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Presidential Blessing: May 28

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Greetings from Creston! I was invited to be the guest speaker for the East Kootenay’s Camp Meeting this weekend. We had a good meeting last night already. The members are excited!

The Vancouver Island Camp Meting is also happening during this weekend and Charles Aguilar (Communication Director) will be presenting the Morning Manna messages and will also be conducting some seminars there.

Herb Larsen Jr. is the main speaker for the weekend in that beautiful Island. Please pray for during these spiritual gatherings, as God’s people assemble together to worship Him.

This past Monday, I attended the Church in the Valley 16th Extreme Home Repair (EHR) “house ceremony and delivery.” I wish you were there to see the joy and happiness in the faces of the family who was the recipient of this amazing ministry of our sister Church.

Tears of gratitude and appreciation rolled down their cheeks – words cannot describe them. Among the many people that I saw and interacted with, I met Alex and Josh, two young people, who are really involved with and committed to this ministry. The interesting fact is that their family was the recipient of the EHR in 2010.

I helped during that project but had never met them personally. Ever since, they volunteer every year to assist other families to experience the transformation of their homes and living conditions that they experienced it themselves back then. Their smile, friendliness, and a visible satisfaction in their eyes for doing this is a testimony for the Gospel. What a thrill!

Alex and Josh expressed their feeling about this by saying: “We cannot stay at home and deprive ourselves of the joy of serving others. We need to share with others what we have received ourselves.”

WOW, powerful witnessing! God’s Word presents this message clearly: For Paul: “For I received from the Lord what I also passed on to you…” I Cor. 11:23 (NIV)A message of hope and salvation. For the four lepers in the field after God had delivered Israel’s from the Arameans’ siege: “We’re not doing right. This is a day of good news and we are keeping it to ourselves… Let’s go at once and report this to the royal palace.” II Kings 7:9 (NIV)A message of deliverance.

For the blind man who was healed by Jesus: “He replied, ‘Whether he is a sinner or not, I don't know. One thing I do know. I was blind but now I see!"’ John 9:25 (NIV)A message of faith. For the disciples: “for we cannot stop speaking about what we have seen and heard.” Acts 4:20 (NASB). A message of commitment. Conclusion: It is impossible to remain silent after receiving so much from the Lord. The Bible confirms this: 'It is more blessed to give [share] than to receive.' " Acts 20:35 (NSV)A message of generosity.

My prayer this morning is for all of us to never stop sharing the message that we have received from the Lord – God’s Salvation in Jesus.

Happy Sabbath!

In His Service,

Wesley Torres
President