Newsdesk this month is devoted to the five-year retrospectives from the specialized ministries through which Adventist members in the Pacific Union are nurturing discipleship and spiritual growth and reaching out to the communities of the Pacific Southwest.
The mission of Adventist Laymen’s Services and Industries (ASI) is to support the Seventh-day Adventist Church and its various outreach programs, including health, education, evangelism, community services, family ministries, and special projects. This unique and diverse group is composed of business owners, professionals, and supporting ministry leaders. The ASI Pacific Union chapter (ASI PUC) serves members in Arizona, California, Hawaii, Nevada, and Utah.
ASI PUC, like all ASI ministries and chapters, encourages members from all walks of life and professions to use their God-given talents and skills as a means of sharing the gospel through service and in the workplace. ASI members seek to experience God’s love personally and in their relationships with others, including those they encounter in their everyday work and activities, hence the motto, “Sharing Christ in the Marketplace.”
Through their many programs, events, and service opportunities—such as mission trips and other projects—ASI opens doors for evangelism and ministry that may not happen otherwise. As a result, many people, especially young Adventists, have not only strengthened their relationship with Christ but found a calling and purpose for their lives.
Diversity of individuals, cultures, education, skills, and talents is truly one of ASI’s greatest strengths, seeing that it offers opportunities to truly reach people from “every nation, tribe, and tongue” and in as many spaces as possible—from local coffee shops to hospitals, schools, constructions sites, the corporate world, and everywhere in between.
Overall, ASI PUC is committed to supporting the Church and its various outreach programs, and its members are committed to adhering to the highest standards of honesty in business principles and practices, positive attitudes toward church leadership, and a commitment to providing for the needs of others as they serve Christ in the marketplace.