It wasn’t Christmas, and I was far from the Christmas spirit. It was the day I quit trusting people. At least people who looked like him.
Maranatha Volunteers International is well-known for sharing construction skills in mission projects around the world. But this summer, it debuted one of its unique programs for the first time in North America. And it happened right here in the Northwest, at Milo Adventist Academy.
Health care is full of buzzwords, and one you may have heard lately is “population health.” While the term’s definition varies, the common thread is the improvement of health in the communities we serve.
Adventist Health is committed to realizing our mission, “to share God’s love by providing physical, mental and spiritual healing,” in the 75-plus communities we serve every day.
Sue,* an elderly woman with anxiety, shortness of breath and chronic abdominal pain had visited the emergency room on 24 separate occasions over the course of one year. Because of her severe situation, Sue qualified for the Resilience Center at Adventist Health in Portland, Oregon, a clinic designed especially for at-risk patients.
Before beginning clinical pastoral education, Eduard Ciobanu, pastor of Mount Tabor Church in Portland, Oregon, was sure the course would be the key to acquire a specific skill he felt was lacking in his encounters with sick members. It didn’t take long for him to realize that it is so much more.
Nearly 60,000 Adventists braved the heat and humidity of San Antonio, Texas, for the 60th General Conference Session, held July 2–11.
African-American members throughout the Northwest are unequivocal about the annual North Pacific Union Conference (NPUC) Regional Convocation. “Pastor, I don’t know what we’d do without it!” some exclaim. And many echo a common phrase: “We look forward to this special gathering all year long.”