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Blog by Rob Vandeman

Psalm 27 opens with one of the most sublime Old Testament affirmations of the security of God’s people. The Lord is my light, to guide me, my salvation, to deliver me, and the stronghold of my life, in whom I take refuge. Of whom, then, shall I be afraid? It is a defiant, unanswerable question reminiscent of those at the end of Romans 8. When David’s enemies attack him, they will stumble and fall (verse 2). Indeed (verse 3), if a whole army should make war against him, even then he will be confident.

Junior David Masaka completes ground school at Blue Mountain Academy and is now beginning flight training with Training Mission Aviation.

Story by Dave Morgan

Blue Mountain Academy (BMA) has offered its students flight training since the early 1970s. In the aviation program’s nearly 50 years, 80 students have earned private pilot’s licenses, and many more have completed training from discovery flights, soloing and cross-country trips.

The Congress Bundestag Youth Exchange (CBYX)

Story by Ron Mills

The Congress Bundestag Youth Exchange (CBYX) recently selected Takoma Academy senior Courtney Davidson for an international program which chooses 250 high school students from Germany and the U.S. to switch places for one year.

Comedian Nazareth talking with mission residents.

Story by Jerry Woods

WGTS 91.9’s team recently spent a Saturday in downtown Washington D.C. throwing a block party for the homeless men living in and near the Central Union Mission.  

The party included outdoor games, prayer stations and main stage entertainment. The station brought in Christian comedian Nazareth for a private performance for the men.  Station staff and volunteers played board games, basketball and corn hole with the guys. The WGTS 91.9 team also served lunch and dinner to the men at the mission. By the end of the day the station served over 120 men at the mission. 

Richard Cooper

Story by Potomac Conference Staff

The Potomac Conference family has lost one of its most valued members. Richard Cooper, a teacher at the Desmond T. Doss School in Lynchburg, Virginia, passed away on Wednesday, July 26, 2017.

Rick had been teaching 5th and 6th graders at the Doss school since August 2015. Respected by his colleagues and loved by his students, Rick was passionate about teaching. He believed in ministering to the whole child --academically and spiritually, and he took every opportunity to talk to them about God.