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Standing up for the Sabbath in University


Samuel Girven | Cadillac | October 1, 2022


While growing up in the Caribbean, Lusanni Acosta had no idea of the miracles God would work in her life for His sake.  

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Dinner from the Garden


Health Ministries Team | Brighton Church | October 1, 2022


We seem fascinated with gardens because the Master Gardener first placed us in a garden home and made gardening our first occupation.  

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iShare Conference Empowers Youth Rush Students


Judy Klein | Communications | October 1, 2022


Cedar Lake, MI—Michigan Youth Rush students gathered for the end of summer iShare Conference at Great Lakes Adventist Academy, August 12 – 13. 

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Lessons for Eternity


Samuel Girven | Cadillac | October 1, 2022


It is nearly impossible to discuss Adventist Education without first acknowledging its rich history...

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The Foundation of Worship (Part II)


Jim Micheff | President | October 1, 2022


When the wind picked up, they knew they were in trouble. As the intensity grew, the mariners quickly realized this was no ordinary windstorm...

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The (Very Scary) Next Door


Judy Klein | Communications | September 1, 2022


The sky was a murky gray and the rain was heavy, soaking everything, including Canaan Francisco, a Youth Rush canvasser working in the Kalamazoo area. 

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Irons Church Dedicates New Community Center


Samuel Girven | Cadillac SDA Church | September 1, 2022


Nearly eight years ago, Irons members stepped out in faith and broke ground on the center, vowing never to go into debt. 

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Radio Powered by the Everlasting Gospel


Kam Ferguson | Strong Tower Radio | September 1, 2022


The Holy Spirit continues drawing people to Jesus through radio, and creatively utilizing this effective tool in the lives of all who surrender to His leading. 

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 The Foundation of Worship (Part 1)


Jim Micheff | President | September 1, 2022


What is worship? Some may think of worship as some activity carried out at church or some other place. It’s true that we corporately come together to worship and may privately go to a quiet place to have personal time with God, but worship is more than just an activity.  

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One Family, United in the Lord


Judy Klein | Communications | August 1, 2022


WILSON, MI—Life-changing decisions take time. Al and Angel Nelson, and their sons, Justin and Anthony Cary, were recently baptized as the result of six years of study, growth, and mentorship.  

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The Front Lines


Craig Harris | Director, Club Ministries | August 1, 2022


Have you ever been on the front lines of a ministry where you field challenging questions of faith, failings and fulfillment? Have you opened yourself to new, sometimes uncomfortable situations, yet find that you have grown to more fully understand your purpose as a Christian through those circumstances? 

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Adelphian Junior Academy and Evangelism 


Kristin Wittenbach | Holly Church Member | August 1, 2022


“The head and not the tail.” Pastor Daniel Ferraz says this motto, drawn from Deuteronomy 28 , underlines the whole purpose of Adelphian Junior Academy (AJA), the school associated with the Holly church. It highlights the renewed efforts of both the church and school to reach the community.  

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Reformation Youth Tour


Judy Klein | Communications | May 4, 2022 


A small group of Michigan youth, led by Chad Bernard, Youth director for the Michigan Conference, traveled to Europe for a Reformation Tour, March 20-27, 2022...

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Oakwood Read-a-thon: Fifth Grader Spearheads Fundraiser after Water Main Bursts 


Teressa O'Donnell | Oakwood, MI | May 3, 2022


Seventeen of the 29 students in Kindergarten through 8th grade chose to participate in the read-a-thon...

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How to Win Souls in your Living Room


Judy Klein | Communications | May 1, 2022


Small groups are an evangelism opportunity that doesn't require a campaign...

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Sharing Hope in Bolivia


Seth Roberts | Associate Literature Ministries Director | May 1, 2022 


I was in the middle of South America, accompanying a student literature evangelist (LE) who didn’t speak English, and being transported from street to street by a driver who I could only communicate directions to using hand signals. ..

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A Dusty Saxophone and Adventist Education 


Jeremy Hall | Education Superintendent | May 1, 2022 


I have, to a degree, taken for granted the beautiful truths we hold as Seventh-day Adventists...

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A New Idea Sparks Change 


Judy Klein | Communication | April 1, 2022


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Unconditional Love


Jim Micheff | President | April 1, 2022


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Pastors' Reflection on Recent Ministerial Retreat 


Diaz and Morgan | Pastors, MI Conf. | April 1, 2022 


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Man Camp: Fighting like Jesus


Braden Kunkel  | Cadillac SDA Church 


Experience Man Camp through the eyes of an eleven year old attendee!

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Temperance Reimagined 


Raymond Waller | Elder, Vassar SDA | March 1, 2022 


Adventists may be the only large Christian group well positioned to speak on the inherent dangers of [alcohol and marijuana]. 

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Thirty Two Years of Trial & How It Finally Ended


Judy Klein | March 1, 2022


Poole went to trial believing he would walk away a free man. Instead, on June 6, 1989, he was sentenced to life in prison for a crime he didn't commit. 

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Knowing the Time 


Justin Ringstaff | March 1, 2022


Knowing the time can be the difference between eternal life and eternal loss. 

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Winning the Battle Against Doubt 


Joel Nephew | February 1, 2022


After the game, a sportswriter asked, "What if you missed? What if you failed?"... "You know," he said, "I never thought of that."

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Harbor of Hope: How One Church Lived Up to Their Name 


Judy Klein | February 1, 2022


Every time the colporteurs identified themselves as Adventists, people lit up with recognition, “because they knew where the church was." Would your community be able to say the same?

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The Mission Field Comes to Ann Arbor


Karen Yang | February 1, 2022


The Afghani refugee families were exasperated, trying to keep their children occupied for a month or two, with nothing for little ones to do in a cramped hotel room...

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Would the Community Notice Your Absence? 


Vickie Trombley | February 1, 2022


If your church disappeared today, would anyone other than the church members even notice?

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The Turning Point 


Judy Klein | January 1, 2022


On September 11, 2021, Dave Fowler was baptized at the Kalamazoo church. Fowler had been involved with the church for four years, but chose to be baptized only after a series of events showed him that the church he needed to be part of was the Adventist church...

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Refugee and Immigrant Ministries 


Judy Klein | January 1, 2022 


Michigan is a hub for immigrants and refugees. Dearborn is home to a large Arab population, a number of Burmese have resettled in Grand Rapids, and a cluster of Laotian refugees live in Holland. With these large people groups comes a unique opportunity: instead of going to other countries, the mission field comes to us...

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The Gift


Jim Micheff | January 1, 2022


We give gifts for all kinds of occasions… birthdays, welcomes, farewells, weddings, baby showers, retirements, graduations, Christmas, and sometimes for no special occasion… just because! Of all the gifts you have personally received, is there any one gift that stands out in your memory? There is for me, but ironically, I didn’t receive it or give it... 

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