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									                          Connecting the Pacific Union Adventist Family




                                                                                                       September 2009




            4               Vacation Bible School
                             Attracts Parents, Teens and Kids

9 Students Turn Recyclables into Teddy Bears 16 Pacific Union College Announces New President 22 LLU Celebrates School of Medicine’s 100th Anniversary
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                                                     ONE to ONE               PRESIDENT’S PERSPECTIVE




Year of Evangelism Efforts Pay Off
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     his year has been designated the Year of Evangelism       prophecy. I am seeing the fulfillment of His promise and
     in the North American Division. In 2008, the              prophecy in my own meetings, and it is most humbling.
     Pacific Union team and the seven local conferences          We can never forget that the Holy Spirit is the Rep-
developed plans, allocated funds and prepared soul-            resentative of Jesus Who sent Him when He ascended
winning                                                                                                 to heaven. So,
endeavors.                                                                                              I believe, when
   The Pacific              I am under great conviction that what we are                                we hold Jesus
Union executive                                                                                         and His grace
committee voted              witnessing in the Paci c Union this year is a                              up before the
a special appro-                                                                                        world, the
priation of $1            foretaste, if not the beginning, of the outpouring                            Holy Spirit is
million to help                                                                                         present in a
churches with               of the Holy Spirit in Latter Rain power. In John                            mighty way.
their evangelism
efforts during              12:32, Jesus said, “And I, if I am lifted up from                             Let us all pray
                                                                                                        that God will
2009. At the end
of the second                 the earth, will draw all peoples to Myself.”                              pour His Holy
                                                                                                        Spirit in a del-
quarter, bap-                                                                                           uge on all who
tisms and professions-of-faith to the church are up            will be giving and receiving the good news in 2009, not
by 10.43 percent over the same period of 2008.                 only in our own territory, but also around the world.
   Union and conference administrators and depart-
mental directors have united with evangelists, church          Arnold Trujillo,
pastors, lay people and youth in a great thrust to reach       Vice President
the millions in the five states of the Pacific Union ter-      Pacific Union
ritory (California, Nevada, Utah, Arizona, Hawaii). I
encourage the readers of this article to read the details
of the amazing things that are happening in the reports
in the Recorder from each of the seven conferences.
   I have had the privilege of sharing my “Waves
of Grace” series in 10 of our churches through Au-
gust -- three more are scheduled this fall. I stand
in awe at the evidence of the Holy Spirit’s power
as I behold faces aglow as hearts are warmed by
the amazing grace of Jesus, our Lord and Savior.
   I am under great conviction that what we are witness-
ing in the Pacific Union in this year is a foretaste, if not
the beginning, of the outpouring of the Holy Spirit in
Latter Rain power. In John 12:32, Jesus said, “And I, if I
am lifted up from the earth, will draw all peoples to My-
self.” While He is speaking of the manner of His death,
I also believe that his declaration is a promise and a



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     SOUTHEASTERN CALIFORNIA




    Vacation Bible School
    Attracts Parents, Teens and Kids
    S
        ummer is often associated
        with family vacations, going
        to the beach and resting,
    but in Southeastern California
    Conference, summer is a time
    when evangelism happens and new
    connections and friendships are
    established.
       More than half the churches in
    Southeastern conducted Vacation
    Bible Schools for their own children
    and those in their communities this
    past summer. For most churches,
    this meant that one week during
    the summer was dedicated to ral-
    lying youth and adults as staff and
    putting on a program for kids.
       Each group has stories to tell.     Children engage in story time at Loma Linda Korean church.
    Each church had different experi-
    ences. Many lives were touched
    — in some cases the staff, in other    classes herself and held lectures on             La Sierra University
    cases the kids or the parents. Here    how to react to children’s behavior                 La Sierra University church
    are a few stories from the field:      and what kinds of discipline meth-               was one of the few churches to
                                           ods there are and when to use them.              hold much of its VBS program
    Riverside Spanish                      This class ran parallel with VBS.                outdoors. Even the heat and the
       The Riverside Spanish church        Most parents who brought their                   strong evening winds did not deter
    is located close to several apart-     kids to VBS stayed for the class.                the kids and the staff from having
    ment complexes, so VBS is a time         “Holding parenting classes was                 a good time. Chris Oberg, senior
    that many kids who live there          a heaven-sent idea. It is amazing                pastor, said that getting younger
    look forward to. Many of these         that the church came up with it,”                children excited about activities
    children simply walked over to the     said Sabrina Villa, VBS director.                is not that hard. The challenge is
    church to participate. More than 70    The parents were grateful and even               to get youth involved in church.
    percent of the kids who showed up      asked the church to continue to                     “One of our focus points is on
    came from the local community.         hold similar meetings. The church                recruiting youth to help us,” said
       Although the focus of VBS was       members have challenged them-                    Oberg. “We have 40 youth from
    on the kids, church members also       selves to hold a major commu-                    La Sierra Academy who volunteer
    thought about how to reach out to      nity event every three months.                   to help. They are not members of
    these children’s parents. Angelina       Villa said that one of her                     our church, but they want to spend
    Camacho, a retired public health       teen helpers, a Buddhist,                        time with their friends.” Accord-
    nurse, suggested offering parenting    said, “This is what religion                     ing to Oberg, VBS is a good time
    classes for any parents who were       should be about, not just sit-                   for youth to use and develop their
    interested. She offered to teach the   ting around and meditating.”                     leadership skills within the church.


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                                                                                             SOUTHEASTERN CALIFORNIA
                                                                     Children sing along at the La
                                                                         Sierra University church.




                                                                                                     Enno Müller
                               Craft time is fun for many children
                               at the La Sierra University church.


Santa Ana Edinger                                   cation tips
  This year, the Santa Ana Edinger                  for kids,
Spanish company decided to pair                     teens and
up with the Martin Luther King                      adolescents.
Elementary school to hold a VBS                     Parents
there instead of in their church                    enjoyed
building. Principal Eleanor Rodri-                  this so
guez and several community leaders                  much that
were happy to open the school’s                     they asked
doors. Gang issues are a common                     if the church could follow up
problem in the area, so the com-                    with more events for them and
munity appreciates any effort to                    their children. On Sabbath morn-
offer kids alternative activities.                  ing, the church held a gradu-
  Moving VBS to a school had the                    ation ceremony for VBS.
added benefit that more parents felt                   “The church was packed, and at                                 VBS is something many kids
comfortable sending their chil-                     least one-third of the attendees were                          look forward to, but so do many
dren. The number of kids nearly                     guests,” said Ruiz. After the service,                         churches. According to Manny
doubled compared to previous                        the church had a fellowship meal                               Vitug, director of children’s minis-
years, going from 70 to 130.                        that encouraged guests and church                              tries, “VBS is the largest outreach
  Frank Ruiz, associate district                    members to interact. Ruiz also                                 for our churches to their commu-
pastor, attributed this to the trust                believes that VBS is an evangelistic                           nity. VBS can be one of the most
that parents have toward the school.                tool. According to him, “Parents                               effective forms of evangelism.”
Besides VBS, the church also taught                 go where kids go, which makes
a class for parents about communi-                  VBS a powerful evangelism tool.”                               Enno Müller

In April VBS leaders met in Loma Linda for a training session.




