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“The Lord will provide.”
It was registration day at a Canadian Adventist school as the school treas-
urer met with parents to review financial plans for the new school year. All
was going well until the treasurer asked a single parent of several children
for the down payment. “Oh, my,” said the parent, “I don’t have money for
the down payment.”
“Let me see,” said the treasurer, glancing at the student budgets. “We
have applied student financial assistance from alumni donors and friends
and also your own church’s Matching Fund scholarships. We have done
everything we can to reduce the cost.”
“Don’t worry,” the faithful parent replied, “The Lord will provide.” And
provide He did. These students were given some after-school work, but
their diligence ranged from excellent to poor. One day the Lord sent a spe-
cific donor: “I would like to help students who may not be at the top of the
class but who could use encouragement.” When the last of these students
finished at this school, the account showed approximately $2,000 still
owing. A little later the treasurer thanked the Lord for a cheque from a
church member for the exact amount owed! Through His children’s dona-
tions, God rewarded a parent’s faith. You can be the answer to someone’s
prayers by donating to an Adventist school near you. n
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Becky Why did Jesus Christ allow Judas to become
His disciple knowing that he would betray Him?
AT THE ALL NATIONS CHURCH AND
COLLEGE PARK CHURCH IN ONTARIO.
Keowna Snow (12 years old): Jesus allowed Judas to become a disciple so that he would be
able to see that Jesus loves everyone, even if they have and will continue to do wrong—even
Isabellah Moraa: To fulfill the mission He had for us. To reflect His love toward us. Even
though we are sinners, He is ready to accommodate us.
Hannele Stentors: Jesus wanted to give him a chance. Judas was drawn to Jesus
somewhat. All disciples had different characters.
Helen Northcutt: He loved him and encouraged his good attributes, hoping he would
choose to overcome his bad traits that tended toward sin.
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