Es el año 1519. Un apuesto capitán de la baja nobleza Española sale orgulloso de su barco y marcha imperiosamente hacia la costa este de México, aclamando las tierras para España.
Su nombre es Hernán Cortez, y él ha llegado a la encrucijada de su corta y triste vida. Estremecido por la importancia de su desembarque, bautiza el lugar con el nombre de “Veracruz”.
Al pisar por primera vez estos suelos norteamericanos, cambió el mundo para siempre.
500 Años Después
Ya han pasado veinte siglos desde que Jesús nos dio su mandato, “Por tanto, id y haced discípulos a todas las naciones” (San Mateo 28:19). Se ha transferido este mandato de una generación a otra, y aun la terminación de la tarea se encuentra lejos de nuestra vista. ¿Era la intención de Jesús de que su mandato sea cumplido, o le dio a sus discípulos una tarea imposible?
Adventist Health’s 2001 Community Benefits Report, titled “Elements of Service,” has recently been published and is available free of charge to those who request it.
The report features various Adventist Health programs and services that are making a big difference in the communities it serves. The publication also translates the various community services Adventist Health hospitals provide into dollars, showcasing how the facilities are caring for those around them.
Heather and Heidi Spiva started their road trip four hours behind schedule. Traveling from their home in Chattanooga, Tenn., to Walla Walla College, where Heather was going to be taking summer classes, the road seemed to stretch endlessly.
On this particular morning, the two sisters had decided to sleep in late at their hotel, putting them another three hours behind schedule.
Walla Walla College’s (WWC’s) school year begins Sept. 30, and among new faces students will see is Jon Dyhbdal’s.
The College’s new president arrived on campus in July and has been working with faculty and staff, preparing for the new school year.
“Dr. Dybdahl is a strong leader and is also led by the Spirit,” says Pedrito Maynard-Reid, vice president for spiritual life and mission. “We are setting the course for a successful school year.”
The North Pacific Union Conference and local conference administrators recently met to discuss some of the significant challenges facing the Church in the Northwest, and beyond.
This meeting also afforded Church administrators an opportunity to get better acquainted with our new WWC president, Jon Dybdahl.
The Washington Conference Executive Committee on Aug. 5 elected a new Conference president—John Freedman. His predecessor, DaveWeigley, a few weeks before accepted the presidency of the Potomac Conference, in the Columbia Union, with offices in Staunton, Vir., in the Washington, D.C. area.
Three candidates were recently baptized at Bonney Lake Adventist Church, in Washington. Shown from bottom left, clockwise, are Jeremy Fiedler, Mariann Biteman, Katrina Fiedler, and Pastor Ken Parker, who baptized them.
Bonney Lake members also celebrated the dedication of babies Joffrey and Seth Biteman, Jonathon Nelson, and Luke Smith. Shown, from left, are Pastor Parker (holding Luke Smith); Luke’s father, Eric Smith; his brother, Jacob Black; and his mother, Brenda Smith. •