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Patmos Chapel Grand Opening: Opening Doors For Community Engagement

For the past three years, Patmos Chapel Adventist Church members in Apopka, Florida, have taken steps of faith and sacrifice on a journey to construct a sanctuary – a tabernacle – a “worship hub.” In March, the congregation crossed the finish line and celebrated with a two-day grand-opening festival.

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NAD 2023 “Power to Heal” Health Summit Inspires Attendees to Emulate Jesus’ Healing Ministry in Their Communities

From April 2-8, 2023, more than 150 attendees were inspired to emulate Jesus’ healing ministry at the North American Division’s (NAD) “Power to Heal” Health Summit in Lexington, Kentucky. The summit’s theme came from Luke 5:17 (KJV): “And the power of the Lord was present to heal them.” Angeline Brauer, NAD Health Ministries director and summit organizer, explained: “Where Jesus is [present], His power to heal is [also] present. Christ is waiting to pour out His healing power upon us, His people, and through us to the communities around us.”

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“Connected to the Word, Connected to Jesus” at the 2023 Pathfinder Bible Experience

More than 150 teams participated in the 2023 Pathfinder Bible Experience in Tampa Bay, Florida, on April 21-22. This is the second year the event is back in person after the COVID-19 pandemic forced the event online in 2020 and 2021. This will also mark the second year that teams unable to travel could participate remotely in real time with those gathered in Florida.

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Young Adult LIFE Tour Dallas-Fort Worth Equips and Empowers the Local Church

Responding to the call of local churches for training and guidance in developing young adult ministry, Young Adult LIFE Tour aims to equip and empower local churches across the North American Division. The tour’s first stop was this spring in the Dallas–Fort Worth Metroplex, hosted by the Arlington Seventh-day Adventist Church.

Southern Adventist University's Enactus team 2023

Southern Adventist University Enactus Team Places Third in Top Tier of National Competition

The Enactus chapter at Southern Adventist University won third place at the 2023 Enactus United States National Exposition, ranking in the elite 1 percent of more than 300 teams in the country. This marks the second time Southern’s student team has advanced through the competition to the final round with the top four U.S. schools.

Jared Woods, Southwestern University's conservationist professor

Conserving Is Serving

In the Red Slough Wildlife Management Area in southeastern Oklahoma, you will find well-loved and well-respected Jared Wood handling and observing alligators, following a passion he developed as a kid. “I love all animals,” Wood begins. “My mother always encouraged my fascination with animals by letting me bring them home to play with, but I always liked reptiles the best.”

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Pacific Union College's Spring Enrollment Highest in More Than 10 Years

This year’s theme at Pacific Union College is “Revival;” and there's certainly optimism on the horizon for PUC. For the first time in more than a decade, PUC has the highest number of new students enrolled for spring.

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Community Leaders Team Up to Help Break Stigma Around Youth Mental Health

AdventHealth for Children and Heart of Florida United Way are teaming up to start a movement that gets children, parents, and all Central Floridians talking about mental health and empowers them to “Be a Mindleader.”

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Sonscreen 2023: A Showcase and Safe Space for Young People Who Feel Called to Create

The air was electric as student filmmakers, film professionals, and guests gathered for the North American Division’s (NAD) 21st annual Sonscreen Film Festival, held April 13-15, 2023, at Loma Linda University Church in California. At the second in-person festival since 2019, attendees screened 42 student films and several professional films, made valuable connections, and were inspired to use film for outreach and social awareness. Sonscreen concluded with a pitch competition, where aspiring filmmakers could compete for funding for film projects, followed by a rooftop reception and awards ceremony, where 10 student films were awarded.

Ukrainian students at Kettering College

Opening Doors and Hearts to Students from Ukraine

In February 2022, Russia invaded Ukraine. While world leaders deliberated how to support the people of Ukraine militarily, the international governing body of the Seventh-day Adventist Church (the General Conference) reached out to Adventist colleges in North America and Europe, asking if they could help displaced Ukrainian students whose educations were disrupted by the invasion. Kettering College was one of the institutions that answered the call — 50 times over.