Story by Visitor Staff

The North American Division’s Education, Ministerial and Youth Departments have teamed up with Restore a Child, Inc., to hold “do fast,” (defending orphans fast) on November 10, World Orphans Day.

The day, planned for churches, youth groups and schools at all levels, is a 24-hour fast to raise hunger awareness. Instead of eating, participants will be involved in activities and are encouraged to donate the money saved from fasting to feed hungry and starving children.

Click here for materials and curriculum to use in your local group.

Joe Lowe (’86) joins the SVA team as the new recruiter and freshman Bible teacher, accompanied by his family, Mason (’24), Zachary (’21), Laura (’91) and Ethan (’19).

Story by Janel Ware

Alumnus Joe Lowe (’86), the Potomac Conference Shenandoah Valley Academy’s (SVA) new recruiter and freshman Bible teacher, recently sat down with Janel Ware, SVA’s development and alumni director, to discuss the school’s impact on his life, how imperative an Adventist boarding school is for his sons and the desire God has placed on his heart for all teenagers to have this same opportunity:

During opening night of SALT, students pray for each other’s fears during an icebreaker activity.

Story and photos by LaTasha Hewitt

This past weekend, the Columbia Union Conference’s annual Spiritual Academy Leadership Training (SALT) welcomed more than 220 student leaders and sponsors from 12 of the union's academies, one of SALT's largest groups in its 20-plus year history. Students in grades 9–12 gathered on the campgrounds of Allegheny East Conference in Boyertown, Pa., for a weekend of training and inspiration.