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Alex Partyka and Tony Williams are photographed by Brad Barnwell

Story by Edwin Manuel Garcia / Feature photo by Brad Barnwell

Alex Partyka grew up in the Seventh-day Adventist Church, but stopped attending for 12–13 years, when partying got the best of him, including almost daily drug highs. He realized he wanted to change his life, but didn’t know how, so he prayed about it. He says his prayers resulted in a miracle involving a 30-day jail sentence.

Saviez-vous qu’une église ne peut pas publier une performance de chanson en ligne ou modifier les paroles d’une chanson sans la permission de l’auteur et de l’artiste ?

 

 

 

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Story by V. Michelle Bernard / Image by stevepb

Did you know that a church can not publish a song performance online or modify song lyrics without permission from the originator and the artist?

Watch a presentation by Jennifer Gray Woods, associate general counsel for the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists, on how to avoid copyright issues you may be violating.

Editorial by Rubén Ramos

Mark Zuckerberg and his roommate, Eduardo Saverin, founded a social network that, in 15 years, engaged one third of the world’s population. By the end of 2018, the company reported 2.7 billion active users who, at least once a month, use one of the company’s core products: Facebook, WhatsApp, Instagram or Messenger. Company leaders have plans to continue growing until they can connect with everyone on the planet.

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Story by Edwin Garcia / Image by Mohamed Hassan

Eli Rojas, who leads Men’s Ministries, Family Ministries and is the Ministerial director for the Chesapeake Conference, shared the following tips for starting a Men’s Ministries program at your local church:

Peter Simpson, Hispanic Ministries coordinator for the Ohio Conference, relays the organizational vow of hte Revive Mission church, to which all members agreed.

Story by Heidi Shoemaker

After two-and-a-half years, the Revive Seventh-day Adventist group in Cleveland was officially organized last fall as the Revive Mission church. Approximately 40 members attended the ceremony, held at the First Cleveland Spanish church—the group’s “mother” or home church.

Blue Mountain Academy students and Assist program director Craig Johnson meet with Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf

Members of Blue Mountain Academy's Assist group recently had a wonderful civics lesson as they joined director Craig Johnson visiting the Pennsylvania State Capitol of Harrisburg to visit with Governor Tom Wolf.

Johnson is looking to expand the visits to state senators and the governors office to more students next year.