In this week’s episode of All God’s People:
—April Education Issue of Recorder Magazine Printed and Mailed; Special Thanks to Pacific Press—
There’s a reason why your Recorder is late—and an even better reason why we are receiving it at all! Our communication team loves collaborating with the Education Department on the Annual Education issue of the Recorder—and this year is our 3rd Annual issue. The Recorder was already printed and in the stitching machine at Pacific Press when the “stay-at-home” order was issued in Idaho. We were so fearful that it would not be mailed for weeks.
We were making plans to share it online only this month, and we were even facing the prospect of an online-only May issue when our friends at Pacific Press received the necessary permission to continue printing with a scaled down staff maintaining social distancing. The Recorder was the first thing that they finished up once they were able to re-open under the new restrictions.
We are so pleased and grateful that the magazine is in your homes or on its way! And a very big “Thank You” to our partners at Pacific Press for all they’re doing during this critical time.
Recorder Online: https://adventistfaith.com/recorder/
—Adventist Health Resources for Coronavirus Preparedness—
In response to the coronavirus pandemic, Adventist Health has launched a very helpful symptom checker on their coronavirus preparedness page. It is easy to use, includes the most reliable and up-to-date information, and will help you with any questions you have about your own health during this time, or the health of your family members and those you love. And it is available in both English and Spanish. Links to this resource are below:
—Pacific Union Churches Live-Streaming Services—
Is your church live-streaming their services? So many of our pastors and churches are working hard to bring the worship experiences right to our homes through zoom meetings, teleconferencing, social media, and good old-fashioned phone calls. We are trying to keep the list that we publish up-to-date—so if we missed your services, please let us know. The link to the conference by conference listing is below:
—Interview with Newbury Park Adventist Academy Senior—
This week I had the opportunity to speak with Gisselle Asij, a senior at Newbury Park Adventist Academy. You may remember that Gisselle was a guest host on All God’s People last October following the annual Student Leadership Retreat at Leoni Meadows. She’s the ASB president at Newbury Park and was really looking forward to her senior class trip and graduation. Watch the full interview in this week’s episode, or learn more about Newbury Park Adventist Academy via the link below.
—Leoni Meadows Reaches Out to Housebound Neighbors—
One afternoon a week, Leoni Meadows food service director Ed Elsner makes bread for housebound people in nearby Grizzly Flats. So far, he’s given away more than 150 loaves. In early March, before Californians were ordered to shelter in place, the camp placed a large food order. When the scheduled group was unable to come, the camp donated all the perishable items to those in need through a local church. “The Leoni staff realize, now more than ever, how important it is to be a helping hand to our community,” said Executive Director Craig Heinrich.
More news from the Northern California Conference: https://nccsda.com/
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In Matthew 6:11 Jesus taught us to pray, “Give us this day our daily bread.” And it was not just for bread, the food. Bread was a powerful symbol of God’s provision for His people in the Old Testament. We can trust that our heavenly Father continues to make provision for our daily needs.