Hope For the Deliberate Sinner Jun 19, 2013
by Morris L. Venden Faith
, 1999, RHPA
I will arise and go to my father. Luke 15:18.
In the parable of the lost son we have the story of someone who was in the fold, decidedâ€”plannedâ€”to go out and be lost and knew the way back. And the father followed him all the timeâ€”with his binoculars, shall we sayâ€”and was out looking for him on the day of his return.
Devastation left by Hurricane Sandy, 2012 [Photo courtesy of Greater New York Conference -
Photo by Rohann Wellington]
Hurricanes, tornadoes, floods and fires have left millions of people in need of food, water, personal care items, cleaning supplies, shelter, and much more. Trained Adventist Community Services Disaster Response (ACS DR) volunteers across the United States have been hard at work providing emergency assistance in Christ’s name. With your help, they can do much more. ACS DR is a well-respected disaster response leader that can leverage partnerships and make bulk purchases that can multiply the benefits of your donated dollars. Please consider making a donation to ACS DR and help your church make a difference in the lives of survivors of sudden and devastating disasters.
You may donate in several ways: ♦ Drop a donation in your local church offering plate marked ACS Disaster Relief Fund. ♦ Click on the "DONATION" button below to donate online. ♦ Call 1-800-381-7171. ♦ Mail a check to ACS Disaster Response, 12501 Old Columbia Pike, Silver Spring, MD 20904-6600.
Thank you for your generosity! Please continue to pray for those who have been affected by the numerous disasters affecting our nation. Visit the Adventist Community Services website, www.communityservices.org, for more information about how ACS ministries are making a difference in people’s lives or to make a donation.