Southeastern California

Ciccarellis Direct Ministry for Couples


Better marriages within a better world is the objective of a unique program organized and conducted by a Southeastern California Conference pastor and his wife who devote valuable private time …

LLA Awards Diploma to Member of Class of 1939


April 10, 2010, was a memorable day for Robert Anthony Schaefer, Loma Linda Academy class of 1939. During Alumni Homecoming, his long-awaited diploma was finally awarded him at age 89. …

Camp Meeting 2010 Draws More Than 2,000


Praise, prayer and preaching drew more than 2,000 adults, youth and children to the Riverside Convention Center on June 25 and 26 for the Southeastern California Conference Black Ministries weekend …

Loma Linda Indonesian Members Lay First Stones for New Sanctuary


Loma Linda Indonesian church members held a ceremony on Father's Day, June 20, of laying the first foundation stones to initiate the construction of their new sanctuary. Members young and …

Southern California

Two SCC Pastors Ordained


Jin Seong Choe was ordained to the gospel ministry on May 29. He graduated from Sahmyook University with a degree in theology in 2001 and earned his master’s degree from …

Smyrna Church Provides Venue for Neighborhood Farmers Market


“The Wellington Square Farmers Market is the only certified farmers market out of 200 in Southern California that is entirely vegetarian,” reported “‘It’s quasi-kosher,’ said Judy Katz, a recent …

SCC Pheron Ministering to Adventists on Secular Campuses


A team of SCC youth pastors, chaired by Pastor Iki Taimi, has been meeting for two years to develop Pheron*, a ministry for Adventists on secular campuses within Southern California …

Church Conducts VBS Evangelistic Series


Soon after arriving at the Glendale Spanish church, Pastor Jaime Heras announced his first evangelistic campaign. “Vacation Bible School is an evangelistic campaign, not just a children’s program,” he said. …

Central California

Biloff Retires After a Life Dedicated to Education


After more than 42 years in Adventist education, Vern Biloff retired on June 30. “I had mixed emotions leading up to the decision. I love education and educators,” he told …

Yard Sales Fund Scholarships


Adventist education runs in 84-year-old Eola Cross’s veins. “I was one of those children from a big family, and people helped us to stay in church school,” she says about …

Fresno Westside Joins Partnership for a Safe Community


On Sabbath morning, May 15, the street in front of the Fresno Westside church was filled with activity. Neighborhood residents explored the more than 30 health education and services booths …

Another MBA Teacher Receives Teacher of Excellence Award from AAF


Robert Nobuhara, biosciences and marine biology teacher at Monterey Bay Academy, has been named “Teacher of Excellence” by the Alumni Awards Foundation. Each spring the AAF selects only 10 recipients …

Computer-based Reading Tool Brings Tech to the Classroom


Fresno Adventist Academy has been recognized on a national level for its achievement in student reading practice by Renaissance Learning Inc.’s Accelerated Reader program. Accelerated Reader is a computer-based comprehension …

Northern California

Redding Adventist Academy Students Give and Receive on Belize Mission Trip


In mid-March, 18 students from Redding Adventist Academy headed to San Ignacio, Belize, to build walls for the future chapel of the Eden Adventist Primary School. “Cool things happen when …

Rio Lindo Academy Students Make Decisions for Christ


The water in the Russian River was muddy from late spring rains, but spirits were high as 29 Rio Lindo Adventist Academy students publically committed themselves to Christ through baptism …

Samoan Evangelism Produces Many Baptisms


Last spring, 17 people were baptized as the result of an evangelistic outreach aimed at the Samoan community in Fairfield. A growing membership of Samoans in his church led Fairfield …


TCE and HIS Students Impact Holbrook Community


In early May, Thunderbird Christian Elementary School in Scottsdale, Ariz., sent 35 middle school students to join forces with students from Holbrook Indian School to make a difference in the …

Shane Davis Ordained at Arizona Camp Meeting


Pastor Shane Davis was ordained to the gospel ministry at the Arizona camp meeting on June 19.  Davis was born and raised in Chicago, Ill. A natural athlete, he excelled …


CHIP a Hit on Molokai


One year ago, the first Coronary Health Improvement Project on the island of Molokai made a big splash, and the local people loved it. Now a year later, 43 participants …


ALCA Graduates Three Students its First Year


Abundant Life Christian Academy, located in Las Vegas, opened its doors for the first time in August 2009 with 29 students in first through eighth grades. On June 3, 2010, …

Kids Attend Summer Camp in Castle Valley


The Nevada-Utah Conference held its annual week long summer camp — known as Camp N.U.C.A. (which stands for Nevada, Utah, California and Arizona – states with churches within the conference) …

La Sierra University

Education Professor Tapped for Provost Position


La Sierra University has selected Steve Pawluk, La Sierra education professor and department chair, to serve as the university’s provost. Pawluk began his new duties July 1. The provost serves …

Loma Linda

Out of the Rubble: LLU Documentary on Haiti Premieres During Six Month Anniversary of Quake


Eight-year-old Sebastien Lamothe was playing with his friend and grandmother in a second-floor apartment of a three-story building in the Carrefour district of Port-au-Prince, Haiti, when the earth started to …

Pacific Union College

Students Get Involved in Community Efforts


Every year, a group of Pacific Union College students heads to the State Capitol armed with new knowledge about a legislative project, passionate about a cause, and ready for real-world …

Adventist Health

Cancer Center Care Creates Hope


It was November 2009. Herb was in his doctor’s office and nothing could prepare him for the words he was about to hear. “You have cancer.” Over the next few …

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Rejoice in the Lord, Alway...

Paul tells his readers that they are to “Rejoice in the Lord alway: and again I say, Rejoice” (Philippians 4:4). This is a repetition of what he wrote in Philippians …

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Armstrong, Philip Gordon – b. Jan. 19, 1917, East Cowes, Isle of Wight, England; d. June 16, 2010, Loma Linda, Calif. Survivors: son, Daniel; two grandchildren. Baber, Barbara – b. …


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