Pennsylvania Conference

Story by Tamyra Horst

The Pennsylvania Conference is excited to welcome Alberto Balio and his wife, Milerqui De Paula, back to its state. Balio is the new Hispanic Ministries coordinator and pastor of the Reading Emmanuel Hispanic church.

“We are thankful to God for leading Pastor Balio to return to our conference,” shares Gary Gibbs, president. “He had a significant influence in advancing and building our work among the Spanish language population when serving in Pennsylvania before, and we believe God will use his heart for people, his passion for evangelism and his sense of mission to impact and grow the work in our Hispanic churches.”

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Story by Tamyra Horst

Three Harrisburg Adventist School (HAS) students were recently baptized at the Harrisburg First church, thanks to the commitment of parents, staff and pastors.

Esther Zou and Talanoa Taufa’ao made the commitment to be baptized after a school Week of Prayer last year. They also attended a weekly follow-up Bible study with Pastor Ray Christman, then administrator of the school.

Loriann Korley

Story by Esther Hernandez

Have you ever met someone whose kindness is like a beacon, illuminating the lives of those around them? Loriann Korley (pictured above), a Blue Mountain Academy (BMA) junior, is that rare soul who leaves everyone pondering the profound impact of a simple act of kindness.

Faculty and staff at BMA have witnessed Korley’s kindness firsthand. Matthew White, a math teacher, notes, “I have noticed how she is often singing or humming an uplifting spiritual song.”

During a history class trip and various in-campus activities, Gay Tanamal, the finance treasurer, observed Korley’s leadership talents. “She goes out of her way to help others,” he says.