This Month's Issue

Lucy Byard

Image of Lucy Byard by Xavier Barera VargasStory by Benjamin Baker /Illustration by Xavier Cabrera Vargas

Lucy Byard is one of the most pivotal figures in the history of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. Yet many have never heard of her, or have just heard her name in passing as the casualty of a tragic event somewhere in the safely distant past.The details surrounding her death have become so muddled and murky that even otherwise trustworthy historians have repeated major inaccuracies about it.

Byard and the narrative surrounding her last days have been cloaked in mystery and misinformation for much too long. Here is what really happened.


Interview by Anna Bartlett

“A lot of the time we think blessings are only those things that make us feel good, but the key to walkng with God is to understand that the blessing comes in whatever God sends our way that draws us closer to Him,” says Charles Tapp, senior pastor of Potomac Conference’s Sligo church in Takoma Park, Md. He shares similar practical applications in Keys to Practical Living, a CD of short messages from Sligo’s radio ministry, Simple Truths for Life, on WGTS 91.9.

Read our interview with Pastor Tapp below:

Visitor: What was your inspiration for creating Keys to Practical Christian Living Vol 1?

Interview by Anna Bartlett

Written to meet perhaps one of today’s strongest felt needs, Hope for Today’s Families is the 2019 sharing book for the Seventh-day Adventist world church.

We interviewed authors Willie and Elaine Oliver, director and associate director of the Family Ministries Department at the General Conference to learn more about the book and biggest challenges facing families today.

 Read our interview below:

Visitor: What do you think are some of the biggest challenges facing families today?