Glacier View Ranch: Another Success » Glacier View Ranch [GVR] is off to another successful start, due in part to three key elements: quality staff, two additions to camper activities, and the grace of God. This year's theme: The Cross has Made You Flawless.
After a week of staff training, GVR is finishing up its second week of Cub Camp with a total of 133 cubs, ages 7-11, placing the camp at max capacity. This next week, featuring Junior Camp (ages 10-12), will also be operating at full load.
Steve Hamilton, RMC Youth Department Director, outlines two new highlights adding to the success of the program.
Worship is central to the purpose of the summer camp, he shared, and that's why it has been incorporated into a morning activity. The kids start their day with worship and then munch on breakfast before heading into five rotating activities. After dinner, all the kids reconvene for a recreational activity before concluding their day with worship.
On Fridays, campers fill gallon cans with toilet paper and kerosene, the interesting combination creating a literal spark in the night, acting as 26 makeshift campfires the camp families gather around.
"I am very grateful for the staff," Steve shared about the 70 summer camp staff, year-round staff, and volunteers--in all about 100 heads--who make the nine-week GVR camp possible. "It's all about the kids, and their dedication to showing God's love for them, as well as that their quality of work is truly inspiring."
Reflecting on the theme, he added, "Please pray for our campers, our safety, the success of the facilities and programs, and through this that all of us will sense God's love and acceptance in our lives. And may this become our increasing reality." [Stefani Leeper; photos by Courtney Gentry]
Statement on Orlanda, Florida, Mass Shooting » Daniel R. Jackson, president of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in North America, issued the following statement on June 12, 2016, in response to the mass shooting at the Pulse Club in Orlando, Florida:
"The Seventh-day Adventist Church in North America is heartbroken as we mourn the loss of innocent lives in the deadliest mass shooting in United States history. We extend our deepest condolences and prayers for the 50 people killed, the 53 wounded, their families, loved ones, and friends. We also pray for the community of Orlando and the heartache and sadness they are experiencing as a result of this tragedy.
"We strongly denounce the hate that led to this mass shooting. This type of senseless violence has no place in this country or in this world. It is appalling that these lives were tragically cut short because of hate. We pray that God's love will comfort and console the victims' loved ones whose lives have become a nightmare overnight.
"As Christians, we strongly believe that hate, for anyone, brother, sister, friend or enemy, comes not from God, but from the father of evil himself, the devil. We must condemn all expressions of hate, from speech to deadly violence. All of the women,, children, and men in this world, regardless of whether they worship, live, or love like us, are children of God.
"We are assured that, in the end, love will win. We know that one day hate and evil will be no more. Until that day, we will continue to pray that communities in this world can live their lives without fear."
"And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love" (1 Cor. 13:13, NIV).
Matthew Moreland and Family Turn Volunteer Work into Church Career »
Matthew Moreland is the new RMC assistant youth director, the youth department announced today, June 13. During the summer, the position entails serving as the assistant youth director for Mill Springs Ranch in Wyoming, and for outdoor education, youth ministry, and mission trips for the RMC during the "off-season."
Arrival of the Morelands in Wyoming bodes well for Mills Spring Ranch and its camp season this summer. (See http://rmcyouth.org/mills-spring-ranch-wyoming for camp dates and details).The youth department is encouraging parents and young people to consider attending one of the camps to strengthen their family bond with the church and uplift their spiritual experience. After spending a few moments with Matthew and his wife Sharice, it isn't any wonder God led them here.
Their mission: To bring youth closer to God, and to show them they have a place in the Church--they're not just another statistic.
The couple served as youth ministries volunteers for 10 years prior to this official position which allows their passion for Adventist education and ministering to youth to be utilized on a larger scale. Essentially, they have a career in what they've been doing all along.
And, of course, God's hand carved this path.
"God led us," Sharice enthused. "We were asking God what He wanted us to do, and then Steve (Hamilton) called."
Matthew shared, "We're excited to be involved with the churches, and for the opportunity to serve. We're big believers in Adventist education, so it's neat to see so many Adventist schools in the local area."
