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Nearly 700 volunteers from across the U.S. served 2,000 patients at Jumpstart Free Health Clinic in Killeen, Texas, on July 14-15, 2016. They came to serve in the manner of …

Point of View

A Season of Change

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Pat Humphrey, Record editor, communication director, health ministries director, and ASI liaison, has announced that she will retire from the Southwestern Union Conference at the end of August.  Pat first …

To Your Health

Unparalyze Your Outlook

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Zig Ziglar once said, “It’s not what happens to you that determines how far you will go in life, it is how you handle what happens to you.” Too often …


The Best Place to Be Is at the Feet of Jesus

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When I was young, I was determined to become a famous rapper, a professional skateboarder, or a professional football player. Finally, I found the one thing that was meant for …

Pass it On

West Houston Church Launches Journey to Wholeness

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“Ever since my husband and I came back to God in 2008, after falling away and becoming lost in our addictions for nine years, we had been hoping to begin …

Visión Hispana

El Mejor Lugar Para Estar Es A Los Pies De Jesús

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Cuando yo era joven estaba decidido a convertirme en un famoso rapero, un patinador profesional, o un jugador de fútbol profesional. Por fin, encontré lo que era mi destino, o …


They Came to Serve

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“When I called the number [for Jumpstart Free Health Clinic] and the guy answered the phone, he said, ‘We’re here to serve you.’ And I cried. Because that’s the word …

NAD Health Summit Focuses on Emotional Wellness

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The North American Division (NAD) Health Summit has been, for more than a decade, a place where people come to be equipped for health and wellness ministry outreach within North …

The Process of Being Whole

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I often look for textbook definitions of words to discover where a word originated, the original meaning, and how a word’s power to portray meaning may be underestimated. In one of …

Hope for the Wounded: Advocating for Addiction Recovery Among Adventists

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“Hello, my name is Juliet.” I begin as I introduce myself in my 12-step Sabbath School class. “I’m a grateful believer in the Lord, Jesus Christ. I struggle with work-a-holism …

Arkansas-Louisiana Conference

Feeling Good?

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A question often asked, especially to someone who has been ill or who is recovering from an accident is, “How do you feel?” Getting a response on how someone “feels” …

Ark.-La. Official Notice

--- OFFICIAL NOTICE --- Arkansas-Louisiana Conference of Seventh-day Adventists Notice is hereby given that the 34th Regular Constituency Session of the Arkansas-Louisiana Conference of Seventh-day Adventists will convene Sunday, September …

Young People Help Pack Flood Buckets for Flood Victims

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Shreveport, La. » On Sabbath, March 19, the Shreveport First Church, Shreveport Spanish church, and the youth group from the Shreveport South church school came together in the afternoon to …

Mena Church Holds Community Health Seminar

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Mena, Ark. » What causes disease, how do thoughts, beliefs, and emotions affect the body? Horst Mueller, M.D., a Christian physician who studied medicine at Freiburg University in Germany, has …

Three Youth Baptized at New Orleans First

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New Orleans, La. » Three students at Greater New Orleans Christian Academy (GNOCA) were baptized at the New Orleans First Church. When 13-year-old Meron was asked, “What does it mean …

Pathfinder Leader Inducted Into the Hall of Fame

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Hot Springs, Ark. » The Arkansas-Louisiana Conference Pathfinder-Adventurer Council voted unanimously at a recent PAC meeting to induct Earl Lyman into the Pathfinder Hall of Fame. On Wednesday, March 23, …

Oklahoma Conference

Our Health Message Is the Answer

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Looking for ways to improve your community? Let me share with you some startling information. Do you know the health ranking of your state? Here are the health rankings for …

Oklahoma Welcomes New Pastors

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Oklahoma City » Recently, the Oklahoma Conference welcomed two new pastors. Pastor T. J. and Kirstan Sands both graduated from Southwestern Adventist University and T.J. was assigned as an associate …

