With Thanksgiving around the corner, you will be asked by someone, “what are you thankful for?” As you plan and prepare for this Thanksgiving Day, keep in mind that God gives you something every day to be thankful for. “Gratitude can transform common days into thanksgivings, turn routine jobs into joy, and change ordinary opportunities into blessings.” William Arthur Ward
Christianity Today featured and article on Frank Borman. Borman was the astronaut who selected the opening passages of Genesis to read during the first manned mission to orbit the moon and concluded the Christmas Eve broadcast by asking God to “bless everyone on ‘the good Earth’ 240,000 miles away.” In 1968, “an estimated one billion people listened to the Apollo 8 astronauts read the Creation story. According to TV Guide, one out of every four humans on Earth turned on a TV the night to see Borman, James Lovell, and William Anders circle 60 miles above the rocky surface of the moon.
The three men were the first to leave Earth’s orbit and reach humanity’s nearest neighbor in space,” the article read.
Borman read the first 10 verses of Genesis 1. The awe of the moment was acknowledged with the reading of the first 10 verses of the King James Bible. The words thrilled many, caused a bit of controversy, and confused those who couldn’t see the connection between the greatest scientific adventure of the modern era and an ancient religious text.” Frank Borman died November 7 at the age of 95.
As we move closer into the holiday season we will see the lights, hear the music, and enjoy family, friends and food. But, let us not forget that there are still millions of souls who do not know about the Creator or His Son. May your light shine bright during this season and may people see Jesus because of you!
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November 18 Sabbath service with Ralph Watts- ADRA International November 25 Celebration Sabbath. Quote: "Let gratitude be the pillow upon which you kneel to say your nightly prayer."—Maya Angelou
Prayer corner: Healing Herminia Chacon- Jeanette Raygozo’s aunt in Texas Connie Linda Charlie Diane's 2 sisters LeRoy & Jackie Shirley & Wayne Helen Doris Peggy - Margaret's sister Peggy Pastor Joe & Bette Pastor Garcia
The Community and the World
Mission outreach around Santa Maria area
Families recovering from August explosion in Santa Maria
People in Middle East
Children and students
Last week the students started the school day with a special Veterans' Day Chapel program. Three local veterans came to tell about their time in service with the United States military. Featured guests were:
Joe Mallinson (now a retired Pastor) spent 3 years helping with electronics and communications.
Joe Brezovic’s 20 years of service were spent working with missiles and space packages.
Steve Behrens served in the Air force for 30 years and has spent several of those years Vandenberg.
For one of the students, the coolest thing learned is that missiles are up to 90 feet long. Take the time to ask a student; “what was the most exciting, interesting or best thing about their school.” Do you love children? Do you have a few hours during the week to give to our school? If so, our teachers are requesting help from supervising during recess and helping out in the classrooms a few hours in the mornings. If you are interested, please call the school at (805) 489-2687. Thank you for your support.
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Those who follow Christ the most closely have not been gloomy. In Christ is light and peace and joy forevermore. We need more Christ and less worldliness, more Christ and less selfishness. AH. P.431