Dear Brothers and Sisters in Germany and Belgium,
On behalf of your world family of Seventh-day Adventists, I share our greetings in the Lord, our concern, and our prayers, for each of you, our members in specific sections of western Germany and Belgium, and members throughout both countries, who experienced such a terrible ordeal with the recent floods that devastated towns and lives. What horrific events took place with so many lives lost. Our hearts go out to you. We have prayed for you and I have personally prayed for you. This is an opportunity to allow the power of God’s love to shine through you in careful service to those who have lost loved ones and property in the turmoil of the flooding. Lives have been disrupted in such a terrible way. May the Lord use you as Seventh-day Adventist church members in those particular areas of flooding and throughout Germany and Belgium to show the ministry of Christ in ministering to people physically, mentally, socially, and spiritually during this time of difficulty……this truly exemplifies Total Member Involvement as a part of the Advent movement in preparing people to accept Christ and His soon return Certainly, we are coming to the end of time and Jesus is coming soon. What a privilege to provide practical Christian care and encouragement to those in need and then to lift up Christ, His Word, His righteousness, His sanctuary service, His saving power in the great controversy, His three angels’ messages, His health message, His last-day mission to the world including the need to plead for the latter rain of the Holy Spirit, and Christ’s soon second coming. As you face the future, may you gain strength from the biblical promise in Jeremiah 33:3—-“Call to Me, and I will answer you, and show you great and mighty things, which you do not know.” God will provide for His people and those who look to Him for help. May He bring you encouragement and spiritual guidance as you tell Him, “Yes, Lord, I will go and share your precious last-day message in words and in loving outreach to others.” My dear fellow church members, be encouraged in the Lord as you witness for Him through the Holy Spirit’s power.
With kind Christian regards and sincerely yours,
Ted N C Wilson
General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists