Helping Others in Need
Seventh-day Adventists believe God has called everyone to a life of service. In response to this call, Adventists around the world can be found distributing food and supplies in nations experiencing natural disasters, educating children living in refugee camps, and showing compassion to society's most vulnerable members.
The Mission Statement of the Northern Conference of Seventh-day Adventists in South Africa is:
- Make Christlike disciples of people.
- Teach obedience to all that Jesus commanded.
- Equip them to proclaim the three angels’ messages in preparation for Jesus’ return.
What a privilege for every believer, not to only read this theoretical mission statement on paper, but also to live it out practically everyday. This is and remains the greatest witness in favour of God and his kingdom. I trust that this will be your unique experience as you tirelessly work in God’s vineyard.
|Prayer||We value personal, corporate, transforming and intercessory prayer that immerses all our activities, guided by the Holy Spirit.|
|Discipleship||We value Living Evangelism As Disciples as our main method of witnessing.|
|Accountability||We value accountability and accept responsibility for the consequences our actions.|
|Communication||We value effective, open, honest and relevant communication on all levels of our organization.|
|Integrity||We value integrity that is evidenced in honesty, sincerity, fairness and has strong moral principles.|
|Respect||We value respect for the needs, feelings and opinions of all by treating people in a positive manner.|
|Unity||We value unity amid diversity by fostering teamwork and striving to promote a ministry of reconciliation.|
|Compassion||We value compassion by espousing Christian love and benevolence.|
As the year progresses, it feels as if time is going faster and faster. I know it’s not the case, but it does not change our perception of it. The same is true of our lives. Psalm 90:10 is called: “The days of our lives are seventy years; And if by reason of strength they are eighty years, Yet their boast is only labor and sorrow; For it is soon cut off, and we fly away.”