During the first weekend of June 2019, almost 600 people from across the U.S. gathered for the bi-annual North American Division’s Myanmar Multilingual Convention held at Timber Ridge Camp in Spencer, Indiana.
Barry C. Black, 62nd Chaplain of the U.S. Senate, has been named Becket’s 2019 Canterbury Medalist for his honorable defense of religious liberty for people of all faiths. The Canterbury Medal, Becket’s highest honor, recognizes an individual who has demonstrated courage and commitment to defending religious liberty in America and around the world.
For the sixth year in a row, junior high school students at Ruth Murdoch Elementary School pitched a tent on the campus of Andrews University in Berrien Springs, Michigan, and preached sermons directed to their peers as well as the general community. As in past years, baptism interests were generated, but this year the baptism requests soared — 30 youth and adults.
The new Walla Walla University Center for Humanitarian Engagement (CHE) has opened under the leadership of executive director David Lopez. The CHE will play a primary role in university initiatives related to service that include local and global opportunities for evangelistic and humanitarian work.
The La Sierra University Board of Trustees announced on May 30, 2019, the selection of a new leader to take the university’s helm as president Randal Wisbey enters retirement at the end of June. The university trustees elected Joy Fehr, La Sierra’s provost, to serve as the university’s next president.
Ledell Kendall was not prepared for the news she received when a small group from Acts of Kindness, the outreach ministry of the Valley Seventh-day Adventist Church, appeared at her door on a Sunday morning in mid-March.
Harold Wilson Baptiste, former secretary of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in North America (NAD), passed away May 25, 2019 in Baltimore, Maryland, at the age of 81.
The 17th annual Religious Liberty Dinner was held at The Religious Freedom Center of the Newseum Institute in Washington, D.C., on May 20. Distinguished guests included international ambassadors, commissioners, local government officials, policy-makers, and past honorees.
Don C. Schneider, former president of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in North America (NAD), passed away in the morning on May 23, 2019, in Burleson, Texas. He had been living with Marti, his wife and partner in ministry for almost 50 years, in Cleburne. He was 76.