Shenandoah Valley Academy Volleyball

Story by Becky Patrick

Shenandoah Valley Academy (SVA) math teacher and volleyball coach, Becky Patrick, is committed to girls’ sports. Patrick recognizes that girls who participate in sports are more likely to have lower rates of teen pregnancy, drug and alcohol abuse and possess more self-confidence. She has witnessed sports help girls focus more on their athletics than their aesthetics, and how teamwork has taught them to support and encourage one another:

Church member and praise leader Ellen Boakye-Dankwa invites drivers for a quick prayer.

Story by LaTasha Hewit

The Movement Germantown (Md.) church recently hosted their second annual Prayer Drive-Thru. Church members offered one-minute prayers with drivers and distributed copies of Steps to Christ

Members, equipped with signs and enthusiasm, led drivers to the Spark M. Matsunaga Elementary School’s parking lot. Prayer warriors waited to pray for everyone who came through.

Participant Doris Thomas shares, “Many asked for prayer for their health and their families; and in praying for them, we were all blessed.”

Sixty-four people, Hispanic and non-Hispanic, celebrate baptism during the Hispanic Camp Meeting

Story by Heidi Shoemaker

Pentaevangelism, … what is that?” asks Peter Simpson, Hispanic Ministries coordinator for the Ohio Conference. “We’ve done many things, but nothing like this.”

‘Pentaevangelism’ (Pentaevangelismo) is the most recent evangelism program designed by Simpson and the Hispanic Ministries Department. Penta (five) refers to the five principal components of evangelism: prayer (oración); preaching (predicación); baptizing (conversión); producing or multiplying (multiplación); and planting (plantación).

Viriginia-Gene and Harvey Rittenhouse are pictured at Victoria Falls.

Story by Alita Byrd

In the autumn of 1969, Virginia-Gene Rittenhouse (pictured in a family portrait from the 1940s)—already an accomplished and internationally-known violin and piano soloist and composer—invited four little kids to play music in her living room. Little did they know, this was the beginning of the New England Youth Ensemble (NEYE).  

Mountain View Conference's Parkersburg Adventist Academy student Alaina Vill and Pennsylvania Conference's Blue Mountain Academy student Summer Dekle attend SALT.

Histoire par V. Michelle Bernard et Monica Zill

Cet automne, les leaders étudiants des académies (junior et senior) de l’Union de Columbia se sont réunis à Edgewater, dans le Maryland, avec les dirigeants des académies, pour la fin de semaine annuelle de Formation sur le Leadership Spirituel Académique (SALT).

Lizzy Colindres celebra su bautismo con su tía Bessy Colindres, quien la llevó por primera vez a la planta de la iglesia New Life de la Conferencia de Allegheny West.

Historia de V. Michelle Bernard

Durante la reunión del Comité Ejecutivo de la Uni.n de Columbia de septiembre, Rubén Ramos, vicepresidente de Ministerios Multilingües, reiteró los objetivos del departamento para el 2016-2021 de alentar a cada miembro a compartir el Evangelio.

Photo by Congerdesign from Pixabay

Editorial by Rob Vandeman

The homiletics professor was not impressed with my sermon outline based on biblical genealogies. “Don’t preach from the lists!” he had scrawled across the top of my paper. Perhaps he was correct, but, then again, maybe not.