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PREACH Seminar to Originate from Pacific Union


Four of the world's top expositors of the Christian message will unite to present unique perspectives on communicating "The Word ... For These Times," the 2010 PREACH Professional Growth Seminar …

Southeastern California

Calimesa Women Quilt Gifts of Love


A dozen Calimesa church members have adopted a "Prayers and Squares" theme to start a new local church ministry. Alice Soderblom and a group of dedicated women have joined an …

Conference Membership Passes 68,000 Mark


Southeastern California Conference closed 2009 with 68,373 members — a net increase of 770 members during the year. "A total of 1,885 people joined our congregations by baptism or profession of …

Southern California

L.A. Central Japanese Member Ministers with a Wrench


Members at the L.A. Central Japanese church are getting greasy for God. Terence Vance started an oil change ministry to local Japanese people who could benefit from low-cost routine auto …

Hacienda Heights Chinese Fellowship Organized as a Church


A half dozen Chinese members came together about 10 years ago with a vision of planting a church to minister to the Chinese population of more than 150,000 living east …

Central California

ARISE Flagship Program Grads Invigorate Sonora Church


Jon Holland, a pharmaceutical manager of a $100 million territory in Washinton, put his job on hold to attend ARISE (A Resource Institute for Soul Winning and Evangelism). "This is …

The ARISE Crew


David Asscherick An avid rock climber, aspiring skateboarder, and tattooed singer in a punk rock band, Asscherick was a 4.0 pre-med student in his junior year of college when he …

Northern California

Paradise Church Presents "The Storyteller"


Last year, the Paradise Adventist church conducted a four-weekend evangelistic outreach series titled "The Storyteller" — 12 nights focusing on Jesus' life and ministry through His story and the stories He …

Dave Vixie Prepared with Creativity and Faith


Paradise church member Dave Vixie experienced both fun and challenges in portraying the Bible characters he presented. For instance, he wanted his role of the demoniac to be a "full-sensory …

Notice of Constituency Meeting of the Northern California Conference

Notice is hereby given that a regular session of the Northern California Conference of Seventh-day Adventists is called to convene at the Pacific Union College Church in Angwin, California, on …


Diné Outreach Ministers to Navajo in Coppermine


"Yá'át'ééh!" is the Navajo greeting visitors hear at the Diné Outreach, a Seventh-day Adventist self-supporting ministry to the Native Americans at Coppermine, Ariz. Outreach directors Allen and Kelly Fowler share …


Pilot With A Mission Infuses Lanai Church with Fresh Faces


On March 24, 1990, Wayne and Cynthia Foulston, with two other friends, flew their small plane to the Hawaiian island of Lanai for the weekend of relaxation. Wayne taught at …


Notice of Constituency Meeting of the Nevada-Utah Conference

Notice is hereby given that the 32nd Constituency Session of the Nevada-Utah Conference of Seventh-day Adventists is called to convene at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 1, 2010, at the …

Fallon Student Wins Essay Contest


Teaira Lawson, a third-grader at Fallon Seventy-day Adventist School, recently won first place for her age category in the Leaders of Tomorrow essay contest sponsored by the Fallon Auto Mall. …

La Sierra University

Rwandan Orphans Lift La Sierra Alumna’s Faith


From the vehicle's window Michelle Jacobsen could see the excited children lining the dirt road leading to their orphanage, happily greeting her return. At that moment she realized just how …

Notice of Constituency Meeting of La Sierra Univeristy

The biennial Constituent Membership meeting of La Sierra University will convene at the La Sierra University Alumni Center, 11500 Pierce Street, Riverside, on Wednesday, May 12, 2010, at 1:00 p.m.  …

Loma Linda

Public Health Investigators and Student Publish in International Journal

Four Loma Linda University School of Public Health investigators on the National-Institutes-of-Health-funded Tobacco Control Leadership Training research grant and a public health doctoral student published an article on tobacco use …

Loma Linda University Assists Hopital Adventiste d’Haiti


Loma Linda University continues to support Hopital Adventiste d’Haiti (HAH), a 70-bed facility built in 1978 that is currently serving as one of the clinical centers for the nation.  Following …

Pacific Union College

Medical Brigade Travels to Honduras


During the Christmas season this year, Pacific Union College held its first Global Medical Brigade trip. The site was in Honduras, the second-poorest country in Central America, and 22 students …

Adventist Health

Residents Find Paradise: Adventist Health’s Fourth Joint Venture Retirement Community Opens


Picture a place where palm trees usher visitors into a spacious courtyard. Sunlight pours into the well-appointed lobby and glistens off the marble tile, illuminating droplets from a bubbling fountain. …

President's Perspective

Our Children — Our #1 Evangelistic Priority

George Barna, researcher of American Christianity, declared in his 2003 book, Transforming Children Into Spiritual Champions, that his long-held assumptions and the common practice of Christian churches to focus on …

Church State Council

Sabbath Work Conflict Resolved with Last-Minute Letter


Tuesday morning, Jan. 5, as Mariangeli Morauske got ready for work, she was filled with anxiety. She works at a small rural mental health clinic, and derives great satisfaction from …

Marriage Conference Comes to California

Four of the speakers from last fall's "Marriage, Homosexuality and the Church" seminar at Andrews University convened a special program at the West Covina Hills church on Sabbath afternoon, Jan. …



Arizona ASI Emphasis Sabbath (March 6) Paradise Valley church, 2727 E. Cactus, Phoenix, with guest speaker, Brad Newton, executive secretary for the Pacific Union. After lunch, "Members in Action in …

March 2010 Classified Ads

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At Rest

Arias, Pastor Jose Antonio "Tony" – b. Sept. 24, 1972, El Salvador; d. Aug. 18, 2009, Safford, Ariz. Survivors: wife, Mistee; son, Eric; daughter, Salina; father, Juan; mother, Gloria; brother, …


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Going to Church

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Dear God: It’s a side of my experience that I absolutely loathe: the twist of racism that exists ...


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Spring Growth

Spring has definitely sprung, along with plant-life activity around my garden. Many trays with se...


The Ticket

His lights flashed. My heart fell. Another ticket. Another ticket! It’s all I could think. How ca...