Dear friends and colleagues,
I am thankful and delighted to inform you that the new website intended to address different family issues we all care about, was recently launched. You are welcome to visit the website and pass on the news to all your friends, family and acquaintances. You can click on the link below or type in your web browser the following address: www.familydialogue.net.
The website allows you to share your comments privately or publicly. In the days ahead, I will look forward to hear from all of you on how we can improve the content and how you can be part of these initiatives. Several Christian professionals are behind this project and you will hear from a number of them from time to time through their articles and response to some of your questions. Please take time to get familiar with the pages and send us your comments, questions, and suggestions. Family dialogue forum reflect my keen interest and conviction that our individual growth or fall begins at home. Our families need to be cherished, nourished, and protected.
In the book The Adventist Home, my favorite writer pens down these words, “The restoration and uplifting of humanity begins in the home. The work of parents underlies every other. Society is composed of families and is what the heads of families make it. Out of the heart are "the issues of life" (Proverbs 4:23); and the heart of the community, of the church, and of the nation is the household. The well-being of society, the success of the church, the prosperity of the nation, depends upon home influences,” (White, 1952, p.349).
In the year 2011, I want to partner with God and you in fostering family dialogue that gives God a proper place in our individual hearts and our families. I am convinced that if we are willing to involve God in our family matters whether big or small, our homes will not look the same again. We need to spend time cultivating Christian love and principles in our families and our relationships. In closing, I would like to join Paul in his prayer, “And this is my prayer: that your love may abound more and more in knowledge and depth of insight, so that you may be able to discern what is best and may be pure and blameless until the day of Christ, filled with the fruit of righteousness that comes through Jesus Christ—to the glory and praise of God”. (Philippians 1:9-11). Finally brothers and sisters, “May (God) give you the desire of your heart and make all your plans succeed” Psalm 20:4.
With Love from the Migombo family.