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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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Fulfilling the Great Commission in the Right Order

In Matthew 28:19, 20 are the words of Jesus in the passage called “The Great Commission.” Notice that Jesus gave three commands in this Great Commission, after exhorting us to go make disciples, baptize, and teach them to observe all things as Jesus taught/commanded. When He spoke, Jesus didn’t “wing it.” He gave thought to what He was saying, how He was saying it, and in what order He was saying it. We should not take these imperatives lightly, nor should we ignore the order in which they were given.


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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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North American Division President Offers Encouraging Remarks as 2020 Draws to a Close

I want to extend to you, on behalf of my fellow officers and the entire NAD office family, our warmest holiday greetings as this year 2020 comes to an end. And what a year it has been! Who could have guessed when we started 2020 we would end it in this manner?


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New Union College Scholarship Covers Tuition Costs for Families Making Less Than $60,000

Union College has launched the new Bridge to Union Scholarship — a plan that will cover the tuition costs for students from most families with an income of less than $60,000. “In these challenging economic times, every dollar matters,” said Vinita Sauder, president of Union College. “We want to bridge the tuition gap for any student and family who dreams of taking advantage of the life coach for every freshman, career preparation and spiritual community at Union College so they have that opportunity.”


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Modern Healthcare Recognizes AdventHealth President/CEO Terry Shaw as One of the Industry’s 100 Most Influential People 

Terry Shaw, AdventHealth President/CEO, has been named one of 100 Most Influential People by Modern Healthcare. This recognition acknowledges and honors individuals who are deemed by their peers and the senior editors of Modern Healthcare to be the most influential individuals in the industry in terms of leadership and impact.


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La Vida Mission Provides Thanksgiving Outreach to Navajo Nation

La Vida Mission in Farmington, New Mexico served 250 families of the Navajo Nation with fresh produce, hand sanitizer, and propane with the help of donors and non-profit organizations Partnership with Native Americans (PWNA) and Navajo Strong.