4. PRAYING FOR OUR DEPARTMENTAL MINISTRIES:
Medical & Dental Recruitment
We are so blessed in the Carolinas with such an amazing team of dedicated and gifted ministry directors. They render an amazing level of creativity and services that guide the ship of God’s work in this small part of Heaven’s global mission. Beginning with our April issue of P5, we began highlighting a department of the conference each month – not so much as to give a full length report of all that they have been or are accomplishing, but rather to simply uplift these valued leaders and their faithful service in our prayers.
This month, I invite you to prayerfully uplift our Medical Recruitment Department under the gifted leadership of:
Gary Moyer, Director
Laura Andrews, Secretary
The mission of the Conference Medical & Dental Recruitment Department is to oversee our medical & dental work in the Carolinas. This has proven to be an important facet of our heritage over the years. Through annual trips to Loma Linda University, we work to recruit medical and dental graduates. Medical and dental professionals not only minister to the physical needs of individuals, but in turn they are able to minister to the heartfelt needs of their clients thus carrying on the healing ministry of Jesus.
With the Lord’s leading, many of those recruits have set up practices here in the Carolinas and are active members in our churches, helping to advance the gospel of Christ. This great work is a vital part of our Conference ministry.
5. Saturated with the Word
As a President’s Prayer Partner, we again invite you to truly be a people of the Word. As Seventh-day Adventists, we embrace 28 Fundamental truths that are based on the Bible alone. For the past several months we have been focusing on four passages of scripture that are foundational to each of our fundamental beliefs. Here’s our final set of 4 memory passages for June & July to coincide with our 28th fundamental belief regarding what the Bible teaches about The New Earth.
Because it is so vital that we saturate our souls with His Word, it is my plan to recycle these same passages beginning with the four that we began with over two years ago with Fundamental Belief Number # 1 of the Seventh-day Adventist Church.
I carry a set of these passages with me in my car and repeat them aloud as I drive from place to place. My goal is to prayerfully say one verse at least five times a day for a week, thus embracing the promise of God’s Word — “Thy Word have I hid in mine heart that I might not sin against Thee.” Psalm 119:11 Repeat these passages over and over till they become a part of your very being. Of course, you can always choose to do more. Prayerfully consider how you can saturate your soul and make His Word a part of your heart every day.
FUNDAMENTAL BELIEF # 2: The Trinity
There is one God: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, a unity of three coeternal Persons. God is immortal, all-powerful, all-knowing, above all, and ever present. He is infinite and beyond human comprehension, yet known through His self-revelation. God, who is love, is forever worthy of worship, adoration, and service by the whole creation.
Deuteronomy 6:4-5 (NKJV) — “Hear O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one! You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your strength.”
Matthew 28:19-20 (NKJV) — “‘Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them is the name of the Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age. Amen.”
II Corinthians 1:21-22 (NIV) — “Now it is God who makes both us and you stand firm in Christ. He anointed us, set His seal of ownership on us, and put His Spirit in our hearts as a deposit, guaranteeing what is to come.”
Ephesians 4:4-6 (NKJV) —“There is one body and one Spirit, just as you were called in one hope of your calling; one Lord, one faith, one baptism; one God and Father of all who is above all, and through all, and in your all.”