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General Conference

There Is Hope for Those Who Suffer, Says Adventist Leader

In a message, Pastor Erton Köhler recalls the need to continue maintaining care during the pandemic, trusting in God, and helping others

Brazil | Felipe Lemos

The COVID-19 pandemic took on larger proportions, even with vaccinations, lockdowns, and prevention measures being taken in various places. Agence France-Presse (AFP), the French news agency, officially announced the virus is already responsible for the death of more than 2.5 million people around the world.The Seventh-day Adventist Church empathically experiences the suffering of thousands of families directly affected by disease-causing unemployment, financial loss, and psychological problems. From the institutional point of view, work has been done since the beginning of 2020 to help those who are suffering in different ways. In addition to that, an attempt has been made to motivate members and supporters to continue trusting in God, bearing witness to the love of Christ, and always following the guidelines of the public authorities.Br

In this sense, Pastor Erton Köhler, president of the South American Division, shared a new video with the expectation that we reflect on the need to look to the future with hope. In the message, he reaffirms the importance of health care, vaccination in times of pandemic, and above all, the need to depend on God. “Our hope has to be stronger. The day of our great encounter with the Lord is very close, very close. Therefore, remain firm, remain faithful, and always be a voice of hope,” he said.

This article was originally published on the South American Division’s Portuguese news site