Pastor Thure Martinsen

This Week at Golden Hills: March 3, 2018

Web Master - Wednesday, February 28, 2018

The Privilege of Prayer

Here are a few selections from one of my favorite chapters (The Privilege of Prayer) in one of my favorite book (Steps to Christ).

Prayer is the opening of the heart to God as to a friend. Not that it is necessary in order to make known to God what we are, but in order to enable us to receive Him. Prayer does not bring God down to us, but brings us up to Him. (Page 93)

If we take counsel with our doubts and fears, or try to solve everything that we cannot see clearly, before we have faith, perplexities will only increase and deepen. But if we come to God, feeling helpless and dependent, as we really are, and in humble, trusting faith make known our wants to Him whose knowledge is infinite, who sees everything in creation, and who governs everything by His will and word, He can and will attend to our cry, and will let light shine into our hearts. Through sincere prayer we are brought into connection with the mind of the Infinite. We may have no remarkable evidence at the time that the face of our Redeemer is bending over us in compassion and love, but this is even so. We may not feel His visible touch, but His hand is upon us in love and pitying tenderness. (Pages 96-97)

Unceasing prayer is the unbroken union of the soul with God, so that life from God flows into our life; and from our life, purity and holiness flow back to God. (Page 98)

Keep your wants, your joys, your sorrows, your cares, and your fears before God. You cannot burden Him; you cannot weary Him. He who numbers the hairs of your head is not indifferent to the wants of His children … His heart of love is touched by our sorrows and even by our utterances of them. Take to Him everything that perplexes the mind. Nothing is too great for Him to bear, for He holds up worlds, He rules over all the affairs of the universe. Nothing that in any way concerns our peace is too small for Him to notice. There is no chapter in our experience too dark for Him to read; there is no perplexity too difficult for Him to unravel. No calamity can befall the least of His children, no anxiety harass the soul, no joy cheer, no sincere prayer escape the lips, of which our heavenly Father is unobservant, or in which He takes no immediate interest … The relations between God and each soul are as distinct and full as though there were not another soul upon the earth to share His watchcare, not another soul for whom He gave His beloved Son. (Page 100)

If we would but think of God as often as we have evidence of His care for us we should keep Him ever in our thoughts and should delight to talk of Him and to praise Him. (Page 102)·Print

To purchase a copy of Steps to Christ, click here. For an iBook version for Apple products, click here. For a Kindle version, click here. For a Nook Book, click here. To read it online, click here.

Be Still – Pause & Pray; Right Now: from 24-7 Prayer

"Jesus got up, rebuked the wind and said to the waves: 'Quiet! Be still!' Then the wind died down and it was completely calm. He said to his disciples, 'Why are you so afraid? Do you still have no faith?' They were terrified and asked each other: 'Who is this? Even the wind and the waves obey him!'" (Mark 4:39-41)

Even when we don't fully feel it, God is present in our storms. Take a moment to stop and pray, today: 

Pray for those in a storm Pray for anyone you know who is facing challenges or struggles right now. If you feel you are in a storm, ask God to make His presence known. 

Pray for peace and calm – Invite the Holy Spirit to bring peace and calm into the situation you're praying for. 

Pray with faith – Ask God to give you faith and trust as you pray into the situation. Pray with confidence that God is at work. 

To visit their website, click here. For more about prayer, click here.

From Bible Gateway’s Weekly Brief

Living Life the Supernatural Way: How should you rely more fully on the power of the Holy Spirit for growth and satisfaction in your life? How can you avoid getting swept up in the routine of life and missing out on supernatural joy, contentment, and peace? Bible Gateway interviewed Jared C. Wilson about his book, Supernatural Power for Everyday People: Experiencing God's Extraordinary Spirit in Your Ordinary Life. (Click here to read more.)

It’s Okay to Not Be Okay: In this Bible Gateway Blog guest post, Touré Roberts, author of Wholeness: Winning in Life from the Inside Out (Zondervan, says "We are never okay when we pretend that hurt doesn’t hurt. Hurt always needs to be acknowledged and addressed. It doesn’t just disappear, no matter how deeply we bury it or how much we try to convince ourselves we’re okay in spite of it ..." (Click here to read it.)

You Don’t Get Your Own Personal Jesus: In this Bible Gateway Blog guest post, J.D. Greear, author of Not God Enough: Why Your Small God Leads to Big Problems, says, "God is not the Burger King God, where you 'have him your way,' or a Build-A-Bear God, where you assemble the deity you like best. Can we imagine how offensive it must be to God when we attempt to reshape him according to our preferences ..." (Click here to read more.)

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Adventist World Radio (AWR)

“I listen to your broadcast very patiently and carefully,” read the letter from an AWR listener in Asia. “I was stone hearted, but after listening to your word, there has been a change in my life. Please pray for me.” By generously supporting the AWR annual offering one week from Sabbath (Mar. 10), you will be a partner in bringing God’s love to those who need it most. For a closer look at AWR, click here for YouTube or click here for Facebook. Click here to check out their website or to donate online.

Calendar Events

Sunset this Friday – 6:15 pm                                                           

This Sabbath at Church:

    • Sabbath School (10:00 am)
      • Traditional Sabbath School Class – Studying the current Sabbath School Lesson (Church Sanctuary, 10:00 am (click here to read it on-line).
      • Alternative Sabbath School Class – Studying the New Testament books 1st, 2nd, and 3rd John, and Jude using the book Exploring the Letters of John & Jude by George Knight (Hearth Room, 10:00 am. The emphasis is on making it relevant with personal application for each class member. Hard copies of the book will be available at class but if you wish to purchase one for your tablet – click here for a Kindle, click here for I-Tunes, and click here for a Nook.)
    • Worship Service (11:15 am) – This Sabbath, we will continue our series on the book of Acts titled New Beginnings. Pastor T’s sermon is titled Un-Holy Deception and is based on the story of Ananias and Sapphira found in Acts 4:32 – 5:11. This is the only recorded instance in the New Testament where God allowed the consequences of sin to be administered immediately – we probably should be paying attention!
    • Potluck After Church this Sabbath in the Fellowship Hall. If you’re a member, please plan to bring your favorite dish to feed your family plus a few more. If you’re a guest, just show up and enjoy it!

