FIRES IN CALIFORNIA IMPACTING CHURCHES, SCHOOLS, AND MEMBERS
We have all been concerned about the fires in California—and the possible impact on our churches, schools, and members. Both Camp Wawona in Yosemite, the summer camp operated by the Central California Conference, and Pine Springs Ranch near Idyllwild, the summer camp operated by the Southeastern California Conference, have been forced to close as a result of fires near them. Please continue to pray for those impacted by these fires!
Update on Carr Fire: http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-evacuation-order-fires-20180802-story.html
Update on Cranston Fire: http://www.kvcrnews.org/post/thursday-update-cranston-fire-92-contained-if-weather-holds-full-containment-expected-next-week#stream/0
Update on Ferguson Fire: http://goldrushcam.com/sierrasuntimes/index.php/news/local-news/14995-ferguson-fire-near-yosemite-national-park-in-mariposa-county-thursday-morning-august-2-2018-update-68-610-acres-with-39-containment
COLE MARCUS’ USES ROLE IN CHRISTIAN FILM “I CAN ONLY IMAGINE” TO LIVE HIS FAITH
From a YouTube viral sensation at age 4, to acting and playing drums in the hit movie “I Can Only Imagine,” 19-year-old Cole Marcus is living God’s love every day. Raised in the South Bay Adventist church in Redondo Beach, California, Cole is as comfortable teaching Sabbath School and playing drums in the praise band as he is on the movie set. Ready to give up acting at age 18 because the roles he was offered didn’t fit his Christian values, he landed the part of Robby the drummer in the movie “I Can Only Imagine” – the Christian film grossed $70 million in its first 3 weeks and made a huge impact on audiences. Read Cole’s whole story in the July Recorder.
Read the whole story: https://scc.adventist.org/stories/cole-marcus-can-only-imagine-what-god-is-planning-next
Follow Cole Marcus on social media: https://www.facebook.com/COLEMARCUS1/
VACATION BIBLE XPERIENCE “SEA OF MIRACLES” SHOWS KIDS GOD’S LOVE
Did your church participate in a Vacation Bible School this year? The new curriculum, Vacation Bible Xperience “Sea of Miracles,” was created by the Southeastern California Conference in partnership with the NAD Children’s Ministries Department. It is available from AdventSource and is being used across the North American Division. This wonderful program shows children the power of Jesus’ love and what it means for us. Each day at Sea of Miracles kids explore Galilee during Jesus’ time and are nurtured in a growing relationship with Him. We are so proud of what the Children’s Ministries team in Southeastern has accomplished with this program.
Learn more: https://www.adventistvbx.org/
YOUTH RUSH PROGRAM ENGAGES 290 STUDENTS IN SUMMER OF MINISTRY
Earlier this year we had a story about “Youth Rush,” the summer Literature Evangelism ministry engaging 290 students in 25 locations across our Union. These young people have been working in our communities, with the goal of bringing health, healing, and hope to people through life-changing resources and personal evangelism. With more than half of the summer behind them, they are inspired by what they have been seeing and doing—and by being used by God to be witnesses for his kingdom.
Learn more about Literature Ministries: https://adventistfaith.com/literature-ministries/
Learn more about Youth Rush: https://youthrush.adventistfaith.org/