Young Adult Rally Inspires Closeness with God, Community Service

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Edmond » Young adults from across the Oklahoma City metro area gathered at the Edmond church for worship and spiritual conversation on May 13-14. The Oklahoma City Area Young Adult …

First Burmese Camp Meeting in Oklahoma

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Tulsa » July 1-3, 2016, was an exciting time for the Zomi Burmese Seventh-day Adventists in Oklahoma. For the first time, this group held a special camp meeting in the …

Southwest Region Conference

Bringing Young Souls to Christ through Adventist Education

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The 2015-2016 school year saw many changes for the Southwest Region Conference education department. From changes to the administration and changes to how outdoor school is conducted, to the emphasis …

Dinner with the Doctor: An Outstanding Health Initiative

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Natchitoches, La. » Led by Ezinne Akamiro, M.D., members of Natchitoches church hosted Dinner with the Doctor, a community-wide health initiative held at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Center …

Baton Rouge Berean Elder and Teacher Retires After 35 Years in Education

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Baron Rouge, La. » Recently, the Baton Rouge Berean Church said “farewell’’ to Jerome R. Pondexter, one of Berean’s elders and teachers. He retired after 35 years of work in …

Cowboy & Biker Camp 2016

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Cowboy & Biker Camp Date: Sept 30 – Oct. 2, 2016 Location: Lone Star Camp, 6829 FM 317, Athens, TX  75752 Theme: FIT (Faithful, Integrity, Trustworthy) Call in Information: Suzanna …

Texas Conference

JaNewShare: A January Health Initiative

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The Texas Conference Comprehensive Health Ministries Department would like to announce JaNewShare, a 40-day health and wellness initiative to promote church growth at the start of each year. The world …

A Lesson in Prayer

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Dallas » Recent storms caused devastating flooding at The Oaks Adventist Christian School in Houston, Texas. In response to the elementary school losing supplies and books, the students and staff …

Weslaco Recognizes National Day of Prayer

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Weslaco » The Weslaco church held its first annual National Day of Prayer breakfast, an observance held on the first Thursday of May. The National Day of Prayer invites people …

Texico Conference

Hope for a Dying World

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The average life expectancy of Americans is decreasing. The prevalence of chronic diseases has increased tremendously, and in 2012, the diabetic population reached 25 million. Hypertension, coronary artery disease, stroke, …

Prayer Ministries Flourish in Los Lunas, Socorro, and Belen

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Socorro, N. Mex. » The Los Lunas, Socorro, and Belen church district hosted a prayer “drive-thru” event during March and April. Five people requested Bible studies as a result. Prayer …

Revelation Seminar a Success in Albuquerque

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Albuquerque, N. Mex. » Thirteen people joined the Albuquerque Heights church through baptism or profession of faith on April 1, 2016. Evangelist Richard Halversen, together with his wife, Mary, had conducted …

Southwestern Adventist University

Advice for College Freshmen—From a Recent Grad

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Starting this new chapter in your life can be a little daunting, but it can also be fun, exhilarating, and fulfilling. I’ve learned a few things along the way, so …

Introducing Vonda Seals, Director of Alumni Relations

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Vonda Seals, newly appointed director of Alumni Relations, shares her vision and excitement for her new position: “I am so excited to be back home at my alma mater. I …

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Real Estate/Housing Summit Ridge Retirement Village is an Adventist community in a rural setting but close to Oklahoma City medical facilities and shopping. Made up of mostly individual homes, the …


August 2016 Announcements

Greater New York Academy 95th Anniversary Reunion: Honoring classes ending in 0 and 5. Friday, October 7 to Sunday, October 9, 2016. Beginning with a Welcome Table supper at 6:00 …


August 2016 Obituaries

Curtis, Orlie, L., born February 27, 1934 in Hutchinson, Kansas, and died May 24, 2016, in Napa, Calif. Orlie had a full life including two careers, first as a physicist …

On the Record

A Season for Every Purpose

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Ecclesiastes 3:1-8 is one of my favorite passages in the Bible. The first verse is especially meaningful, particularly at this point in my life’s journey: “To everything there is a …

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