Northern California Conference
On Sunday, October 2, almost 200 children riding bicycles and tricycles attended the 2022 Adventurers Bike Derby. The event is held annually to offer a safe venue for Adventurers to earn their cycling award of riding five miles or more.
The bevy of riders with their bikes and trikes met on the campus of Sacramento Adventist Academy to ride around the running track, with a smaller course for younger children.
Southeastern California Conference
National Hispanic Heritage Month is annually celebrated in the United States from September 15 to October 15 to recognize the contributions and influence of Hispanic Americans. The Southeastern California Conference (SECC) celebrates with almost 14,500 Hispanic members in its territory.
The Adventist Hispanic work began in the Pacific Union back in 1899. In SECC, R.B. Stauffer led an evangelistic effort in National City that resulted in 14 Spanish-speaking families accepting the Adventist message in 1923. This became the first Hispanic church in SECC.
Southern California Conference
What was intended as a small-group Bible study grew into a four-day evangelistic series at San Fernando Spanish church, resulting in four souls won for the kingdom of God.
When Sam Del Pozo started his post as senior pastor at San Fernando Spanish church this summer, he asked the first elder about potential topics for the congregation to study, and the elder suggested end-times prophecy. Upon further reflection, the church realized these messages of Jesus’ return were too important to not share with others, and they began inviting people to attend the evangelistic series.
Healthcare in the Pacific Union: Loma Linda University Health
As kids adapt to their routines at school, the last thing parents want is for sickness to keep them home. However, according to Kathleen Lima, DO, a pediatrician at Loma Linda University Children's Hospital, it's important to recognize when to keep your child home from school if they're sick. Kids may be better off missing a day or two to rest and mend than potentially missing multiple days because of a worsening illness.
"It's important to keep your child home so they may recover," Lima said. "We also don't want to continue to spread viral illnesses that may jeopardize the health of their classmates, teachers, and friends."