Unity in Diversity

We are so blessed to have just finished one and a half months of the Spring 2017 Class at AFCOE-Europe here in Portugal. A lot has been learned so far. Gardening, Nutrition, Revelation, Personal Evangelism, and just learning to work together with people of different ages and nationalities. That’s one of the huge blessings here at AFCOE-Europe, to be able to work together with people from all over the world, to see new perspectives on things that you never saw before, and to become friends with people that you normally wouldn’t even have an opportunity to know.

Ellen White writes this following:

“The Jewish temple was built of hewn stones quarried out of the mountains; and every stone was fitted for its place in the temple, hewed, polished, and tested before it was brought to Jerusalem. And when all were brought to the ground, the building went together without the sound of ax or hammer. This building represents God’s spiritual temple, which is composed of material gathered out of every nation, and tongue, and people, of all grades, high and low, rich and poor, learned and unlearned. These are not dead substances to be fitted by hammer and chisel. They are living stones, quarried out from the world by the truth; and the great Master Builder, the Lord of the temple, is now hewing and polishing them, and fitting them for their respective places in the spiritual temple. When completed, this temple will be perfect in all its parts, the admiration of angels and of men; for its Builder and Maker is God.

Let no one think that there need not be a stroke placed upon him. There is no person, no nation, that is perfect in every habit and thought. One must learn of another. ThereforeGod wants the different nationalities to mingle together, to be one in judgment, one in purpose. Then the union that there is in Christ will be exemplified.”

-Testimonies for the Church, vol. 9, Page 180

Pray for these students as they are trained and their characters are molded to fit in the spiritual temple of God!