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Southwestern Union Conference, Adventist World Radio, and Local Conferences Blanket Texas With More Than 338 Meetings

After years of prayerful planning, more than 338 evangelistic meetings are being held right now across the state of Texas, as well as in parts of Oklahoma. The Southwestern Union Conference, Adventist World Radio (AWR), the Texas Conference, the Southwest Region Conference, and the Oklahoma Conference — including dedicated pastors and church members across those states — have come together to make this massive event happen.


“A Spiritual Giant Among Us”

Charles Edward Bradford, first president of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in North America (NAD), passed away on Thursday, September 9, 2021, in Huntsville, Alabama, after more than half a century of ministry. He was 96. Not only was Bradford the first NAD president, serving as leader of the fledgling division, he was the first African American to serve in that role.


Community Honors Southern Adventist University School of Nursing Dean for Volunteer Work

This month, the dean of Southern Adventist University’s School of Nursing was honored by the Champions of Health Care program for her volunteer efforts. Holly Gadd, Ph.D., chair of Southern’s AdventHealth Nursing Education, was selected by the Chattanooga and Hamilton County Medical Society to receive the 2021 Health Care Volunteer Award.


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U.S. News & World Report Again Ranks Southwestern Adventist University No. 2 for Social Mobility

U.S. News & World Report continues to rank Southwestern Adventist University (SWAU) as a top institution. Ranked once again as No. 2 for social mobility within the Regional Colleges West ranking, SWAU continues to stand out amongst top performing colleges and universities in the United States.


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NAD Youth Ministries Holds 3-Day Virtual Youth Congress

The North American Division Youth and Young Adult Ministries department held a three-day virtual youth congress from Aug. 12 to Aug. 14, 2021. This youth congress, titled “GO DO IT,” this was the first annual youth congress sponsored by the department.


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GLOW Tract in Marshallese Brightens the Summer on Ebeye

The Marshall Islands got a little brighter this summer with the arrival of the first Marshallese GLOW tract. These pocket-sized pamphlets attract readers by offering information on relevant topics like health, relationships, and Biblical truths. The Marshallese tract marks the first one published in the local island language.


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First Female Seventh-day Adventist Chaplain Promoted to U.S. Army Reserve Lieutenant Colonel

Wanda Acevedo became the first Seventh-day Adventist woman to be promoted to lieutenant colonel in the United States Army Reserve during a special ceremony at Fort Buchanan, Puerto Rico, on April 28, 2021. With this rank, Acevedo becomes the deputy command chaplain overseeing all religious support and chaplaincy teams that serve more than 5,000 soldiers at the base.


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Graduate Counseling Program at Southern Adventist University Provides Free Service to Community

Community members are invited to sign up for free counseling sessions through the Southern Center for Counseling and Emotional Wellness at Southern Adventist University. The service is provided by graduate students in the university’s Professional Counseling program, and each session is strictly supervised by licensed professionals.