The Sabbath services on December 15, 2018 began with a song service led by Pedro Arce accompanied by Jeremy Westcott on the piano. The opening song was “Bringing in the Sheaves”.
Vanessa and Cesia (juniors) welcomed everyone. Mahary (junior) had prayer. Yuli (junior) then called for the Laurelbrook Missions Offering, which was collected by Saul and Jesse (juniors) and which goes to support Laurelbrook mission trips. Samantha and Edvan (juniors) had special music, playing a medley of familiar hymn tunes.
The junior health class taught by Ginny Arce then had the theme talk. Ernesto and Denisse (juniors) had the closing prayer, and announced the classes. The program ended at 10:15.
Clifton Brandt led the lesson study in the main sanctuary. The students had classes in the nursing home, in the boys’ dorm lobby, and “behind the glass” in the rear of the church sanctuary.
Personnel Other Than Students:
Ginny Arce – wife of Pedro Arce / directs the bell choir / teaches the junior health class
Jeremy Westcott – teaches some of the academy English classes
Pedro Arce – heads up the campus music program
Following are a few notes from the health class presentation:
Ginny Arce taught the health course organized by Wildwood this past semester. All the juniors took part of the course during the weekly health classes, but some were able to complete the course by finishing it during the Friday morning vocational time.
Matthew 28:19-20 “19 Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: 20 Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, [even] unto the end of the world. Amen.”
Daphne talked about God’s call to the remnant church. Revelation 22:20 “He which testifieth these things saith, Surely I come quickly. Amen. Even so, come, Lord Jesus.”
Revelation 7:1-3 “1 ¶ And after these things I saw four angels standing on the four corners of the earth, holding the four winds of the earth, that the wind should not blow on the earth, nor on the sea, nor on any tree. 2 And I saw another angel ascending from the east, having the seal of the living God: and he cried with a loud voice to the four angels, to whom it was given to hurt the earth and the sea, 3 Saying, Hurt not the earth, neither the sea, nor the trees, till we have sealed the servants of our God in their foreheads.”
Angels hold back the winds until God’s people are ready. Many are not ready so God is waiting.
If you want Jesus to come back, you need to do God’s work.
Heissel – the example of Paul and how he worked. If we want Jesus to come back, we need to warn the world.
Laymen can work without support of the church by trusting in God.
The Apostle Paul is a good example of a self-supporting missionary. He spent time making tents to support himself but looked for opportunities to witness for the Lord.
He did this to show that he was not witnessing for personal financial gain and to show laymen they could preach the gospel, too.
Mark – we should go into all the world because of the people who will be blessed by getting these books. Ellen White says that we should go to people in the lightly populated areas as well as the cities.
Eliseo – Ellen White was shown that practical education was very important.
Madison College was started in 1904 in an area not much touched by our work.
In 1947, the self-supporting institutions were brought together in ASI.
In 2008 an organization was founded to bring the health ministry to every country of the world.
Ginny Arce – we should work together to evangelize the cities from bases just outside the cities.
Edvan – Ellen White says that every school should have a sanitarium to educate people in healthful living.
Laurelbrook has a nursing home so this medical work can be continued in the community.