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This week in #AllGodsPeople, an update on Paradise, California and the damage caused by the Camp Fire, as well as the damage caused by the Woolsey and Hill fires in Southern California. Learn about how local conferences and Adventist Health are responding to the needs, and how you can help.
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Full episode on Adventistfaith.com/all-gods-people
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Also available on Vimeo.com/agppuc! Link in the •bio•
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It's Thanksgiving time, and this month's issue of the Recorder proclaims "God is So Good" on the cover. Goodness is one of the Fruits of the Spirit, and there are articles that explore what it means. The Recorder also has the Pacific Union Officers response to the recent vote at the Annual Council of the General Conference.
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Read the full November Recorder magazine online at: Adventistfaith.com/recorder
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🔥 WOOLSEY FIRE DISASTER RELIEF 🔥
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This is a challenging time for our communities here in Southern California. First, a mass shooting; then, a raging wildfire. The Woolsey fire affecting Ventura and Los Angeles counties has grown quickly and has already destroyed hundreds of structures. We are praying for the dear ones who have been affected in any way by the recent fires and those who have lost their homes but escaped with their lives.
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Many have asked for ways to help. If you want to contribute to disaster relief to help those affected by the Woolsey fire, you may do so in a variety of ways, listed below. Please keep in mind that firefighters and other personnel are working tirelessly to contain this fire and protect the community. While these efforts are underway, we urge you to avoid the fire area until it has been confirmed by authorities that it is safe to return.
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We solicit your prayers for the Lord’s peace and comfort to be granted to those who have been touched by these recent tragedies and for the first responders who are working around the clock for the safety of these communities.
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Sincerely,
Velino A. Salazar, president
Southern California Conference of Seventh-day Adventists
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Ways to Help:
1) Donate online at scc.adventist.org.
2) Enter the code 78101 on your tithe envelope to give to SCC Disaster Response.
3) Continue to pray.
4) Contact James Lee, Jr. (818.546.8405) if you know of families affected and needing assistance.
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Dear brothers and sisters in Christ,
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Here in the East Bay where I live, the sky is orange with the smoke from the Camp Fire in Butte County. It’s a reminder of the tragic development of the devastating fire over the last 24-48 hours.
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Sadly, we have experienced too many of these fires lately here in California. Our hearts are with our family and friends in Paradise and the surrounding communities, and we are praying for them.
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We are sad to announce that the Paradise church was destroyed in the fire, and reports are also saying that the kindergarten through fourth-grade section of the Paradise Academy campus is also gone. The whole area is still an evacuation zone, so we won’t know the full extent of the damage until a later time. The fire continues to rage, threatening other areas. We will post updates as they are available.
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I’m sure our members from around the conference, union, and division will come to the aid of those affected by the fire, as they have done in the past. But since the fire is still moving forward right now, at this time I am urging everyone to stay safe.
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During times like these, we have the opportunity to be the hands and feet of Jesus for each other. Please consider donating to NCC Disaster Relief to help those who have been struck by this fire. And also pray so that people affected will feel that the Lord is near them, even in the midst of this calamity.
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Sincerely, Marc Woodson
President Northern California Conference
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Ways to Help:
1. Donate online: Visit www.nccsda.com.
2. Text NCCSDA to 77977 to give.
3. Mark “NCC Disaster Relief” on your tithe envelope.
4. Continue to pray.
5. Contact Ed Fargusson (Ed.Fargusson@nccsda.com) if you know of families needing help.
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The Universal Question, by Megan Elmendorf — from the Living God's Love blog on Adventistfaith.com
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The universal question "Why do bad things happen to good people?" came up as I was teaching my senior religion class. It was expressed by a second generation Adventist and not (as one might expect) from one of the international students. A follow-up question was then asked by a born-again Christian, "And why do good things happen to bad people?" In response, we discussed once more the great controversy, and then the discussion turned to such biblical truths as those found in Matthew 5:44-46 and 2 Peter 3:9, homing in on the fact that the God we serve is a relational God—a God who, as Creator of both the "good" and the "bad," seeks that both may know Him and that both may have equal opportunity for salvation (Romans 3:21-24). . .

