ASI Southwest Chapter Newsletter
January 7, 2016

Greetings, Southwest ASI Chapter Members and Friends!

Happy New Year!  Hope everyone had a blessed holiday season with family and friends and that you are all rested up, and ready for all the activities that the year 2016 will bring!
 
Right now, the Southwest Chapter of ASI leadership is preparing for three events. The first one is on Sunday, January 24. That will be a training meeting for those who are planning to volunteer for the JUMPSTART Free Health Clinic in Killeen, Texas, July 14, 15. (Please RSVP right away to floydco1@aol.com and copy phumphrey@swuc.org, if you plan to attend the January 24 training meeting at the Southwestern Union.) If you can volunteer to help at the free clinic in July, please go to the Southwest Chapter Web site at http://www.asisw.org and sign on. We need 500 volunteers, both medical and non-medical, and a list of available departments is included on the sign-up page. While you're on our Web site, please register to join us at the beautiful La Torretta Lakeside Resort near Houston for the 2016 Spring Spiritual Retreat, March 17-20.
 
ASI Southwest Spring Spiritual Retreat, March 17-20. The focus of the retreat will be end-time events, and Pastor Steve Wohlberg from White Horse Media will be the main speaker. Friday morning Ron Woolsey from Coming Out Ministries will explain the role of the church in facing the challenges from the LGBT community in the light of end-time events and our Christian responsibility. We will be blessed with music from Stephanie Dawn of Dawn of Hope Ministry; Yumi Castor, a talented young musical artist from Edinburg, Texas; Ron Woolsey, marimba instrumentalist, and others. The meetings will close Sunday morning with a prayer breakfast.
 
JUMPSTART Free Health Clinic. Hopefully, many of you will be able to volunteer for the medical outreach in Killeen, Texas, July 13 (set-up day), 
July 14, 15 (clinic days) and Sabbath, July 16, for a special follow-up program with Duane McKey, assistant to the General Conference president, leading out in the services. These are challenging programs that stretch our resources of people, time, and finances, however, your ASI leadership believes it is the special call of God for us to stretch our "spiritual muscles," come to Him in fasting and prayer, and allow Him to do a work through us that is our special calling at this point in earth's history.
Volunteers at Your best Pathway to Health in San Antonio
Volunteers at Your best Pathway to Health in San Antonio, April 2015.
 
Many blessings to you and your family in this ne w year. Let's press together and work together this year, 2016, to do a work like we have never done before in the Southwestern Union. Please feel free to forward this e-mail to those in your network who would be blessed by attending the ASI Southwest Spring Retreat or who would be interested in volunteering for the Jumpstart Free Health Clinic in July.
 
Floyd Courtney, President
Southwest Chapter of ASI