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Dan Hilasaca Ordained in Moving Ceremony

(También español) No, no, no! I’m not gonna cry.” Those were the words of Dan Hilasaca, pastor of the Cedar City church and the Red Cliffs church district, at his ordination to the gospel ministry, just before he started thanking those who were a part of his ministerial journey.

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Women Meet for Week of Prayer

(También español) I was at work on that Wednesday and got a call about an appointment I had to attend. This appointment would interfere with the women's week of prayer I had been attending. I was conflicted.

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An Idea Whose Time Had Come - Part 3

(También español) That was then, this is now. Randy Hill, who spent part of 1985 working as a Taskforce youth pastor in the Simi Valley church in California, is now vice president for youth and young adult ministries for the Pacific Union. Hill recently provided an update. 

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The Son of Joseph

(También español) Although, strictly speaking, it is not a religious festival, Father's Day gives us a chance to reflect on a familiar theme in our tradition.

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Celebrating 105 Years

(También español) In April, Sahuarita church member Marjorie Holm celebrated her 105th birthday in the Green Valley, Arizona, community where she has lived for over 30 years.

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Forget Me Never

(También español) Mia-Alani Matsubara can be defined as an aspiring world changer with one goal: to contribute to the eventual cure of Alzheimer's disease.

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Oceanside Teacher Honored

(También español) In March, Matthew Perez, grades 3-4 teacher at Oceanside Adventist Elementary (OAE), was selected as one of 12 out of 24,000 teachers in San Diego County to receive recognition for his work in the classroom through Tribute to Teachers, an annual program presented by local radio station KYXY 96.5 and American Assets Trusts.

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On the Precipice of Eternity

(También español) The Northern California Conference, in collaboration with the Pacific Union's Church State Council, sponsored a religious liberty summit at Pacific Union College.

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An Idea Whose Time Had Come part 2

(También español) What do Sandra Roberts, executive secretary of the Pacific Union Conference; Tony Anobile, vice president for church ministries of the Southwestern Union, and Ray Tetz, director of communication and community engagement for the Pacific Union Conference, have in common?

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Looking Ahead to Summer Experience

(También español) Do you remember the excitement you felt as the school year came to an end? Like most children, you were probably filled with anticipation for all the fun you were going to have during the long summer break.

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Serving the Least of These

(También español) Embracing its commitment to being community-elevating, the Oakland Market Street church hosted an impactful Prison Ministries Sabbath featuring Anthony Lewis, a pastor from Florida. 

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Those Who Lead

(También español) A  journey on any public conveyance requires the presence of one particular person. He or she can be found in the cockpit of an aircraft, the bridge of a ship, behind the steering wheel of an automobile or bus, or in the engine cab of a train. Without this person, the journey would be impossible.

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Fundamental Belief Number 3: The Father

(También español) Throughout my adult life, whenever I needed a prayer breakthrough, I called my parents. My wife and I are convinced that my father has a direct link to the throne of God and that God hears and answers his prayers.

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“When Mother Tucked Me In”

(También español) Every year during the month of May, I find myself wishing for one more visit with my mother. It has been 22-plus years since she fell asleep in Jesus, and yet I miss my mom on Mother’s Day more than on her December 19 birthday or the anniversary of her death.

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Foundation for Service

(También español) Pathfindering—like any ministry aimed at children—begins with a basic premise: Kids need Jesus. This is immediately followed by another insightful truth: Kids want to be involved.

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James Boundey Ordination

(También español) On Sabbath, April 6, Pastor James Boundey was ordained to the ministry in the Seventh-day Adventist Church. With his wife, Beth, and seven children by his side, Boundey received his official ordination commissioning from the administrators of the Arizona Conference.

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“Lest We Forget”

(También español) Do you remember the time when…” That’s the preamble to most family stories—often recounting something embarrassing or surprising.

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49th Weniger Meeting Honors La Sierra Music Prof, Former School Dean

(También español) The news came as a shock to Kimo Smith, longtime La Sierra University music professor and organist for the Loma Linda University church—he was to be a recipient of the prestigious Charles E. Weniger Society for Excellence awards, which honor those who have impacted Seventh-day Adventist education, its institutions, and their communities.

