Story by NAD Staff

Don C. Schneider, former president of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in North America (NAD), passed away this morning, May 23, 2019, in Texas, where he was living with Marti, his wife and partner in ministry. He was 76.

Schneider served as NAD president for 10 years. He was elected to the office in 2000 at the General Conference Session in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Prior to this, he served as Lake Union Conference president for almost six years.

Story by Tiffany Doss

Two Potomac Conference “Impact 2019: Camp Meeting Re-imagined” events will be held next month. This new camp meeting format allows for local pastors to help plan and organize area meetings, enabling the message and format to be tailored for each community.

Tidewater/Richmond AreaHampton Convention Center, Hampton, Va., June 8. English and Spanish venues at same location. For more information, visit

The main speakers will be Barry Black, U.S. Senate chaplain, and Hermes Tavera Bueno, who pastors in the Greater New York Conference.

The Mansfield Seventh-day Adventist School Space Cows win the grand Champion’s Award at the Adventist Robotics League event.

Story by Heidi Shoemaker

After a welcome from Nate Brandstater, the president of Kettering College, the qualifying tournament of the Ohio Conference Education Department’s Adventist Robotics League officially began. The Dayton-area Pathfinder drum corps led the proceedings. Soon after, Ron Halvorsen Jr., conference president, opened with prayer.

Historia de Joe Navarro

Llege a la Iglesia de la Esperanza en la ciudad de Union City un viernes de noche para la Sociedad de Jovenes y derrepente el primer anciano de la Iglesia se acerco a mi y me presento a Carlos Saltos de nacionalidad Ecuatoriana, me saludo muy amable y me dijo directamente, “Lo he estado buscando Pastor, necesito contarle algo que ha sucedido en mi vida”.

Editorial by Joe Navarro / Image by Geralt on Pixabay

As I arrived at the La Esperanza Spanish church (The Church of Hope) in Union City, N.J., one Friday evening for a youth program, the first elder introduced me to Carlos Saltos. He greeted me very kindly and directly said to me, “I’ve been looking for you, Pastor. I need to tell you something that has happened in my life.”

I took him to my office and said, “I’m listening.” Here is the story he shared with me:

Story by Elizabeth Long

Kettering Adventist HealthCare's Southview Medical Center is adding two large operating rooms (ORs) to accommodate increased surgery volume and allow for different kinds of surgeries.

Each operating room will be 700 square feet and will allow a variety of surgeries, including orthopedic, women’s health and general.

To make room for the new ORs, 5,000 square feet will be added to Southview, which will involve pushing out a wall. The project will cost approximately $8 million and is expected to be completed in April 2020.