Story by Washington Adventist University staff
Washington Adventist University (WAU) in Takoma Park, Md., was recently honored with the Best Value School Award for 2018 by the Best Value Colleges for the second year in a row. This recognition comes as a result of the institution's academic programs, student satisfaction, and affordability.
The nominating body recognized the value of the university’s location, size, and diversity. WAU is a short bus or metro ride away from the nation’s capital, some of the biggest attractions, noteworthy companies and the world headquarters of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. With a 9:1 student to teacher ratio, our campus community offers an intimate environment in addition to students from nearly 40 countries and 32 states.
Story by Angeline David/Originally published in the March 2018 Adventist Journey magazine.
Have you heard the phrase “the church is a hospital?” Generally, it means the church is a place of healing from physical, mental, spiritual, and social brokenness. But there is more to be gleaned from the analogy. Consider how success in a hospital largely depends on the interconnectedness of each staff member.
Story by LaTasha Hewitt
A group of Baltimore Junior Academy (BJA) students from the Allegheny East Conference recently hosted and participated in their first annual Baraka Shabazz Junior Chess Tournament. The tournament is named after Shabazz, a 12-year-old black female chess player, who in the late ’70s became known as one of the youngest chess champions.
Story by Lisa Krueger
For the third year in a row, the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA) has recognized and accredited WGTS 91.9 for upholding the highest financial standards. “This is an important honor and meaningful accreditation for WGTS,” says general manager Kevin Krueger. “We make it a priority to be accountable to our donors and uphold the standards of ECFA, which include standards for financial accountability, transparency, fundraising, and board governance. Our donors give so generously, and it is our desire to help them feel invested in the ministry by knowing how their funds are being used to further our work in Washington, D.C., and the surrounding areas.”
Story by Ron Milles
Ken Wilson, former Biology teacher at Takoma Academy (TA), probably had no idea that his classes would help inspire Launice Melbourne, M.D.—then a student in one of his classes—to become a doctor. Melbourne (’99) credits her love for science to having outstanding teachers such as “Mr. Wilson.”
Story by Ann Laurence
More than 100 students in Beltsville-area schools in Maryland can now clearly see what’s written on chalkboards, in PowerPoint presentations and books, thanks to a joint project between Beltsville Adventist Community Center (BACC), area school principals and the Daniel Migael Foundation, Inc.—a group of volunteers dedicated to making vision care accessible to those who may not have readily available resources.
Editorial por Jorge Aguero
En la Biblia, el Antiguo Testamento habla acerca del pueblo de Israel. Allí encontramos las experiencias de una nación insignificante (Deut. 7:7), pero escogida por Dios para ser un pueblo especial (Deut. 7:6).
Dios ordenó encuentros especiales para su pueblo; por esto los israelitas se reunían por lo menos tres veces al año para adorar y compartir las bendiciones de Dios. Estas eran fiestas solemnes y santas convocaciones (Ver Levíticos 23).
Editorial by Jorge Aguero
In the Bible, the Old Testament speaks about the people of Israel. In it we find the experiences of an insignificant nation (Deut. 7:7), but chosen by God to be a special people (Deut. 7:6).
God prescribed special encounters for His people; this is why the Israelites gathered at least three times a year to worship and share God’s blessings. There were solemn feasts or holy convocations (see Leviticus 23).
Today, the New Jersey Conference also has a special time of year when brothers, sisters and friends come to worship together as one big family. It is a time when the conference’s more than 120 Adventist congregations gather to share their faith and blessings God has poured out on them.