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Birth of a Mission

(También español) Say the word “Pathfinders” to an adult Seventh-day Adventist and an interesting thing might happen to their face. A faraway look captures the eyes as a gentle smile lifts the corners of the mouth.

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“They Served Me”

(También español) Liss’ warm smile lit up the screen as she joined our videoconference from behind her desk in northern California, where she holds the position of operations director for Kaiser Permanente Health Connect.

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Small School Pastor Program

(También español) The Small School Pastor Program stands as a beacon of support and spiritual nourishment for 16 small rural schools found in the vast expanse of the Northern California Conference.

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Music and Its Muse

(También español) The introduction of the Worship Leadership class at Rio Lindo Academy marks a significant shift in recognizing the profound impact of music within spiritual practices.

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A Mother’s Legacy

(También español) My mom always reminded me,” Dr. Wesley Phipatanakul recalled quietly, blinking through his wire-rimmed glasses, “that the most important thing in the world was my relationship with the Lord.”

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This Is My Story

(También español) The most recent young adult conference delved into the book of Ruth, with the theme “This Is My Story,” and the attendees discussed how God works in the midst of brokenness.

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Four Teachers Who Changed My Life

(También español) The closest thing to a “family business” in my family is being a teacher. My dad taught science and math and was a small school principal. His parents were both teachers, and so was his sister.

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In Search of Proper Education

(También español) To Adventists living in the twenty-first century it may seem that Christian education has been central to their church from its inception. That, however, is far from the truth.

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God’s Closet: The Hands and Feet of Jesus

(También español) I needed clothes and you clothed me.” Inspired by the words of Jesus in Matthew 25:36 (NIV), the God’s Closet ministry provides free clothing to families in need. Started 15 years ago, its impact has grown to 49 active locations today. 

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Pastors Recharge at Leoni Meadows

(También español) The NCC pastors braved the snow and ice while traveling to and from Leoni Meadows for their annual pastoral retreat. Despite the odds, they made it to the retreat with high spirits and enthusiasm.

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A Glance Into PUC’s Film Program

(También español) I have been working at PUC for 10 years now. I graduated from PUC’s film program in 2006, with the college’s location and the Visual Arts Department holding a special place in my heart.

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Celebration of Our Schools

(También español) Our schools are dedicated to fostering the wholistic development of students by nurturing their physical, academic, spiritual, and emotional well-being in every aspect of school life.

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The Power of Example

(También español) The day dawned cloudy and gloomy as I peered through the window of my hotel. A certain uneasiness lingered in my heart, knowing that I would be attending a funeral that morning.

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Bowling For Souls

(También español) Sacramento is home to a significant number of refugees who have fled their homes in search of safety, security, and a better life.

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Your Daughters Shall Prophesy

(También español) If it weren’t for Grandpa, I may not have felt the call to pastoral ministry. He was the first pastor I knew. I saw his deep love for Jesus and caring concern for people.

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La Sierra University Charts Path Toward Growth

(También español) Heading into 2024, La Sierra University is charting an upward trajectory based on enrollment targets, with near-term strategic investments in personnel, increased salaries, scholarships, software upgrades, and athletics initiatives.

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You Belong

(También español) What does it mean to belong? Have you ever asked yourself the questions "Where do I belong?" "Where do I fit in?" "What does it mean to belong?"

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The Language of Heaven

(También español) There are many computer and app-based language learning systems. Recently, our daughter Amanda applied some birthday money to the language program “Babbel” to become conversant in Spanish.

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Herman Loris Kibble: A Retrospective

(También español) Herman Kibble was born to Pastor Harvey W. Kibble Sr. and Thelma L. (Winston) Kibble on July 16, 1931. At age 5, Herman was shot with a loaded handgun that a playmate had mistaken for a toy. Miraculously, he survived. 

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Sang Ho Choi Ordained in Las Vegas, Nevada

(También español) Sang Ho Choi was ordained to the gospel ministry on Dec. 2, 2023, in Las Vegas, Nevada. Choi and his wife and ministry partner, Pyoungsook, and their three children—Jina, Sooa, and Nakhee—currently serve the Las Vegas Korean church.

