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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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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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In Wisconsin, Adventist Church District Steps in to Help Fill Gaps in Safety Net

It wasn’t long after Kenosha, Wisconsin, was thrust into the international spotlight after a police officer shot Jacob Blake in the back, triggering protests which sometimes turned violent and destructive, that local church leaders began looking for ways to help.


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Virtual Choir Records Music, Finds Community

This summer, a group of Southern Adventist University alumni, students, and faculty came together virtually for a special musical project. Gennevieve Brown-Kibble, D.M.A., professor and conductor in Southern’s School of Music, had the idea to form a virtual choir following an online family meeting.


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NAD Youth and Young Adult Ministries Announces New Resources on Playbook Website

The NAD Youth and Young Adult Ministry OneTeam is pleased to announce the opening of its #OneTeamNAD Playbook website. This is a division-wide, multi-level training platform for youth and young adult ministries. We encourage leaders in this ministry to utilize the tools provided on this website. Answers to frequently asked questions are in this news release.


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2020 enditnow Virtual Summit on Abuse in English and Spanish Draws Diverse Audience

The 2020 enditnow Summit on Abuse took place virtually November 13 and 14, streaming on the enditnow website and on Facebook. The annual event organized by North American Division was created to help empower church leaders, school administrators and teachers, pastors, and members to recognize the signs of abuse, follow laws and protocols when reporting abuse, and help heal victims of abuse.


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SWAU Nursing Awarded $90K Grant

Southwestern Adventist University has been selected as a recipient for a $90,000 Nursing Innovation Grant Program (NIGP) award. Funding from this grant will allow SWAU’s department of nursing to purchase additional simulation equipment and expand their clinical learning program on campus.