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Philippines | Edward Rodriguez, Southern Asia-Pacific Division Communication Department

Elder Almir Marroni, Publishing director of the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists, delivered God’s message for the Sabbath worship. Amid different crises and regional challenges experienced in other parts of the world, Marroni encouraged delegates that our victory is rooted in Jesus. 

The recent pandemic showed a glimpse of life in turmoil. People are dying, thousands are losing their jobs, economies are down, marriages are broken, and individuals are losing self-worth. However, despite it all, the Bible teaches there is hope. According to Marroni, while we are in the midst of a great battle, there will be moments when we may falter, but at the end of the day, as we confidently place our trust in the Savior, Jesus Christ, our salvation is guaranteed.

“The way we understand the great controversy, the battle between good and evil, gives us the vision that we will face all tragedies, problems, and challenges. When we understand that we are part of the great controversy between Christ and Satan, we know that everything that happens in this world has a meaning,” Marroni said.

“We, as literature evangelists, are called by the Lord to share these visions because this will be a comfort to many people … When a literature evangelist visits a family, a couple, or a professional, no matter his cultural background or education, these people need to know and understand that we are here on this planet being part of this big conflict of eternity,” Marroni added.

Marroni stressed that despite all the uncertainties and conflicts we face daily, our victory would only depend on our relationship with God and our understanding of His plan for all of us. He encouraged the delegates to remain steadfast in their calling. He shared inspiring stories of literature evangelists situated in different parts of the world and how they continue to find ways and opportunities to share the gospel in other avenues available today.

Some literature evangelists maximized the influence of social media in promoting our books. Others used their skills and talents and made them available in different video conferencing applications to reach out to people online. Young and old, everyone is ardent to take part in the Lord’s work to share the good message of hope to everyone. 

This article was originally published on the Southern Asia-Pacific Division’s news site