The Sabbath services on September 29, 2018 began with a song service led by Eric (senior), accompanied by Felix (junior) on the piano and Leilani (junior) on her flute. The opening song was “Give Me the Bible”.
Nathan Polk welcomed everyone, had prayer, and read the scripture reading – 1 Peter 3:15 “But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts: and be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear:”
One of Nathan Polk’s friends told about an experience that some Adventists had in a neighborhood in South America. The neighborhood boss was using all sorts of entertainment to lure voters to keep him in power, but increasing Adventist influence got in the way. So he and his men tried pouring gasoline over the Adventist elders’ house and lighting it. God intervened – and only the gasoline itself burned.
Nathan Polk spent much of the rest of the Sabbath School program time answering questions students had given him. He then called for the Laurelbrook Missions Offering, which was collected by Eric (senior) and Jakob (junior) and which goes to support Laurelbrook mission trips.
Nathan Polk then announced the classes – James Brenneman would teach the class in the sanctuary, and Nathan Polk would teach all the students in the newly finished room “behind the glass” at the rear of the church sanctuary.
Personnel Other Than Students:
James Brenneman – one of the academy history and English teachers
Nathan Polk – Weimar College theology student who had worked with canvassing programs and evangelistic meetings in South America and Asia.