I am privileged to live in the land of fields and streams among the majestic mountains of Washington State, where many take fishing seriously—especially in nearby Yakima River.
WHERE IN THE WORLD IS THIS?
During Sabbath school recently, a member told about his friend who had caught more than his limit when the game warden came along, took all his fish, and left. Later that warden found the fisherman, returned all the fish cleaned, and said, “Don’t ever do that again!”
My friend said, “When I think of the grace of that game warden, I could never think of breaking the law again!”
The apostle Paul wrote: “For sin shall not have dominion over you: for ye are not under the law, but under grace. What then? shall we sin, because we are not under the law, but under grace? … Know ye not, that to whom ye yield yourselves servants to obey, his servants ye are to whom ye obey; whether of sin unto death, or of obedience unto righteousness?” (Rom. 6:14-16, KJV).
—Dick Rentfro, Thorp, Washington, United States
QUOTE OF THE MONTH
“The beautiful Sabbath truth is the logical destination of an extended Reformation.”
—John Paulson, from his sermon “The Prophetic Gift,” referring to the church’s continued work in the ongoing “Great Reformation” of God’s people; at the Seventh-day Adventist church in Pipestone, Minnesota, United States.
MEET YOUR NEIGHBOR
“Here I am, send me,”* April Cabuena prayed when she graduated from Mountain View College in the Philippines. The Lord did not fail to grant her request. He sent her as a volunteer to Ukraine, where she is currently teaching English as a Second Language and helping out with Friday night Bible classes for the language school’s students. For Cabuena the best thing about volunteer service is the people she serves. “The laughter and smiles of the new friends I meet make me feel so grateful,” she says.
Though she admits that volunteer service has its challenges, Cabuena is enjoying her time in Ukraine and encourages others to serve as well. “Volunteers for Christ are needed,” she says. “Join the good fight and finish the race so we can all go home to heaven. What a day that will be!”
ANSWER: In South Korea children pray with an adult leader at the K.I.D. (Kids In Discipleship) program at the Baekseok church. Both the church’s children and the village’s non-Adventist children enjoy the program.