Southeastern California

Ciccarellis Direct Ministry for Couples

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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

SCC Pheron Ministering to Adventists on Secular Campuses

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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 …

Arizona

TCE and HIS Students Impact Holbrook Community

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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

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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 …

Hawaii

CHIP a Hit on Molokai

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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 …

Nevada-Utah

ALCA Graduates Three Students its First Year

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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 …

President's Perspective

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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