Jim and Elaine Buchanan

Story by Valerie Morikone

After their baptism into the Seventh-day Adventist Church in May of 1999, Jim and Elaine Buchanan quickly began sharing the Word of God in their community. They enjoyed it so much that, two years later, they attended the Mission College of Evangelism (S.D.) for further Bible instructor training. After graduation, they became Bible workers in Florida, and, several years later, moved to Oregon to work as church trainers and outreach coordinators for the Mission College of Evangelism. It wasn’t until 2007 that they received a call to minister in the Mountain View Conference (MVC).

Story by LaTasha Hewitt

The Allegheny East Conference (AEC) recently launched its new 24-hour prayer line, a place where constituents can leave prayer requests and concerns. Henry J. Fordham, III, conference president, greets callers and invites them to leave an audio recording, detailing their prayer request. Upon receipt, the prayer team, consisting of AEC office staff, listen to the message and pray together for the specific request.

Callers also have the option to leave their name and number for someone to call them back to pray with them over the phone. Someone will respond to these requests within 24 hours. Individuals can also email their prayer requests to

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We’re human!

“At one level, [people] realize that a pastor’s wife’s ministry in general is made up of real, actual human beings who have good days and bad days. ... Who have marriages that they struggle [with] at times, who have nances that go up and down. But at another level, people put us on a pedestal like you don’t really have any problems because you are a pastor’s wife.

“I like being able to pull back the curtain, which I really do. I wear my heart on my sleeve a lot of the time. I think it surprises people.”—Kathy Pepper

We’re busy too!

Kettering College celebrated its second annual KC Giving Day, which raised money for scholarships and funds for students at Kettering College.

Story by Lauren Brooks

Kettering College recently celebrated its second annual KC Giving Day with donuts and coffee, Chick-fil-A, popcorn, and sweet treats. More importantly, the College celebrated with a spirit of giving among alumni, students, staff and friends.

Ty Wright photographed the Wongs

Story by Michele Joseph / Photos of the Wongs by Ty Wright,

To have and to hold, from this day forward, for better, for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness and in health, through board meetings and visitations, home and school fundraisers, packing and moving, till death do us part. For pastoral couples, wedding vows take on a whole new meaning. How do they navigate life in the ministry spotlight?

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Editorial by Becky Weigley

I wasn't planning on marrying a poor preacher. I was going to marry a teacher, someone who had summers free so we could both work at summer camp. But, 41 years ago, I fell in love and married a theology major. Back then I wasn’t what some deemed to be preacher-wife material—I wasn’t “perfect” nor could I play the piano. But like my marriage vows, stated in Ruth 1:16, I pledged, “For whither thou goest, I will go; and where thou lodgest, I will lodge; thy people shall be my people, and thy God my God” (KJV).

Un Message  Concernant la Tragédie de Pittsburgh

Que ton amour indefectible soit ma consolation! (Psaume 119: 76).

Notre famille de la Columbia Union Conference pleure les familles des victimes et des blessés lors de la fusillade tragique et insensée à la synagogue Tree of Life de Pittsburgh. Ces observateurs du sabbat exerçaient leur droit de s’assembler et d'adorer Dieu en toute liberté de conscience.

Nous dénonçons la haine et le mal qui se cachent derrière cette attaque et nous joignons nos voix à celles qui appellent à la fin de la violence qui déchire  les familles de ces fidèles adorateurs  et de beaucoup d’autres.

Quand  une personne est affectée, nous sommes tous affectés.

Seniors Lyden Stanislaus-Niles and Taylore Williams help cut onions at Elijah’s Promise Community Kitchen.

Story by Leonora Seferlis

Lake Nelson Adventist Academy’s (LNAA) educational program includes a purposeful and dynamic mandate of giving back. This directive is part of the legacy built with the participation and contribution of students, staff, teachers, family, friends and church partners who generously and consistently support LNAA’s outreach ministry efforts.