Story by Dan Weber
The North American Division of the Seventh-day Adventist Church is holding their second annual enditnow Summit on Abuse, September 24 –25, 2018, at their Columbia, Maryland, headquarters. The meetings will be held in both Spanish (24th) and English (25th) and will focus on ways that religious leaders, educators and lay members can identify; responsibly respond to; and prevent sexual, physical and emotional abuse.
The summit, which can be viewed online at www.enditnownorthamerica.org, is open to people from all faith-based backgrounds.
Story by V. Michelle Bernard
Adventist Community Services (ACS) Disaster Relief (DR) staff around the Columbia Union conferences are preparing for the potential local landfall of Hurricane Florence.
Florence could possibly impact parts of Virginia, Maryland, West Virginia and Ohio. (Visit local sources for up-to-date information on your location.)
Story by Doug Walker
Washington Adventist University has been selected by the Maryland Clinical Simulation Resource Consortium (MCSRC) to receive a 2018 Equipment & Materials Award in the amount of $248, 565.94.The award is for the acquisition of three medical simulation mannequins to be used in WAU's nursing instruction programs.
The mannequins include VICTORIA, an advanced birthing simulator.WAU's VICTORIA model will include a deep-vein Thrombosis leg option to enhance WAU nursing students' preparation for this common but dangerous pregnancy complication.The award also includes a SimBaby MK II Tetherless Mannequin and Nursing Anne Simulator which will enable students to practice a wide range of competencies.
Story by Shannon Kelly
For more than 22 years, Tim Harley has been serving Potomac Conference’s Shenandoah Valley Academy (SVA) in New Market, Va., including as head chaplain since 2004, and as the associate chaplain eight years before that.
Harley juggles many responsibilities in his job. He teaches Bible classes to sophomores and seniors; leads baptismal Bible studies; attends regular admin- istration committee meetings; plans mission trips, weekend programs and activities; and helps supervise them on campus.
Story by Shannon Kelly / Images by Brad Barnwell
For 30 years, Claudio Consuegra has been a volunteer law enforcement chaplain. Consuegra, a member of Potomac Conference’s Beltsville (Md.) church, and the director of Family Ministries for the North American Division, has served as a chaplain in six states.
In his latest book, Perfect Grace, Tom Hughes, pastor of Ohio Conference’s Newark and Lancaster churches, shares about discouragement that came from his endless pursuit of perfection. In the book, Hughes provides the remedy.
Read our interview with him below:
Visitor: How has the acceptance of resting in Jesus’ grace on our behalf made an impact in your life?
Hughes: I’ve learned that we can’t add anything to God’s perfect grace, we just accept his glorious gift of salvation full and free!
Story by Doug Walker
Washington Adventist University President Weymouth Spence announced his appointment of Ms. Amy Ortiz-Moretta as Vice President for Student Life. Adventist University President Weymouth Spence announced his appointment of Amy Ortiz-Moretta as Vice President for Student Life. Ortiz-Moretta commenced her duties on Monday, July 2.