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     NORTHERN CALIFORNIA



    NCC Teachers Focus
    on Professional Growth
    A
         t the beginning of last school year,                      pursue these subjects throughout        Center, he learned ideas for leading
         Northern California Conference                            the school year and summer.             worship services, including ways to
         Education Superintendent Berit                               “Adventist education is em-          integrate culture, art and technol-
    von Pohle encouraged conference                                powering us as teachers to seek         ogy into the worship experience.
    teachers and principals to take                                out things that will help us im-           Hunt was happy to get a chance
    ownership of their continuing                                  prove our teaching,” said Clark.        to step away from typical teachers’
    education by writing professional                                 Nathanael Dunn, Sacramento           meetings. “Very seldom is there any-
    growth plans and applying for NCC                              Adventist Academy athletic director,    thing for music teachers,” he said. “I
    education department money to help                             also attended a conference — the        think it’s great you get to pick exactly
    fund them.                                                     California State Athletic Directors     what you need and what you’d like.”
      Each educator who submit-                                    Association Conference in San Diego        With a toddler and a new baby,
    ted a professional growth plan                                 last April. While there, he learned     Sacramento Adventist Academy
    and completed it was eligible to                               ways to strengthen the connection       English and religion teacher Tonja
    receive up to $400. The depart-                                between athletics and academics.        Rasmusson worked on her pro-
    ment has granted $7,500 so far.                                   He especially appreciated the        fessional growth at home. She
                                                                   networking opportunities. “To be in     completed the initial course of
                                                                   a room with all other athletic direc-   an online program offered by the
                                                Stephanie Kinsey




                                                                   tors - that are dealing with the same   University of California, San Diego,
                                                                   stuff you are - is amazing!” he said.   which explains a nontraditional
                                                                      Many of the teachers paid part       way to teach and grade students’
                                                                   of their expenses themselves. Cindy     writing, based on six traits.
                                                                   Myers, Paradise Adventist Academy          “I was really excited about
                                                                   teacher, said that she has wanted       it,” said Rasmusson. “I’m going
                                                                   to attend the International Read-       to use it in my classroom.”
                                                                   ing Association regional conference        Some teachers decided to work
                                                                   meetings for years, and her profes-     on their professional growth to-
                                                                   sional development grant from           gether. Orangevale SDA School
    NCC Education Superintendent Berit                             the NCC education department            Principal Brad Davis and his teachers
    von Pohle, seen here chairing an NCC
    Board of Education meeting, wants                              covered about half of the cost.         agreed to focus on the same plan
    teachers and principals to take charge                            During the three-day confer-         and complete the work as a team.
    of their own professional growth.                              ence in Phoenix in February, she        They continue to meet together to
                                                                   learned a variety of new teach-         develop a program of specific ways
      For her professional develop-                                ing methods, including a way to         for teachers to track student progress
    ment, Echo Ridge Christian School                              use art as a medium to encourage        and communicate with each other.
    teacher Sari Clark attended a                                  students to write. “I’ve very suc-         The NCC education depart-
    three-day conference last February                             cessfully used it and plan to use it    ment professional growth program
    in San Francisco — the “best I’ve                              some more this fall,” said Myers.       is “motivation to help teach-
    ever been to in my life,” she said.                               Foothills Elementary School music    ers stay on the cutting edge as
    Titled “Learning and the Brain,” the                           teacher Dennis Hunt attended a          much as possible,” said Davis.
    conference fanned Clark’s interest                             different kind of conference last
    in social and emotional learning                               March. At the West Coast Worship        Julie Lorenz
    and inspired her to continue to                                Conference at the Adventist Media


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Schoonover Wins
Excellence in Teaching Award
E
    l Dorado Adventist School teacher              EAS Principal Larry Ballew ap-                                         Schoonover said she enjoys teach-
    Nancy Schoonover was awarded                preciates Schoonover’s enthusiasm                                      ing at a Christian school because
    a 2009 Excellence in Teaching               for adventure. “The sun never sets                                     she has the freedom to share her
Award on Sabbath, May 25, at the                on Nancy’s classroom!” he said.                                        faith openly. “I like the fact that I
Placerville church.                             “One minute Nancy is teaching,                                         can intertwine biblical principles
   Schoonover was one of 12 teachers            the next she’s marching on Angel                                       and behavior principles and how
in North America chosen to receive              Island with her little Union sol-                                      they can all relate back to Christ
the $1,000 award, bestowed by the               diers, on the Carson Pass with her                                     and what He wants for us, how
non-profit Alumni Awards Foun-                  Mormon Brigade, or coaching her                                        He wants us to live our lives.”
dation, whose aim is to promote                 runners for a cross-country meet.”                                        She credits Ballew, the school staff,
excellence in Adventist schools.                   Schoonover’s zeal for California                                    local church pastors and the com-
   “We are pleased that Nancy is                history extended into her summer                                       munity with enriching the lives of
receiving such appropriate recog-               vacation this year, when she and                                       EAS students. “It’s easy to be at your
nition,” said Northern California               her husband visited all 21 Califor-                                    best here,” she said. “Every single
Conference Education Superin-                   nia missions — 18 of them in only                                      teacher here could get this award.”
tendent Berit von Pohle. “She                   six days. “Such a teacher thing!”
is an exemplary teacher who                     she called it with a laugh. “I re-                                     Julie Lorenz
continually seeks activities and                ally needed to see all of them so
projects that will bring the cur-               I can be more knowledgeable.”
                                                                                                    Wayne Schoonover




riculum to life for her students.”                 Sister and brother Cassidy and
   Schoonover has worked at EAS                 Daniel Wheelwright each had
for 12 years, teaching kindergar-               Schoonover as a fourth grade teacher.
ten and various combinations of                 They both said that a highlight of
second, third and fourth grades.                their experiences was the overnight
She currently teaches a class of                trip to Coloma, where they panned
third- and fourth-graders.                      for gold, met interesting “characters”
   One of her favorite subjects is              and sang songs around the campfire.
fourth grade California history,                   “She is compassionate and fun
particularly because of the many                and really neat to be around,”
field trip options within driving               said Cassidy, now a fifth-grader.
distance of Placerville, including              She remembers Schoonover’s
visits to the gold discovery site at            regular assignment to the class
Coloma, the Mission San Fran-                   to make encouraging cards for
cisco de Asís, and Angel Island.                people who were sick or sad.
   Although she uses many of the                   “She is always thoughtful of
“tried and true methods” of an                  other people’s feelings,” said
experienced teacher, she admit-                 Daniel, now a sixth-grader.
ted, “It’s always fun to mix it up!”

                  “There are times that teaching is stressful and at times it is very tiring, but
                     overall, it is a very rewarding profession,” said Nancy Schoonover, who
                       visited Mission Santa Barbara during a fact-finding trip this summer.



