Should I support the #ItsTimeAU video?

Have we forgotten the roots of our heritage? Adventist pioneers were fearless in their abolitionist views. They participated in breaking the government law to help fugitive slaves. They believed that once slaves had been freed, they needed to be educated and given a trade (so that their humanity would be restored) and then called to follow Jesus.

Our pioneers believed that we could see the Land Beast acting like a dragon in its oppression of blacks. Are we able to call out the Land Beast's actions today, and not just within partisan lines?

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How I came to be content being a misfit in the Christian community

A couple weeks ago, I had the opportunity to speak for the first night of Southern Adventist University's Student Week of Prayer. The theme was "Radically Chosen," and we were asked to share about our experiencing choosing to follow God. 

For me, choosing to follow God is intricately tied up with my sense of "identity." As a Mexican-American immigrant, I have spent most of my life hoping to "fit in" and building my sense of comfort off of how well I belonged. Nevertheless, I still have struggled with feelings of loneliness, isolation, and being miscast.

In the following message, I share how God taught me to be content being a misfit and why a little doubt and a little anger in your spirituality isn’t the end of the world when you’re being held by the most compassionate arms in the universe. (My message begins at 22:00)