Financial Peace University continues Sunday (Mar. 4) at 3:00 pm. With Dave Ramsey’s class Financial Peace University, you CAN take control of your money and start planning for your future. This will be hosted by the New City Church and will meet at Golden Hills SDA Church located at 3005 Golden Blvd., Bellevue, NE. To sign up, click here. For more information, message Erin (e-mail or 402-880-7855).

Children’s/Youth Baptismal Study Class meets this Monday (Mar. 5) at 6:00 pm. For more info contact Pastor T (e-mail or 402-517-5333).

Pathfinders & Adventurers Meet this Monday (Mar. 5) at 6:30 pm. Contact Kalvin Tuel for more information about Pathfinders (e-mail or 402-201-6370) or Lori Knutson for the Adventurer Club (e-mail or 402-980-5018).

    • Click here to download a copy of the 2017-2018 Pathfinder Calendar.
    • Click here to download a copy of the 2017-2018 Adventurer Calendar.

Prayer Meeting meets this Tuesday (Mar. 6) at 6:00 pm in the Hearth Room. We continue our Study of Daniel. For more info contact Pastor T (e-mail or 402-517-5333).

Children’s Church – One Week from Sabbath (Mar. 10) at 11:15 am in the Fellowship Hall.

Daylight Savings Time begins One Week from Sunday (Mar. 11) at 2:00 am!

Outreach/Community Service Opportunities

Important Needs for Omaha Refugees: Omaha has a large number of refugees from several countries – many of them Adventist. Branden Watson, a student at Union College is heading up a program to help them find places to live and items to furnish their living spaces. They need gently used furniture (sofas, chairs, tables, shelves, lamps, beds. etc.). If you have some things to donate, please contact Branden at (314) 520-6039.

Used Stamps Needed! Your used stamps can help Christian Record Services for the Blind raise money. Just tear them off the envelope, being careful to include the entire stamp and bring them to church. Put them into the container provided out on the table and we will take care of getting them where they need to go.

Miscellaneous Information

Lippincott Family Updates: Check out the latest update from Lorilee and Bryon Lippincott about their family’s experiences serving God in Asia. To access a PDF copy of the most recent update, click here. To access a PDF copy that includes all we have received from  2017, click here. To access a PDF copy from 2016, click here. To access a PDF copy of all the updates we received prior to 2016 (2013-2015), click here. To check out their website, click here. Don’t forget to check out Sharing Dots for Kids. To sign up for their e-mail newsletter, click here.

Free Estate Planning & Wills: Norm Zimmerman, Trust Director for the Kansas Nebraska Conference, is available by appointment to assist anyone who needs Estate Planning, Wills, etc. For more information contact Norm (e-mail or 402-617-2001).

On-Line Giving Available! Our church offers on-line giving through our website. If you would prefer to give electronically or if you are going to be away and want to stay up-to-date with your giving, click here.

Our Church E-Mail Newsletter, Directly to Your Computer! If you would like to receive our weekly, e-mail newsletter, directly to your computer, click here and enter your information in the space provided in the lower right-hand portion of our church home page.

Eye Tip (Courtesy of Christian Record Services for the Blind)

March is Workplace Eye Health and Safety Month: The human eye is often taken for granted. While people are accustomed to eating healthy foods and receiving the proper amount of exercise, many rarely consider their vision health. When it comes to our eyes, it is most important to protect the eyesight we have been given. During Workplace Wellness Month, Friends for Sight reminds everyone that workplace eye safety actions are easy to incorporate and invaluable to maintain long-term vision health. According to preventblindness.org, 10-20% of the total amount of work-related injuries will cause permanent vision loss. They also state that the right eye protection could lessen the severity or even prevent 90% of eye injuries in accidents. Learn more via Friends for Sight by clicking here.

Bonus View: Click here to download a PDF poster for your workplace, "10 Ways to Prevent Occupational Eye Injuries," courtesy of Prevent Blindness.  

Verified Volunteers – Child Protection Screening

In cooperation with the Kansas Nebraska Conference, we are working with Verified Volunteers to provide background checks and on-line education for our church officers and everyone who works with our children. This helps ensure that we have some training to help us recognize and avoid situations that would put our children at risk. In addition to our elected Church Officers, everyone who works with Pathfinders and Adventurers, Children’s or Youth Sabbath School Classes, Children’s Church, and VBS must go through this training and submit to a background check (there is no cost to you). It will take about an hour of your time. These need to be finished ASAP.

Even if you have recently completed this process with Shield the Vulnerable, you need to do this now with Verified Volunteers because the information did not transfer from one program to the other and we are no longer using Shield the Vulnerable due to many problems with their work.

To download a PDF page of instructions and links to help you through this process, click here. To go to the website where you begin this process, click here and then select First-Time Registrant and follow the instructions. For more information, contact Pastor T (e-mail or 402-517-5333).

Prayer Watch

There are several people and concerns that we are praying about, for more information about any of these or to request something to be added to our list, feel free to contact Pastor T. (e-mail or 402-517-5333)

    • The Holy Spirit – to fill and guide our church
    • Our Church Leaders (Pastor, Elders, Deacons, Board Members, Sabbath School Class Leaders, Pathfinder/Adventurer Leaders, Etc.)
    • Charles Payne, a student at Andrews University is requesting prayer for a number of issues.
    • Cody & Jie Kaiser
    • Raul Calderon, Larry Carter, Ron Egger, Dusty Mayhew, Floyd Morrison, Tom Plant, Darin Stotler, Irvin Surber, Gary Wilson, & Thaddeus Woolsey (inmates Pastor T. is studying with)
    • The Lippincott Family
    • Kevin Klesh (Safety in his work as a Police Officer)
    • Those dealing with Health Issues: Mary Jane Agan’s father, Heather Boulais (UC Student), Tanya Callahan (Elizabeth Knutson’s sister), Tammy Gagne, John Hiers, Janice (Elma’s friend), Dick & June Klein, Brett Knutson, Reagan Knutson (click here for updates and to contribute towards her medical expenses), Ginger Kroeker, Dagny Martinsen, Steve Newton (and family), Melody (Donna & Gary Parker’s daughter), Donna & Gary Parker, Don & Judy Phelps, Marilyn Sabata, Sheila and her brother Paul, Dane Swensen, Donald & JoAnn Swensen (Les Swensen’s father and step mom), and Cindy Tice (Elizabeth Knutson’s mother).

