Compassion, the Bridge to the Post-Christian

A recent study by the Barna Group revealed that eight of the top 10 post-Christian cities in the United States are in the Atlantic Union territory: Albany, New York (1), Burlington, Vermont (2), Portland, Maine (3), Providence, Rhode Island (4), Hartford, Connecticut (5), Boston, Massachusetts (7), Buffalo, New York (8), and New York, New York (9). According to this study, the area where we have been called to minister and proclaim the good news of Jesus is highly post-Christian.

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ING New York City Marathon

The ING New York City Marathon is taking place today. Since the very early hours of the morning hundreds of Adventist young adults and youth have been making their way to their fluid stations, Starting Line, Finish Line to serve as volunteers. I would like to ask that we keep them in our prayers today, as they are the heart, the eyes, the hands, and the feet of Jesus to 47,000 runners today. They will be wearing a beanie or a baseball cap (with the AYM and Compassion logos). Two Adventist young adults from the Atlantic Union Conference of Seventh-day Adventistswill also be running Cinthya San & Jeovanny Fernandez), I would like to wish them well, please keep them in your prayers. We will also pray for the safety and good health of all volunteers, runners, and for the City of New York. -with Joanne Cortes Milca Aym Andres J. Peralta Roger R. Wade

Visit to Greater New York Adventist Community Services Center in Preparation for Back2School Compassion Bash

Just around 2 AM this morning, my oldest son Jose III and I returned from a brief trip to New York City. During the Trip we stopped at the Greater New York Adventist Community Services Center, where the preparations for our upcoming Back2School Compassion Bash are been made. During our time there, we were able to check on the items which have already arrived and confirm the ones which will be arriving today (over 200 boxes of supplies arrive today). I also thanked Pastor Ruben Merino, the Director there, and his staff, Oscar, Iris, & Rasandi for their great support and hard work.

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