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MC Spotlight, Volume 5


MC Spotlight

From this small beginning it was shown to me to be like streams of light that went clear round the world. EGW, LS 125


Greetings Leif,

We are excited to include a Feature presentation in this MC Spotlight this weekMission alignment across our Conference is a true picture of the God of order we serve. When people say, "everything happens for a reason", they discount the very nature of sin we find ourselves in. Yes, everything is under the watchful eye of our Father in Heaven but sin was never His choice for us. His choice was perfection, harmony and eternity.
The Biblical love letter He has written for each one of us is a woven thread penned over a span of 1500 years, with 66 books and 35 authors detailing the beginning of Earth's history to the completion of eternity restored. Each author wrote at the direction of the Holy Spirit who "breathed out" Scripture to him (2 Peter 1:21 & 2 Timothy 3:16). There is definitive order and specific direction found in the pages of His Word. The harmony of the spheres, the intricate detail of all nature, the genetic composition of each DNA, the unspeakable acceptance by the God of the Universe to bend His knee to Calvary's tree - every intimate proclamation of love for humanity is a testament to the orderly nature of our God. Should His Church not hold the same resemblance?!
We are each on a journey with our Maker, and we desire this Conference's journey to be one of seamless organization and precision alignment with a laser-focused Mission. For the end will come and we will be asked if we REACHED others for Jesus, taught WHOLENESS to a broken world, and baptized souls into a life of HOPE.

Stay faithful to the Mission today!



Mission Drift or Driven?
What's Mission?
What's Vision?
What's Strategy?
Developing Habits
Launching Mission

Let's Be About God's Mission

"More than 50 years ago, computers were in their infancy, large and cumbersome. Technology was a fraction of what it Is today. The man leading the effort, Werner von Braun, was a former Nazi whose V-2 rockets obliterated London in World War II. For a while, the project seemed an exercise in futility, with von Braun and his associates locked in disagreement. 

Then President John F Kennedy, in a joint session of Congress, challenged the nation to put a man on the moon “within this decade.” With that challenge ringing in their ears, 400,000 scientists, technicians, and support personnel from the United States and Canada worked together hand-in-glove to make it happen. And they got the job done several months early. 

That’s the power of a mission-driven people.

When Nehemiah discovered his mission—to rebuild Jerusalem’s walls—he sprang to life, energized and ready to take on the world! The inhabitants of Jerusalem, in turn, became so enthusiastic about their new mission that they themselves became “little Nehemiahs” and completed building the walls in only 52 days!

When Jesus’ disciples, empowered by the Holy Spirit at Pentecost, found their mission, that same dysfunctional band of leaders (save one) became a mission-driven force so energized that they “turned the world upside down” (Acts 17:6).

When church organizations today become one in spirit, working closely together, and discover the transforming power of mission, “nothing that they propose to do will be withheld from them” (Genesis 11:6, NKJV). A sense of mission is an awesome power for good."


Do you desire to be 

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(Matthew 28:18-20)




Join NAD Health Ministries on Feb. 4 for "Preserving Hope," a FREE webinar toexplore the growing concern of suicide and discuss suicide prevention, intervention, and postvention. We all need to understand signs of suicidal ideation, to be able to ask questions that encourage discussion, and to know where to direct individuals for specialized care. LEARN MORE and REGISTER 


Get the new book, The Exodus Journey, by Elizabeth Talbot, free with code! The book, published by Pacific Press, is about choosing trust over anxiety. It dives into Israel’s journey to the Promised Land, inviting readers to consider their own daily walk toward the heavenly Canaan, trusting God to be the Redeemer, Provider, and Guide. To get your free copy: download the Jesus 101 mobile app, click on “Book Offers”, and enter code “NAD-EJ”. Or visit to request your book today! Jesus 101 will send this completely free (U.S. and Canada, one per household). Code valid through January 31!


Adventist Community Services presents a FREE Zoom webinar discussing principles of financial empowerment and practical tools for your ministry. ACS volunteers and anyone interested in community outreach ministry are invited to tune in Feb. 4 at 2 p.m. EST to hear presenter Colette Newer, ACS Director of Washington Conference, address why many of those who access ACS services are struggling in a cycle of poverty. LEARN MORE

YouTube link: This Surprising Story Will Positively Impact Your Life!