Pastor T’s Contact Information

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This Week at Golden Hills: Feb. 24, 2018

Web Master - Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Despair

Here is a selection that spoke to my heart this week from the devotional book My Utmost for His Highest by Oswald Chambers.

“Rise, let us be going.” (Matthew 26:46, NKJV)

In the Garden of Gethsemane, the disciples went to sleep when they should have stayed awake, and once they realized what they had done it produced despair. The sense of having done something irreversible tends to make us despair. We say, “Well, it’s all over and ruined now; what’s the point in trying anymore.” If we think this kind of despair is an exception, we are mistaken. It is a very ordinary human experience. Whenever we realize we have not taken advantage of a magnificent opportunity, we are apt to sink into despair. But Jesus comes and lovingly says to us, in essence, “Sleep on now. That opportunity is lost forever and you can’t change that. But get up, and let’s go on to the next thing.” In other words, let the past sleep, but let it sleep in the sweet embrace of Christ, and let us go on into the invincible future with Him.

There will be experiences like this in each of our lives. We will have times of despair caused by real events in our lives, and we will be unable to lift ourselves out of them. The disciples, in this instance, had done a downright unthinkable thing — they had gone to sleep instead of watching with Jesus. But our Lord came to them taking the spiritual initiative against their despair and said, in effect, “Get up, and do the next thing.” If we are inspired by God, what is the next thing? It is to trust Him absolutely and to pray on the basis of His redemption.

Never let the sense of past failure defeat your next step. (Taking the Initiative Against Despair, Feb. 18)·Print

To purchase My Utmost for His Highest, click here. For an iBook version for Apple products, click here. For a Kindle version, click here. For a Nook Book, click here. To read it online or to subscribe to devotionals based on it, click here.

Congratulations to Our Pathfinders!

Last Sabbath our Pathfinder PBE Team took another first place! This means they will next compete at the North American Division level in Orlando, Florida to be held in April. Way to go team – we are so proud of you!!

From Bible Gateway’s Weekly Brief

How to Practice Peace When You Need It Most: You know that something you’ve been looking for in the empty stress of your mad-dash days? The Psalms call it selah: a chance to stop, re-center and resync yourself with the story and song of God. It is hope for the dissonance you feel. Bible Gateway interviewed Kristen Kill about her book, Finding Selah: The Simple Practice of Peace When You Need It Most. (Click here to read more.)

What Does the Bible Say About Violence? Another horrific shooting at a school once again raises the question of why violence happens in the human race. Read this Blog post to learn of the spiritual dimensions to violence that the Bible speaks to, including sources and solutions. (Click here to read it.)

You Shall Have No Other #gods Before Me: In this Bible Gateway Blog guest post, Craig Groeschel, author of Liking Jesus: Intimacy and Contentment in a Selfie-Centered World, says, "Our souls can be seduced. We can be distracted. Anytime we allow our souls to be consumed with anything other than God, we will never be satisfied ..." (Click here to read more.)

Learn about and download the free award-winning Bible Gateway App by clicking here.

Check Out the entire Weekly Brief by clicking here. To subscribe to any one of their many email newsletters and Bible Studies, click here.

Adventist World Radio (AWR)

An AWR listener in Asia wrote, “The Lord is like light to me in this dark world.” Plan now to thoughtfully support AWR’s annual offering on March 10, so the voice of hope can continue to be heard in more than 100 languages around the world.

Calendar Events

Pathfinder’s Winter Campout will take place this weekend – let’s pray for their safety and that they have a meaningful time together. Contact Kalvin Tuel for more information (e-mail or 402-201-6370).

Sunset this Friday – 6:07 pm                                                           

This Sabbath at Church:

    • Sabbath School (10:00 am)
      • Traditional Sabbath School Class – Studying the current Sabbath School Lesson (Church Sanctuary, 10:00 am (click here to read it on-line).
      • Alternative Sabbath School Class – Studying the New Testament books 1st, 2nd, and 3rd John, and Jude using the book Exploring the Letters of John & Jude by George Knight (Hearth Room, 10:00 am. The emphasis is on making it relevant with personal application for each class member. Hard copies of the book will be available at class but if you wish to purchase one for your tablet – click here for a Kindle, click here for I-Tunes, and click here for a Nook.)
    • Worship Service (11:15 am) – This Sabbath, we will continue our series on the book of Acts titled New Beginnings. Pastor T’s sermon is titled Un-Holy Deception and is based on Acts 4:32 – 5:11. What does this tell you about God’s view of Hypocrisy?
      • To download or print a PDF copy of last week’s sermon titled Holy Boldness click here.

Financial Peace University continues Sunday (Feb. 25) at 3:00 pm. With Dave Ramsey’s class Financial Peace University, you CAN take control of your money and start planning for your future. This will be hosted by the New City Church and will meet at Golden Hills SDA Church located at 3005 Golden Blvd., Bellevue, NE. To sign up, click here. For more information, message Erin (e-mail or 402-880-7855).

No Children’s/Youth Baptismal Study Class this Monday (Feb. 26). For more info contact Pastor T (e-mail or 402-517-5333).

No Pathfinders or Adventurers this Monday (Feb. 26). Contact Kalvin Tuel for more information about Pathfinders (e-mail or 402-201-6370) or Lori Knutson for the Adventurer Club (e-mail or 402-980-5018).

Prayer Meeting meets this Tuesday (Feb. 27) at 6:00 pm in the Hearth Room. We continue our Study of Daniel. For more info contact Pastor T (e-mail or 402-517-5333).

MLT Meeting this Tuesday (Feb. 27) at 7:15 pm in the Pastor’s Study. If you wish to submit something for them to discuss, please contact John Stroman (e-mail or 402-871-9764).

Potluck one week from Sabbath (Mar. 3) in the Fellowship Hall. If you’re a member, please plan to bring your favorite dish to feed your family plus a few more. If you’re a guest, just show up and enjoy it!

Outreach/Community Service Opportunities

Important Needs for Omaha Refugees: Omaha has a large number of refugees from several countries – many of them Adventist. Branden Watson, a student at Union College is heading up a program to help them find places to live and items to furnish their living spaces. They need gently used furniture (sofas, chairs, tables, shelves, lamps, beds. etc.). If you have some things to donate, please contact Branden at (314) 520-6039.

