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AUTHOR: Angel J. Rodriguez

Everyone old enough to have experienced September 11, 2001, will remember that day. One of the most tragic events in the history of the United States happened when two planes flew into the Twin Towers in New York City. Our world has not been the same since.

As the news spread, the Greater New York Conference and the North Eastern Conference joined forces to provide immediate help.

A Manhattan church opened its doors for the Fire and Police Departments. Rapid response task force meetings met in the church’s boardroom.

Various Sabbath School classrooms gave police officers and fire department personnel a safe place to sleep between shifts.

The church location provided quick access to ground zero. Church cooks worked in the fellowship hall to prepare food for the emergency workers. On the Hudson River Park Pier, Community Services departments worked to help unload essential supplies needed at the site of the tragedy.

To this day, those efforts have impacted the reputation of our church in a positive way.

In our uncertain world, we never know when our gifts to Conference Advance, along with gifts of time and effort, will be needed. God can accomplish great things for His glory when His people commit their lives and resources to Him.

The Bible says, “For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them.” Matthew 18:20  Let us work together to impact the world for Christ.