Ohio Conference

Story by Elizabeth Long

Kettering Adventist Health Network plans to build a three-story, nearly 100,000 square-foot hospital on land it purchased in Troy at 600 W. Main Street.

The hospital will transform care for the patients and their families that live in the Troy community. Offering a coordinated approach to health care, patients can receive preventative, whole-person care centered on the patient, near where they work and live. This seamless approach is different than anything that currently exists in Miami County. This is truly the facility of tomorrow, today.

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Mientras Roy Simpson estaba creciendo, su padre, Peter, siempre le cortaba el pelo, excepto por unos cuantos años cuando "yo quería hacer las cosas a mi manera", dice Roy, que solía pensar que era muy diferente de su papá. Eso cambió después de trabajar con él como voluntario en la oficina de la conferencia donde compartieron muchas charlas. Esas conversaciones "me hicieron comprender que tenemos mucho en común, especialmente nuestra pasión por el ministerio", dice Roy, tesorero asistente de la Conferencia de Ohio.

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Tip: We have learned how important it is to have someone—a colleague or friend—close to you in ministry to share good and challenging moments.

While Roy Simpson was growing up, his dad, Peter, always cut his hair, except for a few years when “I wanted to do things my way,” says Roy, who used to think he was very different from his dad. That changed after working with him as a volunteer at the conference office where they shared many conversations. Those talks “made me realize that we have so much in common, especially our passion for ministry,” says Roy, assistant treasurer for Ohio Conference. 

Story by Darren Wilkens

Mark Twain famously wrote: “Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one’s lifetime.”

At Spring Valley Academy (SVA), we take the truth in this quote seriously. We believe education must be global, not provincial. The only way to acquire those “charitable views of men (and women) and things” is to go and meet them on their home turf.