Story by WAH Staff
Hospital and community leaders, caregivers and partners of Adventist HealthCare gathered on Dec. 2 for a blessing ceremony just ahead of the pouring of the foundation for the new Adventist HealthCare Washington Adventist Hospital in the White Oak area of Maryland, set to open in 2019.
The ceremony, opened by Erik Wangsness, president of Adventist HealthCare Washington Adventist Hospital, celebrated not only the physical foundation pouring, but also recognized Adventist HealthCare’s foundation built upon the longstanding legacy of Adventists bringing holistic, whole-person healing to their communities.
Story by WAU Communication staff
The Washington Adventist University (WAU) Chapter of Enactus launched a new project, “First Step, a Women Empowerment Project,” on Wednesday, December 7 at a 9 a.m. meeting, held at the Bedford Station Apartments, 1400 University Blvd., E., Hyattsville, Maryland.
The project will seek sustainable work and career opportunities for women and families in the Langley Park area. The goal of the project is to empower women by providing them with the skills and support needed to find a job and enter the workforce.
Story by V. Michelle Bernard
Diego Boquer, pastor of Chesapeake Conference’s Living Word church in Glen Burnie, Md., recently wrote “Journey to Freedom: Leaving the past behind and moving to a new life,” a 40-day devotional on the book of Exodus. He’s encouraging his church family to start 2017 by studying the Bible in companion with his book in preparation for a year of evangelism.
Story originally published on adventistreview.org by Mark Kellner/ Photo by Gage Skidmore
Dr. Benjamin S. Carson, Sr., a prominent pediatric neurosurgeon and Seventh-day Adventist who was the first member of the denomination to seek the U.S. presidential nomination has accepted an offer extended by President-elect Donald J. Trump to become Secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, commonly known as HUD, a federal agency which spends $48 billion a year.
Story by Fylvia Fowler Kline
Hope Channel Deaf (hopechanneldeaf.org) joins Hope Channel’s global network this week as an Internet-based media ministry with four categories of programs—Nature Family, Bible, and Health.
Programs on Hope Channel Deaf are signed or captioned in English, Portuguese, Spanish, French and German. Larry Evans, Manager, Hope Channel Deaf, notes that this is “a historical mark in the Seventh-day Adventist Church’s ministry.” He says, “It is clearly the providence of God that has opened so many doors to reach out to this marginalized and unreached people group.”
Story by Celeste Ryan Blyden
Joseph Leininger Wheeler, fondly known as “America’s Keeper of the Story,” has a doctorate in English, and has edited and compiled 94 books of stories that have sold more than 1.5 million copies. He is best known for the Great Stories Remembered, Heart to Heart, The Good Lord Made Them All and Christmas in My Heart series, whose 25th book was just released by Pacific Press Publishing Association and is available at Adventist Book Centers and other booksellers.
Story by Howard C. Schade
If this story were fiction, editors would reject it as being too implausible or coincidental to have ever happened. Yet these storm-induced events did occur a number
of years after Hitler’s armies ravaged Europe. Of true stories of Christmas, few are treasured and re-read more. It was published in Christmas in My Heart 3 and reprinted here with permission of editor/compiler Joe Wheeler and Review & Herald Publishing Association.
At Christmastime men and women everywhere gather in their churches to wonder anew at the greatest miracle the world has ever known. But the story I like best to recall was not a miracle—not exactly.