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Sonscreen circa 2007 with Jere Wallack

Jere Wallack, Co-Founder of Sonscreen Film Festival, Passes to His Rest

After a battle with cancer and short time in hospice care, Jere Wallack, former director of the North American Division’s (NAD) Church Resource Center (CRC, later known as “Vervent”), and co-founder of Sonscreen Film Festival, passed away on Aug. 17, 2018. Wallack was retired from denominational service and living in Arizona with his wife, Nancy, when he fell ill earlier this year.

Del Delker

New La Sierra University Scholarship Funds Honor Noted Alums Delker, Gillespie

Supporters of Seventh-day Adventist higher education now have additional opportunities to help students pay for tuition through two new scholarship funds established at La Sierra University in honor of noted alums Del Delker and Bailey Gillespie.

2018 Ultimate Workout Maranatha in Bolivia

Mission Trip for Teens Builds More Than Structures

Maranatha Volunteers International’s annual mission trip for high-school teenagers, Ultimate Workout, recently finished its 28th generation in Bolivia. A total of 167 teens and adults served at four locations in the Entre Ríos area from July 18-30, 2018. Every day, volunteer teams spread out to four different sites, each almost an hour away.

A participant of the anointing service prays over a fellow educator in her small group.

At Conclusion, NAD Teachers’ Convention Provides Opportunities for Anointing and Rededication to the Calling

On the final day of the 2018 NAD Teachers’ Convention, approximately 250 teachers met at 6:30 a.m. to participate in an anointing service. Attendees were encouraged to pray for the Holy Spirit to lead them and their colleagues during the upcoming school year.

A representative of Encounter Bible Series discusses the organization’s resources with two attendees of the 2018 NAD Teachers’ Convention.

Inside the NAD Teachers’ Convention Exhibit Hall: Exchanging Invaluable Resources for Innovation and Mission

Engaging, friendly, wonderful, and fun were words used by exhibitors at the NAD Teachers’ Convention to describe their interactions with attendees. Throughout the four-day convention in Chicago Illinois, more than 6,000 participants engaged with 300 exhibits.

LLUMC ranking

U.S. News & World Report Names Loma Linda University Medical Center Among Best Hospitals

Loma Linda University Medical Center has been recognized as a Best Hospital for 2018-19 by U.S. News & World Report. In the Aug. 13, 2018, rankings, LLUMC ranked as the No. 1 hospital in the Riverside and San Bernardino (California) metro area, LLUMC was also nationally ranked in gynecology and recognized as “high performing” in seven other areas.

Terry Shaw introduces AdventHealth

Adventist Health System Announces Plans to Become AdventHealth

Altamonte Springs-based Adventist Health System, one of the largest faith-based health care systems in the United States, with nearly 50 hospital campuses and more than 80,000 employees, today announced that it will soon become AdventHealth. With the name change, the health system will move to being one consumer-centric, connected and identifiable national system of care for every stage of life and health.

NAD president Dan Jackson at higher education summit

Higher Ed Leaders Vote to Explore Collaboration

On Aug. 12, 2018, against a backdrop of tighter finances and dwindling enrollments at Adventist colleges and universities in North America, school administrators and church leaders voted overwhelmingly in favor of forming a “strategic alliance” to strengthen the overall educational system.

Monte and Craig Saxby

Adventist Teacher Bikes from "Water to Water" to Attend NAD Convention

On August 7, most of the nearly 6,000 educators expected to attend the 2018 NAD Teachers’ Convention were checking into the event while Monte Saxby, math, physics, and computer teacher at Skagit Adventist Academy in Burlington, Washington, was pedaling a few miles away on a bike trail along Lake Michigan.

Larry Blackmer receives award from Dan Jackson

NAD VP for Adventist Education Receives Several Awards at Teachers' Convention

On Aug. 8, 2018, Larry Blackmer, vice president of Education for the North American Division (NAD) of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, received two awards during a general session at the NAD Teachers’ Convention in Chicago, Ill.