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Last weekend students from across the conference gathered at Sunnydale Academy for the 37th annual Iowa-Missouri Conference Music Festival.
This year’s theme was “Sharing the Joy of Jesus.” In attendance were 139 students from 13 conference schools, eight home school students and two students from George Stone Elementary School in Lincoln, Nebraska.
Pathfinders Learn Survival Skills During Backpacking Trip
The Sedalia, Lees Summit and Moberly Pathfinder clubs recently came together for a survival weekend. After receiving instructions on what to do if they got lost, how to build a shelter, how to purify water, how to build a fire, how to catch a fish with just a hook and string, and how to properly clean a fish, the group of 34 headed into 276 acres of backwoods near Florence, Missouri.
We received the following report from Pastor Abel Hagen:
"We recently had several baptisms in Nevada, Missouri. What do these dear folks share in common? They are a part of a faithful weekly prayer meeting. We look forward to meeting each Wednesday afternoon, lifting up praises and prayer requests. We are currently enjoying our reading through The Desire of Ages, and usually sing a couple songs. A healthy prayer meeting can be a wonderful method of small group evangelism. If someone is gone for some reason, then they are certainly missed. Attending Bible students can find welcoming friendships and a caring and encouraging atmosphere. We continue to learn and grow together, while uplifting Jesus!"
Pictured (l-r): Pastor Hagan, rebaptized members Bill and Maxine Wilson, and newly baptized member Susan Johnson. They were all baptized on April 7.
Des Moines and Iowa City Spanish Churches Celebrate Baptisms
We received the following report from Pastor Carlos Tamay:
"We praise the Lord for the baptisms that occurred in the Des Moines Spanish and Iowa City Spanish churches. We have the pleasure to welcome to our churches the following new members:
Jose Godoy (Iowa City on Feb. 24)
Carmelo and Maria (Iowa City on Mar. 31, pictured)
Isaac Trujillo (Des Moines on Apr. 7)
Maira Garcia (Des Moines on Apr. 7)
It's Almost Time For Camp Meeting
Please join us for the 2018 Iowa-Missouri Conference Camp Meeting, June 5-9 at Sunnydale Academy. Registration is now open, and we'll be adding more details soon.
Loma Linda Canned Food Label Rebate Bring your Loma Linda canned food labels to the ABC on your next visit and get 10 cents off any Loma Linda canned product (limit one label for each new can purchased). This deal is also good on Book Run orders. Just mention it when you order.
If your church is currently participating in the Labels Make Cents food label program, the ABC will mark the labels and give them back to you so you can still turn them into your church.
If your church is not currently participating in the Labels Make Cents food label program, any labels you turn into the ABC will not only save you 10 cents on your next can, but will also raise 25 cents for Refugee Ministries projects, including tuition assistance for refugee students attending an Adventist school in Iowa-Missouri.