Story by Dave Morgan
When one door closes, God opens another! The Adventist Book Center, which was located on the campus of Blue Mountain Academy (BMA) in Hamburg, Pa., recently closed. Many shoppers wondered what could replace this conveniently located store, with its friendly environment and familiar, well-loved products. “It was very disappointing when we drove up Sunday and saw the sign ‘Permanently Closed,’” says customer G. Russel. “We shopped there on a regular basis, and it was one of the ways we supported the school.”
BMA leadership saw an opportunity to remedy this concern. They would open their own store and offer students the ability to gain business experience as part of their vocational education program, while generating revenue for the academy.
Story by V. Michelle Bernard
About 140 students participated in Washington Adventist University’s (WAU) Columbia Union Choral Festival last weekend.
Students from Blue Mountain Academy in Hamburg, Pa., Highland View Academy in Hagerstown, Md., Pine Forge Academy in Pine Forge, Pa., Richmond Academy in Richmond, Va., Spring Valley Academy in Dayton, Ohio, Takoma Academy in Takoma Park, Md., and WAU participated in the event.
Story by Washington Adventist University Staff
Washington Adventist University (WAU) is mourning the recent passing of a former president and alumnus, George Hillry Akers, Ph.D. Akers was president of his class when he graduated from the university in Takoma Park, Md., (then known as Columbia Union College) in 1947. He later returned to serve as president of his alma mater from 1970-1974, a school he credited for being instrumental in his Christian development, and for greatly molding his life.
Story by Jerry Woods
WGTS 91.9 listeners gave an early Valentine’s present to more than 950 children. The listeners stepped up to sponsor children through Compassion International during WGTS’ Days of Compassion Event. The two-and-a-half day event spotlighted the stories of children growing up in poor areas of the world and provided listeners the opportunity to meet the needs of those children.