Mike & René Lemon share a story about a young girl's personal experience. Ava’s story was so unforgettable and had such an impact  they felt compelled to share it with you.


Into the Light

Domestic Violence in the Faith Community

Sarah McDugal is a leading Adventist Author.Speaker.Coach who dedicates her life to offering tools for healing and recovery from abuse and trauma in the faith community. In speaking at the McDonald Road Church in Tennessee, she gives a powerful testimony - WATCH LINK. For more information about her service to the faith community go to her website:

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To deeply engage our students in the three angels’ messages, the NAD Office of Education is... 

excited to offer a new, distinctly Adventist resource for our grade K-12 schools. Sandy Doran, Ph.D., has authored Three Angels for Kids (K-8) and Three Angels for Today (9-12), a two- to four-week curriculum available for Adventist schools. MORE




Health Emphasis Day

On March 27, 2021, the Maritime Conference Health Ministries department will be celebrating their Health Emphasis Day. All Maritime churches are invited to participate. There will be a Youth contest and a video presentation. More information will soon be available on our Conference website under Health Ministries. Stay Tuned...



Recent events have raised urgent questions about free speech and its implications for the personal lives and ministry of Seventh-day Adventists. In this session, we're joined by two Adventist lawyers as they help us understand free speech issues we're facing today. REGISTER FOR FREE - Limited Space



Experiences Devotional Group

WHEN:        NOW - still time to join!
WHERE:      via Zoom
WHO:           You in a small group (group size 8 to 10 people)          

Before sin tainted humanity, the original plan for perfection in Genesis 2 was to increase in relationship with God and one another in a loving and accepting environment. Let us join together to create heaven on earth.

Pastor Frank Unger - - 902.322.7232



In 2019, we had over 55,000 participants from 105 countries from around the world at the Chosen International Camporee, and 1,320 souls were baptized. God has truly blessed the Camporee beyond what we could have ever imagined. We have grown!
An exciting and historical vote was taken by the 2024 International Camporee Executive Advisory Committee which will impact Pathfinders around the world. This vote approved two things: A change of location for the 2024 Believe the Promise Camporee from Oshkosh, Wisconsin to Gillette, Wyoming, and new dates of August 5-11, 2024. LEARN MORE




Executive Director, HIRING

About the role   
Parker Street Food & Furniture Bank located in Halifax, Nova Scotia is seeking a passionate individual to lead this important community organization into the future. We are seeking a mission minded individual with several years of experience in leading and managing a non-profit organization and has a history of demonstrated commitment to community causes. 
The applicant is responsible for the efficient and effective operations of the Parker Street Food and Furniture Bank, including all aspects of human resource management that relate to selecting, leading and managing 

performance of staff within a team, financial management, policy development, operational planning, and risk management. The applicant must have exceptional leadership and communication skills to build and nurture constructive relationships with our diverse community of clients, donors, volunteers, employees and board members. 
If this community-minded opportunity interests you, please send a PDF version of an application and cover letter to . Applications will be accepted until 7:00pm Atlantic Standard Time on January 28th, 2021.


Men's & Women's Ministry Volunteer Directors

The Maritime Conference is looking for Men's & Women's Ministry Volunteer Directors. For a detailed job description for each role, please contact Teresa Ferreira.

If God is calling you to lead, answer the call!


Food For Your Body


Golden Cauliflower Dal with
Spinach and Coconut


GF    DF   V   VG   NS

A gently spiced Indian stew that is warming and comforting.
A whole head of cauliflower meets red split lentils in this simple healthy Golden Cauliflower Dal recipe. A delicious wholesome plant-based meal that comes together quickly and easily in about 35 minutes on the stovetop.

Click here for the RECIPE!

GF - Gluten-Free                 DF - Dairy-Free                                      
V - Vegetarian                             VG - Vegan             
NS - Naturally Sweetened


Source: Fasting at Home
Paradise Fields


Communications Department



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