Used Stamps Needed! Your used stamps can help Christian Record Services for the Blind raise money. Just tear them off the envelope, being careful to include the entire stamp and bring them to church. Put them into the container provided out on the table and we will take care of getting them where they need to go.

Miscellaneous Information

Lippincott Family Updates: Check out the latest update from Lorilee and Bryon Lippincott about their family’s experiences serving God in Asia. To access a PDF copy of the most recent update, click here. To access a PDF copy that includes all we have received from  2017, click here. To access a PDF copy from 2016, click here. To access a PDF copy of all the updates we received prior to 2016 (2013-2015), click here. To check out their website, click here. Don’t forget to check out Sharing Dots for Kids. To sign up for their e-mail newsletter, click here.

Free Estate Planning & Wills: Norm Zimmerman, Trust Director for the Kansas Nebraska Conference, is available by appointment to assist anyone who needs Estate Planning, Wills, etc. For more information contact Norm (e-mail or 402-617-2001).

On-Line Giving Available! Our church offers on-line giving through our website. If you would prefer to give electronically or if you are going to be away and want to stay up-to-date with your giving, click here.

Our Church E-Mail Newsletter, Directly to Your Computer! If you would like to receive our weekly, e-mail newsletter, directly to your computer, click here and enter your information in the space provided in the lower right-hand portion of our church home page.

Eye Tip (Courtesy of Christian Record Services for the Blind)

Eyeglass Recycling: In just about any home, one can find a pair of eyeglasses that are no longer being used. That same pair of eyeglasses can change another person's life. That's why Lions Club International started the Lions Recycle for Sight program. Everyone can help. Throughout the year, volunteers collect used eyeglasses and deliver them to regional Lions Eyeglass Recycling Centers (LERCs). LERC volunteers clean, sort by prescription strength, and package the glasses. Recycled glasses are distributed to people in need in low- and middle-income communities where they will have the greatest impact. Learn more about eyeglasses donations through Lions Club International by clicking here.

Verified Volunteers – Child Protection Screening

In cooperation with the Kansas Nebraska Conference, we are working with Verified Volunteers to provide background checks and on-line education for our church officers and everyone who works with our children. This helps ensure that we have some training to help us recognize and avoid situations that would put our children at risk. In addition to our elected Church Officers, everyone who works with Pathfinders and Adventurers, Children’s or Youth Sabbath School Classes, Children’s Church, and VBS must go through this training and submit to a background check (there is no cost to you). It will take about an hour of your time. These need to be finished ASAP.

Even if you have recently completed this process with Shield the Vulnerable, you need to do this now with Verified Volunteers because the information did not transfer from one program to the other and we are no longer using Shield the Vulnerable due to many problems with their work.

To download a PDF page of instructions and links to help you through this process, click here. To go to the website where you begin this process, click here and then select First-Time Registrant and follow the instructions. For more information, contact Pastor T (e-mail or 402-517-5333).

Last Week’s Sermon

To download or print a PDF copy of last week’s sermon titled Holy Boldness click here.

Prayer Watch

There are several people and concerns that we are praying about, for more information about any of these or to request something to be added to our list, feel free to contact Pastor T. (e-mail or 402-517-5333)

    • The Holy Spirit – to fill and guide our church
    • Our Church Leaders (Pastor, Elders, Deacons, Board Members, Sabbath School Class Leaders, Pathfinder/Adventurer Leaders, Etc.)
    • Elma’s friend Janice whose damaged shoulder is having a hard time healing.
    • Sheila, who is recovering from a serious bout of the flu and her brother, Paul, who is fighting cancer.
    • Cody & Jie Kaiser
    • Raul Calderon, Larry Carter, Ron Egger, Dusty Mayhew, Floyd Morrison, Tom Plant, Darin Stotler, Irvin Surber, Gary Wilson, & Thaddeus Woolsey (inmates Pastor T. is studying with)
    • The Lippincott Family
    • Kevin Klesh (Safety in his work as a Police Officer)
    • Steve Newton (and family)
    • Those dealing with Health Issues: Mary Jane Agan’s father, Heather Boulais (UC Student), Tanya Callahan (Elizabeth Knutson’s sister), Tammy Gagne, John Hiers, Dick & June Klein, Brett Knutson, Reagan Knutson (click here for updates and to contribute towards her medical expenses), Ginger Kroeker, Dagny Martinsen, Melody (Donna & Gary Parker’s daughter), Donna & Gary Parker, Don & Judy Phelps, Marilyn Sabata, Dane Swensen, Donald & JoAnn Swensen (Les Swensen’s father and step mom), and Cindy Tice (Elizabeth Knutson’s mother).

Pastor T’s Contact Information

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This Week at Golden Hills: Feb. 17, 2018

Web Master - Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Is Your Mind Stayed on God?

Here is a selection that spoke to my heart this week from the devotional book My Utmost for His Highest by Oswald Chambers.

You will keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on You, because he trusts in You. (Isaiah 26:3, NIV) ·Print

Is your mind stayed on God or is it starved? Starvation of the mind, caused by neglect, is one of the chief sources of exhaustion and weakness in a servant’s life. If you have never used your mind to place yourself before God, begin to do it now. There is no reason to wait for God to come to you. You must turn your thoughts and your eyes away from the face of idols and look to Him and be saved (see Isaiah 45:22).

Your mind is the greatest gift God has given you and it ought to be devoted entirely to Him. You should seek to be “bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ …” (2 Corinthians 10:5). This will be one of the greatest assets of your faith when a time of trial comes, because then your faith and the Spirit of God will work together. When you have thoughts and ideas that are worthy of credit to God, learn to compare and associate them with all that happens in nature – the rising and the setting of the sun, the shining of the moon and the stars, and the changing of the seasons. You will begin to see that your thoughts are from God as well, and your mind will no longer be at the mercy of your impulsive thinking, but will always be used in service to God.

“We have sinned with our fathers … [and] … did not remember …” (Psalm 106:6-7). Then prod your memory and wake up immediately. Don’t say to yourself, “But God is not talking to me right now.” He ought to be. Remember whose you are and whom you serve. Encourage yourself to remember, and your affection for God will increase tenfold. Your mind will no longer be starved, but will be quick and enthusiastic, and your hope will be inexpressibly bright.

To purchase My Utmost for His Highest, click here. For an iBook version for Apple products, click here. For a Kindle version, click here. For a Nook Book, click here. To read it online or to subscribe to devotionals based on it, click here.

