Pacific Union “All God’s People,” April 13, 2018 Episode 045



Nearly 1,000 participants from across North Pacific and Pacific Union conferences came together for the 2018 “EMPOWER” West Coast Youth Conference (WCYC) hosted this spring at the Ontario Convention Center in Ontario, Calif.. Over the four days they gathered, young people participated in praise, worship, devotions, workshops, seminars and social activities. The young delegates made the word EMPOWER mean something with the service projects that they took on in the Inland Empire. Delegates fanned out across the community to work together and spread the love of Christ through tangible acts of compassion, following the example of Jesus.

The West Coast Bible Conference exemplified what can happen with young people are Empowered to do something wonderful for the Kingdom of God.

Look for photos of this conference on the WCYC Facebook page:


Some of the most compelling stories we get to tell each week come from people who are using their talents to bless other people. A news crew from Las Vegas CBS Channel 8 recently showed their viewers how Edward Simanton, an Administrator at the University of Nevada Las Vegas, New School of Medicine is contributing to his community as the instrumental music teacher at Abundant Life Christian Academy.

Dr. Simanton, who plays over 30 wind, string and percussion instruments, and has taught music for more than three decades, now spends his lunch hour several days a week providing piano, flute, trumpet, clarinet, saxophone, and guitar lessons to community students. His students frequently provide special music selections during morning worship service at the Abundant Life SDA Church.

Watch the news clip on the Nevada-Utah Conference Facebook page:

Read about what’s happening at ALCA on page 54 of this month’s issue of the Recorder:


The North American Religious Liberty Association has a remarkable event coming up in the Inland Empire and Southern California on April 21-22.

Here’s an invitation from the North American Religious Liberty Association:
“This Religious Liberty Summit will be different than our national Summit in that there is no advance registration, and no cost to attend. Come Do Justice with us! On Sunday morning you’ll have the opportunity to learn and train in hands-on grassroots advocacy efforts. Are you ready to Do Christ-Centered Justice? Join us April 27-29!”

Learn more about this summit at:

Follow NARLA for details of the event on Facebook:


Colossians 3:23-24 “Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters, since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving.”

Psalm 24: 1—“ The earth is the Lord’s, and everything in it, the world, and all who live in it.”

May we be mindful of how All God’s People have the opportunity to serve our Lord through every moment and every aspect of our lives.

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