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Editorial by Jerry Lutz

“For I know where I came from and where I am going” (John 8:14, NKJV).

Jesus made three things about Himself clear to those who questioned His identity or the veracity of His claims: He knew Who He was, to Whom He belonged, and where He was going. These three certainties, which Jesus often found the opportunity to articulate in His many encounters with doubters and critics, comprised the firm foundation of His earthly mission and ministry.

Atholton Adventist Academy students help Afghan Refugee families.

Story by Chesapeake Conference Staff

When students from Chesapeake Conference's Atholton Adventist Academy (AAA) in Columbia, Md., saw the needs of Afghan refugees resettling in their local community, they decided they wanted to do something.

Over the past four months, AAA students have raised more than $5,000, collected and sorted donations, delivered food and essential items, and hosted an event in the school’s gymnasium where 18 Afghan families received winter clothing and enjoyed a catered meal. 

Story by Chesapeake Conference Staff

A Chesapeake Conference church was recently named one of the top places to worship on the Eastern Shore. 

The Grasonville (Md.) church (located along U.S. Route 50 heading east from the Chesapeake Bay Bridge) was named one of three finalists for the best place to worship on Eastern Shore in the 2021 “Best of the Best Chesapeake” awards. The inaugural “Best of the Best Chesapeake” awards are the official community and reader’s choice awards for the Mid-Shore and are organized by APG Chesapeake. 

Spencerville Adventist Academy,  Adventist Community Services of Greater Washington

Story by Heidi Wetmore

Spencerville Adventist Academy (SAA) students and staff recently partnered with Adventist Community Services of Greater Washington (ACSGW) to organize and pack 50 boxes of food in preparation for distribution. There has been an increase of people in need, including a number of recent refugee families from Afghanistan.

“The students are excited to participate in service and plan to continue working with ACSGW throughout the school year,” says Tim Soper, campus chaplain.