September 4, 2018 “Dear friend, I pray that you may enjoy good health and that all may go well with you, even as your soul is getting along well” (3 John 1:2, NIV). Since our organization as a church in May 1863, Seventh-day Adventists have been blessed with additional information regarding health, nutrition and lifestyle, through the messages of Ellen G. White. After her major vision on health, she provided verbal and written counsel for our well-being.
As we face the reality of our health today, we realize that we need to be more conscientious about our lifestyle, beginning with me. There is so much unexpected sickness, disease and pain in our families and communities. It would be well worth it to review Ellen White’s counsel and seek to improve our health.
On Sabbath, August 25, Esther and I had the opportunity to attend the joint worship service of the Armenian and the English congregations of Glendale City church. This bilingual service was inspirational with its music, message on the assurance of the Second Coming of Jesus, and by the baptism of four people from the Armenian congregation. That morning, the entire church recognized the 106th birthday of Mrs. Neeva Mason, a lifelong Seventh-day Adventist. (Look for her story in a future issue of the Pacific Union Recorder.)
Blessings to you, until next time.
Your fellow traveler,
Velino A. Salazar President Southern California Conference
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