The dynamic duo bring with them three youthful faces: Mia (8), Grant (6), and Andrew (2).
Hailing from Bakersfield, California, the Morelands are still adjusting to the Colorado life, but find it made easier as they have been welcomed as family by the RMC staff.
"I'm grateful for Matt and his family to be a part of ours," shared Steve Hamilton, director of the youth department, "and I'm excited to see how God will use them for the RMC." [Stefani Leeper; photo by Rajmund Dabrowski]
Mission Project Team Travels to Zambia »
The latest stage of the Zambia Mansa Church building mission project began on June 13 with 27 missionaries from Colorado, Kansas, Washington State, Texas and other locations. Their route took them to Dulles airport, through Dubai and then to Lusaka, Zambia.
Christine Eagan-Foster, a young student missionary from Loveland, Colorado, shared a dream experience she had before the journey. "I was filled with awe," she said. It was a scene in which Jesus came to her. "He had a ring of seven stars on His finger and slipped it off and put it on mine. I couldn't adequately describe the ring. It was brilliant, dancing with multiple colors of fire. I didn't understand the meaning of the dream until now. It was Jesus giving me the power to go on this journey to the Mansa Christian Education Center to meet the Zambian students."
This current trip is a continuation of a 2014 building and evangelistic mission to Zambia when a team from the Rocky Mountain Conference raised two thirds of the walls of the school's new church and said they would return in 2016 to paint and dedicate the church that local work crews would continue to build.
Members of the group will be sharing their testimonies with each other in the evenings and helping with work on the church as well as building the security wall in the day time. The group will return to Denver and other locations on July 4. [Text and photo by Lynne Eagan. Pictured are: back row from the left: Paul Eagan, Steven Scheffler, Kevin Ames, Jake Philpott, Kyle Rushold, Caleb Anthony, Warren Cowgill, Joe Philpott, Jorge Zuniga, Kelby Eickmann, Jaselyn Zuniga; front row: Christine Eagan-Foster, Lynne Eagan, Matthew Tomeny, Kent Kast, Rayna Williams, and Jaselyn Zuniga]
Western Slope Camp Meeting Revived » The Western Slope Camp Meeting has been revived in response to many of those living in the Western portion of our conference.
Rocky Mountain Conference leadership has graciously supported this endeavor.
Through God's providence, this immense undertaking has been formalized in just three months: a location has been chosen and reserved and a program is being secured. God's hand has been unmistakable. The Western Slope Camp Meeting will be held August 3-7 at the 40-acre MountainTop Christian Retreat, located 15 miles southwest of Montrose adjacent to the Uncompahgre National Forest (See mountaintopretreat.com/ for map, directions and more information).
Ed Barnett and Eric Nelson, RMC president and VP for administration respectively, will serve as the main speakers. In addition, several dynamic and homegrown Western Slope church members, along with a small group of Front Range members, will be leading out in various portions of this multi-day event.
From the morning devotionals to Thursday and Friday afternoon sessions, there will be a wide variety of topics for enrichment. The schedule also will provide time to enjoy God's nature.
Children's and youth programs will be available Thursday and Friday afternoons and Sabbath morning.
Nucla member, LeRoy Archer, is coordinating the music and a special afternoon concert will be presented by Darrell Marshall. Plan now to attend this spiritual and refreshing retreat.
Access registration form here. For more information, contact Linda or Ron Johnson at 970-245-2294.
Statement From NAD President on Orlando Tragedy » Daniel R. Jackson, president of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in North America, issued the following statement on June 12, 2016, in response to the mass shooting at the Pulse Club in Orlando, Florida: “The Seventh-day Adventist Church in North America is heartbroken as we mourn the loss of innocent lives in the deadliest mass shooting in United States history. We extend our deepest condolences and prayers for the 50 people killed, the 53 wounded, their families, loved ones, and friends. We also pray for the community of Orlando and the heartache and sadness they are experiencing as a result of this tragedy.
