Articles

Veterans and Active Military (20-17)

Whereas: Many Advent Christians have served and are serving in the  defense of our      nation and sacrificed for our freedom; some of whom still bear the scars of war.

Whereas: Families of veterans and those currently serving share in many of the hardships of military life, caring for the needs of a home while a loved one is away on assignment, and of those returning but disabled by their service.

Be it resolved: We urge churches to seek out our veterans and their families in congregation and surrounding communities, searching for opportunities to prayerfully support and lovingly care for their needs.

Be it further resolved:  In our churches we seek God’s protection on those who are currently serving in all our military services through our daily prayers.

Veterans Weekend Observance (78-32)

Whereas many Advent Christians have served or are serving in the Armed Services and,

Whereas, their special contribution is greatly appreciated

Be it Resolved that the Advent Christian General Conference encourage all Advent Christian churches to observe an annual Veterans’ Weekend in special recognition of the contribution of these men and women.

Be it Further Resolved that this observance be scheduled for the weekend preceding November 11.

POW & MIA (72-73)

Whereas sons and daughters of our Advent Christian homes have served honorably in the Armed Forces of the United States, and

Whereas  there are many of the sons of the homes of our great nation who have been either POW or MIA for many years, being separated from their families and loved ones during this long experience,

Therefore, be it Resolved that as a national organization of Christian experience we express to these families through our own national media of publicity and whatever other sources available to us, our spiritual concern for the welfare of their sons; and that we cooperate in what ways we can, with the organization working for the easing of the lot of our prisoners of war and missing in action; and that we stand for a brief prayer in their behalf as a convention.