Adventist HealthCare White Oak Medical Center à Silver Spring dans le Maryland a un nouveau président. Il s’appelle Anthony Stahl, ancien président et chef de la direction du Central Texas Medical Center à San Marco au Texas. Mr Stahl remplace Erik Wangsness qui a quitté ce poste pour devenir le  PDG de AdventHealth Wesley Chapel (Floride) en septembre 2019.

« Anthony est un administrateur hospitalier hautement qualifié et expérimenté, passionné par la mission de l'Adventist HealthCare », a déclaré John Sackett, PDG de l'Adventist HealthCare. « Ses succès passés dans le domaine de la sécurité des patients, de l'engagement des employés, du recrutement et des services aideront White Oak à continuer de se concentrer sur la prestation de soins de haute qualité à notre communauté. »

Au cours de la réunion du mois de mars du Comité Exécutif de l’Union de Fédérations de Columbia, les membres ont voté de retourner la somme de 50 000 dollars à chaque Fédération, ainsi qu’à l’Université Adventiste de Washington à Takoma Park, dans le Maryland. Ces entités peuvent utiliser cet argent pour les projets qu’elles jugent appropriés.

« Nous croyons au partage des bénédictions de Dieu avec nos entités », a déclaré Emmanuel Asiedu, trésorier de l’Union de Columbia. « [Nous] voulons rendre 550 000 dollars à nos entités pour soutenir la mission. [Nous donnons] l'argent maintenant afin que nous puissions partager les bénédictions maintenant.»

Points Saillants du Rapport Annuel 2019

1. L’Union de Fédérations de Columbia s'est associée à la Conférence Générale et à la Division Nord-Américaine pour aider dans le financement de 900 000 dollars dans le but de soutenir des ministères locaux de proximité au niveau fédération comme le centre communautaire de Grace Outlet de la Fédération de Pennsylvania à Reading

Story by Andre Hastick

As the COVID-19 outbreak quickly emerged, the Chesapeake Adventist Community Services (ACS) Department mobilized trained volunteers and partnered with the American Red Cross, state organizations and local churches to provide crisis care to communities across the Chesapeake territory.

Through these partnerships, Chesapeake ACS established the following: a network of 16 church-based food pantries; an emotional and spiritual care hotline; and four personal protective equipment (PPE) donation centers, in collaboration with the Maryland Emergency Management Agency.

Story by Celeste Ryan Blyden

Irene Morgan Kirkaldy (1917–2007), a Seventh-day Adventist from Baltimore and one of the lesser-known civil rights heroes, was recently recognized with a new highway marker in Glouchester, Va., honoring her story. In 1944, while traveling home from Virginia, she was arrested for refus-ing to give up her seat in the colored section of the bus to a white passenger. She took her case all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court, which declared interstate transport racial segregation unconstitutional.

Histoire par V. Michelle Bernard

Les 15 premiers enfants qui trouvent, dans ce numéro, Victor, la souris de Visitor, si vos parents ou tuteurs se prennent en photo avec vous et suivent le magazine Visitor sur les réseaux sociaux, vous recevrez un puzzle de LivingWell, à Silver Spring, dans le Maryland. Bonne chasse !

Story by V. Michelle Bernard

Be one of the first 15 children to find Victor the Visitor mouse in this issue, get a parent or guardian to snap your photo with him and tag the Visitor on social media to receive a puzzle from LivingWell in Silver Spring, Md. Happy Hunting!

Photo by Crissy Musick

Feature by Edwin Manuel Garcia / Photos by Crissy Musick

Chris Trent truly understands church members who are struggling with issues, big and small.

“My childhood was rough. ... My sister was abused, so I guess she passed some of that abuse to me,” says the pastor of Mountain View Conference’s aptly named Grace Outreach church in Logan, W.Va., and the Grace Community church in Williamson, W.Va. “I was taken to church quite often when I was a kid, so I thought there was a God, but, at the time, I didn’t have a need for God.”

Trent is a former Marine who owned a tattoo business for 13 years. “And in between,” he adds, “I was married and had three kids by a woman who was kind of wild. We were into drugs a little bit.”

Story by Ricardo Bacchus

“I don’t really consider myself an artist, but I do enjoy dabbling in what I call ‘art therapy,’” says Kandace Zollman, the pastor for nurture and visitation at Chesapeake Conference’s Spencerville church in Silver Spring, Md.

She recently took this “art therapy” to a whole new level. Each Sabbath since social distancing started due to the coronavirus, she has put her talents to work by “chalking” God’s love on her driveway.  

“I really wanted to send some kind of message of hope to the people around me. I decided that the message that I left would be the words of God Himself to people who are struggling,” she says.

Joanne Goodwin, treasurer for the Charlottesville (Va.) church, demonstrates the basic steps needed to bake homemade bread.

Story by Tiffany Doss

You don’t need to be enrolled in college to take a 101 class in the intricacies of gardening, maneuvering remote controlled helicopters, creating stained glass or baking bread. Members at Potomac Conference's Harrisonburg and Charlottesville churches in Virginia have been tuning in weekly via Zoom to discover what hidden talents fellow Potomac members have and are sharing with one another.