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Lodi Health to Join Adventist Health

Lodi Health announced today that its Board of Directors has voted unanimously for the health care system to enter into a letter of intent to affiliate with Adventist Health.

"We are excited about partnering with Adventist Health to maintain high quality, community-focused health care," said Steven Crabtree, Lodi Health's Board Chair. "Adventist Health's mission-driven culture and values are very similar to ours and truly resonated with board, physicians and staff members. Adventist Health brings the financial and operational resources that will help ensure a strong local hospital for Lodi into the future."   READ MORE

Andrews University Speech-Language Pathology & Audiology Earns Accreditation Candidacy

The Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CAA) has completed its review of the Level II Candidacy application for the master’s program in speech-language pathology at Andrews University. Based on a thorough review of all candidacy materials for the program, the CAA voted to award candidacy for a period of five years beginning July 1, 2014. 

“The CAA determined that the program demonstrated sufficient compliance with the Standards for Accreditation,” said Joan Blessing, chair of the CAA. “We look forward to working with the faculty at Andrews in the development of the master’s program.” READ MORE


The 2014 Society of Adventist Communicators (SAC) Awards are open for submission in anticipation of this years SAC Convention in Jacksonville, Florida.

This year SAC is debuting an electronic submission process, where submissions can be uploaded for consideration for the judges. Additionally there is a new category for Student Projects this year, so if you were a student during the 2014 school year, please consider submitting your project.

The other categories are: Corporate Communication, New Media, Print, Broadcast, Marketing/Public Relations, and Design.

The deadline to submit projects is SEPTEMBER 19, 2014

For more information or to SUBMIT A PROJECT CLICK HERE

Adventists in the News
Hope Channel moves to High-Definition on DIRECTV

Hope Channel has moved to a high-definition satellite on DIRECTV, and as a result of this change, Hope Channel will be available on DIRECTV all across the United States without limitations and without the need of an additional antenna as has been the case thus far.

Hope Channel regrets the inconvenience this change may cause some of our viewers. Yet we are glad for the providential opportunities that allow Hope Channel to reach more and more people in the United States and around the world.

While Hope Channel will continue to be available on Channel 368 on DIRECTV, as of July 16, all DIRECTV customers who currently do not have high definition equipment and subscription package will need to upgrade. Please call 1-800-531-5000 for information about upgrading your equipment and subscription package.

Besides DIRECTV, Hope Channel can be watched in the following ways:
  • Online at www.hopetv.org
  • Hope Channel app, available for Android, iPhone and iPad.
  • Roku box or stick, available at Target or Walmart. This requires a high speed internet service. However, there are no monthly fees to use Roku.
  • Glorystar satellite, a one-time purchase with no monthly fees either. For more information please call 866-597-0728
  • Hope Channel is a free-to-air broadcast channel in these major east-coast cities: New York City, Boston, Philadelphia, and Tampa. Other free-to-air and cable channels are available across the country.
For more information, call us at 301-680-6689.

Christian Record Services for the Blind to host 2nd annual EYE RUN event

The EYE RUN is an eye health education event hosted by Christian Record Services for the Blind (CRSB). For a second year, CRSB is promoting good health though a fun run event.

Participants can choose to walk or run a 5K or 10K around Holmes Lake in Lincoln, Neb. The event is also virtual, meaning that participants worldwide can also register and run or walk on event day, which is Sunday, October 5.
In addition to the walk/run event, hands on learning opportunities will be provided by local organizations and businesses that provide eye health services or support services to those who are blind or visually impaired (Lincoln, Neb. event only).
Early bird registration, $25 (shirt guaranteed), is open through Monday, September 1. Standard registration, $35, begins September 2 and continues through event day. There will be no onsite registration.
Individuals who are blind or visually impaired, along with their sighted guides, may request a comp code for free registration to the Lincoln, Neb., or virtual event by calling Jeri Lyn at 402-488-0981 X213.
To register, visit www.getmeregistered.com keyword EYERUN or visit http://bit.ly/EYERUN.


Facts with Hope are evidence based health messages that may be used in a church bulletin, newsletter, or during the "Health Minute" as part of church service to motivate people to choose a full abundant life. They are published monthly in our Health Unlimited Newsletter.

For more information on Facts with Hope, visit the website, like us on Facebook, or follow us on Twitter. You can also watch Facts with Hope videos on YouTube.



A Triple Baptism

(L - R): Triplets Gabriel, Faith, and Jared Maksound, from the Southern Union, prepare for baptism at the Forever Faithful International Pathfinder Camporee in Oshkosh, Wis. They are the first in their family to be baptized.  Photo By Rich Herard

Reaching Out in Love

A Year in Palau: A Student Missionary Blog

THE FOLLOWING IS FROM A BLOG WRITTEN by STUDENT MISSIONARY, TYLER MAC: FRIDAY AUGUST 22: "My blog post was a few days delayed thanks to the internet connection so I'm going to double over. Being an SM [student missionary] in Palau is unique because its enough like the states to think that things haven't changed much, but different enough to catch you off guard and remind you that you're in a whole different part of the world. Some of my friends that I met at the Hawaiian orientation are on a single square mile island without electricity or running water."  READ TYLER'S BLOG

September 3, 2014

September Focus: Health
Sept. 6, Men's Day of Prayer
Sept. 7-13, Nurture Periodicals: (Adventist Review, Insight, Guide, Primary Treasure, Our Little Friend)
Sept. 21-27, Hispanic Heritage Week
Sept. 21, Let's Move Day
Sept. 21-27, Let's Move Week

October Focus: Adventist Heritage

October 4, Children's Sabbath
October 18, Spirit of Prophecy Sabbath
October 25, Pathfinder Sabbath

Helpful Special Day Websites and Resources

Sept. 13, Fall Mission Appeal
Oct. 11 Voice of Prophecy

Sample Offertory Readings


Upcoming Events

September Edition

Cover Story: God Answers Prayers, p. 24

NAD Feature: It Makes a Difference, By Phyllis Washington, p. 32

NAD News: La Sierra Alum Lands Pistons G.M. Job; Pastors Podcast to Multiple Audiences; WWU Student Organization Raises Money for Uganda Ophanage, p. 11

NAD Update: Miracle of Faith: How God is Using the Airwaves (and Internet) , p. 14

NAD Perspective: Pondering Imponderables, by Dan Jackson, p. 17

NAD Letters: p. 18


September 7 - 13: This coming week, please pray for the Manitoba - Saskatchewan Conference, with 32 churches and 3,651 members.


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Lynetta Murdoch, sr. editorial assistant
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