Lorene Watkins, Mt. Olivet’s Relationship Ministries leader, gives a high five to a fifth-grader from a local public school who played the “Superman” defendant during a mock trial. Photo by April Saul

Story by LaTasha Hewitt

When the Mt. Olivet church in Camden, N.J., adopted their neighborhood school—H. B. Wilson Elementary—they wanted to make a difference. One recent initiative was a “mock” trial, designed to teach students about the judicial system and bring awareness to the seriousness of crime.

Petra and William Dodge, members of the Roanoke church, show their gratitude to those who helped them reach their goal of raising $1,000 to buy and donate shoes for the Roanoke Area Ministries House.

Story by Tiffany Doss

Petra Dodge, a 6-year-old girl from Potomac Conference's Roanoke (Va.) church, felt inspired to help homeless people after fellow church members committed to distribute lunches once a month.

Paulo Acosta, alongside his wife, Juliana, is the new associate treasurer for the Pennsylvania Conference

Story by Tamyra Horst

Pennsylvania Conference is excited to welcome Paulo Acosta to its treasury team. He began his role as associate treasurer on April 1. Acosta, who has a Master of Business Administration from Washington Adventist University in Takoma Park, Md., previously served as an IPRS payroll assistant for the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists in Silver Spring, Md. He also worked as a senior accountant for Washington Adventist University and for the Review and Herald Publishing Association in Hagerstown, Md.

Story by V. Michelle Bernard

Ce printemps, les églises hispanophones à travers l’Union de Columbia ont participé à l’un des moments forts du programme Vida GPS, avec une semaine organisée par la Division Nord-Américaine consacrée à une série sur l’évangélisation diffusée sur Internet et présentée par l’évangéliste Alejandro Bullón. En prélude à cet événement, les membres ont participé à des mois de formation coordonnée, de création et de soutien de petits groupes dans les maisons et les églises qui organiseraient éventuellement les réunions.

Editorial by Frank Bondurant

First Chronicles 12:32 mentions the tribe of Issachar who “understood the times and knew what Israel should do” (NIV). We need Issacharian pastors today who understand the trends and changes in our culture, and who will reach out to and engage people for Christ in relevant ways. Evangelism isn’t a set of skills you learn once and then are universally and always applicable. Evangelism isn’t static because people aren’t static. Our culture and communities aren’t static. They are constantly changing.

Fundamental of Engineering student Solomon Hill makes adjustments to his robot minutes before a competition.

Story by Salena Featherstone

The Potomac Conference Takoma Academy (TA) STEM department is continuing to improve the quality of education and engagement for students. TA launched its inaugural Fundamentals of Engineering course this year. It is designed to provide students with real-world, 21st century skills to become successful engineers. The course provides an overview of the many engineering disciplines, principles, equations and competencies students need to be successful in their collegiate, internship and professional careers.

Congratulations to the 2019 graduates of Kettering College!

Story by Kettering College Staff

Kettering College conferred degrees and certificates to 270 students at the commencement ceremony on April 22, 2019, at the Benjamin and Marian Schuster Center. This year’s ceremony featured Carl Wilkens, former head of Adventist Development and Relief Agency International in Rwanda, as the keynote speaker. In his address, he spoke of his time in Rwanda during the 1994 genocide.