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La Sierra University STEM Summer Program Shepherds New Students, Plans Expansion

Freshman biology major Daphne Prakash was nervous earlier this year as she contemplated entering college and all of its unknowns. Then an opportunity arose that seemed like a good way to ease through the transition — summer STEM Bridge at La Sierra University where she had enrolled.


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When God Stirs Something in Us

In December, the Center for Youth Evangelism hosted the 2021 Cruise With a Mission to Mexico. This is a trip for young adults that combines vacation with mission trip to provide a unique experience that is like no other. Here, Cruise with a Mission director Nathaniel Sevilla gives a personal account of the 2021 cruise.


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Fourth Graders from Adventist School in Massachusetts Help Kentucky Tornado Victims

On Dec. 10, 2021, a large tornado devastated parts of Kentucky and damaged numerous towns within a 165-mile swath. Heidi Larsen, South Lancaster Academy’s (SLA) fourth grade teacher and member of the SLA class of 1989, contacted a friend who lived in the affected area to see how they were doing. The led to the fourth graders leading a community effort to send supplies to children in Kentucky.


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AdventHealth University Imaging Studies Students Receive Prestigious National Scholarship

Victoria Browder and Jasmina Kozenjic somehow never met each other. They attend the same Christian university, AdventHealth University (AHU), in Orlando, are both imaging studies students, and are two out of only 16 national recipients of a prestigious Lambda Nu scholarship.


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NAD Partners with Local Hospital to Offer Two COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics

On December 12, 2021, the sun beamed down on a crisp afternoon as a stream of personal vehicles pulled into the North American Division headquarters’ parking lot. Once parked, people of all ages were welcomed and directed inside to the second COVID-19 vaccine clinic held this fall at the headquarters.


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Community Members Visit Drive-Thru Christmas Event at a California Church

For the second year in a row, the Orangevale Seventh-day Adventist Church hosted a drive-thru Christmas event for its community. On Dec. 11, the California church welcomed more than 350 people who came to view a manger scene with real animals, hear voice and bell choirs, enjoy refreshments, and receive gifts. They also had the opportunity to participate in a canned food drive for the church’s food closet.


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Adventist Community Services Across Multiple Conferences Get Ready to Assist in Six Tornado-Ravaged States in the U.S.

North American Division Adventist Community Services (NAD ACS) has been working to keep up with the latest situation in the U.S. states of Kentucky, Tennessee, Illinois, Arkansas, Missouri, and Mississippi after a historic long-track tornado ripped a wide swath of destruction across these states. The tornado event struck late Friday, December 10, into Saturday morning, December 11. 


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Miracle on the Tundra

The phone rang late on New Year’s Eve. The call relayed the worst news.  The Smiths* had not returned from their trip to Kotzebue, Alaska. Edna and Jose, Arctic Mission Adventure (AMA) workers, sprang into action. As members of the Selawik search and rescue team, they knew that they’d be working against the clock.