“We strongly denounce the hate that led to this mass shooting. This type of senseless violence has no place in this country or in this world. It is appalling that these lives were tragically cut short because of hate. We pray that God’s love will comfort and console the victims’ loved ones whose lives have become a nightmare overnight.
“As Christians, we strongly believe that hate, for anyone, brother, sister, friend or enemy, comes not from God, but from the father of evil himself, the devil. We must condemn all expressions of hate, from speech to deadly violence. All of the women, children, and men in this world, regardless of whether they worship, live, or love like us, are children of God.
“We are assured that, in the end, love will win. We know that one day hate and evil will be no more. Until that day, we will continue to pray that communities in this world can live their lives without fear.”
“And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love” (1 Cor. 13:13, NIV).
Photo for article, "A Good Work Ethic Pays Off" was incorrectly identified last week. The photographer was Brittany McLachlan.
Pastor Bruce Aalborg retired June 1, having served his last 16 years at the Littleton Church. Pastor Seth Coridan transferred to the Iowa-Missouri Conference June 1.
Heidi Littell, assistant youth director, is moving to Carmel, Indiana after June 30, where her husband will begin his medical practice.
Glacier View Ranch Summer Camp: Ages 7-17. Cost $265-315 (varies week to week). Discounts available. Visit our website and watch our NEW Glacier View Ranch summer camp promo video: rmcyouth.org/gvrpromovideo
For more information, go to rmcyouth.org/camp
Mills Spring Ranch Summer Camp » Ages 9-17. Cost $200 (each Wyoming church is giving $100 for campers from their church to attend MSR summer camp (up to 10 campers). Contact your church for this discount. For
more information, go to rmcyouth.org/camp
ROCKY MOUNTAIN CONFERENCE CAMP MEETINGS
Cowboy Camp Meeting -- July 6 - 10
Silver Jack Reservoir near Cimarron, CO
Speaker: Mic Thurber
Contact: Fritz Krieger -- 970-497-6175
Wyoming Camp Meeting -- July 12 - 16
Mills Spring Ranch, Casper WY
Speaker: David Asscherick
Contact: Don Barnt -- 307-757-7618
Western Slope Camp Meeting -- August 3 - 7
Mountain Top Retreat near Montrose, CO
Speakers: Ed Barnett/Eric Nelson
Contact: Linda and Ron Johnson -- 970-245-2294
Hispanic Camp Meeting -- September 2 - 4
Glacier View Ranch, Ward CO
Speaker: Omar Grieve
Youth Speaker: Dr. Oscar Carreon
Contact: Ruben Rivera -- 303-910-1614
Native Camp Meeting -- September 16 - 18
La Vida Mission, Crown Point NM
Speaker: Monte Church
Contact: Dorie Panganiban -- 505-215-6642
World Refugee Day » Saturday, June 18 has been designated the Seventh-day Adventist Church's first annual "World Refugee Sabbath." This day has been set aside to raise awareness of the needs of the more than 20 million people who have been displaced from their homes due to civil unrest and persecution. Churches, groups, families and individuals are invited to participate using the many available resources.
for Refugee Day resources.
For a testimonial video, go to https://www.hopechannel.com/nz/watch/with-refugees
Dynalectric Charity Golf Tournament » Join us on Friday, June 17 for the Dynalectric Golf Tournament benefitting Rebuilding Together Metro Denver (RTMD) and ACS Community LIFT. Fossil Trace Golf Club, 6:30 a.m. Registration/Check-in Opens; 7:30 a.m. Shotgun Start. For sponsorship and registration, go to http://birdeasepro.com/DynalectricGolf.
Islam and Christianity in Prophecy » Author of Islam and Christianity in Prophecy, Tim Roosenberg, will present the following seminars:
7 p.m. Friday, June 17, Colorado Indonesian Church
11 a.m. Sabbath, June 18, Denver South English Church
Second presentation begins after lunch.
