Editorial.........................\u2026 \u2026 1 Dear Laodecia.................\u2026.2 Dead Bur y The Dead......\u2026.3 Mission Spotlight............\u20265 Lift Up Your Heads........\u2026.6 Literature Distribution...\u2026.7
should. The preacher stated how it was that his father used to leave home every morning, after prayer, with eight pieces of Adventist literature. He would take it upon himself to distribute these to people that he met during the day. Eight pieces of literature a day, for a number of years, represents a significant effort to reach out to others for Christ.
What has obviously been foremost in my mind is the question, \u201cHow much do I do for Christ on a daily ba- sis?\u201d The question that has been troubling me is, \u201cHow much do each of us do on a day to day basis to share with others the Word of God?\u201d Yes, our lives should be a witness, but I fear that we have begun to hide be-
glad tidings of Jesus with others. What we need o realise is that we are all called to spread the gospel mes- sage. What we need to realise is that we cannot take the message to the world in our own power, but that we need to step out in faith after pleading for the Holy Spirit. As simplistic as it sounds, no matter how shy we are to speak to others about Christ, if we ask that God send us the H oly Spirit as we approach someone and we by faith open our mouths to speak sweet truths, He will work through us to reach others. I f for
The preacher mentioned some practical ways in which two Adventists are using means at their disposal to reach out to the world. The first, the owner of a shoe factory, includes in every box of shoes that leaves the premises, a piece of our literature. The second, the owner of a plant t hat assembles pressure cookers, does the same with every pressure cooking leaving their plant. These are two simple ways that these people use to distribute literature and they got me thinking of practical ways that we can use to do the same. These are designed to give us ideas and I challenge each of us to seek other ways.
2) Often, especially in smaller shops that many of us visit, the cash register attendants have some worldly magazines that they read to while away the time. Why not offer them some heavenly material that they can read and benefited for this life and the next.
3) Some of us have the misfortune of having to visit doctors when we are beset by various ailments, why not leave, amongst the magazines in the waiting room, some of our literature on healthy lifestyle and living so that others may discover the truths that we hold onto regarding our health message.
5) Many libraries in around us are begging for books and they are more than willing to accept our books to be loaned out to the various communities. All we have to do is to drop off the books at the library and they will take care of the rest.
churches, via our suggestions, should get involved in acquiring VoP material. We should then intro- duce systematic enrolling of students whereby, every week, each of us are required to give an enrol- ment card to someone, or else bring to the church the name and address of someone that you would like enrolled.
prayer is that we will add to these and think how we can get involved in spreading the truth about our risen and soon coming Saviour to a dying world. The one thing though, to remember throughout the process, is that our duty is to plant; and to pray that the Holy Spirit attend to the germination of the seed in the heart.
How are you? I\u201fm ok, just busy working on a presentation.
My family is fine, the kids are talking too much for me, there\u201fs
constant jabbering unless they\u201fre asleep, which is when I get
time to study. I\u201fve done all my compulsory assignments al-
ready and I think I\u201fm on track. Homeschooling is a pleasure
right now because they\u201fre still at a young age, we just do one
or two official school activities during the day then the rest of the time they play or we cook together. I hope your family is well, please greet them for me.
going to be able to make it to church for a few weeks. You have no idea how wor - ried I am about your state. Testimonies to the Church volume 1 is very clear that
MANY part had never clicked till now. Now I see it. Please pray for them, her husband will be going for a job inter-
cer s of ever y chur ch, and of the Sabbath-school, and the missionary society connected therewith, to meet together for prayer and counsel, as often as once a
zeal has gone\u2026Now it seems that individuals have to do the
seeking out, and we\u201fre not doing a very good job either! I
don\u201ft think we know what it is to sacrifice for others. Maybe
it\u201fs because we don\u201ft care about each other anymore. Have we
They don\u201ft see the tears we shed because we can\u201ft get our
children that container of yoghurt they\u201fre asking for. They
don\u201ft see the tears we shed because we have to ask others for
working. How do they survive? At least we have family members who help feed and clothe us and our children. What
our cliques and don\u201ft talk to others. I
remember thinking \u201cWell, that\u201fs a gener-
alization because I don\u201ft do that. I do try
to find those who I don\u201ft know and en-
gave me meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me drink: I was a stranger, and ye took me in:36Naked, and ye clothed me: I was sick, and ye visited me: I was in prison, and ye came unto me.37Then shall the righteous answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee an hungered, and fedt hee? or
thee?4 0And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, I nasmuch as ye have donei t unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have donei t unto me.4 1Then shall he say also unto them on the left hand, Depart from
stranger, and ye took me not in: naked, and ye clothed me not: sick, and in prison, and ye visited me not.4 4Then shall they also answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee an hungered, or athirst, or a stranger, or naked, or sick, or in prison, and did not minister unto thee?45Then shall he an- swer them, saying, Verily I say unto you, I nasmuch as ye didi t not to one of the least of these, ye didi t not to me.
act prompted by principle, not by avarice. And don\u201ft ever
forget, you\u201fre in my prayers \u201cLuke\u201d, you and the rest of the
\u201cW ar m \u201d family. God bless
golden, and should be impr oved to the ver y best account.
Ear thly r elations and per sonal inter ests should ever be sec-
ondar y. Never should the cause of God be left to suffer in a
single par ticular , because of our ear thly fr iends or dear est
said unto him, Let the dead bur y their dead: but go thou and pr each the kingdom of God. And another also said, Lord, I will follow thee; but let me first go bid them fare-
well, which ar e at home at my house. And Jesus said unto him, No man, having put his hand to the plough, and look- ing back, is fit for the kingdom of God." [LUKE 9:59-62.]
small sacr ifice. You have plenty of friends, and if the feelings are only sanctified, you need not feel that
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