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Six New Members, Including Pastor’s Brother, Baptized After Inspirational Series

(También español) In the midst of the “Live Longer, Live Better” series at University church last October, an unexpected and deeply moving transformation unfolded that was close to home for University church Pastor Lawrence Dorsey Sr. His brother, Brandt, after watching the streamed series nightly from New York, embraced a pivotal moment in his faith journey by choosing to be baptized in the Adventist faith. 

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Ministry at the Table

(También español) Last October, the Azure Hills church family came together at the table to celebrate the dedication and refurbishing of the long-awaited kitchen and fellowship hall.

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No Greater Love

(También español) As we draw closer to the return of Jesus, we can see prophecy being fulfilled all around us. Scripture tells us in Matthew 24:12, “And because lawlessness will abound, the love of many will grow cold” (NKJV).

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Facing Your Giants

(También español) The NCC African American and Urban Ministries Department sponsored “Facing Your Giants,” a two-week evangelistic series hosted by the Stockton Mayfair and Valley Community churches.

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Medical Service Crosses Barriers

(También español) Through a generous planned gift, the Northern California Conference (NCC) Health Ministries Department has partnered with local churches to host free dental and medical clinics.

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Embrace Grace: A Powerful New Ministry at Kaneohe Church

(También español) On Sept. 7, 2023, the Embrace Grace Ministry was born at Kaneohe church. Under the leadership of Mandy Bourne, Embrace Grace became a safe space for two single "Brave Girls" experiencing unplanned pregnancies to receive support spiritually, emotionally, and physically.

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P.G. Rodgers: Builder of Black Adventism

(También español) Dr. H. Claude Hudson, president of the Los Angeles chapter of the NAACP, and Charlotta A. Bass, publisher of the California Eagle, Southern California’s leading Black newspaper, were among the guest speakers at Wadsworth Seventh-day Adventist Church in Los Angeles on Jan. 7, 1931.

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Good Things Come in Sevens

(También español) Recently, Pleasant Hill Academy had an impactful fall week of prayer. Leif Cano, Placerville church associate pastor, spent the week with students, sharing a themed message of God's acceptance.

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The Power of Memory

(También español) Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” Ironically, most of us either do not know or forgot who said this.

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Divinity School Theologian Wins National Hispanic Book Prize

(También español) For practical theology assistant professor Marlene Ferreras, the goal of the dissertation research trip to Yucatán, Mexico, in November 2016 was straightforward: collect data utilizing scientific research methods toward shedding light on the struggles of indigenous female Mayan workers at multinational maquila manufacturing plants.

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Finding My Purpose

(También español) He was 14 and I was 12 when our relationship began—too young for “serious stuff,” my parents said. But as the years rolled along, through academy and college, the “serious stuff” developed.

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It’s My Very Own

(También español) When Pinal County Department of Child Services personnel step into a home and remove a minor, oftentimes that child is not allowed to bring anything with them.

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The Revitalized Church

(También español) Have you ever visited a church that just exuded life and vitality? Many of us have experienced this type of church in some form, where—from parking lot to pew, in the prayers and the praise, and throughout the program all the way to the potluck table—the glow of Jesus and His love shone through in a palpable and contagious way.

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As Time Flies By

(También español) Wherever we turn, we hear people talking about how fast time passes. The psalmist mourns that his days are like a handbreadth and his years are like nothing (Psalm 39:5).

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Adventurers Have a Fun Day

(También español) On November 5, over 1,000 attendees representing 28 Adventurer clubs from all over Arizona gathered at Paradise Valley Park in Northern Phoenix to participate in the annual Adventurer Fun Day.

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Bethel Church Celebrates Six Baptisms

(También español) In 2023, Bethel church celebrated six baptisms. In the fall, Jana Steele and Stephen Stapleton—after studying with Homer Hart, Bethel church pastor, as well as Marsha Browne, Bethel church member—celebrated their baptisms.

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The Preamble to the 28 Fundamentals

(También español) The Preamble to the 28 Fundamentals is probably the least read portion of the official statement. Yet it is essential in order to understand the Adventist perspective on the list of doctrines that follow.

