Gone but Not Forgotten
Ex-gang member, pastor, evangelist and prayer warrior Ron Halvorsen Sr. died Friday, May 15, at age 76, following a battle he fought against multiple myeloma since November, 2014.
"It was about twenty years ago that I came across a book titled Prayer Warriors, and it moved me," says NAD Prayer Coordinator Ruthie Jacobsen. "I knew this book was written by a man who knows what it means to pray... I love to think of the gifts that he left behind...the countless pastors he inspired, the thousands of students he motivated, uncounted members he encouraged, and more than 10,000 he baptized. We've temporarily lost a friend and a trend-setter. I've heard that he said he wanted to be buried with his Bible because he wanted to come out of the grave preaching! Wouldn't surprise me at all," she exclaimed.
The Hope Channel (HC) will be showing a recording of “Really Living” featuring an interview by former NAD President Don Schneider with Pastor Halvorsen three times this weekend: Friday 10:00 p.m. EST, and Sabbath at 2:00 and 7:00 p.m. EST. You can watch HC via: DirecTV 368, GloryStar 104, Roku, Hope Channel Mobile Apps, Free to Air in some areas (please see: http://www.hopetv.org/watch/local-channels/), and by computer streaming at hopetv.org. MORE: Famous Evangelist Ron Halvorsen Dies at Age 76; Adventist Evangelist Ron Halvorsen Sr. Dies
[Photo courtesy of Lee Bennett, Florida Conference]
Thousands of Adventist World/NAD Edition subscribers will experience a delay in receiving the May issue,
specifically those in California, Arizona, Nevada, and Hawaii. Blame it on the tornado that tore through Kansas, which derailed and tipped over 34 cars of the train carrying the magazines. It has not yet been determined if all the copies were spoiled in the disaster, or how many might be salvageable. Meanwhile, you can read it online at the link in the NewsPoints
Six North Aurora Adventist Elementary school students, grades five to eight,
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Sean Robinson, ACS Disaster Response director, has been elected to Vice-Chair
of the Donations Management Committee of National Volunteer Organizations Active in Disasters (NVOAD). This two year position reflects the preeminent respect for ACS through several decades of running multi-agency warehouses and collection and distribution centers. ACS was one of seven charter members of NVOAD which brings together faith-based nonprofits during disaster response. MORE
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To identify colleges where students are most likely to encounter undergraduates from racial or ethnic groups different from their own, U.S. News factors in the total proportion of minority students – leaving out international students – and the overall mix of groups. The data are drawn from each institution's student body for the 2013-2014 school year. MORE
Oakwood University is listed in the Top 10 Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) with the Highest
Graduation and Retention Rates Report. According to HBCU Lifestyle, the report, compiled by EDsmart.org community college ranking, makes it easier for students, parents, and schools to evaluate colleges based on important outcome-related measures which reduces chances of a student changing colleges. MORE