Below is a message addressed to the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Inter-America from President of the Inter-American Division, Elie Henry–IAD News Staff
September 23, 2022 | Miami, Florida, United States | By: Elie Henry, president of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Inter-America
Hello! Happy Sabbath to each one of you.
In a very special way I want to address those who are visiting a Seventh-day Adventist Church on this day, because today is Sabbath Guest Day.
Whether you’re at church in person or watching online, I want to extend a warm welcome to you on behalf of the nearly 4 million church members throughout the Inter-American Division.
And I want to share with you a couple of Bible verses, which express very well our reason for being happy for your visit: I read from Philippians 2: verses 1 and 2: “Therefore if you have any encouragement from being united with Christ, if any comfort from his love, if any common sharing in the Spirit, if any tenderness and compassion, 2 then make my joy complete by being like-minded, having the same love, being one in spirit and of one mind..” (KJV)
Did you know that the Sabbath School program in which you are participating now is one of the moments that we treasure the most in church every Sabbath? In addition to learning more about the Bible together and strengthening fellowship, we seek to share that same joy, that same love that we find in Christ, and we extend the invitation so that you too can yearn for that.
We invite you to continue visiting us as many times as you wish. You do not need to wait for another Sabbath Guest Day. You will be welcomed and we will do our best to share and continue to grow together in faith.
I end this brief message, with verse 18 of the same chapter 2 of Philippians, which says: “So you too should be glad and rejoice with me.
Let us rejoice with the Lord Jesus Christ. May He bless you all.