Impact Pacific Offerings
June 29, 2019, and November 30, 2019
By the Sea of Galilee, the same shoreline where He first called the disciples to be fishers of men, Christ appeared to His disciples after His resurrection—calling them back to faithfulness and ministry. “And He said to them, ‘Cast the net on the right side of the boat, and you will find some.’ So they cast, and now they were not able to draw it in because of the multitude of fish.” (John 21:6, NKJV)
Commenting on this verse, Ellen G. White describes the right side as “the side of faith” (Testimonies for the Church, vol. 7, p. 213).
The Impact Pacific Offering is an opportunity for us to cast our nets on the side of faith. The offerings are used to respond to opportunities for mission unique to the Pacific Union. The offerings are used exclusively within the local conference for mission opportunities in these three areas:
Native Peoples—Projects that directly benefit ministries working with Native Americans and Native Hawaiians.
Mission in Context—Projects that are anchored in responding to specific local needs, particularly Refugee and Immigrant Ministries.
Providential Opportunities—Projects that are initiated because of an extraordinary opportunity for impacting the communities we serve that go beyond or outside of the scope of existing ministries.
“If we have the true religion of the Bible we shall feel that a debt of love, kindness, and interest is due to Christ in behalf of His brethren; and we can do no less than to show our gratitude for His immeasurable love to us while we were sinners unworthy of His grace, by having a deep interest and unselfish love for those who are our brethren and who are less fortunate than ourselves.”
—Ellen G. White, Testimonies for the Church, vol. 3, p. 511
God has blessed the Pacific Union with unique opportunities for service and mission. The work at Calexico Mission School, Holbrook Indian School, and through Native American Evangelism are some of the important and distinctive opportunities for ministry here in the Pacific Southwest.
The offerings on June 29 and again on November 30 will be used to expand these initiatives and embrace new opportunities for evangelism and service unique to our region.
Thank you for your support of Impact Pacific and the mission of the Seventh-day Adventist church in the Pacific Southwest.