The Minnesota Conference believes the well being of the family is of highest priority. The ability of the local church to play a vital role in the mission of the Seventh-day Adventist Church depends on the wellbeing and spiritual maturity of the individual family members. The role of husband and wife in the life and ministry of the church depends on the degree of their commitment to the mission and vision of their church. In a world devastated by divorce, the church needs to make sustained effort to build a Christ-centered loving relationship among a husband and wife. To this effect the Oromo Seventh-day Adventist church has a special time for couples of the church. This is the time dedicated to family life with the objective of sharing experience and encouraging each other.
Knowing this fact, members under the leadership of Minnesota Conference budget, their time systematically to support the local churches through visitations, conducting workshop, and giving trainings. In December 12, 2015, Elder Brian Mungandi presented a life transforming, culturally appropriate presentation at the Oromo Seventh-day Adventist Church. He focused on the important lessons that need to be learned by husband and wife that has moved to a fast moving life in advanced economies. Pr Brian emphasized the importance of quality time among husband and wife, and with their children. His message was on Ephesians 5:33 and other Biblical principles. He pointed out that by being patient with each other, having good dialogue, praising each other, sharing time with each other husband and wife could build their marriage. By following the Biblical principle of marriage they can save themselves and their children from the danger out in the world where marriage can be easily dissolved like a business enterprise. The only safety to the family is being established in the God who established marriage as an institution of supreme importance.
The Oromo Seventh-day Adventist Church appreciates the time taken by Elder Brian Mugnadi to talk with the families of the church and share with them the vision and mission of the Minnesota Conference and the world church at large in reaching out to the millions of family members who don’t have God in their affairs. The night of December 12, 2015 was a time of great blessings and encouragement from Elder Mungandi.
Desta Gelgelu, Oromo Seventh-day Adventist Church Pastor
e-TNL is an informational bulletin issued by the Communications Department of the Minnesota Conference of Seventh-day Adventists. You are free to re-print any portion of the bulletin without need for special permission. However, we kindly request that you identify e-TNL whenever you publish these materials.