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Editorials

Image of Washington Sanitarium and Hospital, Takoma Park, Washington, D. C. from Boston Public Library via Flickr

That the legacy of Lucy Byard—who in 1943 was denied care from the Washington Sanitarium (now Washington Adventist Hospital) because she was African-American—would find such a generative expression in the successor to the hospital that failed to treat her is both appropriate and an indication of how her experience has shaped our history.

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When the Bible became available to the masses, it helped to increase knowledge and understanding and became a source of spiritual food that nourished hungry hearts and thirsty souls. By reading and meditating on its precepts and promises, people came to know Jesus and gained a greater understanding of His mission and the Great Commission.

Pebbles on Findhorn Beach photo Andrew Urquhart from Flickr

Me gustan las reuniones, los entrenamientos y los seminarios, donde hermanos y hermanas se reúnen para entrenar y entrenarse en el nombre de Dios. Estas actividades sirven para recargar mis baterías espirituales, hacer nuevos amigos y, lo mejor de todo, ver viejos amigos que no había visto en años. En este tipo de eventos, nota la inmensa variedad de culturas y nacionalidades que conforman nuestra
Iglesia Adventista del Séptimo Día, la conferencia de Nueva Jersey es un bello ejemplo.

I like meetings and seminars, where brothers and sisters gather to train and be trained in the name of God. These activities serve to recharge my spiritual batteries, make new friends and see old friends. It is at these types of events that I notice the immense variety of cultures and nationalities that comprise the Seventh-day Adventist Church, the New Jersey Conference being a beautiful example.