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[April 5, 2013 | No Comment | ]

by Paul Zabel
“But the Lord has become my stronghold, and my God the rock of my refuge” (Psalm 94:22).
When slavery was common during the early part of the 19th century, a kind and gentle man visited the marketplace one day. There upon the auction block he found a young woman who all her life had known hardship and grief. Bidding the highest price, the man took the woman and brought her to his near-by estate. There he showed her his large and beautiful plantation. After having been shown the great …


In: District Presidents, East District News, Headline

[April 3, 2013 | One Comment | ]

by Don Schiemann
In spring of 2010, I was in Prince George, BC. I preached at our church in the morning and led the congregation through a call meeting in the afternoon. Then I headed off to the airport to catch my flight home—a WestJet flight scheduled to leave at 4:50 p.m. There was an Air Canada flight scheduled to leave around the same time so the departures area in that small airport was relatively crowded with somewhere between 200 to 250 people.
The WestJet plane arrived and, as it pulled up …


In: ABC District News, District Presidents, Headline

[December 23, 2011 | No Comment | ]

Christmas greetings from the East District president
by Paul Zabel
It is Christmas 2011, and we are facing some of the most uncertain circumstances in generations. Some would dare ask, “Where is God in all this? Does He really care?”
We are not the only ones who have had hard times. Perhaps the saddest period in the nation of Israel’s history was during the 400 years between Malachi and Matthew. It was truly a time of darkness for the people of God. God had promised He would come again. But where was He?
In …


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[December 22, 2011 | No Comment | ]

Christmas greetings from the Central District president
by Thomas Prachar
Christmas is a time of expectations, and we usually expect the same things to take place Christmas after Christmas. You take care of that last-minute shopping because Christmas just wouldn’t be Christmas without giving and receiving gifts. You make sure you have enough of the food everyone likes at this time of year, especially those cookies that go so well with the eggnog you always mix. You buy a hefty turkey. It’s never ham or beef or chicken or goose or duck …


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[December 21, 2011 | No Comment | ]

Christmas greetings from the ABC District president
by Don Schiemann
History records the rise and fall of great and powerful nations and empires. In the days of Daniel the prophet, the ancient Babylonians were at the pinnacle of power. Everyone feared them, and with good reason, as evidenced by the destruction of Jerusalem and their enslavement of the Israelites. In Daniel’s dreams, however, he was shown by God that the Babylonians would be succeeded by the Persian Empire; the Persians would be succeeded by the Greek Empire; and the Greeks would be …


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