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Columbia Union Hosts Hispanic Evangelism Festival

Story by Michelle Bernard

Last weekend the Columbia Union hosted the Lay Evangelism Festival (Livevangelism 2015) at the Ocean City Convention Center in Ocean City, Md.  READ MORE


Spencerville Acro-Squad Performs Wizards Halftime Show

Story by Heidi Wetmore

Spencerville Adventist Academy’s (SAA) Acro-Squad recently performed the halftime show for a Washington Wizards basketball game in Washington, D.C. The team of 40 athletes and coaches huddled up and knelt on the VIP commons area by the court entrance to pray before and after their performance. READ MORE

It’s Not All Bad News

Editorial by Gary Gibbs

Have you noticed that much of the news on TV is bad, even bordering on depressing? Heinous crimes, heartless terrorist attacks, sexual victimization—it’s enough to inspire even the most ardent news junkie to quit viewing news reports “cold turkey.”

But, as terrible as the news usually is, it isn’t truly all bad. Why? Because Jesus said, “When these things begin to take place, stand up and lift up your heads, because your redemption is drawing near” (Luke 21:28, NIV). Jesus turns bad news upside down, redirecting our focus to His soon return!  READ MORE

Update on Mount Vernon Academy

Update by Ron Halvorsen, Jr., President

MVA Financial Benchmark Not Reached

Dear Ohio Conference Family and Friends,

It has been a hard journey for us as a conference and school family these last months. We had the monumental task of raising $3 million in a short time. Unfortunately, despite the earnest efforts of many students, families, alumni and supporters of Mount Vernon Academy (MVA), I’m sorry to report that we did not receive enough funds to meet the first benchmark. In fact, as of 5 p.m. on February 10, we only received $17,069.  READ MORE