Interview by Anna Bartlett

“A lot of the time we think blessings are only those things that make us feel good, but the key to walkng with God is to understand that the blessing comes in whatever God sends our way that draws us closer to Him,” says Charles Tapp, senior pastor of Potomac Conference’s Sligo church in Takoma Park, Md. He shares similar practical applications in Keys to Practical Living, a CD of short messages from Sligo’s radio ministry, Simple Truths for Life, on WGTS 91.9.

Read our interview with Pastor Tapp below:

Visitor: What was your inspiration for creating Keys to Practical Christian Living Vol 1?

Interview by Anna Bartlett

Written to meet perhaps one of today’s strongest felt needs, Hope for Today’s Families is the 2019 sharing book for the Seventh-day Adventist world church.

We interviewed authors Willie and Elaine Oliver, director and associate director of the Family Ministries Department at the General Conference to learn more about the book and biggest challenges facing families today.

 Read our interview below:

Visitor: What do you think are some of the biggest challenges facing families today?

Story by Kayla Ewert

Following the popular My Story, My Mission film contest for college students comes the #FollowHim film contest exclusively for young people aged 18 years old and younger. Adventist Mission invites youth around the world to creatively express, in one minute or less, what it means to follow Christ in a mission-focused life.

This contest is for youth who meet the age requirements and self-identify as Adventist or attend Adventist-affiliated schools. To ensure eligibility, entrants are asked to refer to the entry rules. Films must be submitted online at by March 31, 2019.

Jonathan Duffy

Story by Kimi-Roux James

Today the Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) announced a new global advocacy campaign, “Every Child. Everywhere. In School.” The campaign is an urgent call to leaders around the world that all children, regardless of race, age, nationality, gender, religion or origin, have a right to earn and complete an education, and that being in school is a recognition of the value and potential of each individual child. 

Image by Michael Coghlan from FlickrEditorial by Elaine Buchanan/ Image by Michael Coghlan on Flickr

When I became a Seventh-day Adventist several years ago, one element of the church struck me as really strange: prayer. Little did I know how much prayer would impact my life over the next 20 years.

A few years ago, my pastor/husband and I were transferred to our third district in the Mountain View Conference. I began looking online for houses, but we couldn’t agree on many of them. We made a trip to our new district, got in touch with a realtor and sent him our list of about 15 homes. He scheduled a four-hour time slot for us.

Story by V. Michelle Bernard

After serving 10 years as associate director for Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC) in Columbia Union Conference’s Office of Education, and seven years as associate Superintendent of Schools for the Potomac Conference, Evelyn Sullivan will soon leave her position at the union. She starts her new role March 1 as the Early Childhood Education director at the North American Division. 

Washington Adventist University recently hosted students from across the Columbia Union Conference for their choir festival. See who received scholarships at the event here.

$4,000/year Scholarships

Esteban Grajales, Blue Mountain Academy (BMA), Tenor
Jiamya Morris, Highland View Academy (HVA), Soprano
Kayla Cortiguerra, Richmond Academy (RA), Soprano
Naava Shepard, HVA, Soprano
Filipe Cioni, BMA, Tenor
Esteban Gonzalez, BMA, Tenor
Zoe Bronson, HVA, Alto

Grace Lutterdot
Delia Russel
Rachel Ingram-Clay
Amanda Lucini
Jonathan Lutterodt

$5000/year Scholarships