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     CENTRAL CALIFORNIA




    Cooking for Others Provides
    Nourishment for One Senior Citizen
                                                                                            whom. And when I start cook-
                                                                                            ing, my back pain goes way. This
                                                                                            is my mission now, and I know
                                                                                            that God will give me health and
                                                                                            energy for whatever He needs me
                                                                                            to do. I enjoy every minute of it.”
                                                                                               Reading Ruthie Jacobsen’s Bridges
                                                                                            101 inspired Mayer to watch for
                                                                                            ways to interact with her neigh-
                                                                                            bors. When she needed an outlet
                                                                                            fixed, she called an electrician
                                                                                            neighbor. Then she took the fam-
                                                                                            ily some rice pudding as a thank
                                                                                            you. Unbeknownst to her, rice
                                                                                            pudding was the man’s favorite.
                                                                                               During one of her daily walks
                                                                                            around the neighborhood, she no-
                                                                                            ticed a house that had caught fire.
                                                                                            She visited with the residents, then
                                                                                            returned with some food and a copy
                                                                                            of Radical Prayer by Derek Morris.
    Laurel Mayer, 85, has found that cooking meals for her neighbors and praying            “I’ll read it right now,” the lady said.
    with them has given her a reason to get up and feel useful every day.                   “This has really shaken me up.”
                                                                                               “There are so many ways to
                                                                                            meet people without pushing our


    L
        aurel Mayer has always been an                 “It energized me to do that for      religion,” says Mayer, a life-long
        active and caring person. But                her,” says the widow of 14 years. “I   Adventist, mother and grand-
        when severe back and knee pain               love to cook, and I realized there     mother. “We just need to be loving
    forced her to slow down a couple                 were other people on my street         and caring.” She utilizes holidays to
    of years ago, the 85-year-old felt               who would appreciate a home-           share a book or pamphlet with the
    she had no reason for living. “Lord,             cooked meal and friendship.”           neighbors she’s befriended. They
    I need to feel like I’m helping                    Mayer has now cooked and             are usually glad to take and read it.
    someone even at my age,” she                     prayed for more than a dozen              “God is just waiting for us to
    prayed.                                          families in her Hanford, Calif.,       give Him the opportunity to use
       Within weeks she heard of a                   neighborhood. “I wake up in the        us,” she says. “I’d encourage older
    neighbor who was sick. She visited               morning and say, ‘Lord what do         people like myself to take every
    and found Elizabeth fighting cancer,             you have planned for me today?’ I      excuse to go see their neighbors.
    depressed and not wanting to eat.                get so excited, because God opens      There is so much we can do. Our
    So Mayer made her a pot of soup. A               up doors and people all the time.      age doesn’t have to limit us.”
    healthy meal, fellowship and prayer              When I think I’m too tired or
    became a daily ritual, and Elizabeth             don’t want to cook, God gives me       Shenalyn Page
    was soon smiling and hopeful.                    an idea of what to cook and for


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Students Turn Recyclables
into Teddy Bears
W
         hen the third -graders at                This year, 38 buses loaded with        “GOTB offers a priceless op-
         Sierra View Junior Academy,           613 children, 388 caregivers and       portunity — a mother’s touch
         Exeter, Calif., heard about           206 volunteers traveled from cit-      and hug, a private conversation
kids needing teddy bears, they                 ies throughout California to visit     and a connection with hope and
wanted to get involved. What they              incarcerated moms in Chowchilla.       healing,” says Turk, who grate-
needed was a very good fund raising            This annual event is offered at no     fully acknowledges the gener-
idea. Their themed reading program             cost to the participants. For the      ous support of individuals and
gave them an idea — recycling.                 trip, there are activity bags for      community churches, including
  “Our Pathways month-long                     children and comfort care kits         the Visalia Adventist church.
reading program taught about                   for caregivers. The visit includes        For 12 third-graders, it offered an
environmental issues and the need              lunch with mom and a picture           opportunity for practical applica-
to recycle,” says teacher Brenda               together. On the bus trip home,        tion of a classroom curriculum, and
Evans. “Putting what they had                  the children receive a teddy bear      a life lesson in sharing God’s tender
learned into practice, they de-                with a letter from Mom. Post event     love and compassion with others.
cided to turn recyclables into the             counseling is provided as needed.      “God’s love and kindness could
much needed teddy bears.”                         The project took a month and a      truly be seen in the hearts of these
  A few months earlier, a project              half to complete, with cans and bot-   generous children,” says Evans.
called Get on the Bus had come to              tles coming from everywhere. The          For more information about
Evan’s attention. GOTB makes it                students spread the word to church-    the prison ministry for children,
possible each year for children to             es, parents and the other classrooms   contact Nancy Turk at 559-627-
visit their mothers who are prison             at the academy. With the help of       1088 or turktales@comcast.net.
inmates at Valley State Prison for             some cash donations, they met
Women, in Chowchilla, Calif.                   their goal of $300 to buy 30 bears.    Caron Oswald
“On the ride home after their visit,
each child is given a teddy bear in
an effort to give them some much
needed comfort,” Evans explains.
  “Get on the Bus was born in
the hearts of two Los Angeles
Catholic social justice workers
in 2000 when they realized that
children of incarcerated women
were rarely having an opportu-
nity to visit with their moms,”
explains Nancy Turk, member of
the Visalia church and GOTB
coordinator for the Central Valley.



  Sierra View Junior Academy third-graders
    held a recycling fundraiser to buy teddy
bears for kids whose moms are incarcerated.



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      ARIZONA




     Team Builds Four One-Day Churches
     in Ecuador
     A
           t the end of June, 25 lay                 At three of the four building              “During our time at the final
           people, most of them youth,            sites, the team ran medical clinics.        church building site on Thursday,
           from Arizona, California,              They set up in whatever facilities          July 2, the church members were
     Florida, Michigan and Tennessee,             were provided; one day it was in a          so gracious and hospitable to us,”
     set off on a journey to Guayaquil,           building in a highly-populated area,        said Lundquist. “They provided
     an area near Ecuador’s largest and           another day in a rural public school        lunch for us, sharing the story of
     most populous city.                          classroom, and the final day in the         how a particular dish of theirs had
        The team planned to erect four            bamboo-sided, dirt-floored build-           become well-known in the sur-
     Maranatha one-day churches, pres-            ing that served as their soon-to-be-        rounding area. For four years, the
     ent Vacation Bible School pro-               replaced church. Approximately              women of the church prepared
     grams, preach the gospel, and host           750 people received medical atten-          and sold this dish as a fund raiser
     medical clinics. Led by Benjamin             tion. The youth rotated through             to purchase the land upon which
     Lundquist, Phoenix Camelback                 the clinics in half-day shifts. They        the church would be built.”
     youth pastor, the group became               helped with registration, triage              Patricia, the director of one of the
     the hands and feet of Jesus.                 and pharmacy duties. “Perhaps               churches, told the story of how 11
        They did face challenges, though.         this experience sparked an inter-           years ago, she had a dream that they
     Some days they had to go into town           est that may lead to a career in the        would have a church on that land.
     for materials, and one day they had          medical sciences,” said Lundquist.          For 11 years, they prayed that God
     power failures.                                                                          would make their dream a reality.
     “Working for                                               Patricia (center) had a         “Today,” Patricia concluded, “you
     God, though,                                               dream 11 years ago that her   have made our dream come true.”
                                                                church family would have
     has its advan-                                             a church building one day.
     tages,” says                                                                             Cherie Oberlick
     Lundquist, “In-                                          Benjamin Lundquist

     finite advantag-
     es, I might add!
     He knew what
     needed to be
     accomplished each day, and He saw
     to it that the needs became reality.”
        Children sat wide-eyed during
     VBS programs, pondering David’s
     victorious encounter with Goliath.
     Songs and crafts added to the fun.
        Nine youth preached dur-
     ing the evangelistic meetings.
     “Will we, one day, see theol-
     ogy majors as a result of these
     efforts?” Lundquist wondered.