7 p.m. Sabbath June 18, Loveland Church
Denver South Church » "Medicinal Charcoal, God's Miracle Natural Healing Powder," is the title of John Dinsley's presentation which will take place at 2 p.m. Sabbath, June 18. John is an award-winning author and radio and TV guest speaker on 3ABN.
Black Hills Health & Education Center » An intensive residential lifestyle CHIP treatment program will take place July 17 through July 28 at Black Hills Lifestyle Center. For more information, call 605.55-4101.
Mile High Academy » Introduces its all-new Summer Sports and Arts Camps, a great way to keep your child active and learning during the summer months. Choose from gymnastics, basketball, soccer, baseball, volleyball and art. Check the Summer Camps page on our website, milehighacademy.org for details or call 303-744-1069 and see how you can register your child today.
New Technology Aims to Reach the Curious for Jesus » ASI-member company IntelliPaper is partnering with the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists in producing and distributing The Great Hope paper USB cards. The 3 x 4 cards fold to turn into USB drives. When they are plugged into a computer, they direct the users to The Great Hope website which has multiple formats to read or hear The Great Controversy. It can be read or heard online, downloaded, saved to a .pdf, printed, or put on a Kindle, iPad, or iPhone.For more information and to place an order, email email@example.com or call 509-343-9116 M-Th, 9-5 PT.
The Mid-America Union Conference has an opening in their Communication Department for a digital media assistant. Degree and experience in web programming/design preferred, along with social media and videography skills. Send resume to Raylene Jones, Human Resources director, at Raylene,Jones@maucsda.org by Thursday, June 30. Applicants should be active Seventh-day Adventists in good and regular standing.
Rocky Mountain Conference is looking to fill an opening for a Youth Ministries Assistant Director. This is a key, contributing role in the youth ministries program, overseeing primary aspects of summer camp as well as additional youth and young adult events and activities. There is a great deal of administrative responsibility that goes along with this role. Candidates must be highly organized, possess the ability to pay attention to detail, be self-motivated, able to keep on task and follow through. Most importantly, candidates must have a passion for connecting with youth, making it easy for them to know God. For more information regarding this position and to learn how to apply, please visit http://www.rmcsda.org/hr-assistantyouthdirector. To learn more about RMC's youth ministries, please visit http://rmcyouth.org/.
Daystar School in Pueblo is looking for a part-time aide for K-3 for the 2016-17 school year. If you are interested in finding out more about this position, you can contact Michelle Velbis by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 719-561-9120.
Mile High Academy is looking for two part-time Kindergarten aides. This is an exciting opportunity for the 2016-2017 school year. Please visit our website at www.milehighacademy.org for more information on the requirements and qualifications for this position. Applicants must be Seventh-day Adventist members in good standing and possess current authorization to work in the U.S. If interested, please send your resume to Jocelyn at email@example.com.
Associate Director -- Media, Production & Programming: Do you think and dream in the visually creative space? The Voice of Prophecy is seeking a creative professional who desires to use their talents for soul-winning and evangelism. Prospective candidates should be proficient and experienced in many creative areas such as: print design, brand creation, web design, UX design, motion graphics, 3D graphics and presentation graphics. Proficiency in the areas of video production and photography a plus.
Mailroom Assistant Supervisor: Are you someone who loves logistics and has an eye for detail and a knack for supervision? If so, you might be the perfect candidate for the Voice of Prophecy's Mailroom Assistant Supervisor position! In this position, you would assist with the development, implementation, coordination and monitoring of all phases of mailing services in addition to supervision of mailroom staff. As a direct result of your work, people worldwide would receive resources like Bible lessons and make decisions for Christ thanks, in part, to your efforts in getting resources to them in a timely manner.
Junior Accountant: The Junior Accountant assists with the accounting records for VOP's Gift Planning & Trust Services. This includes all aspects of accounting (receivables, payables, general ledger) and federal and state fiduciary tax reporting.
Ministry Relations Representative: The Ministry Relations Representative (Regional) serves the Voice of Prophecy by cultivating and growing relationships with new and current supporters.
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