Lost & Found

“If you come upon your enemy’s ox or donkey straying, you must return it to him” (Exodus 23:4, CJB).

Let’s start with a sore subject: losing things. Wallets. Car keys. Expensive smart phones. iPads. Computers even. And sometimes we lose something to which we feel especially attached. We look everywhere and come to the grim realization that the object is gone. What happens then? Anger. Sadness. Self-reproach. Our loss is more than financial … (click here to continue reading).

Do Not Quarrel on the Way

Do you ever argue with a family member? Have you occasionally, even frequently, quarreled with a friend? Motivational speaker Tony Gakins proposed, “Arguing isn’t communication, it’s noise.” One marriage counselor notes, “Silence is never more golden than when a quarrel is brewing.” One ancient poet said, “Raise your words, not your voice. It is rain that grows flowers, not thunder.”

Yet we “thunder” far too often, and usually with damaging results in our daily relationships … (click here to continue reading).

From Bible Gateway’s Weekly Brief

God Is Bigger Than You Imagine: How big is your view of God? Do you see him as merely an extension of yourself or as the very source of all that is? How does the Bible describe God? What does it mean in modern times to fear the Lord? Bible Gateway interviewed J.D. Greear about his book, Not God Enough: Why Your Small God Leads to Big Problems. (Click here to read more.)

Experience the Power of Bold Prayer and Even Bolder Faith: Have your prayers become stagnant? Do you long to see God move in fresh ways? Are you ready to move to new places in your walk with God? If so, it’s time to take the 40-day prayer challenge and press into God like never before. In this FREE 5-session video study, bestselling author and Pastor Mark Batterson reveals how taking up this challenge will not only change the way you pray today but also dramatically impact the rest of your life. (Click here to join the free study.)

Read the Bible Gateway Blog post, God Still Performs Miracles: An Interview with Mark Batterson. (Click here to read it.)

Spotlight – Dealing with Distractions when Engaging Scripture: This feature in Weekly Brief is intended to help you become aware of one of several practices explained in our Scripture Engagement section. (Click here to read more.)

Learn about and download the free award-winning Bible Gateway App by clicking here.

Check Out the entire Weekly Brief by clicking here. To subscribe to any one of their many email newsletters and Bible Studies, click here.

Calendar Events

Sunset this Friday – 5:59 pm                                                           

This Sabbath at Church:

    • Sabbath School (10:00 am)
      • Traditional Sabbath School Class – Studying the current Sabbath School Lesson (Church Sanctuary, 10:00 am (click here to read it on-line).
      • Alternative Sabbath School Class – Studying the New Testament books 1st, 2nd, and 3rd John, and Jude using the book Exploring the Letters of John & Jude by George Knight (Hearth Room, 10:00 am. The emphasis is on making it relevant with personal application for each class member. Hard copies of the book will be available at class but if you wish to purchase one for your tablet – click here for a Kindle, click here for I-Tunes, and click here for a Nook.)
    • Worship Service (11:15 am) – This Sabbath, we will continue our series on the book of Acts titled New Beginnings. Pastor T’s sermon is titled Holy Boldness and is based on Acts 3:1 – 4:31. What would happen if we prayed the prayer recorded in Acts 4:24-31?

Racial Understanding: A Round Table Discussion on Race Relations to be held at Omaha Memorial Church, this Sabbath afternoon at 2:00 pm in their fellowship Hall.

Mid-America Union Pathfinder’s Bible Experience (PBE) will take place this Sabbath afternoon at 3:00 pm at the College View SDA Church in Lincoln. Our Pathfinder Team is one of three representing our Conference at this Union-wide event. Contact Kalvin Tuel for more information (e-mail or 402-201-6370).

Financial Peace University continues Sunday (Feb. 18) at 3:00 pm. With Dave Ramsey’s class Financial Peace University, you CAN take control of your money and start planning for your future. This will be hosted by the New City Church and will meet at Golden Hills SDA Church located at 3005 Golden Blvd., Bellevue, NE. To sign up, click here. For more information, message Erin (e-mail or 402-880-7855).

Children’s/Youth Baptismal Study Class meets this Monday (Feb. 19) at 6:00 pm. For more info contact Pastor T (e-mail or 402-517-5333).

Pathfinders & Adventurers Meet this Monday (Feb. 19) at 6:30 pm. Contact Kalvin Tuel for more information about Pathfinders (e-mail or 402-201-6370) or Lori Knutson for the Adventurer Club (e-mail or 402-980-5018).

Prayer Meeting meets this Tuesday (Feb. 20) at 6:00 pm in the Hearth Room. We continue our Study of Daniel. For more info contact Pastor T (e-mail or 402-517-5333).

Pathfinder’s Winter Campout will take place February 23-25. Contact Kalvin Tuel for more information (e-mail or 402-201-6370).

North American Division (NAD) Survey

Our church has been selected to participate in this survey from the General Conference (GC) and the NAD. Read a letter from Elder Wilson, the GC President, regarding this survey by clicking here. It will take between 30-60 minutes to complete. To get started on the survey, click here for Instructions the and consent form. It also contains the link to get you started. It is available in both English and Spanish.

Adventist Books Available

If you have been looking for the Bible Story set, Uncle Arthur’s Bedtime Stories, or a variety of other Spirit of Prophecy books, Rick Baesler has them available; new and many still in the wrappers. Check out his add on Craig’s List or contact him directly (e-mail or 402-884-2894)

Outreach/Community Service Opportunities

Hospice Volunteers Needed: Hospice Volunteers provide companionship and support for individuals living with terminal illnesses and their families. Volunteers choose the hours they are able to serve and determine the geographical location in metro Omaha/Council Bluffs and surrounding area. Volunteer education will take place in March and is sponsored by CHI Health at Home Hospice, Methodist Hospice, VNA Hospice, and Hospice House – The Josie Harper Residence. Please call one of the agencies below to request an application. Space is limited.

Syrian Muslims in Crisis need Bibles! One of our partners witnessed something amazing on a recent trip to the Syrian border. Stepping into a church service, he watched a room full of Muslim converts and veiled women praying earnestly to Jesus. "I learned more about prayer than you can ever imagine," he shared. "The convicting reality that Muslims have a greater expectation that Jesus will answer their prayer than I do – is something I will never forget. They pray with an expectation unlike anything I've ever seen," he added. Because of the nature of the ongoing crisis, primarily in Muslim-dominated areas, countless Muslims are seeking Jesus. Place a Bible into the hands of a Muslim seeker or new convert for just $5 – click here to give. Click here for more information about Open Door Missions – sign up for their email newsletter at the bottom right of their home page. Click here for information about Open Door International.