       Team members stand in front of their new
          One Day Church in Guayaquil, Ecuador.



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Sparks Church Vacation Bible
School Impacts the Community
T
     he Sparks, Nev., church held a    Tracy Pieters, standing,
                                         worked with children
     Vacation Bible School program               ages 4 and 5.
     early this summer. Lessons
and activities focused on Roman
times, the apostle Paul and the       many non-Adven-
underground church. Ninety-two        tists came early to
children participated; 48 were not    help each night.
from Adventist homes.                 Two of the visit-
  Shamarr Hill, 7, of Sacra-          ing helpers “made
mento, Calif., only attends church    a decision to do
when he visits his grandparents       Bible studies and
in Nevada. He has attended the        want to do more
Sparks VBS programs for the           with the church.”
past three years. “It was fun,” he       In addition to a
said. “It was about God. I love       spiritual week full
God.” He said he learned that         of Bible stories and lessons, kids     The following Sunday, Sab-
“we shouldn’t give up on love.”       also sang, created crafts, played    bath school and VBS participants
  “It was a great experience,”        outdoor games, learned how to        gathered at a local park for a picnic.
said Julie Beckett, 12. “I hope       use an abacus to count, petted a     This event allowed many of the
to do it next year. Even in the       baby goat and rabbit, visited the    visiting families to mingle with
hard times, God is always with        VBS store and made new friends.      the church members. Children
us, and God can change our               Children from various ethnic      were invited to a weekly follow-up
bad mood to a good mood.”             and cultural backgrounds attended,   program that explores the Amaz-
  Gail Merritt, a VBS volunteer       as did their parents. During the     ing Facts Amazing Adventure
who prepared dinner for attendees     closing program held on Sabbath      Bible study lessons for kids.
each evening, was impressed that      morning, children prayed in Taga-
                                      log, Tongan, Spanish and English.    Marsha Dupree
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     TV Host Airs International
     Viewers’ Call-In Prayers
     R
                                    C. Elwyn Platner




          ecently on a live,
          one-hour television
          program that airs
     globally on Mondays,
     Pastor Gerald*, the host,
     felt impressed to switch to
     an unusual format. “I told
     the viewing audience that
     I was not going to follow
     my usual routine, which
     includes taped messages,
     interactive discussion and
     music,” he said. “Instead,
     I had decided to direct
     attention to what was
     happening in Iran at the
     height of the crisis there.
        “I invited viewers,
     whether they were Mus-           Pastor Gerald leads a Persian-speaking congregation that meets at the Canoga Park
     lim, Bahá’í, Jewish, Christian church and is the host-producer of the “A Better Tomorrow” program.
     or any other faith, to call in
     to pray in whatever prayer format            an impact on my family,” one caller              always God’s will - even though
     with which they were comfortable.            said. “I admire you that you have                it may sometimes be painful.”
        “I asked them to pray about               enough guts to come on TV and                        In addition to the program,
     the situation in Iran in their own           not talk about politics. You are here            the pastor leads the first Persian-
     words on the phone, live over                telling us to go to God’s presence.”             speaking congregation in the
     the TV. In addition, I threw out                 “I’ll never know how many                    Adventist Church, meeting at the
     the invitation to spend that com-            were impacted by that program                    Canoga Park church on Sabbaths
     ing Wednesday as a 24-hour                   on Monday night,” the pastor                     at 5 p.m. The weekly program, “A
     day of fasting and prayer.”                  reflected. “It was such an exciting              Better Tomorrow,” is sponsored
        A flood of calls started within two       night! When a couple wanted to get               by Gospel Outreach, a ministry
     minutes of the invitation. Those             political, I told them, ‘You’re not              dedicated to extending the inter-
     manning the phones scrambled                 going to get me involved in talking              national ministry of the Adventist
     from one phone to another, as                politics. Politics isn’t the answer.             church in what’s known as the
     studio lines lit up. “I even gave            Our need is for God.’” Afterward,                10/40 Window of the world.
     my cell phone number on the                  he received an appreciative e-mail                   For further information, e-mail
     screen as a call-in option, and it           from a viewer. “We’re joining you                gerald@fardayebehtar.com.
     was tied up as well. In 45 minutes,          in fasting. You took the high road.                  *Last name omitted for security
     we were able to take 60 calls.”              We need God, not politics.”                      reasons.
        “I’m a Muslim, not Christian, but             “I totally concurred with him,”
     what you have done has left such             the host said. “The best choice is               Betty Cooney



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Youth Discipleship
Results in 65 Baptisms
S
    CC Hispanic Youth Ministry                     in court and were seeking prayer.
    initiated a Jesus Loves Jeans                  Some gang friends even sent mes-
    youth-evangelism plan with a                   sages from jail, asking for prayer
kickoff festival in February attended              and a chance to meet Jesus.”
by 1,570 young people coming                         A second report came from the
together to learn about discipleship               Spanish American church, where
and small-group evangelism.                        their former youth pastor, Carlos                  Lake of the Woods church youth advertised
                                                                                                      small group meetings in a local newspaper.
In the four months following,                      Granados, organized five small
youth conducted 80 small groups,                   groups for varying youth and young
concluding with a one-week                         adult ages. “Our groups conducted                  was his community service. Thir-
evangelistic series in Los Angeles.                three meetings weekly,” said Grana-                teen young people in these groups
   Small group reports were en-                    dos, “and we baptized 11 youth at                  accepted Jesus and were baptized.
couraging. “My idea was to                         the Jesus Loves Jeans youth series.”                  “We held a Jesus Loves Jeans
start a small group with 12 gang                     The Baldwin Park Bilingual                       youth series for 15 nights,” Erika
friends,” said Angel, a young man                  church, led by their pastor, con-                  Alvarez reported from the Lake of
and former gang member from                        ducted three small groups. “Adrian                 the Woods church in Frazier Park.
the Mid City Spanish church.                       came looking for community                         “Mitchell Alvarez, the church’s
“Many of my group began study-                     service hours mandated by the                      youth leader, was the speaker. The
ing the Bible for the first time.                  courts and his probation officer,” he              young people said that the meet-
Some were facing felony charges                    recalled. “Joining the small groups                ings taught them a lot of new
                                                                                                      things about God, and that now
                                                                                                      they have a better relationship
Baldwin Park Bilingual church Pastor Carlos Acosta prepares to baptize five cousins
who had made a pact to be baptized when they finished the studies.                                    with God. Our small church was
                                                                                      Salvador Rios   blessed with five youths’ decisions
                                                                                                      for baptism and one adult inter-
                                                                                                      ested in further Bible studies.”
                                                                                                         At the one-week evangelistic
                                                                                                      series concluding the small groups,
                                                                                                      650 young people heard powerful
                                                                                                      sermons by Pastor Laffitt Cortez,
                                                                                                      New Jersey Conference youth
                                                                                                      director. Twenty were baptized.
                                                                                                         By July of this year, the small
                                                                                                      groups had reported 65 baptisms. A
                                                                                                      second wave of youth small groups
                                                                                                      was launched, in which many youth
                                                                                                      will hold their own evangelistic
                                                                                                      series during the fall. Planners
                                                                                                      pray that many will make deci-
                                                                                                      sions for Christ in these meetings.

