Focus

Focus Article – I am God’s Favorite (Sabbath Recorder, Oct 2017)

This year in June, I had the privilege to travel with Saul Alonzo, SDB pastor in the Washington, DC, area, to visit Christian brothers and sisters in Quito, Ecuador. The believers there have allied for the last several years to translate SDB Helping Hand materials ... Read More

Focus Article – Three Little Churches: A Cautionary Tale (Sabbath Recorder, January 2017)

Once upon a time, I took trip to do some ministry work in an economically challenged developing world country. While there I met another man on mission named Brian Winzenried. Brian shared that he made regular visits to the land where I was visiting and ... Read More

Focus Article – MISSIONS: A CATALYST TO SPIRITUAL GROWTH (Sabbath Recorder, December 2016)

Travelling to another country, living with and proclaiming the Gospel to unfamiliar people can be scary and difficult but usually purpose-filled. I had the privilege this past summer to be the Project Director to an SCSC team to Jamaica, which was the result of the ... Read More

Focus Article – Would You Reject a Toddler’s Flower? (Sabbath Recorder, October 2016)

I was struck by something on the roadway as I was driving back from dropping off my wife, Beth, so she could participate as a project director at Summer Christian Service Corp training this past June. I was not hit by a deer, though I ... Read More

Focus Article – Whose Plan is it Anyway? (Sabbath Recorder, Sep 2016)

by Steve Osborn, Pastor SDB Church, Boulder, CO Pastor Dave Stall told me, “One of the most important things in visiting Ethiopia is to be flexible.” Boy, was he ever right! We had plans — and good ones. But God had better ones. Our plan ... Read More

Focus Article – Equipped for the Battle in Zambia and at Home (Sabbath Recorder, July 2016)

07/06/2016 Our 2016 General Conference President, Dr. Ken Chroniger has set a theme of Faith, Family, andEducation.  As you may have noted, the Missionary Society has been receiving and helping respond to many in our Family of Faith asking for help with their need for ... Read More

Are You the Next Missionary?

06/12/2014 SDBs have always been a missions minded people. In 1664 Stephen Mumford migrated to Newport, RI, from England and was instrumental in the start of the 1st SDB Church in the US. In the 1700s the number of SDB churches multiplied and at the ... Read More

Focus Article – END OF THE ROAD IN MOZAMBIQUE (Sabbath Recorder, June 2016)

06/06/2016           I will not soon forget the night in Mozambique I was driving down a roadway and the highway disappeared. It was April of 2016 and we had been visiting African SDB churches that day in the Milange District within ... Read More

Missions Article – THE “KENYAN KONNECTION” REVISITED (Sabbath Recorder, May 2016)

05/31/2016 In June of 2015 I had the privilege of being part of a missions trip to Kenya. I want to share with you God’s good hand in this so that you may rejoice in what He is doing in this world; reflect on what ... Read More

Focus Article – IS IT SAFE TO GO ON MISSIONS? (Sabbath Recorder, May 2016)

05/16/2016 A couple weeks ago I was getting my hair cut at our downtown barbershop in Westerly, RI. I had opted for my usual barber and was having one of our normal conversations about travel, missions, and following Jesus in different cultures. Suddenly, the barber ... Read More