Friday, March 9, 7 p.m.

Sabbath, March 10, 8:30 or 10:55 a.m.

2:15 p.m. (after Fellowship Lunch)

UNcompromised is a program sponsored by the Michigan Conference to address and train men and women, young and old, in their choices of purity in Christ, modesty and sexual behavior. This program seeks to remind men and women that no matter what choices a person has made, that everyone has an opportunity through Christ to be called UNcompromised.

Don and Lisa Sawvel will share their testimony that will show you that even through compromise…. God’s grace is sufficient, and He can through His Holy Spirit, change even the most unlikely marriage, spouse, or child to be victorious in overcoming Satan’s grasp and become Uncompromised!

This program addresses how to say Yes to Christ and how to keep that commitment in difficult times. We must be bold in our decisions to remain pure, because the world around us is being bold to seduce us for things that are impure. In fact, pornography is exploding into our homes and lives through the Internet, television and even our cell phones! How can we and our children be protected from this insidious tool of Satan? For the Christian enslaved in it, the goal is not merely recovering from pornography, but being remade by God Himself into the image of the perfect man, Jesus Christ. There is victory in Jesus. We need to know how to keep our children safe from all of the devils tricks and lies.

God is working hard to lift our hearts and minds from the base elements of the world and place them on what is pure and holy. In Jeremiah 17:8 it says if we are planted in Christ, drink deeply
of Him, draw from His word, seek Him daily and gain strength from prayer, that we can remain fruitful and obedient in drought or under pressure.

Don and Lisa know first hand the effects that compromise can have on you, we remember all to well the pain and sorrow that came from those poor choices. Our marriage was under attack, but God gave us victory and as we have grown closer to God, that has drawn us closer to each other.

The program consists of the following meetings:

1. A Friday evening program (7 p.m.) for adults only, married and single, Sharing God’s plan for marriage and why the world has the dating process backwards. * Childcare provided. *

2. The worship service (8:30 or 11 a.m.)–sharing our testimony how God redeemed our fallen marriage of abortion and pornography. (family friendly).

3. A Sabbath afternoon program, (after Fellowship Lunch – 2:15 p.m.) for the whole family regarding how to keep our families UNcompromised in a world of compromise.

Don and Lisa have been married for 30 years and have four children. They are both involved in their church at Edwardsburg Adventist Church with Don as head elder and Lisa working with the youth. They are both actively involved with outreach through door to door witnessing and bible studies. They also counsel couples in their own home with marriage issues, helping families heal!

Don drives truck for a company out of Elkhart, Indiana, and Lisa works as a Physical Therapy Technician for Lakeland in Niles. Lisa is on the Women’s Ministry Executive board for the Michigan Conference, and her specific role is heading up the UNcompromised program for families. Their mission in life is to be used by God to heal families and bring them closer to Christ!