The Sabbath services on April 28, 2018 began with a song service led by Angela Volpe, accompanied by Mark Kent on the piano. The opening song was “Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing”. Personnel from Wildwood in Georgia, a self-supporting health training school, took part in the program and in teaching the Sabbath School classes.
Lesei Ncube welcomed everyone, talked about Christ being the center of our lives, and had prayer. Oliver (junior) read the scripture reading – Matthew 9:35 “And Jesus went about all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing every sickness and every disease among the people.”
Leilani (sophomore) read a mission story about a person who left Mexico to go to teach in the Marshal Islands. The Lord worked out the visa problem she had. She then called for the Laurelbrook Missions Offering, which was collected by Jakob and Isaac (sophomores) and which goes to support Laurelbrook mission trips. Samantha (sophomore) played the piano while the offerings was being collected. Jara (sophomore) played “How Great Thou Art” on her harp for special music.
Debbrah from Wildwood had the theme talk on “Health and the Gospel”. Kathleen Quitoriano had the closing prayer and explained the classes. Wildwood students and staff members taught the Sabbath School classes.
Following are a few notes from Debbrah’s talk:
Personnel Other Than Students and Wildwood Personnel:
Angela Volpe – works in the school office / soon to be married to Mark Kent
Clayton Brandt – works with Laurelbrook’s heavy equipment and trash
Elizabeth Castle – works with the Laurelbrook Nursing Home social services department
Mark Kent – Laurelbrook IT person / soon to be married to Angela Volpe
Ricardo Reid – local head elder / works in the nursing home