Read the rest at: adventistfaith.com/living-gods-love/
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Missus rejected eating out and challenged me to prepare dinner for her birthday - just delivered- Kukonda Night ❤️ at home, glory to God #livingourfaith #thankgod #birthday #thegoodwife

Today is missus birthday - Happy birthday my love, U have a strength that I’ve never seen in anyone else. I’m grateful for the good and happy times we’ve and we’ll continue to share. All the glory to God. Happy birthday ❤️🍓#wifey #livingourfaith #glorytogod

A sneak peak to our Living Saint Museum.
L. Sorber (8th gr.) honoring St. Patrick on All Saints Day. “Christ beside me, Christ before me, Christ behind me, Christ within me, Christ beneath me, Christ above me.” - Saint Patrick
#allsaintsday #catholicfaith #livingourfaith #sfdslions

Today we celebrate All Saints Day and we remember those who lived and died by their faith. Thank you to Mr. Padilla and Junior high students for organizing our first Living Saint Museum. #allsaintsday #catholicfaith #feastday #livingourfaith

What an AMAZING night last night @flachurch1 ! Thanks to the incredible ARMY of volunteers that made it all come together to bless the kids and families in Anacortes. What a joy to serve at a church that steps up to serve! #harvestfest2019 #flachurch #livingourfaith

Dinner Twee - missus cookery #dinner #thankgod #livingourfaith

Join Mt. Rubidoux SDA Church as they talk to Southeastern California Conference President Dr. Sandy Roberts about current events in Adventism.
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Watch this Facebook Live event TONIGHT at 7 p.m.
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#LoveServeLeadSDA #Adventistfaith #SDAWest #LivingOurFaith @mtrubidouxsda

The Pacific Union Conference will be hosting their first union-wide Growing Young Adventists Summit, November 3-4, 20 18 at the Azure Hills SDA Church.
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Sign up today at: GrowingYoungAdventists.eventbrite.com
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When we bridge generation gaps, everyone grows young. Want to learn more about Growing Young Adventists? Visit:
https://growingyoungadventists.wordpress.com/ (free resources on the website)
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We are getting ready for 2019! We are rewriting the book on how we do church. Creating a new kingdom culture that will support the vision of the house. Excited to see what God will do with our Faith. #ROCKCenterChurch #2019YearofGREATFAITH #LIVINGOURFAITH #DoingtheImpossible #TherewillbeMiracles #MGM

The Veranda Collection is proud and honored to be a part of this years annual gala in support of Grove for Ghana 🙏🏼💕. .
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📍Grove for Ghana’s mission is to use our God given talents to draw attention to Ghana’s number one health problem, unsafe and inadequate water supplies..💧💧💧 #groveforghana #charityevent #fundraiser #coconutgrove #sthughcatholicchurch #livingourfaith #livingwater #theverandacollection

The Gospel of the Disappointment by Ray Tetz — from the Living God's Love blog on Adventistfaith.com
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Every year, October 22 marks a teachable moment for those of us who have lived in hope of something that hasn’t yet happened—and that we may have begun to doubt ever will.
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The day is, of course, the anniversary of what we Adventists call “The Great Disappointment.” According to their interpretation of prophecy, early Adventists were fully expecting Jesus to return on this date in 1844. To call His failure to appear as expected a “disappointment” is perhaps a grave understatement. More accurate names might be “The Great Annihilation of Hope” or “The Great Theological Mistake Big Enough to End the Whole Discussion” or “The Great Challenge That If It Doesn’t Break You Will Make You Stronger.”
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And yet, as great as this disappointment might have been for those living through it, two fundamental challenges faced by first century Christians were much, much more disappointing.
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The first extraordinary disappointment was the execution of Jesus Christ. Their beloved leader was killed. Dead. Pretty hard to come back from that. (Cue the resurrection and the restoration of hope.) The second disappointment, the same one later faced by the early Adventists, was that after the miracle of His resurrection and ascent into heaven, Jesus didn’t come back. Even though He had promised that He would. And even though His followers—and this is important—were doing everything they could to cause Him to return. Their actions seemed to change nothing.
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For some, this disappointing set of circumstances meant cutting their losses, bailing out of the faith, and never looking back. But for those persuaded that Jesus was unlike anyone they had ever encountered before and utterly worth following no matter what, abandoning the faith simply wasn’t an option. So they tried to make some sense of their disappointment.
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Read the rest at: adventistfaith.com/disappointment/ .
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Through her beautiful calligraphy, Marie Diemert expresses the peace, joy, and love she has experienced in Jesus. Read her story on how BeeBee’s Letters came to be at livinglovedtoday.com on the Blessing Others page.
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