Connecting Columbia Union Seventh-day Adventists
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On our descent down Mount Rainier, we made our way around the Wilson Glacier and crisscrossed the Nisqually Glacier, trying to avoid the many open crevasses, however, came to a crevasse we could not go around. We located a snow bridge to traverse over. After testing the bridge, we decided it was safe to cross. When it was my turn to go over, the snow bridge collapsed. I fell 14 feet and became wedged in the crevasse, upside down.
The four pillars of STEM—science, technology, engineering and mathematics—already shape nearly every aspect of our lives, and Adventist educational leaders, if interested in staying relevant in a business-minded world, must embrace its effects. It’s becoming clear that American business leaders of tomorrow are the STEM students of today.
The worldwide refugee crisis is prompting the United States to open its immigration doors to a larger number of people from regions in turmoil.
This dramatic increase will undoubtedly enhance the chances that families fleeing persecution may move into our communities in the near future. How should Seventh-day Adventists respond when refugees from Syria, Burma, Iraq, Honduras, Guatemala and other nations become our neighbors?
After prayerful consideration, Jerrod and Jennifer Gabel, directors of Camp Blue Ridge (Montebello, Va.) have decided to return to Washington State to work on his family’s long-standing farm. The farm has encountered significant challenges over the years and they feel a strong calling to return and support the family in this time of need. Their last day with the Potomac Conference will be Feb. 29.
Takoma Academy’s desire to have a STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) program that rivals those of the top tier schools in the nation took a huge leap forward with its recent acquisition of a 3-D printer.
Although Seventh-day Adventists were unable to worship openly in Cuba until recently, members from Potomac Conference’s Seabrook church in Lanham, Md., have ministered there for more than three years.
The largest freshman class in 15 years—54 of them—recently enrolled at Shenandoah Valley Academy (SVA) for the 2015-16 school year. The Class of 2019 is comprised of 32 girls and 22 boys. Eight are children of 10 loyal SVA alumni.
Story by Janel Haas-Ware, Shenandoah Valley Academy
When Takoma Academy students Courtney Saunders (’17), Lyshll Prudente (’16) and Rachel Manuel (’16) were notified that they had been selected to attend the 2015 Achievement of the Mind Program, it seemed like the opportunity of a lifetime.
Six Washington, D.C., Area Churches Unite to Lift up Praise, Address Poverty in D.C.
Story by Noelle Green
Gregory Glaude, Prison Ministries director at the Silver Spring (Md.) church, says he should be dead. “The fact is, I know God did not spare my life all these times for nothing,” he says. “God doesn’t do anything by accident.”
Story by Tiffany Doss, Potomac Conference