy Maxwell, Mike Tucker, Massiel Davila-Ferrer, and other inspired messengers.
 
Happy Sabbath!
 
In His Service,
 
Wesley Torres
D.Min.
President