                                                                                                      Carlos Acosta


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     Employees Go the Extra Mile for
     Patient Care at Adventist Health
     E
         very day, lives are changed at          “They were calling for about           Care Extends Beyond
         Adventist Health facilities.         five hours, but no one came for           Business Hours
         Often change is obvious — the        them,” Kessinger said. Janice and           Like Kessinger, other employ-
     birth of a child or a life-saving        Troy didn’t have money to pay             ees also go beyond the hours
     procedure. But just as significant are   for a taxi. To make matters worse,        and locations of their nor-
     the times when employees go above        neither of them had eaten all day.        mal shifts to help patients.
     and beyond their job description to         When Kessinger heard about the           Chris Lephart, an employee of
     help a patient or coworker.              situation, he stepped into action.        the home oxygen department at
                                              “I found out that Janice and Troy         Feather River Hospital in north-
     Stranded Couple                          hadn’t eaten all day because they         ern California, just got off work
     Receives Kindness                        didn’t have any money, so I took          when he received a message from
        When Robert Kessinger, RN,            them down to the cafeteria and            the clinic’s after-hours answer-
     a nurse at Selma Community               got them both dinner,” he said.           ing service. Hope Phillips called
     Hospital in central California, came        But he didn’t stop there. Kes-         saying her husband was just
     in for his shift one afternoon, he       singer told the couple he would           seen at a local clinic and needed
     noticed a woman making phone             take them home when his shift             equipment for a treatment. Lep-
     calls to find a ride home. Janice’s*     was over. “They only lived about          hart turned his car around and
     family dropped her and her boy-          a half mile from my house,                headed to the clinic to help.
     friend, Troy,* at the hospital for       so it actually worked out re-               “Although Chris was on his
     an outpatient surgery around 7           ally well,” he said. “The food at         way home, he expressed con-
     a.m., and the couple’s plans to be       the cafeteria doesn’t cost very           cern about my husband’s need
     picked up afterward fell through.        much, so it wasn’t a big deal.”           for a nebulizer and headed in
                                                                       But when         the opposite direction to meet
                                                                    Janice and Troy     my husband in the parking lot
                                                                    were hungry,        of the clinic,” Phillips said.
                                                                    tired and want-       Once Lephart got there, he
                                                                    ing to go home,     didn’t just drop off the equip-
                                                                    Kessinger’s act     ment, but instead carefully ex-
                                                                    of kindness         plained how to use it. His effort
                                                                    was a very big      to help touched the couple.
                                                                    deal to them.         Phillips added, “We will
                                                                                        continue to use FRH’s Home
                                                                                        Oxygen department because of
                                                                                        Chris’ wonderful attitude.”

                                                                  Selma Community       Two Housekeepers Reach Out
                                                                  Hospital nurse           Clinicians at Adventist Health
                                                                  Robert Kessinger
                                                                  took his mission      aren’t the only ones who go
                                                                  to the streets by     out of their way to show pa-
                                                                  buying two stranded
                                                                  patients dinner
                                                                                        tients God’s love. Two house-
                                                                  and giving them       keepers at Hanford Commu-
                                                                  a ride home.          nity Medical Center touched a


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patient’s family by meeting one
of their most basic needs.
  One day, Maria Castro and
Celma Maldonado noticed that a
patient’s family had not eaten and
was very hungry, but the cafeteria
was closed. The two women de-
cided to put their own needs aside
and gave the family their lunches.
  When Bob Carmen, president of
Adventist Health, heard about their      Hanford Community Medical Center President/CEO Richard Rawson presents
kindness, he was so impressed he         awards of recognition to housekeepers Maria Castro, left, and Celma Maldonado,
                                         after the women gave their lunches to the hungry family of a patient.
gave each woman a restaurant gift
certificate. “I think it’s incredible
that these two employees would           very important and appreciated,”                 through what would turn out
take it upon themselves to put oth-      she said. “Throughout the entire                 to be one of life’s most difficult
ers first and to make sure their com-    horrific event, the support given                times,” said Kathy Raethel, RN,
fort and needs were satisfied,” Car-     by all of my co-workers has been                 chief nursing office at CMC.
men said. “It’s yet another example      very influential in my healing.”                    Bohm invited the girl to stay at
of employees fulfilling our mission.”                                                     her home while they waited for
                                         A Traveler on Oahu Gets a                        her parents to arrive from Japan.
Coworkers Help Coworkers                 Translator and a Friend                          Then she helped the family com-
at the Corporate Office                     Acts of kindness are appreciated              municate with the doctors as they
  Adventist Health employees             in everyday circumstances, but their             made the heartbreaking decision to
across the system also reach out         effects are magnified in the face                take their daughter off life support.
to help their coworkers in times         of tragedy. It was this kind of care                Several weeks later, Raethel got
of need. At the corporate office in      that a young Japanese girl received              a letter from the family. It ex-
Roseville, Calif., the Caring Con-       when her sister was hospital-                    pressed how thankful they were for
nection program helps employees          ized at Castle Medical Center on                 the comfort of the staff at CMC,
when they feel like they are at the      Oahu after a diving mishap. The                  especially Bohm. They were in
end of their rope. The program pro-      sisters were vacationing in Hawaii               deep pain, but they wanted to
vides meals, financial help and paid     when the unexpected tragedy hit.                 let the staff know how touched
leave, as well as help with childcare,   With no family or friends in the                 they were by their kindness.
yard work or household chores            area, the girl waited alone in the                  Bohm and the staff at CMC
— all from fellow employees.             emergency department, unable                     gave support to a family when they
  One employee who was deal-             to speak or understand English.                  needed it the most. By showing
ing with the hardship of a recur-           That’s when, Cristel Bohm, RN,                Christ’s love they did what they
ring illness received flowers and a      heard about the girl’s situation                 could to ease the pain of tragedy.
gift for a certificate for a massage     and came to help. Bohm, who                         * Names have been changed to protect patient
along with words of caring and           was fluent in Japanese, translated.              confidentiality.
concern. “The caring and heal-           “There Cristel was, ready, will-
ing arms of everyone here are so         ing and able to assist the sister                Emily Young


