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They Need to Know

I’ve been truly blessed that the pastors in my life have been committed, caring reflections of God’s love. They have not been perfect, but I’ve seen God in and through them. And in this appreciation month in particular I am grateful.

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Oakwood Adventist Academy Sabbath Accommodation Suit Settled, Written Policy Terms Agreed Upon by High School Athletic Association

On Sept. 27, 2022, the Oakwood Adventist Academy’s case against the Alabama High School Athletic Association (AHSSA) was resolved with a promise by AHSAA that moving forward it would reschedule all games that conflict with the Sabbath. OAA brought the suit against AHSSA this past spring after OAA was unable to play in the AHSAA state tournament for basketball in February.

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Southwestern Adventist University’s President Affiliates With Excelencia in Education’s Presidents for Latino Student Success Network

Excelencia in Education, the nation’s premier authority in efforts accelerating Latino student success in higher education, announced today that Southwestern Adventist University has chosen to be part of the Presidents for Latino Student Success network. This national network is comprised of college and university presidents and chancellors who commit to making their institutions learning environments where Latino students thrive. The institutions in Excelencia’s network are transforming higher education.

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The 2022 Do It Together Sabbath School Virtual Conference Provides Training

At 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 8, 2022, the North American Division’s Do It Together Sabbath School Virtual Conference kicked off. Sponsored by the NAD Adult, Children's, and Youth Ministries departments, the three-day conference was committed to exploring ways to make Sabbath School a unified and productive experience, and allowing teachers and active facilitators to brainstorm ways to improve their local church communities.   

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Congregations in Central Ohio Come Together for Three Week Evangelistic Effort "Impact Columbus - Sharing Hope Revival"

In the summer of 2022, central Ohio churches of the Allegheny West Conference of Seventh-day Adventists, challenged their congregations to a public evangelism effort. Churches invited members from their local communities to participate in a city-wide Bible study. Congregations united to host a series of giveaways and community events at multiple locations. This outreach led to Impact Columbus – Sharing Hope Revival, a 15-day evangelistic campaign from August 20 to September 10, 2022.

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Southern Adventist University Impacts Community Through Largest Freshman Service Day on Record

With more than 640 students participating, this year’s freshman service day on Aug. 18 was the biggest Southern Adventist University has held so far. The incoming class is the third largest in the school’s 130-year history and the largest since the annual event began.

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Ministry in Action at an Arkansas Summer Camp

In early July 2022, Armando Miranda Jr., associate director from the North American Division Youth and Young Adult Ministries department, spent a week in the whirlwind of summer camp ministries at Camp Yorktown Bay, a historical retreat on Arkansas’ Lake Ouachita. In addition to leadership opportunities, Miranda was impressed by the healing he observed during his time at camp.

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Master Guide Convention Celebrates 100 Years, "Leads the Way" for New Generations

The 2022 Master Guide Convention was held on August 3-6, 2022, with the theme of “Leading the Way.” The event allowed dedicated youth leaders from all across the North American Division to meet new and old friends, enjoy a wide range of outdoor activities, and participate in round table discussions about the past, present, and future of Master Guides in ministry.

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Multiplica Esperanza Evangelistic Plan Inspires NAD Hispanic Ministries Coordinators

From August 30 to September 1, 2022, the Multilingual Ministries department hosted the Hispanic Annual Council Meeting, where various speakers encouraged, inspired, and reminded pastors of their mission to multiply hope within their communities through the theme, Multiplica Esperanza (Multiply Hope). More than 80 leaders attended the three-day event.

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Adventist Health Command Center Trailer to Support Disaster Response in California

Adventist Health Simi Valley has donated a command center trailer to the Hope Crisis Response Network that will be used as an operations center during statewide disaster response.