September, 2019 Carolina's 10,000 P5, part 3
6. Remembering and Keeping in Focus Our 2020 Vision
VISION II: WELCOME TRAVELING PILGRIMS
PRAY AND COMMIT to place attractive and updated signage of welcome greetings by the Seventh-day Adventist Church at every Interstate entry point into North and South Carolina with our conference website information.
In North Carolina, we currently have 9 Interstate entry points on East-West bound Interstates 40 & 26 as well as North-South Bound Interstates 77, 85, & 95.
In South Carolina we currently have 7 entry points on East-West bound Interstates 20 and, 26 as well as North-South bound Interstates 77, 85 and 95.
Utilizing photographs of church family members from within our conference territory, we designed signage that could serve as a fresh and invitational welcome to the States of North and South Carolina. Our desire is to share a visual picture of an invitational church made up of a multi-ethic and multi-generational in its mission and outreach.
Currently we have a sign on Interstate 95 southbound coming into North Carolina from Virginia. A second sign is also on Interstate 95 southbound coming into South Carolina from North Carolina. Because of the very high cost of these lighted signs, we have budgeted to always have at least one interstate welcome sign into North Carolina and another into South Carolina. Remember that little children’s song – This little light of mine; I’m going to let it shine; all around the neighborhood, I’m going to let it shine. Hide it under a bush – Oh no! I’m going to let it shine; Let it shine till Jesus comes, I’m going to let it shine.
There are many who have never heard the word “Seventh-day Adventist” and many who have misperceptions of who we are. It is time for us to come into the light of His sunshine and truly be grateful for how God has guided and blessed this church to be the final torch of truth that is warm and inviting to every travelling pilgrim through our states of North and South Carolina.
7. Remembering and Uplifting God’s Anointed Leaders for the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Continuous Prayer:
Be part of God’s praying church across North America for the leaders who guide God’s work in the following territories
NORTH PACIFIC UNION CONFERENCE OF SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTISTS
PACIFIC UNION CONFERENCE OF SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTISTS