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Southeastern California

Practical, Frontline Ministry Recognized Pastors Colón and Marruffo Are Ordained

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The first quarter of 2016 brought ordinations for two women who have demonstrated diverse blends of talents that bless the Southeastern California Conference. Sara-May Colón Sara-May Colón is associate pastor …

Southern California

Breath of Life Worship Center Hosts Unity Service

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“In the midst of the racial tensions going on in our society, how can our denomination speak with any credibility to provide solutions to the world if we haven’t dealt …

Ojai Church Celebrates 50 Years of Service

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Christian ministry faces unique challenges in towns like Ojai, Calif., a New Age Shangri-La populated by mystics, movie stars, health spas and pleasantly eccentric folk. Even so, the Adventist church …

Central California

Volunteers Distribute One Million GLOW Tracts Across San Francisco and the Bay Area

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In September of last year, Pope Francis visited Philadelphia. February of this year, the Bay Area hosted Super Bowl 50. What linked these two historic events? One million GLOW tracts …

Northern California

Oroville Group Inaugurates First Hmong Church Building in the NAD

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On April 2, Hmong Adventists in the Northern California Conference had good reason to say: Zoo Siab Hnub Chib So (Happy Sabbath)! They were celebrating the inauguration of the first …

Arizona

Three Arizona Pathfinder Clubs Win Bible Experience Awards

More than 1,200 Pathfinders from across the North American Division arrived in Prescott, Ariz., for the North American Division’s Pathfinder Bible Experience the weekend of April 15 and 16. A …

Omar Grieve Address 1,500 During NAD Hispanic NET

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The North American Division Hispanic NET initiative held in Phoenix, Ariz., concluded on April 9. More than 20 months before, Abimael Escalante, assistant to the president for Hispanic Ministries, and …

Hawaii

Hawaii Conference Elects New Treasurer

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The Hawaii Conference Executive Committee has elected Bei An Fong Tija to serve as conference treasurer. Born in Manado, Indonesia, Fong’s life is an example of God’s care and providence. …

Nevada-Utah

Hispanic Women’s Ministry Leadership Certification Draws 80+

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This spring, Nevada-Utah Conference Hispanic Women’s Ministry held two training sessions where attendees completed level one of the Women’s Ministry Leadership Certification. One session was held in Las Vegas and …

La Sierra University

La Sierra Dean, SAU President Receive Top Alumni Honors

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Two leaders in Seventh-day Adventist education noted for legacy contributions to their respective fields were honored along with their spouses during La Sierra University’s alumni weekend banquet. Held April 15, …

Loma Linda

Lauren Simon Named 2016 Hero of Family Medicine

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Many medical heroes work at Loma Linda University Health. One was just given special designation by a significant professional association. Physician and School of Medicine faculty member Lauren Simon, M.D., …

Smartphone App Enables Public to Help Track Endangered Sea Turtles

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Sea turtles travel immense distances across the world's oceans, filling important roles in the balance of marine habitats and marine ecosystems. “Human activities have tipped the scales against the survival …

Pacific Union College

Pitcairn Islands Study Center Opens at Pacific Union College

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A renovated and expanded Herbert Ford Pitcairn Islands Study Center that houses the world’s largest collection of information about “The Bounty Saga” — the famed 1789 mutiny on H.M.S. Bounty …

Adventist Health

Adventist Health Partners to Provide Free Medical Care to Thousands

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For three days in April, the Los Angeles Convention Center was transformed into a health clinic, dental office, eye care center and even a hair salon for the Your Best …

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“Now a man came up to Jesus and asked, ‘Teacher, what good thing must I do to get eternal life?’ If you want to be perfect, go, sell your possessions …

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Arizona Conference Arizona Camp Meeting (June 3-11) Camp Yavapines, Prescott. Featured speakers and music: Dan Jackson, North American Division President; Mike Tucker, Faith for Today; Bill Knott, Adventist Review; Paul …

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Allen, Glen Rodney – b. Aug. 22, 1922, Boise, Idaho; d. March 28, 2016, Napa, Calif. Survivors: brother, Ted. Aoyagi, Yoshiyuki Paul – b. Dec. 4, 1946, Denver, Colo.; d. …