When three families shared personal struggles on social media, the prayer and support they received helped to turn their pain into purpose. Find out why they believe prayerful authenticity online can be a blessing and a witness, and why, thanks to social media, you never have to walk alone.
For many people, the internet and social media are platforms to show an idealized version of themselves and rack up likes, hearts and emojis. But when Jessica Sims and other members bravely shared their struggles with the realities of life, they found meaningful connections, heartfelt prayers, much-needed support and opportunities to witness.
“We are so thankful to God for this building, located in the very center of the Hispanic community here in Scranton,” states Will Peterson, vice president for Administration at the dedication of the Scranton Hispanic Adventist Mission Group's facility.
“We made up our minds that we needed to start a kid’s program," said Pastor Angel Smith. "We decided to tutor grades K-8 after asking the local police department what we could do about this situation in our community."
The Navarros retired earlier this year—Al from the Hope Channel and Bonnie from the Pacific Union Conference—and joined the Pennsylvania Conference Planned Giving team. However, they are beginning their retirement a little bit differently than the norm of vacationing and spending time with grandchildren.