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Maranatha

(También español) "The defendant will please rise for the reading of the verdict.” This is the moment of highest drama in the criminal trial. Guilty or not guilty?

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Thoughts for the New Year

(También español) Although in one sense the first day of the new year is no more to God than any other day, yet He often puts into the hearts of His children at that time a desire to begin the new year with new resolves

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Moab Manna

(También español) It’s that time of year again! The members of Moab church have faithfully worked to prepare their annual produce give-away through their farm ministry, Moab Manna Farm.

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A White Christmas

(También español) Most people would not choose the Christmas season to visit the small town of Washington, New Hampshire—home of the first Sabbath-keeping Adventist congregation.

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Boulder City Hosts Health Fair

(También español) The Boulder City church recently hosted a health and resource fair. This event was created for the community of Boulder City and its surrounding areas and was completely free to all participants.

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FEJA Ministries Empowers Youth at Camp Wawona

(También español) The vision of FEJA ministries is to unite Adventist churches to collaborate in Hispanic youth ministry, both at the conference level and the church level. It is led by an executive committee made up of 10 young adult leaders from different churches within the conference.

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Superheroes and Crisis Management

(También español) From Nov. 5-7, 2023, communication directors and their teams from around the Pacific Union gathered in the newly finished Pacific Union Production (PUP) Center in the Westlake Village headquarters of the Pacific Union.

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From Joy to Mourning

(También español) It was to be a day of joy and celebration. Every year, the Jewish religious cycle concludes with the completion of the reading of the Torah and a celebration known simply as “rejoicing in the Torah.”

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God With Us

(También español) A million miles away from our planet orbits the massive James Webb Space Telescope. This marvel of astronomical engineering has amazed both scientists and the general public with dazzling pictures of our universe.

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50 Years on the Hill

(También español) When one paints a picture of a church’s history, the mural is comprised of many faces and stories. Such was the case during the 50th anniversary of the Kingman church. 

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Racing Through Childhood

(También español) The first time I laid eyes on little Nova, she was bolting from her kindergarten classroom, left arm adorned in a fresh pink cast, running like her chariot was on fire.

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Baptisms on the Road of Gold

(También español) The small town of Sutter Hill sits at the crossroads of California's mother lode region. Sutter Hill, San Andreas, and Lockeford churches recently engaged their community with two Bible seminars that struck gold.

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You're Made for More

(También español) Many Americans believe the next decade will be marked by significant societal problems. A majority say they are worried about economic insecurity, political division, environmental imbalance, a sense of a lack of personal safety, the limits of healthcare systems, and other serious challenges.

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Second Annual Combined Women’s Retreat

(También español) Nevada-Utah Conference (NUC) Women’s Ministries, in an effort to enhance unity and become better stewards of resources, has combined the general women’s retreat with the Hispanic women’s retreat, resulting in one glorious blessing for the women of their vast conference.

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Ongoing Relief Efforts

(También español) By the time the wildfires that engulfed the western portion of Maui were officially extinguished, efforts to help the community were already well underway.

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Learn, Grow, Thrive

(También español) Holbrook Indian School (HIS) is a first- through 12th-grade boarding school operated by the Pacific Union Conference of the Seventh-day Adventist Church.

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Empowered Youth: Arise and Go

(También español) This summer, 50 young people answered God’s call to arise and go by serving as student literature evangelists for 10 weeks across the Central California Conference.

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A Welcoming Place

(También español) My wife, Jennifer, and I were walking with our granddaughters on a beautiful fall afternoon. Macy had shared her scooter with one of the neighbor boys, and now he had suddenly zoomed away.

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The Big Question

(También español) The Lord Jesus had spent several days with His disciples by the Sea of Galilee. While they were there, the Pharisees and Sadducees came to tempt Him by demanding that He show some sign to authenticate His claim to be the Messiah.

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Rebuilding for a New Academic Year

(También español) Anticipation always hovers on the horizon just before the beginning of each new school year here at HIS. Staff members come to terms with the end of their summer break and then quickly switch gears as they eagerly begin planning lessons and preparing their classrooms for the return of our dear students.