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     Pacific Union College
     Announces New President
     O
           n July 17, 2009, the Pacific      the university through a success-                    have her at PUC,” said Dr. Ricardo
           Union College Board of            ful reaccreditation process.                         Graham, PUC board chair and
           Trustees announced that Dr.          “It is a tremendous privilege and                 president of the Pacific Union Con-
     Heather J. Knight, currently the        blessing to be invited to serve as the               ference of Seventh-day Adventists.
     provost of Andrews University in        next president of Pacific Union Col-                   Knight is also a lover of the arts,
     Berrien Springs, Mich., has been        lege,” said Knight. “Pacific Union                   the mother of college-educated
     named the new president of Pacific      College has a very distinguished his-                children, and wife of Dr. Nor-
     Union College. She will begin her       tory, and I am honored to have this                  man Knight, who has been serv-
     role as president in mid-September,     opportunity to carry on the proud                    ing as senior pastor of the Berean
     in time for the new academic year.      PUC tradition of ensuring academ-                    Seventh-day Adventist Church in
        Knight received her Ph.D. in         ic excellence and spiritual authen-                  South Bend, Ind., and an adjunct
     English from Stanford University,       ticity. I look forward to working                    professor of homiletics at the
     her master’s degree in English from     collaboratively with the PUC                         Seventh-day Adventist Theological
     Loma Linda University, and her          Board of Trustees, faculty, staff,                   Seminary. The Knights both have
     bachelor’s degree in English from       students and alumni to help move                     a passion for ministry and higher
     Oakwood University. She also            PUC to the next level of excellence                  education, and look forward to
     completed postdoctoral studies at       for this distinctive institution.”                   getting to know the Angwin and
     Harvard University in manage-              “Knight comes to Pacific Union                    Napa Valley communities.
     ment and leadership in education.       College with over 20 years of
        An accomplished academic             experience in higher education                       Julie Z. Lee and Heather J. Knight
     administrator, Knight served with       and a deep respect from the higher
     distinction for 18 years at the Uni-    education com-
                                                                  Courtesy of Heather J. Knight




     versity of the Pacific in Stockton,     munity. From
     Calif., where she was a professor       her work at the
     of English, assistant provost, and      University of
     then associate provost. As provost      the Pacific to
     at Andrews University, Knight           Andrews Uni-
     served as second officer, provid-       versity, Dr.
     ing administrative and academic         Knight has a
     leadership and managing the day-        proven track re-
     to-day operations of the university.    cord of leading
        During her three years at An-        institutions to
     drews University, Knight success-       success, and we
     fully developed and implemented         are thrilled to
     a new strategic plan, integrated
     budget and planning priorities,
     increased enrollment and stu-            Dr. Heather J. Knight
                                                  has accepted the
     dent selectivity, and strengthened       presidency of Pacific
     leadership in all areas of campus         Union College, and
     life. She oversaw the develop-           will move to Angwin
                                                with her husband,
     ment of new programs, processes           Dr. Norman Knight,
     and campus facilities and led                   in September.



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Molokai Cooking School
Hits Community Hot Button
M
        olokai church members
        recently held a successful
        cooking school. “We were
hoping for 30 and we got 60,”
says Pastor Kurt Unglaub of the
Molokai church. It was standing
room only in the fellowship hall
as eager participants flooded in.
“Fortunately, a few people brought
some extra food at the last minute.”
   One reason for the huge turnout
was the testimony of Molokai mem-
ber Carol Kanemitsu, who had re-
cently made some major changes in
her lifestyle. Last fall, she was hospi-
talized with a serious illness. During
her treatment and recovery she
learned she had high blood pres-
sure, diabetes and a heart problem.
   After recovering from this shock-       Molokai church members (l. to r.) Julie Turner, Roberta Kruger, Buddy Kruger,
ing news, Kanemitsu responded              and Krista Hightower begin setting up for the cooking school.
with fiery determination. “I aim
to beat this thing with God’s
help,” she said. “I’m a compulsive         175 points, her triglycerides plum-                Kaunakakai, a bustling metropolis
eater. I’d eat all day, down six or        meted 325 points, the diabetes                     of approximately 2,700 inhabitants
seven cans of soda, and then come          and high blood pressure are under                  on the Hawaiian island of Molo-
home and eat a big dinner.”                control, and she’s 70 pounds lighter.              kai. Longtime customers noticed
   But, that lifestyle is a thing of the     Kanemitsu and her husband,                       the steady changes in Carol. Many
past. In about six months, Kane-           Ralph, are co-owners of Takes                      begged for her secret and encour-
mitsu’s total cholesterol dropped          Variety Store located in downtown                  aged her to host a cooking school.
                                                                                                 Because of the success of their
                                                                                              first endeavor, members plan
                                                                                              to host monthly cooking and
                                                                                              nutrition classes at the church
                                                                                              for the foreseeable future.

                                                                                              Teryl Loeffler


                                                                                              Every seat was filled when the Molokai
                                                                                              church opened its doors for a cooking
                                                                                              school to benefit the community.



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        LO M A L I N DA




       LLU Celebrates the School of
       Medicine’s 100th Anniversary
                                                                                                       For example, Friday’s
                                                                                                       continuing education
                                                                                                       lecture series titled,
                                                                                                       “The Picture of Health
                                                                                                       2009,” features the
                                                                                                       founder of a health
                                                                                                       and theological center
                                                                                                       at Duke University
                                                                                                       Medical Center (Har-
                                                                                                       old Koenig, M.D.,
                                                                                                       M.H.Sc.), the grand-
                                                                                                       son of R.J. Reyn-
                                                                                                       olds who is now an
                                                                                                       anti-smoking activist
                                                                                                       (Patrick Reynolds), a
                                                                                                       former FDA commis-
                                                                                                       sioner (David Kes-
                                                                                                       sler, M.D., J.D.), the
                                                                                                       director and public
                                                                                                       health officer of the
                                                                                                       Riverside Community