Important Needs for Omaha Refugees: Omaha has a large number of refugees from several countries – many of them Adventist. Branden Watson, a student at Union College is heading up a program to help them find places to live and items to furnish their living spaces. They need gently used furniture (sofas, chairs, tables, shelves, lamps, beds. etc.). If you have some things to donate, please contact Branden at (314) 520-6039.

Used Stamps Needed! Your used stamps can help Christian Record Services for the Blind raise money. Just tear them off the envelope, being careful to include the entire stamp and bring them to church. Put them into the container provided out on the table and we will take care of getting them where they need to go.

Books Needed: If you have any extra copies of books such as Desire of Ages, Steps to Christ, Great Controversy, etc. around your home and would like to see them put to good use, please bring them to the church and they will be shared with interested people in our community.

Miscellaneous Information

Lippincott Family Updates: Check out the latest update from Lorilee and Bryon Lippincott about their family’s experiences serving God in Asia. To access a PDF copy of the most recent update, click here. To access a PDF copy that includes all we have received from  2017, click here. To access a PDF copy from 2016, click here. To access a PDF copy of all the updates we received prior to 2016 (2013-2015), click here. To check out their website, click here. Don’t forget to check out Sharing Dots for Kids. To sign up for their e-mail newsletter, click here.

Free Estate Planning & Wills: Norm Zimmerman, Trust Director for the Kansas Nebraska Conference, is available by appointment to assist anyone who needs Estate Planning, Wills, etc. For more information contact Norm (e-mail or 402-617-2001).

On-Line Giving Available! Our church offers on-line giving through our website. If you would prefer to give electronically or if you are going to be away and want to stay up-to-date with your giving, click here.

Our Church E-Mail Newsletter, Directly to Your Computer! If you would like to receive our weekly, e-mail newsletter, directly to your computer, click here and enter your information in the space provided in the lower right-hand portion of our church home page.

Eye Tip (Courtesy of Christian Record Services for the Blind)

February is AMD Awareness Month: AMD is a common eye condition and a leading cause of vision loss among people age 50 and older. It causes damage to the macula, a small spot near the center of the retina and the part of the eye needed for sharp, central vision, which lets us see objects that are straight ahead.

In some people, AMD advances so slowly that vision loss does not occur for a long time. In others, the disease progresses faster and may lead to a loss of vision in one or both eyes. As AMD progresses, a blurred area near the center of vision is a common symptom. Over time, the blurred area may grow larger or you may develop blank spots in your central vision. Objects also may not appear to be as bright as they used to be.

AMD by itself does not lead to complete blindness, with no ability to see. However, the loss of central vision in AMD can interfere with simple everyday activities, such as the ability to see faces, drive, read, write, or do close work, such as cooking or fixing things around the house. Learn about AMD risk factors, diagnosis, and more through the National Eye Institute by clicking here.

Verified Volunteers – Child Protection Screening

In cooperation with the Kansas Nebraska Conference, we are working with Verified Volunteers to provide background checks and on-line education for our church officers and everyone who works with our children. This helps ensure that we have some training to help us recognize and avoid situations that would put our children at risk. In addition to our elected Church Officers, everyone who works with Pathfinders and Adventurers, Children’s or Youth Sabbath School Classes, Children’s Church, and VBS must go through this training and submit to a background check (there is no cost to you). It will take about an hour of your time. These need to be finished ASAP.

Even if you have recently completed this process with Shield the Vulnerable, you need to do this now with Verified Volunteers because the information did not transfer from one program to the other and we are no longer using Shield the Vulnerable due to many problems with their work.

To download a PDF page of instructions and links to help you through this process, click here. To go to the website where you begin this process, click here and then select First-Time Registrant and follow the instructions. For more information, contact Pastor T (e-mail or 402-517-5333).

Prayer Watch

There are several people and concerns that we are praying about, for more information about any of these or to request something to be added to our list, feel free to contact Pastor T. (e-mail or 402-517-5333)

    • The Holy Spirit – to fill and guide our church
    • Our Church Leaders (Pastor, Elders, Deacons, Board Members, Sabbath School Class Leaders, Pathfinder/Adventurer Leaders, Etc.)
    • Alice Sugut is requesting prayer for her family
    • Sheila’s brother, Paul, who is fighting cancer.
    • Cody & Jie Kaiser
    • Raul Calderon, Larry Carter, Ron Egger, Dusty Mayhew, Floyd Morrison, Tom Plant, Darin Stotler, Irvin Surber, Gary Wilson, & Thaddeus Woolsey (inmates Pastor T. is studying with)
    • The Lippincott Family
    • Kevin Klesh (Safety in his work as a Police Officer)
    • Steve Newton (and family)
    • Those dealing with Health Issues: Mary Jane Agan’s father, Heather Boulais (UC Student), Tanya Callahan (Elizabeth Knutson’s sister), Tammy Gagne, John Hiers, Dick & June Klein, Brett Knutson, Reagan Knutson (click here for updates and to contribute towards her medical expenses), Ginger Kroeker, Dagny Martinsen, Melody (Donna & Gary Parker’s daughter), Donna & Gary Parker, Don & Judy Phelps, Marilyn Sabata, Dane Swensen, Donald & JoAnn Swensen (Les Swensen’s father and step mom), and Cindy Tice (Elizabeth Knutson’s mother).

Pastor T’s Contact Information

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This Week at Golden Hills: Feb. 10, 2018

Web Master - Wednesday, February 07, 2018

Leadership Retreat Report

This past weekend, our church’s leadership team (members of our church board) along with their families spent the weekend together in study and prayer at the Lied Lodge and Conference Center in Nebraska City.

Our Scriptural focus was John 13-17, the last few hours Jesus spent with His disciples prior to His arrest, trial, and death. From our reading and discussion of this passage, we noted that:

·       We, as Christians, should be known primarily by the love and care we exhibit towards each other, especially those in our church family, but also in all our social and business interactions.

·       We, as Christians, should be characterized by our confidence and trust in Jesus regarding everything in our lives.

