Daniel Duffis Jr. – Brazil: “I Ate Like A God in Brazil: The Importance of Contextualization and Empathy”

Cachoeira is a small, historical, inland city in the state of Bahia, Brazil, located about a ten-minute drive from the Adventist College where I spent the last six months serving as a volunteer teacher and missionary. Working with a full schedule throughout the week, I enjoyed escaping to this little town on various Saturday evenings to…

Devotional: “The Joy of Getting”

Does anyone else feel it? It’s not the magic of Christmas, it’s the pressure. And for some reason it’s so bad this year that even writing this devotional is a challenge. I’m racking my brain (and maybe even the internet) for a warm Christmas story, or a new angle on the original Christmas story, or…something.…

Devotional: “You’re So Big!”

After the last bite of my sandwich, the last picture taken, text sent, Instagram photo posted, journal-entry written and read…I finally…sit…still. I look.   I listen.   And I am overwhelmed.   The expanse of the slate-colored bay meeting the distant line of trees and textured sky surround me. I feel the mystery of the…

Devotional – The Countdown

In June, in a moment of brilliance, I started a countdown. With the water-cooler breaking down multiple times, it was time to cast our eyes on better days to come…in the new building. The North American Division has been on the path to moving out from the General Conference Headquarters since it’s official inception in…