ASI Member Does “Business” for the Lord
ASI CHILDREN’S PROGRAMMING: Children from the junior division blow the rams horns they received at the 2009 International ASI Conventino in Phoenix, Arizona, United States.Each year ASI members gather at an international convention to uplift one another and exchange ideas and resources vital to their lay-driven ministry goals. They dig deep into their pockets for a “special projects offering” to support 30 to 35 preselected ministries, both large and small. ASI conventions are powerful, inspiring affairs during which networks are formed and plans are made that one individual or ministry could never accomplish alone. These cooperative, synergistic relationships have eternal results.
AWR RADIOS: A 2008 special offering project helped Adventist World Radio (AWR) supply cassette/radio players to Gospel Outreach and Global Mission workers in Thailand, Cambodia, and Laos.Satan desires to conquer God’s people by dividing and separating them. The Scriptures warn: “Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour” (1 Peter 5:8, KJV). The tactics of our foe are like the tactics of a lion in the wild. If a lion can separate his prey from the group, he’s assured a juicy meal. When we operate independently as individuals and ministries, Satan pounces on the opportunity to bring division among us. Together we’re stronger and safer, and we’re held accountable to our shared calling to serve the Lord with all that we have and all that we are. What a blessing it is that God has garnered the simple talents and means of laypeople and ministries from around the world to build His kingdom!