·       The Holy Spirit is God’s incredible gift – the constant, abiding presence of God in our lives. He will cleanse us, empower us to trust and obey God, and to love like Jesus did.

To help us assess our church’s health and direction we examined and discussed the article Recalibrate: 10 Steps Every Church Must Take This Year - Or be Dead in a Decade (click here to read it) and the book Growing Young. (There’s information below about the book if you would like to pick up a copy.)

The book, Growing Young, focusses on how we can retain and empower young people and incorporate them into the leadership structure of our church.

We spent several hours considering the principles of this book. We concluded that these principles are much broader than just our relationship with our youth, and if incorporated, will contribute to the general health of our church.

As a board, we tasked our Ministry Leadership Team (MLT) to continue this process and develop a plan for incorporating these principles.

You will be hearing more from them in the coming months as we seek, through God’s gift of the Holy Spirit, to become the best representatives of Jesus that we can be here in our community!

Please feel free to speak with any member of the board if you have questions about this weekend or an idea you would like to pursue. ·Print

To purchase Growing Young, click here. For an iBook version for Apple products, click here. For a Kindle version, click here. For a Nook Book, click here.

North American Division (NAD) Survey

Our church has been selected to participate in this survey from the General Conference (GC) and the NAD. Read a letter from Elder Wilson, the GC President, regarding this survey by clicking here. It will take between 30-60 minutes to complete. To get started on the survey, click here for Instructions the and consent form. It also contains the link to get you started. It is available in both English and Spanish.

From Bible Gateway’s Weekly Brief

How to Achieve Emotionally Healthy Spirituality: What does healthy spirituality look like? How is it achieved? How can you slow down to develop a truly transformational relationship with Christ? Peter Scazzero says Christians cannot grow spiritually while remaining emotionally immature because our souls and psyches are inextricably linked. Bible Gateway interviewed Pete Scazzero about his book, Emotionally Healthy Spirituality (Updated Edition). (Click here to read more.)

Holy Land Moments Free Email Devotional – Exploring the Jewish Roots of Christianity: Do you wish you knew more about the Jewish background of Scripture? Are you curious about the ways that the Christian faith connects to its roots in Jewish history and culture? (Click here for more information and to sign up.)

No More Faking Fine: If you’ve ever been given empty clichés during challenging times, you know how painful it can feel to be misunderstood by well-meaning people. Far too often, it seems the response we get to our hurt and disappointment is to suck it up or pray it away. But Scripture reveals a God who meets us where we are, not where we pretend to be. Bible Gateway interviewed Esther Fleece about her book, No More Faking Fine: Ending the Pretending. (Click here to read more.)

Learn about and download the free award-winning Bible Gateway App by clicking here.

Check Out the entire Weekly Brief by clicking here. To subscribe to any one of their many email newsletters and Bible Studies, click here.

Calendar Events

Sunset this Friday – 5:50 pm                                                           

This Sabbath at Church:

    • Sabbath School (10:00 am)
      • Traditional Sabbath School Class – Studying the current Sabbath School Lesson (Church Sanctuary, 10:00 am (click here to read it on-line).
      • Alternative Sabbath School Class – Studying the New Testament books 1st, 2nd, and 3rd John, and Jude using the book Exploring the Letters of John & Jude by George Knight (Hearth Room, 10:00 am. The emphasis is on making it relevant with personal application for each class member. Hard copies of the book will be available at class but if you wish to purchase one for your tablet – click here for a Kindle, click here for I-Tunes, and click here for a Nook.)
    • Worship Service (11:15 am) – This Sabbath, our message will be presented by John Stroman. Sabbath evening, the Pathfinder Dinner and a Movie will feature the movie “Despicable Me”.  During the service this Sabbath, we will look at a couple of Biblical characters who could use that same name to describe themselves and what Jesus can do with those who are “despicable” – even ME!
    • Children’s Church in the Fellowship Hall this Sabbath at 11:15 am.
    • Potluck Following Church in the Fellowship Hall. If you’re a member, please plan to bring your favorite dish to feed your family plus a few more. If you’re a guest, just show up and enjoy it!

Valentine’s Dinner & Movie this Saturday evening – Dinner at 5:30; Movie (Despicable Me) at 7:00, $6/person in the Fellowship Hall of the Church. Contact a Pathfinder or Pathfinder Leader for tickets. You may pay at the door that evening. Contact Kalvin Tuel for more information (e-mail or 402-201-6370).

Financial Peace University continues Sunday (Feb. 11) at 3:00 pm. With Dave Ramsey’s class Financial Peace University, you CAN take control of your money and start planning for your future. This will be hosted by the New City Church and will meet at Golden Hills SDA Church located at 3005 Golden Blvd., Bellevue, NE. To sign up, click here. For more information, message Erin (e-mail or 402-880-7855).

Children’s/Youth Baptismal Study Class meets this Monday (Feb. 12) at 6:00 pm. For more info contact Pastor T (e-mail or 402-517-5333).

Pathfinders & Adventurers Meet this Monday (Feb. 12) at 6:30 pm. Contact Kalvin Tuel for more information about Pathfinders (e-mail or 402-201-6370) or Lori Knutson for the Adventurer Club (e-mail or 402-980-5018).

Prayer Meeting meets this Tuesday (Feb. 13) at 6:00 pm in the Hearth Room. We continue our Study of Daniel. For more info contact Pastor T (e-mail or 402-517-5333).

Church Board meets Tuesday (Feb. 13) at 7:15 pm in the Board Room of the Education Annex. If you have any items that need to be considered, please contact our Head Elder, Steve Wilhelmsen (e-mail or 402-708-2730).

Mid-America Union Pathfinder’s Bible Experience (PBE) will take place on Sabbath, February 17 at 3:00 pm at the College View SDA Church in Lincoln. Our Pathfinder Team is one of three representing our Conference at this Union-wide event. Contact Kalvin Tuel for more information (e-mail or 402-201-6370).

Racial Understanding: A Round Table Discussion on Race Relations to be held at Omaha Memorial Church, a week from Sabbath, February 17 at 2:00 pm in their fellowship Hall.

