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Adventist Community Services DR Provides Help to Hurricane Florence Victims

Adventist Community Services (ACS) is working with the Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) and other disaster relief groups to help victims of Hurricane Florence. ACS Disaster Response in both South Atlantic and Carolina conferences were mobilized before Hurricane Florence hit the North Carolina coast on Friday, September 14.


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Loma Linda University Health Summer Gateway Program Inspires Minority High School Students

Local underrepresented minority high school students were inspired to achieve more and serve others after participating in an immersive two-week learning experience through Loma Linda University Health’s Summer Gateway program. A variety of LLUH professionals and students volunteered their time to provide lectures and to assist with hands-on activities. This summer, nearly 70 students participated in the program; 21 were selected to shadow practicing medical professionals for an additional week.


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When Calls Become Baptisms

The role of media ministries in the North American Division (NAD) of the Seventh-day Adventist Church is to create a flood of interest through their programming, station placement, and their weekly offers. The main role of Adventist Information Ministry (AIM), headquartered on the campus of Andrews University in Berrien Springs, Michigan, is to collect those interests and “upgrade” as many as they can to pass on to the local church, often for personal connection and Bible study. AIM sometimes learns what happens with those it connects to local churches. Here are a few of those stories, shared during ministry meetings in August.


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NAD Women Clergy Retreat Creates Atmosphere of Affirmation and Healing

Approximately 200 pastors and chaplains participated in the 2018 NAD Women Clergy Retreat, which took place in Indian Wells, California, September 2-5. The retreat was designed to provide ample time for rejuvenation with inspirational messages, breakout sessions, community service, free sessions with a licensed counselor, a 24-hour prayer room, and even hand massages.


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Washington Adventist University Receives Quarter-Million Dollar Award for Medical Instructional Equipment

Washington Adventist University has been selected by the Maryland Clinical Simulation Resource Consortium (MCSRC) to receive a 2018 Equipment & Materials Award in the amount of $248, 565.94. The award is for the acquisition of three medical simulation mannequins to be used in WAU’s nursing instruction programs. The mannequins include VICTORIA, an advanced birthing simulator.


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Pacific Union College Professors and Student Blaze a New Trail

For three months of the year, two small fields in the popular Napa Valley resort town of Calistoga blossom with tiny white flowers known as the Calistoga Popcorn Flower. These two fields are the only known location of this flower in the world, which explains its presence on the list of endangered plants. “There’s a PUC alumnus in Calistoga doing a housing project, and he asked me to come take a look at this flower,” says Aimee Wyrick, chair of the department of biology at Pacific Union College. “I did, and I’ve been looking for six years now.”


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A Duty to Our Young People — NAD Leaders Speak Out Against Abuse, Urge Online Participation in enditnow Summit on Abuse

Here are personal experiences and thoughts from just a few of the many North American Division leaders who are speaking out against abuse and violence — and urging Adventists to watch the Sept. 24 (Spanish) and Sept. 25 (English) enditnow Summit on Abuse.


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Hispanic Ministries Online Radio Station Launched from Adventist Church in Ohio

"[Earlier this year], a new, bright light illuminated the entire state of Ohio and beyond,” says Peter Simpson, Hispanic Ministries coordinator for the Ohio Conference, adding, “[This light] is STAR ON—STereo Adventist Radio ONline (Stereo Adventista).” Six months later, the station has an average of 1,200 daily listeners, with up to 1,600 on weekends.