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The One Who Had Mercy

(También español) In Deborah Stone’s book, The Samaritan’s Dilemma, the issue of a panhandler in her hometown of Henniker, New Hampshire, was brought up at a town hall meeting, highlighting the current state of our society.

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Supporting a Loved One with Cancer

(También español) When a friend or family member has cancer, you may feel helpless. Knowing what to say or do is hard, but when someone with cancer receives support from their loved ones it helps their physical and emotional well-being.

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Something Better

(También español). From August 7 to 10, educators, administrators, and leaders from Seventh-day Adventist schools across North America came together in Phoenix, Arizona, for the highly anticipated North American Division (NAD) Teachers' Convention.

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We Are His Treasure

(También español) What is your most loved treasure? We all have something. And I don’t mean something costly like a car, a painting, a sculpture, or gold and silver possessions. I mean those things that tug at our heart: a childhood photo or toy, baby’s first shoe, a graduation memento, a postcard from a loved one.

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Called to Serve: Staff Stories

(También español) Holbrook Indian School (HIS) is located in the historic little town of Holbrook, Arizona. Coming to HIS feels a little like being in a far-off mission field across the ocean (but with no ocean.)

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A Different Coastal Experience

(También español) The district of Covelo-Willits-Fort Bragg is home to three lovely churches situated amidst the picturesque Yuki Wilderness to the east, Round Valley Reservation Trust Land to the north, and the serene Pacific coast to the west.

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The Gathering

(También español) The Arizona Conference Women’s Ministries Team held their second annual “The Gathering” on Sabbath, July 29, at Thunderbird Adventist Academy.

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Al Punto: A Starting Point

(También español) Pastors Guillermo Quiroz and Enrique Baez unpack the nuances of the Sabbath School Quarterly lessons through Southeastern California Conference (SECC) Hispanic Media Ministries' new Sabbath School series, Al Punto.

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Chris Estay Installed

(También español) Pastor Chris Estay was installed as the new pastor of Vallejo Central church in July. Estay is excited about his new church family.

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Never-Ending

(También español) Family issues at home, vast weather changes around the world, travel restrictions, problems that arise and are out of our control: While this is the reality in some of our lives, for a brief moment at summer camp, these issues fade away as our campers and camp staff understand how much bigger our God is.

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Inaugural Award Gala, New Endowment to Honor Geratys

(También español) The Tom and Vi Zapara School of Business at La Sierra University is launching an inaugural award this October that will seed a student activities and scholarship endowment and honor individuals who have made substantive contributions to their societies and the broader world.

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True Community Relevance

(También español) The African American ministries department serves as a valuable resource for local churches, providing vital support and fostering community engagement through a variety of impactful initiatives.

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Diplomas for Disciples

(También español) The Fairfield Spanish church is dedicated to maintaining its connection with the community by offering a space for spiritual growth and education.

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Small Decision, Big Impact

(También español) Emigdio Gamez wanted to start a Pathfinder Club. He had loved being a Pathfinder in Nicaragua when he was growing up, and he wanted the same experience for his kids.

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Stewardship Series Part 4: In the Image of God

(También español) What does it mean to be created in the image of God? This idea of reflecting God’s personality and character—being a representative of the Almighty—is so crucial for the believer that Paul suggests that God Himself is leading the charge.

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Board Appoints New Deans at Two Schools

(También español) Loma Linda University Health’s Board of Trustees this year appointed Shawn B. Collins, Ph.D., DNP, as dean of the School of Nursing and Adam L. Aréchiga, PsyD, DrPH, to serve as dean of the School of Public Health.

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Freedom Week

(También español) In a display of shared purpose, two local churches—Kailua Adventist church and New Hope Kailua—partnered together in May for a transformative event known as Freedom Week.

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Synergy of Evangelism

(También español) On Sabbath, June 24, a large crowd gathered at the Salt River. With hundreds of people looking on as they floated by, 15 people were baptized by Pastors Ed Anderson and Don Bishop.

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The Sign of Stewardship

(También español) When our son Tyler was 3 years old, he and his big sister were watching Sesame Street on the local PBS station. Suddenly Bert and Ernie cut away to a smiling man who obviously didn’t live on Sesame Street.

