I am a Steward

How to best use the talents God gave you – Chef Chew


Watch this great testimony to learn how to use the talents God gave you. Chef Chew went from aspiring to be a track athlete to sharing God’s goodness with individuals who frequent his Oakland, CA restaurant, VegHub. Chef Chew uses his talents for God. We each have talents God gave us for His work. The AdventistGiving app gives us an opportunity to join our church family in supporting those who are using their talents for God. App Links: iTunes | Google Play

Knowing God’s will and plan for your life – Justin Khoe


Justin Khoe, That Christian Vlogger, shares his journey from unbelief to faith and how this belief affects every area of his life. Justin is a steward because God is real. Watch the video testimony to learn how God gave him his life.
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How to trust God’s plan – Kevin and Angelia Meier


Kevin and Angelia had plans to be missionary pilots. Changes in health changed their missionary destination to the family farm. They have a honey bee business which brings them into contact with others and opportunities share their faith. They have learned that God will provide for their needs right when needed. Watch to learn why Kevin and Angelia have decided to be stewards with what God has entrusted to them and have peace that God will be faithful to His promises to them.
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How to serve God by serving others – Irene Hwang


Irene spent six months helping residents of a leper colony in China. She did very simple things most of the time, sweeping the floor, saying hello, and giving massages. She found it very easy to the hands and feet of God while there in the leper colony because quite literally the people there were missing hands and feet. After her time there, fast-forward to Irene now in Dental school at Columbia in New York City. She still felt this desire to serve others but wasn’t sure how. She looked around and everything had everything anyone could possibly want. But as time went on she realized that though at first her time and China and being in New York City seemed very different that there were similarities. Because people were there, and people all feel the need to be listened to, emotionally supported, and God has given Irene a heart for that.
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Finding joy in God – Heidi Carpenter


Heidi grew up in a home with parents who taught her to love God and were good role models of being stewards themselves. Heidi worked at developing a relationship with God for herself. At first she says “it was like eating dry shredded wheat. But then as time went on it became like eating ice cream.” Heidi shares her journey of following God’s leading and growing in faith. Returning tithes and offerings is an act of worship. Now we can participate from the convenience of our phones using the AdventistGiving app. App Links: iTunes | Google Play

Reasons why we should take care of the Earth – Kyle Bergen


Kyle is a water resources engineer from Calgary, Alberta, who, check this out, designed the flood retaining wall at the world famous Calgary Stampede grounds. Kyle’s professional experience in protecting the earth adds weight to his conviction that stewardship of the earth is a Christian response and shares how integrating his eating choices is part of his decision to be a steward. As Adventists, we believe in Heaven and the New Earth. Our home, Earth, right now, God has placed in our care. Support stewardship of the Earth by donating through the AdventistGiving app. App Links: iTunes | Google Play

Can God turn things around? – Jonathan Dysinger


As a teenager, Jonathan used his talents to invent equipment for harvesting lettuce. A seed company sold his product, but one day told him that they would no longer be carrying it. He was devastated. But soon after his business started growing, because he was now selling direct to the customer, and the seed company was forwarding all their previous customers of the product to him. What had looked like a terrible turn of events ended up being a blessing. Jonathan’s company has found opportunities for sharing their faith and being a steward with what God has given them.

Together we can support all aspects of church community outreach ministry by donating through the AdventistGiving app. App Links: iTunes | Google Play

Dare to be different – Katherine Rodriguez


Katherine is a clinical social worker, and a trauma therapist for children and adolescents, and also a forensic interviewer. Katherine says “We come across people every Sabbath, and we don’t know what they’re going through, we don’t know what they’re struggling with, and it is our duty to be able to meet them, and talk about these subjects that are so difficult to talk about.” Watch her story to learn more about her story.
Together we can support all aspects of church community outreach ministry by donating through the AdventistGiving app. App Links: iTunes | Google Play

Why give back to God? – Nye Simmons


Nye lives and works in New York City, the financial capital of the world. Nye comments that “the money that you make determines so many things: where you live; what you do; even who you hang out with in some cases.” In this money driven environment Nye discovers the joy in systematically giving his money away. The AdventistGiving App makes tithes/offerings easier! App Links: iTunes | Google Play

Following God’s call – Alex Nicalescu


Alex is studying at Andrews University in Berrien Springs, Michigan, he’s never had an issue dropping his life in the States to step into gaps of need around the world. Like the time he followed the World Cup to Brazil–praying and inspiring others to be a redemptive difference in the devastating world of human trafficking. God as a giver motivates Alex to experience prayer as heaven’s currency for guidance, power and transformation in a world that desperately needs it. Like Isaiah, we say, “Here am I. Send me!” Together we can express our faithfulness through the AdventistGiving App! App Links: iTunes | Google Play

