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Members Serve Communities Impacted by Government Shutdown

Adventists in Maryland and Florida met the practical needs of those whose lives were upended during the government shutdown that took place Dec. 22, 2018 – Jan. 25, 2019.


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NAD Health Summit Uplifts Faith Community Nursing

The practice of faith community nursing in the Adventist Church was celebrated during the banquet ceremony of the 2019 North American Division Health Summit in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Leaders and members of the Adventist Association of Faith Community Nursing (AAFCN), along with nurses who received specialized training during the summit to become a faith community nurse, attended the banquet on Jan. 24.


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La Sierra University's Zapara School of Business Rolls Out MBA in Hawaii

This winter, La Sierra University’s Zapara School of Business launched its first out-of-state Master of Business Administration program, offering graduate courses designed for busy health care professionals. The MBA cohort program at Adventist Health Castle medical center in Kailua, Hawaii, officially began instruction on Jan. 7, 2019.


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Camp Meeting: Still Here After 150 Years!

From the very first camp meeting of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, held in 1868 on the farm of E. H. Root in Wright, Michigan, to the 111 camp meetings held in the North American Division (NAD) in 2018, the benefits of these gatherings are still countless.


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ADRA Awards Adventist Community Services $50,000 to Help Wildfire Survivors in California

The Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) will provide financial support totaling $50,000 to the Adventist Community Services (ACS) that has been coordinating efforts to help survivors recover from deadly wildfires in of Butte County, California.


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NAD Hosts First Religious Freedom Prayer Breakfast

On Religious Freedom Day (Jan. 16, 2019), local faith and civic leaders gathered at the North American Division headquarters for the NAD’s first Religious Freedom Prayer Breakfast. During the event, those in attendance celebrated the freedoms enjoyed in the United States and prayed for guidance in further fostering and sharing it with others.


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Generations of Adventist Health Care

Like the passing of a torch, committed Seventh-day Adventists have passed the privilege and responsibility of working for the church’s healing ministry from generation to generation. Within the Adventist Health System, soon to be known as AdventHealth, children in countless families have followed in their parents’ footsteps, continuing the legacy of extending the healing ministry of Christ in hospitals and care sites across the country.


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Andrews Aviation Program Receives FAA Authorization, Time and Cost Requirements Decrease

The flight hours required for students in the Andrews University department of aviation to qualify for the airline pilot license, or the Airline Transport Pilot Certificate (ATP), were reduced as authorized by the Federal Aviation Administration. The reduction saves hundreds of hours of related cost and training that students usually are usually forced to acquire after completing their undergraduate programs.