President's Message

God Is Listening!

Greetings from Oshawa, SDACC Yearend Meetings (YEM)! During this week here all YEM participants received wonderful reports. Praise God for pouring His blessings upon His Work in Canada. Now, the SDACC Board of Directors will meet this evening, Sunday, and Monday. Please keep us in your prayers!

 

Recently, I laid my hands on a small compilation book on the writings of Ellen While entitled God Is Listening. Prayer is a topic that captivates me. The Lord heard my Godly mother’s prayers, under the influence of the Holy Spirit, to rescue and bring me closer to His heart during my challenging teenage years. Ever since, I have learned that the prayers of mothers for their children are marvelous tools in God’s hands and the greatest power on earth!

 

A dear friend sent me an amazing quotation (below) which is found on God Is Listening, 10-11. I am certain it will bless you as it inspired me in my walk and dependence on God alone. “When our prayers seem not to be answered, we are to cling to the promise; for the time of answering will surely come, and we shall receive the blessing we need most. But to claim that prayer will always be answered in the very way and for the particular thing that we desire, is presumption. God is too wise to err, and too good to withhold any good thing from them that walk uprightly. Then do not fear to trust Him, even though you do not see the immediate answer to your prayers. Rely upon His sure promise, “Ask, and it shall be given you.” Comforting – Praise the Lord!

 

I pray that we always feel God’s presence and His peace in our lives because He cares for us! (I Peter 5:7)

 

Also, during the upcoming celebrations of the “most beautiful part of the year”, I kindly request all of us to count our blessings, especially Jesus’ gracious salvation given to us. Then, let’s remind ourselves of the importance of a faithful and committed stewardship understanding and practice in our lives. Thank you for dedicating yourselves (Temple), “your” Time, Talents, and Treasures to enhance God’s Cause in our Conference.

 

Please, let’s pray for the Marriage Enrichment Weekend at Camp Hope, Nov 29 – Dec 1. Mira Djakov is a certified Christian Family Mental Health Counselor and she will lead on that special spiritual retreat. (Registration online)

 

Happy Sabbath!

In His Service,

Wesley Torres

President


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