What does it mean to be a Christian entrepreneur? – Joe Valente


As an entrepreneur, Joe likes having something of his own that he created and that he has control over. Joe recognizes that to be a steward we realize that all of this is not ours and that God owns it all. We are taking care of it, we are managing it, we are developing it, and improving it for somebody else. This is counter-intuitive and counter-cultural.
Returning tithes and offerings to God is easy with the AdventistGiving App! App Links: iTunes | Google Play

God is an Adventure Fulfiller – Alexis Hurd


Alexis was able to fulfill her long-held dream of working at an Adventist Center of Influence when in 2013 she was asked to work with the Syrian refugees in Lebanon. During her needs assessment, she realized that education was was an important area of need and set to work to meet that need.
Returning tithes and offerings to God is easy with the AdventistGiving App! App Links: iTunes | Google Play

Sharing God’s love through caring for animals – Hannah Smith


Hannah’s desire at five years old was to be a veterinarian. Hannah says “When I was first newly graduated, I had to diagnose a yellow lab with terminal lymphoma. The owners took it very hard. They told me that their sons had just both died in a car accident and the man himself was also diagnosed with terminal cancer.” Watch the video to find out how Hannah responded.
Returning tithes and offerings to God is easy with the AdventistGiving App! App Links: iTunes | Google Play

When Your Dream is Not Enough – Tad Worku


Tad’s dream was music. He says “I had spent all of my time after college working my way up to get to a point where I could become a successful musician, become a somebody in the world of music. I had finished a full pop-soul album. I had applied for tour funding. Locations were set. In that moment it was like I could look into my own future and I saw myself getting everything that I wanted. I saw myself on stages accepting awards and the first question that I asked was, then what? It’s not enough.” Watch the video to learn more of Tad’s story and why he says “I am a steward because God is the author of my story.”
Returning tithes and offerings to God is easy with the AdventistGiving App! App Links: iTunes | Google Play

Is God a prude? – Darlye Innocent


In today’s culture, there is a misunderstanding of God’s view of sexuality. God created sexuality! And through His gift of marriage, we are given a means to enjoy a healthy and joyful expression of it. Watch the video to find out why Darlye believes a healthy expression of our sexuality is part of what it means to be a faithful steward. Together we can support all aspects of family ministry by donating through the Adventist Giving app. App Links: iTunes | Google Play

Being successful God’s way – Ruben Harris


Ruben created his own path into the finance world but turned social entrepreneur in San Francisco, California. Ruben pivoted from his stable career because of a realization that if you help people everything else comes. Ruben is making a redemptive difference inspired by the promise the meek shall inherit the earth. This promise inspired him to begin a platform leveraging tech opportunities by empowering people via coding boot camps. He’s gone on to form a career accelerator that is driven by plugging in people with peers, coaches, and mentors that help transform people’s trajectory. To God be the glory. Join us as we give our offerings of praise and thanksgiving using the AdventistGiving app. App Links: iTunes | Google Play

God’s Beauty is Healing – Rina Ritivolu


“We as musicians we have so much to offer this is the gift of God but we are often stuck in the practice room or perform in a concert hall. But I believe that we need to go beyond this bubble and go into the local community where there is so much need.” Watch the video to learn what Rina’s belief in the healing power of music led her to do.
Join us as we give our offerings of praise and thanksgiving using the AdventistGiving app. App Links: iTunes | Google Play

God's Beauty is Healing – Rina Ritivolu from NAD Stewardship on Vimeo.

God as Communicator – Randy Ban


Randy Ban does marketing for Nike. Nike spends millions on market research (which is really just listening.) Randy reflects on how God communicates with us. “He knew what happened, yet he still asked and gave [Adam and Eve] a chance to respond. And I don’t believe that he was just doing that to go through the motions. But I think he wanted to hear their heart.” Randy believes active listening is crucial to being a believer and applies this to his life as father, husband.

Returning tithes and offerings to God is easy with the AdventistGiving App! App Links: iTunes | Google Play

Diversity is God’s Plan – Seth and Heather Day


“I just believe that we are stewards because diversity is God’s plan, and we get to live this out in our marriage. We are really passionate about standing together as human beings and if we do that and we can work together, Satan can’t pick us off.” –Heather Day

Returning tithes and offerings to God is easy with the AdventistGiving App! App Links: iTunes | Google Play


I am a Steward - Media Kit

Introduction I am a Steward is a promotional campaign for the AdventistGiving app. The campaign will increase awareness of the AdventistGiving App and grow viewers understanding of stewardship by usi…

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