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Woolsey Ordination

(También español) On May 13, 2023, Pastor Vince Woolsey was ordained as a Seventh-day Adventist minister by members of the Arizona Conference administration and members of the Mesa Palms church in Mesa, Arizona. 

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The Seeds of Greed

(También español) The term “greed” could be defined by relating it to several examples: the excessive desire for riches, a desire to satisfy sensual appetites, and even the fervent craving for something good.

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Open to Participation with God

(También español) Pastor Ben Williams has been serving the Kihei and Lahaina churches on Maui for about a year and a half. Living in Lahaina, he and his wife, Casey, are active in the local scene and motivated to encourage the people around them to develop a vital relationship with Jesus.

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Sahuarita Welcomes “Pastor Mo”

(También español) Pastor Mawethu Zonke, “Pastor Mo,” was officially installed as pastor of the Sahuarita church in Sahuarita, Arizona, in January by Arizona Conference Ministerial Director Van Bledsoe.

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Why Go to Summer Camp?

(También español) While this could still be the sentiment of many who attend youth camp today, this statement was written way back in 1936! Some things just don’t change, and enthusiasm for the summer camp program continues to inspire both campers and staff in 2023.

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Chandler Churches Celebrates Growth

(También español) The church pews are full, the parking lot is full, and space is running out for the Chandler church—all problems that are “good” problems for a church to grapple with and discuss.

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SECC Hosts First Young Adult Night

(También español) On February 11, 2023, Southeastern California Conference (SECC) hosted a young adult night of worship. The night of worship was a collaborative effort by several young adult departments from the conference.

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HIS Nation to the End of Time

(También español) I hope you enjoy reading the stories originating from our little school in the Arizona desert. For over 75 years, Holbrook Indian School (HIS) has been a place where miracles happen.

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Planting a Church in Good Soil

(También español) The name of the Oakland missionary group Buena Tierra translates to “good soil” and was inspired by the Parable of the Sower in Matthew 13. It is a lively and vibrant group that loves, helps, shares, celebrates, has fun, and grows.

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Your Target: To Be Like Jesus

(También español) Of all the requests that the gospel makes of us, the most difficult are those that have to do with physical suffering. We are willing to leave father, mother, siblings, spouses, children, home, possessions, and homeland for the gospel.

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Arizona Ordinations Meet Needs Unconventionally

(También español) The typical path to ordination” would not describe the process for Pastor Ranison Kennedy and Pastor Alvin Schnell. While their backgrounds and life experience are dramatically different, both have a passion for ministry that has eclipsed their retirement years.

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Snow and Rain Collapse Gym Roof

(También español) On March 5, Echo Ridge Christian School, our Pre-K through eighth-grade school in Nevada City, was dealt a severe blow when the gymnasium roof collapsed under heavy snow and rain.

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“I Will Return”

(También español) Luke 15:18 tells of a transformational moment toward which the prodigal son has been heading for years. His arrival at this moment was not planned, but it was scripted. Every act of this young man’s life was leading him directly to this moment.

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Thunderbird CNA Program Introduces Students to Patient Care

(También español) The Certified Nursing Assistant course at Thunderbird Adventist Academy encompasses every aspect of the school’s mission. “The program was created to give high school seniors an opportunity to gain medical knowledge, develop critical thinking, and experience patient care in a healthcare immersion setting,” said instructor Eva Gonzalez.

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REACH Hawaii

(También español) REACH Hawaii continues to provide specialized services to students in Adventist education in Hawaii schools. Influenced by the North American Division’s REACH (Reaching to Educate All Children for Heaven) initiative

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An Adventist School Is A Place Where . . .

(También español) Youth are immersed in the Word of God and are taught the real gospel. They get a true picture of the character of God as a loving heavenly Father, come to understand the plan of salvation, and personally decide to accept God's invitation.

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Leadership Lessons from the Story of Moses

(También español) Where there is risk, where there is unknown, where there is great venture and opportunity, smart leaders frame their work, think deeply about, the story of Moses,” said Alex Bryan, chief mission officer for Adventist Health, as he spoke to Adventist Health executives who gathered in Roseville, California, last month for a day of conversation about the mission of Adventist Health.

