Balancing the Law and Love in Coeur d'Alene
The Coeur d’Alene (Idaho) Church had the pleasure of hosting a Loma Linda University (LLU) event on their campus on June 1, 2019. The church welcomed former LLU alumni, students, and university and hospital staff. The attendees were checked in by LLU staff and given lanyards with their date of attendance/involvement. The worship service was led by LLU alumni who shared beautiful talents of music and stories.
Richard Hart, Loma Linda University president, delivered the worship message, “Balancing the Law and Love.” He was amazed at the number of people who came out for this event and was pleased to hear the area is often referred to as “Coeur d’Linda” due to the many number of people associated with the school who live in the area. Alumni from the various schools including medicine, dentistry, allied health, nursing, pharmacy and public health were all recognized.
One of the highlights of the service was the recognition of the oldest alumni present: LLU School of Medicine graduates Carl (1952) and Grace (1958) Ekstrom and Walter Ordelheide (1954).
After the worship service, photos were taken and attendees were invited to a baked potato potluck hosted by the Coeur d’Alene Loma Linda University School Alumni. Hart spoke in the afternoon to share the vision and goals for LLU’s future. He answered questions and overall shared the continued goal of the university to spread God’s loving and healing hand to the world. It was a day filled with fellowship, memories and hope for the future.
The Coeur d’Alene Church is grateful for its LLU alumni and for the opportunity to host such an enjoyable event.