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Welcome to 
 All God's People #050
for the week ending
May 25, 2018
In this week’s episode, we share how a small church in Nevada received a big makeover. We also share some of the life work of Dr. Bailey Gillespie, a longtime Adventist educator. Following these stories, we share a brief history of Memorial Day and an invitation to reflect on the reasons we observe this holiday. Join us!
Nevada church remodel, Dr. Bailey Gillespie and Memorial Day this week in AGP #050.
Program Notes
All God's People Video #050
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VOLUNTEERS REMODEL CHURCH IN FALLON, NEVADA
 
In Fallon, Nevada, a small Adventist church received a much needed makeover from Build and Restore International. This non-profit organization, based in Sacramento, takes volunteers on short-term mission projects in communities around the world. At the end of March, they took a group of 35 dedicated volunteers, mostly young people, to the town of Fallon where they completely restored the outside (and much of the inside) of the Fallon Adventist Church. The group used 4,000 staples, 40 gallons of primer and 80 gallons of paint during the remodel, and accomplished a long list of tasks that included pressure washing the outside of the church; painting the inside and outside of the church; repairing water-damaged walls; replacing carpet in the sanctuary; and remodeling the front of the sanctuary. This was truly an “extreme makeover” – church edition!
 
A huge thank you to Build and Restore International!
 
See more photos of the church remodel at:
https://www.facebook.com/buildandrestoreInt/photos/pcb.567133533651243/567132160318047/?type=3
 
Learn more about Build and Restore at:
https://www.buildandrestore.org/
 
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DR. BAILEY GILLESPIE PASSES AWAY
 
It is with great sadness that we report that Dr. V. Bailey Gillespie, longtime Adventist educator and theologian, passed to his rest on May 7. Dr. Gillespie is known for spearheading the Valuegenesis research project, a landmark study of students in grades 6-12 enrolled in Adventist schools. He wrote or edited more than 30 books and hundreds of articles. He also founded the John Hancock Center for Youth and Family Ministry at La Sierra University. A memorial service for Dr. Gillespie was held on May 19 at the La Sierra University Church. 
 
Watch the Memorial Service for Dr. Bailey Gillespie:

https://vimeo.com/270896351
 
Watch an interview with Bailey Gillespie about the Valuegenesis Project at:

https://vimeo.com/73320995
 
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HISTORY OF MEMORIAL DAY
 
This next Monday is Memorial Day, an American holiday observed on the last Monday of May. This day honors the men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military. Originally known as Decoration Day, it originated in the years following the Civil War and became an official federal holiday in 1971. In a joint resolution approved on May 11, 1950, Congress requested the president to issue a proclamation calling on the people of the United States to observe each Memorial Day as "a day of prayer for permanent peace."
 
Dozens of our churches around the Pacific Union on Sabbath will pay tribute to our fallen heroes, recognizing the liberties and freedoms we enjoy, and remembering the brave men and women who have given their lives for our country. At the same time Memorial Day is an opportunity to focus on Jesus Christ, who laid down His life to secure a freedom which transcends any earthly freedom. 
 
This time of the year affects everyone differently. Maybe you serve our country now or you used to, maybe you have family members or friends involved in serving, or maybe you just get a three day weekend. However Memorial Day affects you personally, be encouraged to reflect on those who have served us, and most of all, on the One who has given us everything.
 
Read more about the history of Memorial Day at:
https://www.history.com/topics/holidays/memorial-day-history
 
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A few texts for All God’s People this Memorial Day and every day:
 
“Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his saints.” (Psalm 116:15)
 
“The Lord is near to the brokenhearted and saves the crushed in spirit.” (Psalm 34:18)
 
“Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid. (John 14:27)
 
Adventist women in leadership gather to connect and share. Click on the picture above or this link to learn more. 
Paradise Adventist school students learn about and celebrate Pioneer Days. Click on the photo or this link to learn more.
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