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Walla Walla University Nursing Students and Faculty Receive COVID-19 Vaccine

Students and faculty in the Walla Walla University School of Nursing received the first of two Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines on Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2021. The vaccination clinic was held at Providence St. Mary Medical Center in Walla Walla and included nursing students and faculty from Walla Walla Community College.


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“Three Angels for Kids” Curriculum Now Available

To deeply engage our students in the three angels’ messages, the NAD Office of Education is excited to offer a new, distinctly Adventist resource for our grade K-12 schools. Sandy Doran, Ph.D., has authored the Three Angels for Kids (K-8) and Three Angels for Today (9-12), a free two-week curriculum available for Adventist schools.


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Randy Haffner Named President and CEO for AdventHealth’s Central Florida Division

Randy Haffner has been named president and CEO for AdventHealth’s Central Florida Division, effective Feb. 1, 2021. In his new role, Haffner will oversee the strategic direction, development and expansion of the entire division, which includes 18 campuses spanning across seven counties. Haffner replaces Daryl Tol who recently resigned from his position.


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North American Division President Reflects on Martin Luther King Jr. Day

As we draw to the end of the Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebrations of 2021 and reflect on the state of things in the United States, North America, and our world, one can’t help but be perplexed by the paradox of our times. In one of Dr. King’s most famous speeches he said, "I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character." Some want to say that we have arrived at that place, but have we really?


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Adventist Pastor and Family in Denver, Colorado, Victims of Hate Crime

Imagine coming home from church one evening and to find hateful words sprayed-painted on your house. This is exactly what Pastor Oshaine Wynter discovered this past Sabbath, January 9, 2021. Wynter, a resident of Aurora, Colorado, is the pastor of New Community Church in Denver and Boston Street church in Aurora. Both are within the Central States Conference, a sister region to Rocky Mountain Conference.


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Southern Adventist University’s Outreach Program SALT Crosses International Borders

When 20-year-old China Williams attended an evangelistic meeting in May 2020, she had no idea she would end up leaving her home in Auckland, New Zealand, to live in the United States three months later. During the session, Williams heard about Southern Adventist University’s Soul-winning And Leadership Training (SALT) program from Douglas Na’a, SALT director, who is also from New Zealand.


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Creative Use of Cree Engages Learning at Mamawi Atosketan Native School

This past fall, as Mamawi Atosketan Native School grade 5 teacher Suzann Self thought about Orange Shirt Day, she got an idea that’s now become part of every school day. After reading the short book I Am Not a Number with her class, Self proposed an experiment: the class would simulate a word-banning experience on a small scale for an extended time. Few of Self’s students spoke any Cree; what if they banned two English words a week and “forced” everyone to use the Cree words?


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In Wisconsin, Adventist Church District Steps in to Help Fill Gaps in Safety Net

It wasn’t long after Kenosha, Wisconsin, was thrust into the international spotlight after a police officer shot Jacob Blake in the back, triggering protests which sometimes turned violent and destructive, that local church leaders began looking for ways to help.