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Prayer Ministries Can Involve Every Church and Every Member By Yara Enamorado

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aren Martell, Pacific Union prayer ministries coordinator, has the goal to cultivate a prayer culture in every church of this union, and this plan is well underway. Each conference is actively involved in prayer ministry. Various events such as prayer conferences, prayer breakfasts, and prayer workshops are taking place throughout the union. In May, Loma Linda held a prayer conference titled “Love One Another.” The Northern California Conference, Central California Conference, and Southern California Conference (SCC) recently held prayer conferences at their local churches as well. All were well attended, and attendees were blessed by an outpouring of the Holy Spirit. Prayer Ministries is working to appoint a prayer coordinator in each of our churches. They will work with the pastor and leadership to develop a deep-rooted prayer culture and promote the North American

Division’s “A Community House of Prayer” initiative. Martell is leading in the plan to train prayer leaders and lay members. She recently held a workshop, “God is in the Details— Growing a House of Prayer,” for SCC’s prayer leaders, pastors, and anyone who was interested. “I have discovered that churches are excited to get the resources and equipment that will enable and encourage their congregations to pray,” said Martell. These prayer workshops provide tools, resources, and ideas to congregations. Even children will learn through tools such as “My 5 Finger Prayer,” and unique ideas like a prayer quilt help to make prayer tactile. “I have seen young people rescued from the occult, spiritually dead people resurrected to new life, vibrant ministries born, ministries blessed, people and relationships healed.” Martell said. “An ordinary person, a humdrum ministry, a dying church, can call out to a waiting God for extraordinary answers to great big

The Southern California Conference prayer team gathers at the prayer room of the SCC Alive Convocation, hosted in Sept. 2017 in Los Angeles.

prayers. Revival and reformation start with prayer.” Prayer is a catalyst for revival and the means to develop a relationship with Christ. Prayer Ministries believes all ministries in the church are born, nurtured, and matured through prayer, and prayer is key in the life and growth of the church. People who pray will continue ministering until the work is finished, Christ returns, and all His good and faithful servants finally go home with Him forever.

Pacific Union Members Come Together for Summer of Camp Meetings Connie Jeffery, with Faith Hoyt

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or more than 100 years, the Seventh-day Adventist Church has been conducting camp meetings. We have a rich tradition in the Pacific Union of holding some of the best and largest

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camp meetings in history. It was at a Yountville camp meeting in 1873 that the first California Conference was officially organized, with seven churches and 253 members. Pioneer missionary J. N. Loughborough

was elected the first conference president. Camp meetings provide a time of spiritual renewal. Times have changed, but the message has not. Families reconnect, friends

Pacific Union Recorder—July 2019  

A Hymn to God the Father Wilt thou forgive that sin where I begun, Which was my sin, though it were done before? Wilt thou forgive that sin...

Pacific Union Recorder—July 2019  

A Hymn to God the Father Wilt thou forgive that sin where I begun, Which was my sin, though it were done before? Wilt thou forgive that sin...