Our students have learned this lesson from Christ and are already sharing God’s love with others. By Silveli Teodoro.
“God wants His people to receive to impart. As impartial, unselfish witnesses, they are to give to others what the Lord has given them. And as you enter into this work, and by whatever means in your power seek to reach hearts, be sure to work in a way that will remove prejudice instead of creating it. Make the life of Christ your constant study, and labor as He did, following His example.” Welfare Ministry, p. 128.
Our students have learned this lesson from Christ and are already sharing God’s love with others. Each Sabbath afternoon they are involved in outreach in the village of Melgaço, near SETI.
They began their work by going door-to-door surveying the needs of the community, thus opening the way for evangelism. Many missionary duos have begun Bible studies. Mrs. Leni is one such happy contact.
Based on the survey results, we decided to hold SETI’s first health fair. We distributed flyers of the event at local shops and from door to door.
The health fair turned out to be a great success, with a total of 28 guests. This is a good number of people considering the small size of the village. Some who attended live a good distance from where the fair was held, but came anyways, motivated by a strong desire to learn, as well as the influence of the Holy Spirit.
Each participant learned about the eight laws of health, plus practical knowledge on how to best care for our health. Afterwards, they visited the eight health booths, each one representing a different law of health. To conclude, there was a cooking demonstration. Our students Katiussia and Debora showed how to make whole wheat bread and crackers, and a delicious carrot spread. We had a give-away drawing for whole wheat bread and crackers at the end. The event was a great blessing, and we are eternally grateful to God for opening the doors and directing everything.
On campus, the construction of the new dorm, offices, and cafeteria is continuing.
One day Giancarlo had to tell our construction foreman, Daniel, that we might have to suspend the construction for a while, because we did not have enough funds for the project and we did not want to run the risk of him working without receiving his salary on time.
To Giancarlo’s surprise, Daniel answered, “Giancarlo, this work doesn’t stop. It’s from God!” What a beautiful confirmation of God’s promises! What a reminder that He is the one leading us and He knows all our needs!