Devotional – Seasons

For many of you [student missionaries and long-term volunteers], Christmas marks the half-way point in your mission term. Sometimes the thought of an entire second half to this whole thing can seem overwhelming. If everything stays the way it’s been for the last few months, you’re not sure how you’re going to make it. If…

Year-End Meetings Delegate Interview: Sara Devraj

The North American Division is currently holding their Year-End Meetings at their Headquarters in Columbia, Maryland, where delegates gather from around the Division to report on progress in various areas as well as make decisions regarding recommendations and policies. Student government presidents from Adventist campuses, as well as a few representatives from public universities through…

Sharon Pittman, PhD – Malawi: “The Hardest, Yet Most Rewarding Job I’ve Ever Done!”

While some may opt for beach time with the grandkids, my retirement is anything but sand and sun!  Each day I leave for my Malawi Adventist University office as the Vice-Chancellor (President), to trek either the dusty (dry season) or the muddy path (rainy season) from my home to begin a new day.  The harmonious…

Devotional – When Jesus Passes Your Way

Have you ever felt this kind of moment in time: an opportunity arises when you feel the Holy Spirit tugging at your heart, you hesitate, and someone else says, “I will!” And you walk away wondering “What if…” Today I want to share the story found in Mark chapter 10 of Blind Bartimaeus–a man who…

Devotional – Happy Juneteenth!

How are you celebrating Juneteenth? Maybe you haven’t heard of it yet, but I think it’s time we spread the word a little wider about this significant U.S. holiday and the powerful story behind it. Juneteenth, also known as Juneteenth Independence Day or Freedom Day, commemorates the announcement of slavery’s end in the state of…