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8-29-12 Ohio Conference Places 5,000th Signs News Box
Nampa, Idaho (August 28, 2012) — The Chesterland Seventh-day Adventist Church, in Chesterland, Ohio, placed the 5,000th Signs news box in North America earlier this summer. On May 26, 2012 Elder Tihomir Brechelmacher, Chesterland pastor, along with Michael Sanborn, Signs news box coordinator for the Ohio Conference placed the news box in front of a convenience store in downtown Chesterland, making it the 5,000th one in the country.
David Stuurm, coordinator of the Signs news box program, has been placing boxes in cities across the country for almost 25 years. He has spoken at more than 1,500 churches and yet his energy and enthusiasm remain contagious. “When God changes your life, you have to tell others,” he says. “You want them to experience it too!” Sturm believes one of the best ways to accomplish that is through the Signs news box program.
The program has an annual distribute rate of around 840,000 magazines nationwide. The Columbia Union Conference distributes almost 108,000 each year, or around 9,000 each month.
Signs of the Times, one of the oldest magazines still in circulation, is a monthly, 64-page magazine that contains news, tips and articles on how to live a healthy Christian lifestyle and emphasizes Christ’s second advent and the prophecies and signs that indicate the nearness of this event.
Churches interested in the Signs news box program can contact David Stuurm at (208) 850-2387. Individual subscriptions are available through any Adventist Book Center and also online www.AdventistBookCenter.com. For more information about Signs of the Times magazine, visit their Web site at www.SignsTimes.com.