       I
         n 1909, the Loma Linda                impressive lineup of guest speakers       Health Agency (Eric Frykman,
         University School of Medicine was     and reflects on the school’s history      M.D., M.P.H.), the co-discoverer
         founded in Loma Linda, Calif.         as well as anticipates its future.        of the HIV virus (Robert Gallo,
       Now, 100 years later, there is little     It’s not too late to register to join   M.D.), and the president of LLU
       question of the impact that LLU,        the festivities. “We have tried to in-    (Richard Hart, M.D., Dr.P.H.).
       specifically the School of Medicine,    clude a variety of ways to commem-          A highlight on Friday will be
       has had on the Pacific Union.           orate this major milestone includ-        author Lee Strobel, who has been
          “With more than 150 graduates        ing celebration, thanksgiving and a       invited to speak for the evening
       going out every year, the School        mindfulness of our continued need         program, joining Tim Zimmer-
       of Medicine is fulfilling its mis-      for God’s guidance in the future,”        man and The King’s Brass for an
       sion to continue the healing and        says Donna Hadley, the volunteer          evening of worship and music.
       teaching ministry of Jesus ‘to make     coordinator of the four-day event.        Strobel is recognized for being an
       man whole,’” says Roger Had-              Attendees can take a campus             atheist-turned-Christian apolo-
       ley, M.D., dean of the School of        tour on Thursday, including a visit       gist and the author of the award
       Medicine. “Many of these gradu-         to the new Centennial Complex,            winning books The Case for Christ
       ates will set up or join practices in   and hear the special keynote ad-          and The Case for a Creator.
       the Pacific Union,” he continues.       dress by Lisa Ling, a journalist and        On Sabbath at Loma Linda
          Many alumni, faculty and friends     co-host of ABC’s “The View” and           University church, H. Vincent
       are already planning to attend the      National Geographic Explorer.             Miltzelfelt, M.D., will conduct an
       centennial celebration on Oct. 28         The weekend is packed with              orchestra and choir comprised of
       to 31 — a weekend that boasts an        other speakers as notable as Ling.        School of Medicine students and


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alumni — formed exclusively for         first public appearance in 25 years.        “We are thrilled with the re-
this weekend — to accompany             Also, event attendees will have a        sponse we have had thus far to
the sermon delivered by senior          chance to view a private premiere        the programs that are planned for
pastor Randy Roberts, D.Min.            screening of the film “Stephanie’s       the students, alumni, faculty and
  The events of the weekend will        Heart” (Baby Fae’s real name).           friends of the School of Medicine,”
culminate in two programs on               Olympic gold medalist Bryan           says Dr. Hadley. “We encourage
Saturday afternoon and evening.         Clay will speak for the Saturday         all of you from the Pacific Union
The Sabbath vespers program will        night fundraiser gala that will          to attend this once-in-a-lifetime
look back at an event that played an    benefit the Centennial Tuition           celebration that is close to home.”
important role in Loma Linda’s his-     Fund for the School of Medicine.            For a complete list of centen-
tory as well as brought recognition     Clay is the reigning Olympic             nial events, including dates, times,
and prominence — the first baboon       decathlete, a feat that has earned       locations and registration, visit
heart transplanted into a newborn       him the title of “world’s greatest       the School of Medicine’s web-
then known as “Baby Fae.” Leon-         athlete.” Clay will explain how he       site at www.llu.edu/medicine.
ard Bailey, M.D., the surgeon who       has chosen to be an ambassador
performed the operation, will be        for his Christian faith using the        Donna Hadley
interviewed together with Baby          platform of his athletic fame.
Fae’s mother, who is making her




New LLU Bachelor’s Grads Are Top Earners
G
      raduates of Loma Linda University have the highest median starting salary among United States colleges ranked
      by PayScale.com. The rankings were released Monday, July 20, 2009, and reported on by The New York Times.
      The starting median salary (includes up to five years after graduation) for LLU bachelor’s degree graduates is
$71,400.
  The New York Times article attributes the num-
ber one ranking to LLU’s “strong programs”
in allied health, nursing and dental careers.
  PayScale’s rankings are based on self-reporting from
1.2 million individuals who disclosed their degrees
and earnings. The figures are based only on graduates
with a bachelor’s degree who did not go on to earn
any higher degree. Thus, professionals such as medi-
cal doctors or dentists are excluded from the survey.
  Loma Linda University offers approximately 20
bachelor’s degrees in fields ranging from geology
to dental hygiene to clinical laboratory science.

Heather Riefsnyder


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         New Logo Part of University
         Effort to Tell Its Story
         L
             a Sierra University is             important step forward in proudly      service), of individual backgrounds
             introducing a new logo this fall   declaring our identity and basic       (ethnic, cultural, religious, educa-
             as part of a major new effort      commitments to the world,” says        tional), of intellectual disciplines
         being launched to share La Sierra’s    Marilyn Thomsen, vice president        (academic, professional), and of
         story and market educational           for communication and integrated       personal characteristics (abili-
         opportunities on campus.               marketing. “The new logo is an         ties, interests, temperaments).
            The new logo is the culmination     integral part of our communication        The circle formed by the figures
         of a four-month process of consul-     and branding resources.” While the     expresses the underlying unity en-
         tation with at least 140 students,     most visible component of La Sierra    riched by our diversity — the unity
         faculty, staff and members of the      University’s enhanced market-          of our ultimate values (faith, integ-
         board of trustees. A higher educa-     ing effort is the new logo/graphic     rity, courage, compassion), our fun-
         tion marketing firm in southern        identity system, the university is     damental attitudes (trust, respect,
         California assisted the university     also putting a long-term strategic     openness), and our primary activi-
         in the development of the new          communication plan into place.         ties (learning, worship, service).




         logo, as well as a comprehensive         Fritz Guy, professor in La             The proximity of the indi-
         marketing program that will be         Sierra’s School of Religion,           vidual figures to each other ex-
         introduced to a wide range of audi-    wrote a short description of           presses our interrelatedness and
         ences during the coming months.        the new university logo’s sym-         complementarity. Their attitude of
           “This is an important moment         bolic meaning, which follows:          joyful worship reflects our con-
         for our campus, and represents                                                viction that faith is an essential
         our profound commitment to             The New LSU Logo                       part of learning, and that learn-
         share our story in a bold and             The new La Sierra Univer-           ing is an essential part of faith.
         new manner,” said Randal Wis-          sity logo is a symbolic expression       The general impression of a sun
         bey, president. “This process has      of our motto, “From diversity,         expresses the overall role of La
         helped us consider who we are as       community,” and our aim, “To           Sierra University — to enhance
         an institution, and has provided       seek, to know, to serve.” Like the     the light of God’s truth and the
         us an opportunity to effectively       motto and aim, the logo expresses      warmth of His love in all of its
         work together in embracing our         many dimensions of meaning.            people, in its sponsoring church,
         mission with ever-greater ability.”       The individual figures express      and in the surrounding world.
           “As we approach our third decade     our various kinds of diversity — of
         as a university, we are taking an      basic functions (teaching, learning,   Larry Becker


