From the Editor

Look Now!

“The LORD said to Abram, after Lot had separated from him, ‘Now lift up your eyes and look from the place where you are, northward and southward and eastward and westward….’ ”

— Genesis 13:14

Circumstances are forever changing. In the book of Genesis when Abram (Abraham) thought all was lost, the Lord encouraged him to “now lift up your eyes and look.” Each of us in our daily lives must do the same to assess and reassess our dynamic spiritual, societal, and physical landscapes.

For example, in the next SAconnects magazine, we’ll explore what it means to “look up” as the Ray & Joan Kroc Corps Community Center in Ashland, Ohio prepares to celebrate its ten–year anniversary in a community that has changed significantly since the center’s inception.

You’ll also read about how the “Awakening: Arise, Unite, Go!” Empowerment Conference for Salvationists of African descent helped open their eyes to new ministry possibilities in urban communities.

Colonel Richard Munn’s new column “Deeper Doctrine” will challenge us to look below the surface theologically.

Finally, “My Pillow” founder Mike Lindell’s amazing addiction–to–spiritual–transformation story will be a wake–up call and an eye opener for every reader!

— Warren L. Maye
Editor in Chief