In Focus

‘Run with Perseverance’

Maye_Warren_2015Sports are excellent tools to help build healthy bodies, minds, and spirits. Fitness in these three areas is essential for optimum performance in life.

In January, SAConnects (the magazine) will show Salvationists who use a variety of fun and exciting sports to keep their bodies fit temples of the Holy Spirit. From archery, to basketball, to disc golf, to swimming, to soccer, to flag football, you’ll see people explore the limits.

Other exciting stories will show how Salvationists keep their visionary muscles strong.

You’ll read powerful reflections and testimonies from the “Fuego: a catalyst experience for young adults” event.

Our report on this year’s Empowerment Conference, which celebrated 144 years of Salvationism among people of color in the United States, will inspire you to flex your faith.

In this issue, you’ll see captivating photos and read thoughtful reflections from Captain Cindy Lou Drummond on her recent trip to Israel with Eastern Territory officers. Their long walks where Jesus walked and their heartfelt prayers where He knelt and prayed literally exercised everyone’s body, mind, and spirit.

“Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith” (Hebrews 12:1–2).

— Warren L. Maye
Editor in Chief

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