Story by Ron Mills
Takoma Academy (TA) recently hosted a memorable week of spiritual commitments. “The Holy Spirit moved freely as God spoke through speaker Willie Ramos,” says Carla Thrower, principal.
Chaplain Luis Camps and the pastoral staff at the Restoration Praise Center in Bowie, Md., invited Ramos, a pastor from South Florida often known as the “Ghetto Preacher,” to be the speaker for the spring week of prayer at the school.
Camps says they invited Ramos (pictured left) to speak at the school last year, “But it was impossible at the time. I see now that God’s timing is always right.”
Story by Columbia Union and Potomac Conference Staff
The Board of Education and constituents of John Nevins Andrews (JNA) and Sligo Adventist School, both located in Takoma Park, Md., have approved a proposal to merge and create a new K through eighth-grade school.
Slated to open July 1, 2017, the vision is, “to create an innovative model of Adventist education that provides a holistic learning experience, nurtures faith, develops character and promotes academic excellence…”
Editorial by Hamlet Canosa / Photo by andeecollard on Flickr
His prognostication was difficult to refute. Measured by enrollment trends only, one cannot deny that Adventist education in the ’50s and ’60s was formidable. Accessibility, affordability, work-study programs, strong church demographics and other factors optimized Adventist education’s growth and impact on the church as a whole in North America.