One year ago, on Feb. 19, 2022, the Oakwood Adventist Academy Mustangs high school basketball team did not play in the Alabama High School Athletic Association State Tournament in Jacksonville, Ala., due to the AHSSA not honoring the school's Sabbath accommodation request. This year, after a new rule was adopted by the AHSSA that provides for member schools with objections to playing on any day to give notice to the association each fall before the school year, the team is back in the post-season this week. WATCH OAA's inspiring story from last year.
Southwestern Adventist University recently hosted the largest basketball tournament in the NAD with more than a thousand in attendance. Twenty-five Adventist academies and Christian high schools brought 48 teams from all across the U.S. to Keene, Texas, to play in the 27th SWAU Annual Hoops Classic tournament. While on campus, students got a taste of what it is like to be a student there, including a spiritual experience. MORE
"To go or not to go?" That was the question! We had just been informed that John, my husband, had idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, a terminal disease, and he had anywhere from six months to two years to live. After collecting our breath (literally), and crying together, we refocused our future on the eternal. It seemed clear that the Lord was leading us to serve as AVS volunteers in Malawi. MORE
Delegates of the Atlantic Union College Corporation Constituency Session voted on Feb. 14, 2023, to approve a recommendation to negotiate with Seventh-day Adventist higher education institutions to create a “Hub of Education” where higher education courses and degrees will be offered on the campus. The delegates voted unanimously to authorize the board to begin implementing steps to create this hub. “The community, along with the young adults throughout our union, has been asking for this,” said Pierre E. Omeler, Atlantic Union Conference president. MORE
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