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05
Dec 2019
Bethel School Gets Makeover

Dreams Come True for the 2019-2020 School Year! TEXARKANA, TEX. – The Bethel Eagles of Texarkana were so excited about the end of the 2018-2019 school year that they didn’t want the school year to end! We celebrated a beautiful school year with four graduates—Vasti Campusano (8th grade), Kenyan Collins (Kindergarten), Kalayaan Diaz (Kindergarten), Aubrey Alston (Kindergarten)—along with an exciting new Bible curriculum, “Encounter-Makeover!” The upper grade students (5th-8th) jumped on the opportunity to redo both the classrooms and the playground. The makeover for the playground included not only new playground equipment,......

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25
Sep 2019
2019 Constituency Session

Constituency Session Southwest Region Conference Elects Officers and Directors  The 25th Regular Session and Fourth Quadrennial Session of the Southwest Region Conference convened September 21-22, 2019 in Keene, Texas. The session opened Saturday evening with powerful praise and worship music before a moving message was presented by Office of Regional Conference Ministry Director Dana Edmond.  The business session followed, as the meeting was called to order, quorum was met and 611 delegates and delegates-at-large were seated. The minutes of the 2015 Constituency Session were reviewed and approved, before the parliamentarian, McKen Carrington,......

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26
Aug 2019
Spiritual Awakening and Training Retreat

You are invited to attend and participate in South-Louisiana’s Inaugural “Spiritual Awakening and Training Retreat” during the weekend of September 13-15, 2019. The venue is the Tall Timbers Retreat Center located at 10216 Highway 165 South, Forest Hill, Louisiana 71430. The cost for your room with double occupancy is $200.00 per person and meals are included. The grounds are beautiful and peaceful. Come and experience special speaker, prayer walks, music and games. Speakers and topics include: Elder Durandel Ford, Sr., Church Ministries Director for Southwest Region Conference of Seventh-day Adventists will present:......

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07
Mar 2019
Obscure Talents

When thinking about talents, we can look at Jesus’ life to learn more about what talents are distributed among us. These talents encourage us to stay in the church by promoting a relationship with the God who gives them. During the last supper, Jesus displayed some of the more obscure talents seen in our churches: Hospitality – (Mat 26:17-20) When a special time of the year came, the disciples knew to go to Jesus to ask Him how to make arrangements. Knowing how to make a comfortable environment facilitates camaraderie. When people connect......

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20
Feb 2019
Pastoral Transitions

Church and School Changes and Transitions:  Voted at the February 17, 2019 Conference Executive Committee: Garland Casalita Adventist Church, Garland, Texas: Pastor Carl Ming Tulsa and Muskogee Oklahoma District: Pastor Wilmore Green IV El Paso, Texas and Las Cruces, New Mexico District: Pastor Etser Edouard Grace Temple Adventist Church, Fort Worth, Texas: Senior Pastor Cedric Belcher, Assistant Pastor Jordaan Houston Amarillo and Lubbock, Texas District: Pastor Morris McPherson Shreveport Cedar Grove, Mansfield, and Coushatta, Louisiana District: Pastor S. Eliot Brooks III San Antonio, Texas: Pastor J. Malcom Phipps Lawton, Oklahoma, Grand Prairie,......

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