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Story by Taashi Rowe; Photos by Estefany Rivas
One of Bithja Racine’s favorite Bible texts comes from 1 Corinthians 10:31, and it says, “So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God” (NIV). So instead of rolling over to catch a few more winks of sleep, this text drove her to a kitchen at Washington Adventist University in Takoma Park, Md., at 3 a.m. on a Thursday morning. READ MORE AND SEE PHOTOS
By Sylvia Garcia Urrutia"You can change the world a little—or a lot. Check out some ways you can use your time to impact others this holiday season. READ MORE
Story by Taashi Rowe
As the 22-year-old mother of two tried to get her friendly, rambunctious, four-year-old daughter to sit still at the dinner table, her five-year-old son sat counting. He was doing pretty well. He almost made it to 100, when Luritz Parker, a member of Chesapeake Conference’s Atholton church in Columbia, Md., interrupted to hand them three clear sandwich bags filled with soap, toothbrushes, toothpaste and wash cloths. READ MORE AND VIEW SLIDESHOW
Interview by Taashi Rowe
Raj Attiken, who will retire at the end of the year as president of the Ohio Conference, recently wrote the monograph Refreshed: A New Paradigm for Church Leadership. For more than 10 years, Attiken and his team have practiced the principles outlined in the monograph with “intended outcomes and unintended consequences,” he says. He put pen to paper at the urging of fellow leaders in North America who noticed those results. READ MORE