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yolanda3The loss of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg made the last few weeks tough, not just for the women of the United States, but for all of us. Justice Ginsberg was an extremely thoughtful and intelligent presence on the Supreme Court who expanded the civil rights of women in the United States, promoted the equality of men and women, and conducted herself with grace and determination on the highest court in the land. Her legacy will live on in spite of a concerted effort to undermine her efforts. I appreciate what she has done for women and, as a woman not married to a man, I could not have independently owned a home and business if it were not for her work as a civil rights lawyer, judge, and Supreme Court justice. 

Although my heart is heavy because of her passing, I have reason to hope. In just a few short weeks, we the people here in the United States have the opportunity to have our voices heard in the November 3 election. We can speak up in support of whichever party and leaders we decide is best for us individually and for our country. As a non-profit organization, we do not advocate for any particular party, so I will just say, please make the effort to vote if you’re eligible. Get out there and vote and be heard!

This month, October, is Kinship Awareness Month. As our first program, we’ve just started our monthly Kinship Worship. This is and will continue to be a first Friday evening of the month event online. For our inaugural presentation, we enjoyed an amazing service! If you missed it, you’re still able to enjoy it on demand. Click on this link,, and enjoy a truly wonderful message. And if you want to be a part of upcoming Kinship Worship events by offering music, a reading, or the main message, please let us know at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. We want everyone who would like to participate to have the opportunity to share with your fellow Kinship family. 

What are some other ways we can participate in Kinship Awareness Month? We can use our social media accounts of Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, WhatsApp, and any other avenues that I’ve forgotten to mention to bring awareness and visibility to Kinship. And what if each Kinship member brought just one individual into Kinship during this October? We would literally double our membership and also get the word out that we exist, each one of us belongs, and we are here for each other.  

I will commit to letting at least one person know about Kinship and inviting them to join SDA Kinship International. Will you?

Yolanda Elliott
SDA Kinship Int., Inc.