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STEAM Fair

(También español) Hawaiian Mission Academy Ka Lama Iki has been working to integrate STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) into many areas across the curriculum.

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Bible Encounter Experience

(También español) For the past 15 years, the education department at the Central California Conference led out in a Bible Challenge, similar to the Pathfinder Bible Bowl.

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Source and Aim of True Education

(También español) True education means more than the pursual of a certain course of study. It means more than a preparation for the life that now is. It has to do with the whole being, and with the whole period of existence possible to man.

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Take a Closer Look at Adventist Schools

(También español) Every year I look forward to the special “Education Issue” of the Pacific Union Recorder. Since 2018, the April issue has focused on the ministry and powerful work that takes place in the Seventh-day Adventist schools across the Pacific Union.

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“He Knows Me by Name”

(También español) It was when I was a 14-year-old high school student at Golden Gate Academy in 1958 that I realized that Jesus loves me and knows me by name—including how to correctly pronounce Trujillo.

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Serving with a Heart Like Jesus

(También español) Sunday, January 22, was a special day for the women's ministries leadership of the Arizona Conference. Approximately 65 women from around the state convened at the Mesa Palms church in Mesa, Arizona, for a full day of fellowship and training.

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Unto These Hills

(También español) I am reminded of Ps. 121 when I look at the hills around me. My Camarillo, Calif., home is surrounded by hills—hills that were dry and brown because of the drought; hills that were scarred by the aptly named “Hill Fire” in 2018

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Nevada-Utah Conference Training Young Leaders

(También español) I learned that there are people out here who care…and it’s refreshing to see.” This quote from one of the attendees of the annual Youth Ministry Leadership Training encapsulated the effort of the Nevada-Utah Conference’s Youth Department, spearheaded by Pastor Rudy Alvir.

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Global Mission Work Supports Masai Women’s Health

(También español) A 15-year-old Masai girl stumbles alone through the doors of the Africa Mission Services Clinic in Kenya, her feet dusty red with road dirt. Her eyes fix on the small birthing table across the room. Holly Green, Adventist Health perinatal specialist, helps her onto the table, no sheet between her and the faux leather mattress used in the center’s more than 600 deliveries last year.

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Sharing Christ No Matter Where He Leads

(También español) When I’m asked why I chose to become a pastor, I’m not sure how to answer. It's not something that I chose; rather, it chose me. Up until a certain point in my life, I had never dreamed or even thought of being a minister.

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The Radicals Brings Into Focus the Faith of the Anabaptists

(También español). The Radicals is a stage production about the Reformation written by Pacific Union College (PUC) professor Laura Wibberding. The play tells the story of early Anabaptist leaders. Their role in the Reformation was arguably more impactful to the heritage of the Seventh-day Adventist Church than even Martin Luther himself.

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The Fruit of the Harvest

(También español) The Moab church loves their community and continues to demonstrate it in different ways. Their agricultural ministry, Moab Manna, has now inspired a beautiful new outreach called the Harvest Basket.

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Back from the Ashes with a Win!

(También español) Redwood Academy celebrated the opening of its new gymnasium on Dec. 9 by hosting a basketball game. The former gym was burned along with the school during the Santa Rosa Tubbs fire in 2017.

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Stronghold Evangelism

Within just a few weeks of becoming an officially recognized group, The Stronghold International Seventh-day Adventist Mission Group in Pearce, Ariz., conducted its first evangelistic meeting, “Our Great Hope Today.” Beginning in August, members of the group conducted house-to-house visits and distributed Spirit of Prophecy books, along with banana cake. The four-month preparation culminated in the Dec. 26-31, 2022, meetings.

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A Marathon Friendship

Leila Ventar, a resident of the island of Kauai in Hawai’i and a member of the Kapa’a church, thought Dec. 11, 2022, was going to be the day she carried herself across the finish line of the Honolulu

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Countdown Time

LEA ESTE ARTÍCULO EN ESPAÑOL There was a mountain waiting for me to climb, and I decided it was my time to try. At 14,505 feet, Mount Whitney is the...

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