Adventist Books Available

If you have been looking for the Bible Story set, Uncle Arthur’s Bedtime Stories, or a variety of other Spirit of Prophecy books, Rick Baesler has them available; new and many still in the wrappers. Check out his add on Craig’s List or contact him directly (e-mail or 402-884-2894)

Outreach/Community Service Opportunities

Hospice Volunteers Needed: Hospice Volunteers provide companionship and support for individuals living with terminal illnesses and their families. Volunteers choose the hours they are able to serve and determine the geographical location in metro Omaha/Council Bluffs and surrounding area. Volunteer education will take place in March and is sponsored by CHI Health at Home Hospice, Methodist Hospice, VNA Hospice, and Hospice House – The Josie Harper Residence. Please call one of the agencies below to request an application. Space is limited.

Syrian Muslims in Crisis need Bibles! One of our partners witnessed something amazing on a recent trip to the Syrian border. Stepping into a church service, he watched a room full of Muslim converts and veiled women praying earnestly to Jesus. "I learned more about prayer than you can ever imagine," he shared. "The convicting reality that Muslims have a greater expectation that Jesus will answer their prayer than I do – is something I will never forget. They pray with an expectation unlike anything I've ever seen," he added. Because of the nature of the ongoing crisis, primarily in Muslim-dominated areas, countless Muslims are seeking Jesus. Place a Bible into the hands of a Muslim seeker or new convert for just $5 – click here to give. Click here for more information about Open Door Missions – sign up for their email newsletter at the bottom right of their home page. Click here for information about Open Door International.

Important Needs for Omaha Refugees: Omaha has a large number of refugees from several countries – many of them Adventist. Branden Watson, a student at Union College is heading up a program to help them find places to live and items to furnish their living spaces. They need gently used furniture (sofas, chairs, tables, shelves, lamps, beds. etc.). If you have some things to donate, please contact Branden at (314) 520-6039.

Used Stamps Needed! Your used stamps can help Christian Record Services for the Blind raise money. Just tear them off the envelope, being careful to include the entire stamp and bring them to church. Put them into the container provided out on the table and we will take care of getting them where they need to go.

Books Needed: If you have any extra copies of books such as Desire of Ages, Steps to Christ, Great Controversy, etc. around your home and would like to see them put to good use, please bring them to the church and they will be shared with interested people in our community.

Miscellaneous Information

Lippincott Family Updates: Check out the latest update from Lorilee and Bryon Lippincott about their family’s experiences serving God in Asia. To access a PDF copy of the most recent update, click here. To access a PDF copy that includes all we have received from  2017, click here. To access a PDF copy from 2016, click here. To access a PDF copy of all the updates we received prior to 2016 (2013-2015), click here. To check out their website, click here. Don’t forget to check out Sharing Dots for Kids. To sign up for their e-mail newsletter, click here.

Free Estate Planning & Wills: Norm Zimmerman, Trust Director for the Kansas Nebraska Conference, is available by appointment to assist anyone who needs Estate Planning, Wills, etc. For more information contact Norm (e-mail or 402-617-2001).

On-Line Giving Available! Our church offers on-line giving through our website. If you would prefer to give electronically or if you are going to be away and want to stay up-to-date with your giving, click here.

Our Church E-Mail Newsletter, Directly to Your Computer! If you would like to receive our weekly, e-mail newsletter, directly to your computer, click here and enter your information in the space provided in the lower right-hand portion of our church home page.

Eye Tip (Courtesy of Christian Record Services for the Blind)

Register Now for Blind Camp! Christian Record Services for the Blind is excited to announce the schedule for the 2018 National Camps for Blind Children (NCBC) summer camping season. People who are legally blind, ages 9-65, are invited to register to attend camp at one of 10 locations around the United States. Campers enjoy confidence-building experiences such as archery, swimming, crafts, horseback riding, and more (experiences vary by location), as well as opportunities to build lifelong friendships. NCBC, a Christian Record program, has offered camping experiences for children and adults who are legally blind since 1967. Click here to learn more about National Camps for Blind Children and the summer roster.

Verified Volunteers – Child Protection Screening

In cooperation with the Kansas Nebraska Conference, we are working with Verified Volunteers to provide background checks and on-line education for our church officers and everyone who works with our children. This helps ensure that we have some training to help us recognize and avoid situations that would put our children at risk. In addition to our elected Church Officers, everyone who works with Pathfinders and Adventurers, Children’s or Youth Sabbath School Classes, Children’s Church, and VBS must go through this training and submit to a background check (there is no cost to you). It will take about an hour of your time. These need to be finished ASAP.

Even if you have recently completed this process with Shield the Vulnerable, you need to do this now with Verified Volunteers because the information did not transfer from one program to the other and we are no longer using Shield the Vulnerable due to many problems with their work.

To download a PDF page of instructions and links to help you through this process, click here. To go to the website where you begin this process, click here and then select First-Time Registrant and follow the instructions. For more information, contact Pastor T (e-mail or 402-517-5333).

Prayer Watch

There are several people and concerns that we are praying about, for more information about any of these or to request something to be added to our list, feel free to contact Pastor T. (e-mail or 402-517-5333)

    • The Holy Spirit – to fill and guide our church
    • Our Church Leaders (Pastor, Elders, Deacons, Board Members, Sabbath School Class Leaders, Pathfinder/Adventurer Leaders, Etc.)
    • Alice Sugut is requesting prayer for her family
    • Sheila’s brother, Paul, who is fighting cancer.
    • Cody & Jie Kaiser
    • Raul Calderon, Larry Carter, Ron Egger, Dusty Mayhew, Floyd Morrison, Tom Plant, Darin Stotler, Irvin Surber, Gary Wilson, & Thaddeus Woolsey (inmates Pastor T. is studying with)
    • The Lippincott Family
    • Kevin Klesh (Safety in his work as a Police Officer)
    • Steve Newton (and family)
    • Those dealing with Health Issues: Mary Jane Agan’s father, Heather Boulais (UC Student), Tanya Callahan (Elizabeth Knutson’s sister), Tammy Gagne, John Hiers, Dick & June Klein, Brett Knutson, Reagan Knutson (click here for updates and to contribute towards her medical expenses), Ginger Kroeker, Dagny Martinsen, Melody (Donna & Gary Parker’s daughter), Donna & Gary Parker, Don & Judy Phelps, Marilyn Sabata, Dane Swensen, Donald & JoAnn Swensen (Les Swensen’s father and step mom), and Cindy Tice (Elizabeth Knutson’s mother).

Pastor T’s Contact Information

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