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From Ministerial Services

August 26, 2010

An early Feast of Tabernacles is upon us. We wish you and all our brethren a rewarding time to rejoice and “learn to fear the LORD your God always” (Deuteronomy 14:23). Feast schedules are in place for speakers and speakers have been sharing their sermon content with one another in teleconferences.

Our Leadership Workshop is all set, as Richard and Mary Pinelli plan a 4-1/2-day program again here at the home office over Labor Day weekend. All of us are looking forward to being with the 15 couples from all over the United States who will be here for this program.

Our youth camp season ended its 16th season with Camp Heritage in Pennsylvania. Ken Treybig, United Youth Camps coordinator, tells us that, like all of the other camps this summer, it went exceptionally well. He was very grateful for the dedicated staff members who volunteer their time each year to focus on our campers and establish a zone of peace and safety at each of our camps. He also appreciates the prayers and support of many who are unable to attend, but recognize the wonderful blessing our camp program is to our Church youth. Remember to also pray for Winter Camp, which runs at the end of December.

While we are still focusing on the Feast of Tabernacles, I thought I‘d mention the Winter Family Weekend, one of the Church‘s energizing events that draws more than 2,000 people each year in Louisville, Kentucky. This year the events run from Friday evening, Dec. 24, through late Tuesday night, Dec. 28. We plan to have World News and Prophecy seminars on Sunday, Dec. 26, and Ambassador Bible Center continuing education classes on Monday and Tuesday, Dec. 27 and 28. Much more information will be coming after the Feast. Mark Winner has done a superb job in coordinating this fun and educational event for the Church.

On an international note, Dennis Luker has decided to bring all our Portuguese language work under the coordination of Jorge de Campos, a UCG elder currently working at the home office in the international mail area. Jorge has been coordinating the Portuguese efforts, including translation of booklets, the Portuguese Good News supplement, personal correspondence and the Feast in Portugal. Jorge has also been pastoring the brethren in Portugal and Portuguese Autonomous Regions. He will now also care for the Brazilian brethren.

I have been greatly encouraged working with our president, Dennis Luker. The recent transition has not been easy, but we are optimistic about the future. We know that Christ is the Living Head of His Church. He continually tests our minds and attitudes. Christ knows everyone‘s heart and is working His plan through all of us, no matter where we think we stand on various matters. In our ministerial careers we have seen Christ‘s direction and intervention in His Church again and again. Denny Luker and I pray together often on our knees, asking God to help us with the challenges that we are now encountering. I am confident that as we yield and trust our Savior, He will once again bring us deliverance, but in His way.

Again, from Ministerial Services we wish you a wonderful Fall Festival season. May God bring you back safely.

Beverly and I are leaving for Malawi and Zambia on Sunday after the Feast of Trumpets and look forward to being with the brethren in those two countries, to whom we‘ve become quite attached over the past 14 years.

Thank you for your service and sacrifice.

In Christ‘s service,

Victor Kubik—Operation Manager, Ministerial Services

August 26, 2010 - Posted by | Home Office, Ministerial Services |

7 Comments »

  1. God bless God keep and have a good Feast

    Comment by Alvah P yle | August 26, 2010 | Reply

  2. All prophecy indicates we are truly living in the end of this age. We know that Satan and the one-third of the angels (Revelation 12:1-6 and Ezekiel 28:11-19) who followed him will soon fight against Michael and the angels belonging to the Ancient of Days and His Holy One, Messiah the Prince, Jesus of Nazareth, before the Great Tribulation begins (Daniel Ch. 12:1 and Revelation Ch. 12:7-17). We know that Satan knows he has a short time left and he is now beginning to create chaos, hatred, and violence among the nations of the world, in particular, the nations surrounding Israel, which he knows Jerusalem will soon be the joy, the praise and the song of the whole earth (Isaiah 33:20-24) and the Moriah which our Great King (Jeremiah 23:5-6; Chapter 30; 31:1-14; 31:18-40; 32:36-44; Chapter 33; Ezekiel 11:14-21; 16:44-63; 20:33-44; Chapter 34; Chapter 36; Chapter 37; Chapter 38; Chapter 39; Chapters 40-48) loves will have such a settled peace which shall extend to all nations of the earth as their iniquites will be forgiven (Isaiah 2:1-5 and Micah Chapter 4; Isaiah 25:6-12; 45:20-25). Soon Satan will make the world like a wilderness and destroy its cities as he has not opened the house of his prisoners, nor will he (Isaiah 14:12-17). We, as our Father’s Firstfruits, have a short work left to do – WE MUST BE A VISIONARY WITH THE KINGDOM SET BEFORE OUR FACE – WE WILL HAVE MANY GREAT TRIALS BEFORE THE RETURN OF MESSIAH THE PRINCE – WE WILL BE TESTED – WE WILL BE TAKEN TO THE PLACE OF SAFETY AS HE HAS SAID IN THE APPOINTED TIME. WE MUST TRUST AND RELY ON THE SON OF MAN AND THE ANCIENT OF DAYS, OUR FATHER. WE WILL TRIUMPH WITH A TENDER HEART GRACED WITH HUMILITY AND POISED TO FINISH THE WORK HE HAS GIVEN US TO ACCOMPLISH. MAY OUR FATHER AND HIS HOLY ONE LEAD AND DIRECT YOUR PATHS. THANK YOU FOR THE LETTER OF ENCOURAGEMENT – WITH HIS SPIRIT, MIGHT, POWER AND STRENGTH WE WILL ACCOMPLISH HIS SHORT WORK LEFT UPON THIS EARTH – THEN WE WILL SAY, “IT WAS OUR DUTY”.

    Comment by dwight s. stewart | August 26, 2010 | Reply

  3. I’m really hoping to go to my first WFW this year! And Camp Woodmen, being my first camp experience, was DEFINITELY exceptional! Happy FoT planning and preparation to all!

    Comment by Steven Britt | August 26, 2010 | Reply

    • Oh if you think you had fun at camp Steve….just wait until WFW..it is like camp and a mini Feast rolled all into one!🙂

      Robin

      Comment by Robin Dohrmann | August 27, 2010 | Reply

  4. Good Morning,
    Wonderful update. I am not often discouraged about our recent ‘transition’ because my pastor often reminds us that God’s spiritual church will not fail and will continue.

    But, I find I am trying to find ways to encourage people several times a week who ARE discouraged.

    Maybe more details about the ‘transition’ since most of us have no clue what that means would be encouraging. It is in the not knowing that I believes brings the most stress to any of us (even the ministry I am sure). With the ‘last transition’ the one point long term members look for is transparency.

    Thanks for encouraging and for remaining strong in what has to be difficult for leadership within the church.

    Have a good sabbath! :-0

    Comment by Robin | August 27, 2010 | Reply

  5. God bless you and Mrs. Kubic and keep you safe on your journey to Africa. Have the most wonderful Feast ever and give our love to the brethren in Malawi and Zambia.

    Comment by Rachel Johnston | August 27, 2010 | Reply

  6. IM A MEMBER OF UNITED FROMT HE CHATTANOOGA CONGREGATION. I’M SATISFIED TO BE HERE WHERE I AM AND THE PEOPLE THAT CAUSES CONFUSION AND DIVISION IN THE CHURCH ARE DOING A BIG SISERVICE AND HARM TO THEIR BRETHREN

    Comment by Charlotte Farley | August 28, 2010 | Reply


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