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Washington Adventist University Earns Place on President’s 2014 Higher Education Community Service

Story by Donna Bigler

Washington Adventist University (WAU) was recognized and congratulated by President of the United States Barack Obama for “the extraordinary and exemplary community service contributions of its students, faculty and staff in meeting critical community and national needs.”  The university has been awarded a place on the President’s 2014 Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll.   READ MORE
 


Remembering Elder Ron Halvorsen Sr.

Story by Heidi Shoemaker

Evangelist Elder Ron Halvorsen Sr., age 77, went to sleep in Jesus on Friday, May 15, 2015 at a hospital in the Orlando, Florida area. He had been battling multiple myeloma since his diagnosis last fall.

Halvorsen was born in Brooklyn, New York to parents William and Adele Halversen. Involved for much of his early life in the gang scene there, neighborhood friend Jim Londis invited him to a Bible study and shared with him the love of Jesus. At 17 years of age, Halvorsen gave his heart to Jesus and was baptized.  READ MORE
 

Why Isn’t the Seventh-day Adventist Church Endorsing Ben Carson for President?

Story by V. Michelle Bernard

Ben Carson, a longtime member of Chesapeake Conference’s Spencerville church in Silver Spring, Md., is becoming a familiar face on the national news since recently declaring his candidacy for president of the United States.  READ MORE
 


Adventists Rally, Volunteer In Baltimore


The Allegheny East Conference (AEC) Adventist Community Services (ACS) and Berea Temple ACS leaders, with support from the North American Division Adventist Community Services, the Columbia Union Conference, the Chesapeake Conference and members, worked to be the hands and feet of Jesus in the community. READ MORE