On the first weekend of July 2016, the brethren in the city of Presidente Prudente in the interior of São Paulo, Brazil held a three-day conference on the theme of God's Love. Brother Eli Tenorio—the GC Secretary—was present and delivered the messages "In the Arms of the Father", "The Ultimate Giver", and "Returning Home" beginning on Friday and ending on Sunday evening. The church was filled with brethren and visitors from the local region, as well as from other parts of the country.
Sunday, June 26, 2016 was a high day for the Puslinch, Ontario church and the East Canadian Field Conference, as we had the opportunity to witness the Koert family—Brother Arend, Sister Yvonne, Martin, and Ashley—make a covenant with the Lord. On this day our church was rejoicing and there was great joy in heaven as these dear souls entered into the family of God.
At 9am on Sunday morning we met at the Puslinch church and proceeded to Emerald Lake, which is situated in nature and surrounded by lovely evergreens.
Bethany, West Virginia has been the home of our field-wide annual camp meetings for many years. This year, the camp meeting was held from June 17-19, 2016. The theme was “Walk in Love,” the divine principle around which all family relationships are centered. In attendance were approximately 110 brethren and friends from Kentucky, Virginia, Ohio, Maryland, Indiana, Michigan, New York, and Canada.
Gingivitis is a silent disease of the gums that can go unnoticed until bleeding accompanies brushing or flossing. Eating and dental hygiene become unpleasant because of the gum disease. Common symptoms include irritation, redness, swelling and easy bleeding of the gums. Other symptoms include bad breath, loose teeth, and receding gums that expose the roots of the teeth. The most common cause of gingivitis is plaque formation.
The church in Turin, Italy was blessed with the baptism of Sister Vasthi Vasquez and Brother Dario Lauri on June 19, 2016. At this joyous occasion, these two new members expressed the following testimonials: