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NewsPoints, April 1, 2015
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AIM Contact Center will provide follow-up for Your Best Pathways to Health in San Antonio. Each of the expected 6,000 individuals who receive care at the Pathways to Health event in San Antonio, April 8-10, will be given a beautiful brochure about Seventh-day Adventists. The NAD Ministerial Department coincidentally committed funding for a follow-up phone number to be featured in this literature on the same day it was scheduled to go to print. On the back will now be 1-800-HIS-WORD which connects to the AIM Evangelistic Contact Center of the church. Calls will be answered with an offer of prayer ministry, Bible study and connection to the local church. We are working together to provide a way people can make contact long after the event itself is over.
 
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Young adults, ages 18-35, from all around the world, will join together for Impact San Antonio, during the 2015 General Conference Session in San Antonio, Texas, July 2-11. IMPACT is not a program, service, conference, summit, or convention. It is a ten-day global experience for Seventh-day Adventist young adults.  Learn MORE and REGISTER

 
   

Join the North American Division Prayer Ministry team on Thursday, April 2, 2014 for an all-night Prayer Call starting at 10:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m. EDSTCall 404-891-6338;  access code is Prayer# (772937#).  

 

   

Hope Channel has several volunteer positions available during the 2015 GC Session. Flexible hours; $80 stipend per day, plus lunch. Contact 301-680-5102 or marketing@hopetv.org.

 

Resources
 
   

The Focus of the Month of April will be Stewardship. The best time to learn about stewardship is during childhood. A new tithe and offering envelope for children is now available in English, French and Spanish. It provides an excellent pictorial way to teach young children the difference between tithe and offerings and to train them to be regular and faithful with their tithe and offerings. Sold at AdventSource in packages of 100. 
 

   
The Children's Tithe Calculator, which sports the Stewardship Jack logo, will be helpful for children to learn how to calculate their tithe. Available at AdventSource.
 
ViewPoints
"Did you know... God speaks to us through the Bible?" 
Fundamental Beliefs #1 from My Way to Jesus
 
   

The first of "28 Fundamental Beliefs" 90: second videos now available online at the NAD website and at NAD's seeker site called "My Way to Jesus." The site offers options such as sending a prayer request, enrolling in the Discover Bible Course, or watching a beliefs video, and provides a connection to Adventist Information Ministry where people can chat with someone about spiritual issues or things that are troubling them.

Just "Click" to share your beliefs on Facebook: If you are on Facebook, you can "Like" the My Way to Jesus Facebook page. Then look for the 28 Fundamental Beliefs Facebook updates in the photo album titled "Biblical Teachings."  Beliefs on video will be posted in the album titled "Personal Testimonies on Video."  

Share the Beliefs videos on your own website: Just go to  www.vimeo.com/channels/didyouknow for the entire video series and click on the "Share" button in the upper right corner of a specific video for the embed code or to email it to a friend.

Reaching Out in Love
 
   

Alaska Looks for New Medical Missionaries – Ken Crawford, Alaska Conference president, is challenging mission-minded medical workers to make Alaska their home. From the far-flung areas of Nome and St. Lawrence Island, to the southeastern towns, Adventist churches are eager for new "tent-maker missionaries." One of the latest installments of "My Alaska," a video series with Crawford, is now available online. Watch it now, and consider if this special calling is for you or someone you know. - From North Pacific Union GleanerWeekly of March 5, 2015

April 1, 2015
 
 
April Focus: Stewardship
Apr. 4, Missionary Magazines (Signs, Message, El Centinela, Priorities)
Apr. 11, Stewardship Sabbath
Apr. 18, Literature Evangelism Sabbath
Apr. 25, Education Sabbath

Helpful Special Day Websites and Resources
 
Offerings  
Apr. 11, Christian Record Services

Sample Offertory Readings
(in English, Spanish, Portuguese and French)

 

Upcoming Events

 
NAD Feature: Back to the Present, by Elden Ramirez, p. 33

NAD News: Camp Hope Still Recovering from January Ice Storm; No One Could Possibly Survive This Weather! p. 11

NAD Update: To Heal, Serve, Educate, p. 15

NAD Perspective: The Greatest Sermon Ever Preached, by Daniel Weber, p. 17


 

              
Apr 5-11 - This coming week, please pray for the Lake Region Conference, with 105 churches and 30,846 members. 
 

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Julio Muñoz, associate director
Lynetta Murdoch, sr. editorial assistant
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