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Escrito Está Speaker/Director Meets Guatemalan President, Prays with Him

On March 13, 2019, Pastor Robert Costa, speaker/director of Escrito Está, It Is Written’s Spanish-speaking ministry, visited President Jimmy Morales, president of Guatemala, to both express Escrito Está’s commitment to sharing Jesus and to pray for him in his role as the country’s leader.


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Sickle Cell Patient Cured Through LLU Children's Hospital's First Stem Cell Transplant

Doctors at Loma Linda University Children’s Hospital recently conducted the institution’s first stem cell transplant in a sickle cell disease patient, effectively curing her of the inherited blood disease. The successful procedure offers hope and accessible treatment to those suffering from the disease in the Inland Empire and surrounding regions.


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U.S. Supreme Court Asks Government to Express View on Church Member's Case

Seventh-day Adventist church member Darrell Patterson’s religious discrimination case against Walgreens continues to gain interest and support. Patterson asked the United States Supreme Court to hear his religious discrimination case. He was fired by Walgreens in 2011 because he refused to work at a call center on the Sabbath.


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Record Attendance, Film Submissions at 2019 Sonscreen Film Festival

The Sonscreen Film Festival broke records this year as 265 student filmmakers, professors, professionals, and enthusiasts screened 57 official selections during the event on April 4-6, 2019. The official selections came from a pool of 95 submissions.


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Appetite for Influence

GW Chew has always had a passion for entrepreneurship, missionary work, and food. Starting The Veg Hub restaurant as a center of influence in Oakland, California, was a no-brainer.


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Adventists in Northwest U.S. Raise Nearly $500,000 for Fire Recovery

When the Camp Fire swept through Paradise, Calif., and the surrounding area this past November, including the communities of Magalia and Concow, it became the most deadly, costly wild fire in the state’s history. The ongoing impact in Paradise and surrounding area is still being counted. When the Northern California Conference (NCC) set up a special help fund to respond to this devastating tragedy, hundreds of members in the Pacific Northwest joined others from around the country to donate toward church-organized relief efforts.


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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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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.