The Spanish-American church in Los Angeles celebrated its 40th anniversary on April 9. The Paulson Hall building was amazingly relocated from Michigan Avenue in Los Angeles to Bridge Street a few blocks away, the current location for Spanish- American church.
The building, named after David Paulson, a prominent Adventist surgeon and a respected pastor and philanthropist, was owned by White Memorial Hospital, now Adventist Health White Memorial. In 1978, Arnold Trujillo joined Spanish-American church as its pastor. Around that time, White Memorial planned to demolish the building to make space for a parking structure. Pastor Trujillo had the idea to relocate the building, which was in good condition, and he approached hospital administration with a request to donate the building and the money it would have cost to demolish the structure. They agreed and the hospital also donated an apartment complex that was moved with Paulson Hall.
Engineers at the time were uncertain that this relocation could happen due to the building’s size, claiming it would take a miracle. In May and June 1981, the 200-ton building was divided into three sections, each transported separately on 18-wheeler trucks that took up the entire street.
The anniversary commemorated this miraculous relocation project that gave the church its nickname: the Miracle Church.
The cover of the June Recorder features Ecclesiastes 3:1 – “There is a time for everything and a season for every activity under the heavens.” June is the official start of summer – a time of graduations; Father’s Day; Summer Camps, and VBS. Be sure to read Pastor Sandra Robert’s article, Seasons of Life and Pastor Jim Park’s article Embracing the Purpose of Sabbath School and Personal Ministries.
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In the month of June we celebrate National Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Month. It is perfect timing as the growing season is in full swing and there’s an abundance of fresh produce available locally. The goal of National Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Month is to increase daily consumption of fresh produce.
We had the opportunity to speak with Georgia Hodgkin, a registered dietician who taught Nutrition in the School of Allied Health Professions at Loma Linda University for 42 years. Today, she shares insights on the importance of fresh fruits and vegetables in our diet, and shares some of her favorites. Our episode closes today with our interview with Georgia Hodgkin.
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