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Presidential Blessing: October 27, 2018

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Presidential Blessing: October 27, 2018
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Jesus, Sweet Jesus, Our Savior!
 
Greetings from Enderby! Today, I will have the honour to share God’s Word with this growing congregation in the Northern Okanagan region. They have built a beautiful new church facility and their membership comprises of many youth and young adults. Praise God for their achievement, for His glory!
 
I will be making my way to the NAD Yearend Meetings on Monday evening. I kindly request your prayers for those meetings as the leaders of our vast division will gather to pray, present and evaluate reports related to the progress of God’s work, and make plans for growth in our division.
  
This morning, I was touched by two beautiful quotations from Ellen White about our free salvation in Christ. My prayer is that they will also find a special place in your heart.
 
  • “The proud heart strives to earn salvation, but both our title to heaven and our fitness for it are found in the righteousness of Christ.” (DA, 300).
 
  • Better than a title to the noblest palace on earth is a title to the mansions our Lord has gone to prepare. And better than all the words of earthly praise, will be the Saviour's words to His faithful servants, ‘Come, ye blessed of My Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world.’ “ (COL, 374).
 
Then, consider connecting those two messages above with one of my favourite Bible verses as they relate to the Great Commission to each of us (individually) and the purpose of existence of our church:  “To them God chose to make known how great among the Gentiles are the riches of the glory of this mystery, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory.” (Col. 1:27, ESV)
 
Please find below the link for our beautiful stewardship video (testimony) for this month.
https://vimeo.com/296980172
Please, let’s pray for the following spiritual retreats & equipping events at Camp Hope (registration available online):
 
1 - Health Share Weekend - this weekend, Dr. Marcus Trayer and BC Conference Health Ministry Team.
2 - Youth Retreat “Search & Rescue” - Nov 09-12, Nathan Wahl.
 
Happy Sabbath!
 
In His Service,
 
Wesley Torres, D.Min.
President