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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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Leaders Vote to Postpone General Conference Session 2020 for a Second Time

For the second time in 10 months, members of the Executive Committee of the global Seventh-day Adventist Church have voted to postpone the quinquennial session of the denomination, originally scheduled for late June of 2020, due to challenges arising from the COVID-19 pandemic.


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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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Members in North America Asked to Pray Regarding Adventist on Death Row in Indiana

The leadership of the North American Division is appealing to members to pray for those involved in the decision regarding Brandon Bernard’s death sentence; the families of the victims; and Bernard and his family as the scheduled execution draws near.


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

U.S. News & World Report continues to rank Southwestern Adventist University as one of the top institutions regionally. Ranked #11 overall in Regional Colleges West and #2 for social mobility, SWAU continues to stand out amongst top performing colleges and universities in the United States.


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Historic Promotion Makes Andrew Harewood First Adventist and African American Chaplain to Reach General Rank in US Army Reserve

On Nov. 1, 2020, Col. Andrew Harewood was promoted to general officer upon accepting the position of deputy chief of chaplains for the United States Army Reserve, making him the first Adventist and the first African American chaplain to become a general in the Army Reserve. With the promotion, he is the third Adventist chaplain in the U.S. military to reach the general rank.


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Online, In-Person, or in Between: La Sierra University Students Move Ahead in Difficult Times

Her face mask is sometimes uncomfortable and six-foot distancing from classmates less than ideal, but pre-veterinary medicine student Madyllyne Vaca appreciates being able to conduct biology research on campus at La Sierra University in Riverside, California. “The physical procedures are very important to the lab, and I would not be learning as much if it were all online.” Vaca is part of a small number of students who are able to attend the university in-person this fall," the sophomore said. Vaca is part of a small number of students who are able to attend some classes at the university in-person this fall.