Story by Valerie Morikone
The Parkersburg (W.Va.) Pathfinder Club recently conducted a children’s health expo for 250 students, grades K-5 at the Franklin Elementary Center in Parkersburg. Using colorful banners, the Pathfinders manned eight stations across the school’s gymnasium, offering games, quizzes and activities.
Story by Elizabeth Long
Kettering Medical Center has been named one of the Top 20 Most Beautiful Hospitals in the United States by Soliant Health, an Adecco Group company that is a leading provider of specialized healthcare staffing services to hospitals and healthcare providers.
Kettering Medical Center was ranked #7 following a month-long voting period opened to the public. More than 50 hospitals were nominated.
Story by Heidi Shoemaker
Most [Visitor] readers are probably familiar with the war between the Tutsis and Hutus in the early ’90s, in which more than 800,000 people were slaughtered. It is one of the greatest genocides in modern history anywhere in the world,” shares Winston Baldwin, senior pastor of the Centerville church.
Story by Roger Hernandez
For the first 10 years of my ministry, I was a terrific pastor and a terrible husband. I neglected my wife. I passed on the responsibility of raising my kids to babysitters. I led a church well and it grew at a rate of 100 people per year, yet I was not present as a leader in my own home. This was my story. Too bad it is repeated constantly.
Interview by V. Michelle Bernard
Alexis Goring (pictured below), a member of Potomac Conference’s Restoration Praise Center in Bowie, Md., recently published A Second Chance, the fictional story of a young woman who gets a surprising second start, with one big stipulation. Read out interview with her to find out more.
Visitor: What inspired you to write A Second Chance?
Story by Samantha Young
A team of 12 Chesapeake Conference pastors recently traveled to Bucaramanga, a mountainous region in Colombia, South America, to conduct evangelistic meetings.
“The best part was the reaction people had at our meetings,” says Eli Rojas, Ministerial and Family Ministries director, and coordinator of the trip. “People were eager to hear, and quick to respond to God’s calling.”
Story by Bryant Smith
As Allegheny West Conference (AWC) celebrates its 50th anniversary, Pastor Carl Rogers, who has dedicated 50 years of service to the church, also has cause for celebration—he recently retired.
In 1967 Rogers graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Religion from Oakwood College (Ala.), and in 1969 received his Master of Divinity in Theology from the Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary at Andrews University (Mich.). Rogers and his wife of 53 years, Tecora, have since served in every corner of AWC.