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October 2012

THE APISON APPEAL Monthly Newsletter of the Apison, TN Seventh-Day Adventist Church

Family Togetherness Week- A Time to Disconnect in Order to Reconnect BY DRS. CLAUDIO

AND

PAMELA CONSUEGRA

disconnect in order to reconnect. Recently, when in Maryland we experienced the interruption of the electric service following a straight-wind storm, many families were “forced” to disconnect from their computer, television, and cell phones, and instead spent the time playing games, talking, or getting reacquainted without all the electronic gadgets and distractions around them. Explore those good Bible stories, play games, go for walks, talk about the events of the day, enjoy eating together around the dining room table — celebrate this special week of Family Togetherness.

Are we so "connected" to iPhones and iPads that we cannot connect to our own families? Perhaps it is time to disconnect in order to connect! Numerous studies show the great benefts, particularly to our children, when we sit down to eat dinner together as a family. The problem is that we have so many distractions that the dinner hour is becoming a rare commodity. Mom or dad, shuttling their children around town to the karate class or the piano lesson, stop by the closest fast-food place for a quick meal on the run and then race to their next commitment. All this while talking on their cell phone and the kids texting their friends about the latest happening in their lives. Article reprinted from Aug 29, 2012 issue with permission NAD Newspoints September 9-15 has been set aside in the NAD from (http://www.nadadventist.org/article/500/news/currentCalendar of Special Days as Family Togetherness Week to encourage the families in the church to newspoints)

IN THIS ISSUE . . .

Secrets of Hope

Out of the

Summer

Results

Saltshaker

Happenings

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Secrets of Hope BY ERLINE LEBRUN

I had been toying with the idea of re-baptism for about a year and a half but was undecided. On September 10, 2012, I prayed and told the Lord that I wanted to get re-baptized as soon as possible and asked Him to open the doors of heaven to make it happen. Secrets of Hope had already been in session for two days. On September 12, 2012, Pastor Dan Serns made the altar call for those who were interested in baptism and re-baptism, and I answered that call. That was one of the fastest answered prayers I've received! Secrets of Hope was truly a spiritual reawakening event for me as well as many others. Pastor Serns reminded us of who we are in the family of God and how to stay connected to Christ daily by spending time in the word and in prayer. He went over fundamental truths of the Bible such as baptism and the second coming of Christ. “Joy shall be in heaven over one sinner that repents, more than over ninety and nine just persons, which need no repentance." Luke 15:7 Praise the Lord for the two baptisms that resulted from Secrets of Hope and the 10 other people who committed to either Bible studies or baptism in the near future. Please welcome Rachel Pride as one of our sisters in Christ. She and I were both baptized on the 15th of September. Rachel and I were each asked, “How has God brought you to this place in your life?” A couple of years ago I heard a story of a father who had to stay home with his sick toddler while his wife went to the hospital to give birth to their second child. Three times a day this father had to hold down his little girl to give her medicine. Of course

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like most toddlers, she would kick and scream in protest as the medication was being administered. The father hated to have to do this to his daughter, but he knew that if he did not give her the proper medication her illness would progress. With tears in his eyes, he did what needed to be done for his sick child. That little girl is like melike all of us really. Often God has to administer ‘spiritual medicine’ to us in order make us well. This spiritual medication may sometimes be manifested in the form of pain, sufering, sickness, loss of a loved one, loss of job or loss of something very important to us. Even though God doesn’t cause us pain, He at times allows us to sufer the consequences of our sinful choices, or the choices of others, or He allows the enemy to touch us for His glory as He did Job. I am glad to say that I am no longer trying to fght God for fxing what He deemed spiritually broken in my life. That is what my re-baptism was all about. Rachel shared, "I grew up in a home with an alcoholic father. We didn’t go to church but during the one year that he didn't drink we were taken to a Seventhday Adventist church and Sabbath School. I was so blessed that I never forgot the experience. Years later I met Dustin Pride and his family who were members of the Seventh-day Adventist Church here in Apison. To make a long story short we were married a few weeks ago by Pastor Brown who had been giving us Bible studies. The night I came to Secrets of Hope the sermon was on baptism and I knew I had to be a part of this church.” We were all truly blessed by the Secrets of Hope series!

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Out of the Saltshaker Dear Friends, Thank you dearly for the letter card. The words of encouragement and prayers that I receive is what helps me keep my head up and remember to have faith in Jesus. My time here in prison is hard and the last place on earth I wish to be, but I have to remember that Christ controls everything. I know that I am here because God is teaching me and changing me for the better. I have learned so much about God and myself through being here, that I never would have found had I not taken this 'break' and had to go through these trials. Now I thank God everyday for his blessings, big or little. I may be in jail but every day there are blessings to be thankful for, and I have Christ to thank for that. So as I ask that you continue to pray for me, I also ask that you pray for yourselves and those around you to let Jesus remind you that there is always something to be thankful for even in the worst of times. Thank you so much again! God Bless! Nathan LaLone #496557, 601 Walnut St. Chattanooga, TN 37402

Vegan Delights Creamy Tomato Basil Pasta Sauce 1 Large Tomato, Cored (about 2 cups chopped) ½ Cup Raw Cashews 1 Tbsp Tomato Paste ¼ Cup Water 1-2 Tbsp Yeast Flakes 2 Cloves Garlic 1 Cup Fresh Basil Leaves, Packed

The Apison Seventh-day Adventist Church 11421 Bates Road ~ Apison, TN 37302 Post Office Box 1551 ~ Collegedale, TN 37315 Telephone: (423)236-4214 www.apisonchurch.org

You can fnd us on Facebook, too! Pastor: Jef Brown . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 728-2840 [email protected] Head Elder: Glen Wintermeyer . . . . . . . . . . . 443-1039 Head Deacon: Wendel Adams . . . . . . . . . . . 933-7629 Head Deaconess: Mary Lou Pride . . . . . . . . 238-9602 Clerk: Karen Glassford . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 396-3966

Lester Coon Adventist School Telephone: (423)236-4926 www.apisonsdaschool.com *****

Salt to taste 1. Place Cashews and Water in blender and blend until smooth (adding more water if necessary to make a creamy consistency). 2. Add Tomato, Tomato Paste, Yeast Flakes, Garlic, Salt, and most of Basil leaves to blender and blend until smooth and creamy. 3. Heat sauce until warm and pour over pasta of choice. Use remaining basil leaves as garnish.

THE APISON APPEAL A monthly newsletter for members and friends Editor: Amanda Thomas . . . . . . . . . . . . . (615)419-7049 [email protected] Asst Editor: Kristin Thomas . . . . . . . . . . (703)895-8950 Calendar/Circulation: Lisa Jennings Photography: Cindy Cummings Printing: Modern Way Printing & Fulfllment

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Summer Happenings . . . Church Picnic July 30

Baby Dedication August 4

Cooking Class September 2 Page 4

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