Prayer w PRAISE
Pray for some of the youth of Malawi, who are straying from God and indulging in alcohol and drugs. Pray that they come back to God.
Please pray that I am given a marriage partner as soon as the Lord will provide. Also pray for my placement in specific courses I need for medicine, for these depend on cost and timing—plus entry requirements are changing.
Stacia, United States
I’m going through marriage, health, and financial crises. I ask God to guide me and perform a miracle in my life.
Pray for my friend to accept Jesus as his Savior during evangelistic meetings that are coming up.
I am requesting prayer for a friend’s teenager. The teen is hooked on computer games, and his family is very distressed about it.
I work for a ministry in which we have workers but no funds. Please pray for this matter.
Please pray that my instructor changes our class schedule from Saturday to any other day. Thank you!
I am a pastor and am experiencing health complications. Please pray for me.
Please pray for my friend to open her mind and heart to accept the Sabbath truth. Thanks!
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Good Article, One Correction
I very much enjoyed reading Denis Kaiser’s article “Love your Enemy?” (August 2014). It was an excellent, well-put-together piece of research and both very moving and timely.
One small correction to the photo caption on page 19 of the article: The photo seen there is of Adventists conscripted into the 3rd Eastern Noncombatant Corps and subsequently stationed in France. They mainly worked as stevedores in the docks, and for the first 18 months, in the main, were granted Sabbath privileges. In November 1917 things changed with a new commander. They were court-martialed, sentenced to six months hard labor, and thrown into prison. There they were beaten, some within an inch of their life, for refusal to work on Sabbath. It is a remarkable story of faithfulness under extreme circumstances. While they were in uniform in the picture, they never served in bomb disposal. (I think that is more a World War II option.) Their brave stance in World War I led to a greater understanding with the British military authorities in World War II, where our men were exempted from military service as long as they were involved in work of national importance (on the land, down the mines, or as a medic).
I hope this helps clear up the misunderstanding on what was otherwise an excellent article!
Victor Hulbert, Communication and Media Director, British Union Conference of Seventh-day Adventists
Watford, Hertfordshire, England
Thanks go to Adventist World and Ted N. C. Wilson for the succinct and important history lesson regarding our church’s peacemaking heritage (see “The Battle,” August 2014). This article was a helpful reminder as to why we developed this fundamental value in the first place and how combatancy affects the global church.
Patriotism has too often trumped the bonds of communion. As a sister of three young men who have chosen to serve in the military and who have participated in recent wars, I also was moved by Denis Kaiser’s analysis (in his article “Love Your Enemy?”) of how we can practically love our enemies during wartime. In my own life as well as in my role as a citizen, I need reminders that all of my fellow humans are God’s beloved children and that I am called to act out an ethic of love toward them, even if they are acting as my enemies.
Thank you so much for printing such thoughtful, Christlike, and historically rooted assessments of this call to our church to be peacemakers.
Lisa Clark Diller
Chattanooga, Tennessee, United States
A Glimmer of Light
I enjoyed reading Curtis Rittenour’s article “A Glimmer of Light” (December 2013). This article reminds me that God is a caring and loving Father who solves difficulties for His children when they have them.
I feel so much encouraged every time I go through your publication. Thank you for your prayers; I am praying for you. Thanks!
I am one of the readers of Adventist World. I like this magazine very much. I hope you continue to write extraordinary articles for the edification of souls. God bless you!
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February 1, 2015 Acts 3
UNICEF estimates that around the world 25
percent of children under the age of 5 are significantly shorter than the median height for their age. It recommends the following remedies:
- Clean water
- Adequate nutrition
- Proper sanitation
In the past two decades these factors have helped reduce infant mortality for children under the age of 5 by 50 percent.
Source: The Rotarian
44 Years Ago
On January 26, 1971, the Empress Zauditu Memorial Adventist Hospital was officially opened in Addis Ababa by Ethiopian emperor Haile Selassie I. The Ethiopian Union Mission had operated a hospital in Addis Ababa since 1932.
On the occasion of Selassie’s coronation on November 2, 1930, the Scandinavian Union Conference of Seventh-day Adventists sent him congratulations. In response he expressed a desire to present a gift to the
Seventh-day Adventist mission. Realizing
the needs of his people, and being well acquainted with Adventist medical work, he asked the church to operate the new hospital, which was named for his cousin and predecessor to the throne, Empress Zauditu. Dr. George Bergman was its first medical director.
After Selassie’s death in 1975, the hospital was nationalized and is now operated by Ethiopia’s Ministry of Health. It is the country’s leading hospital in providing anti-retroviral therapy for the management of HIV/AIDS.
1 in 8
That’s the number of deaths worldwide in 2012 caused by air pollution, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). The city with the world’s worst air pollution? Delhi, India.
Just Walk Away
According to new research, walking, just walking, can reduce your risk of dying of brain cancer by 40 percent. The minimum distance needed to reap the benefits: 20 kilometers (12.4 miles) a week.
Source: Men’s Health/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
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My Favorite...Bible Promise
God speaks deeply to my heart when He says He will wipe every tear from our eyes (Rev. 21:4). This fills me with hope. What a wonderful day that will be when for all eternity we will have joy, peace, love, and happiness with Jesus.
—Karla, Paraeba, Brazil
Last year this text brought me through a time of hardship. It is a true and precious promise: “There is no one like the God of Jeshurun, who rides the heavens to help you, and in His excellency on the clouds” (Deut. 33:26).
Why be afraid with a powerful promise like this: “Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, yes, I will help you, I will uphold you with My righteous right hand” (Isa. 41:10).
—Antonio, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
This promise has encouraged me to keep trusting the Lord for victory: “For yet a little while, and He who is coming will come and will not tarry. Now the just shall live by faith. . . . Those who believe to the saving of the soul” (Heb. 10:37-39).
—Joel, Villavicencio, Colombia
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