Introducing the Why

Jimmy Phillips

writes from Bakersfield, California, where he is director of marketing and communications for San Joaquin Community Hospital.

Rogelio’s Testimony

“As leaders of this church, we have a responsibility to pay attention to the people coming in and out of our doors each Sabbath.”

Pastor Jamey Houghton was speaking to the Hillcrest church board last spring, but he might as well have been talking directly to me. My thoughts immediately shifted to Rogelio, a first-time visitor to my Sabbath school class a few weeks before. I’d thought enough to get his phone number, but I hadn’t followed up with him since.

Well, better late than never.

As the board meeting shifted into church business, I scooped my iPhone out of my pocket and sent him a text.

“Hi, Rogelio, it’s …

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