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Tennessee Court Validates Work-Study
Program at Laurelbrook Academy
T
     he U.S. Department of Labor         Department of Labor insisted that        through a balanced program includ-
     filed charges against a self-       the work-study program violated fed-     ing work with academic study.
     supporting Adventist academy        eral labor laws. With assistance from       The judge wrote: “Although
in Tennessee, urging the court to        Adventist Laymen’s Services and In-      there is benefit to the school and
issue an order shutting down its         dustries (ASI) and Adventist religious   sanatarium from the students’
work-study program, a core part of       liberty attorneys, the school raised     activities ... the primary benefit is
its educational philosophy. A federal    important religious liberty issues.      to the students, who learn practi-
court rejected the suit, and ruled in       Although the judge’s decision was     cal skills about work, responsibility
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        any Adventists were excited      These and related passages deserve       churches, or in money and banks.
        by news of “Charity in           closer study, both for their prophetic   We can only trust in Jesus. We
        Truth,” in which Pope            and personal spiritual applications.     must distance ourselves, not only
Benedict XVI called for a new               Adventists have long seen a union     from political passions, but from
global economic order to address         of church and state as central to the    our addiction to consumerism.
not only the structural problems in      persecution predicted in Revelation         Pope Benedict XVI correctly
the global economy, but the lack of      13. We may have overlooked how           observes that the market economy
morality in the financial system.        both Revelation 13 and 18 suggest        lacks a needed moral foundation.
   Barry Bussey, director of the         a further close collaboration with       Adventists can contribute to this
North American Religious Lib-            the “merchants of the earth,” the        discussion the observation that our
erty Association, wrote in his blog:     financial structures. Revelation 18      modern economy is based
“Such a call for a world political       gives a warning to “come out of her      on greed and covetous-
body is not new. We have heard           my people,” but out of what? The         ness, in violation of
these calls before — but with each       fallen church? The fallen state? The     the 10th command-
call there is a sense of growing         fallen financial system? Or pos-         ment. Now is the
intensity of world conditions.”          sibly, all three? Later, both kings      time to proclaim
   The recent economic meltdown          and merchants seek to “stand apart”      the relevance of the
has touched a nerve among people         from a Babylon that has already          10th commandment.
of many nations. What does the           collapsed. There is nothing left to
Bible say? Revelation 18 describes a     “stand apart” from. Clearly, we must     Alan J.
global economic collapse immedi-         come out before it is too late.          Reinach
ately preceding the return of Christ,       The message seems clear: we
after the close of the final judgment.   cannot put our trust in princes, in


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             At rest                      tist Medical Center and Loma Linda
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                                                                                    ChApmAn, ruth e. (Dimmig) – b.
                                                                                    March 2, 1916, McMinnville, Ore.;
                                                                                                                                 Paradise, Calif. Survivors: wife, Evdokea;
                                                                                                                                 daughter, Vera; two grandchildren; two
ACostA, nAdine (sAnChez) – b.                                                       d. May 15, 2009, Healdsburg, Calif.          great-grandchildren.
March 16, 1970, Hanford, Calif.; d.      benson, JAmes – b. Feb. 16, 1916,          Survivors: daughters, Carol Peterson,
June 21, 2008, Fresno, Calif. Survivors: Detroit, Mich.; d. June 12, 2009, Santa    Margaret Cuadra; six grandchildren; five     helms, lAurie Ann (Rathbun) – b.
husband, John; daughters, Alyssa, Alina, Rosa, Calif. Survivors: wife, Jean; daugh- great-grandchildren. Served as a nurse       Sept. 10, 1964, Loma Linda, Calif.; d.
Adelle; father, Antonio Sanchez; mother, ters, Jane, Patti, Barbara; eight grand-   at St. Helena Hospital and Health Center.    June 12, 2009, Placerville, Calif. Survi-
Hopie Sanchez.                           children; three great-grandchildren.                                                    vors: husband, Jeff; son, Christopher;
                                                                                    dixner, Arne WilFred – b. Jan. 2,            daughter, Laura. Served as a church
Aitken, emmA A. – b. Aug. 7,             boughton, nellie – b. Aug. 4,              1924, Boras, Sweden; d. May 3, 2009,         school teacher in Corona, Vacaville and
1919, Superior, Wis.; d. July 8, 2009,   1915, Chino, Calif.; d. July 20, 2009,     Riverside, Calif. Survivors: son, Kenneth    Placerville, Calif.
Loma Linda, Calif. Survivors: son, Bob;  Paradise, Calif. Survivors: daughters,     Arne; daughter, Karen Shaw; one grand-
daughters, Pat, Karyn Marxmiller, Julia Joan Chegwidden, Shirley Gruner,            child; two step-grandchildren.               horning, robertA (bobbie) – b.
Schmitz-Leuffen; six grandchildren.      Kathleen Payne; seven grandchildren;                                                    Oct. 29, 1914, Joplin, Mo.; d. May 31,
Served as a dietitian at Glendale Adven- nine great-grandchildren; two              gosev, vAsilY – b. May 25, 1917,             2009, Fresno, Calif. Survivors: daughter,
                                         great-great-grandchildren.                 Stavropol, Russia; d. July 18, 2009,         Marjean Mathiesen; one grandchild.




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     huber, louise WilheminA – b.                   Linda Nadig; four grandchildren; four      CORReCtiOn: odell, rubY Long                       son, Arek; two grandchildren; four
     June 12, 1923, Germany; d. June 11,            great-grandchildren.                       Wheeler – b. Dec. 21, 1913, Cincinnati,            great-grandchildren; sister, Shake S.
     2009, Lodi, Calif. Survivors: husband,                                                    Ohio; d. April 25, 2009, Loma Linda,               (Kay).
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     mAe – b. Aug. 5, 1927, Hanford,                                                           Department at Loma Linda.
     Calif.; d. June 6, 2008, Hanford, Calif.       mACkett, normA – b. Jan. 17,                                                                  WilliAms, gudren d. “goodY” –
     Survivors: husband, George; daughters,         1914, Bombay, India; d. July 17,           riChert, donAl eugene – b. April                   b. Aug. 19, 1919, Luck, Wis.; d. March
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     grandchildren; one great-grandchild.           son, Ted; three grandchildren; two         2009, Sebastopol, Calif. Survivors: wife,          sons, Lysle, Keith; daughters, Lindy
                                                    great-grandchildren.                       LaVene; daughters, Carmen Sheldon,                 Bliss, Gay Culpepper; 10 grandchildren;
     kAtsArskY, FredriCk bernArd                                                               Sonya, Jennifer Phan; two grandchil-               10 great-grandchildren. Was a librarian
     – b. Jan. 30, 1939, Ann Arbor, Mich.;          mAYer, russell – b. Jan. 28,               dren. Served as teacher; as a missionary           at Loma Linda University.
     d. May 9, 2009, Indio, Calif. Survivors:       1921, Harvey, N.D.; d. June 16, 2009,      in Ghana, Sierra Leone, Tanzania,
     wife, Suzanne; son, Christopher; one           Provo, Utah. Survivors: wife, Mary         Africa; as ADRA director in the Sudan;             Wilson, mArCiA – b. May 16, 1944,
     grandson.                                      (Olsechlager); sons, Russel Lee, Richard;  and with Mission Church Builders after             Great Falls, Mont.; d. June 25, 2009,
                                                    daughters, Odette Osantowski, Colleen      retirement.                                        Redlands, Calif. Played in the Loma
     kelleY, riChArd l.r. – b. April                Seabury; nine grandchildren; 13 great-
                                                                                                                                                  Linda University church orchestra for
     3, 1945, Richmond, Calif.; d. May, 29,         grandchildren. Served the Nevada-Utah roYAk, nAnCY J. – b. Sept. 3, 1934,
     2009, Spokane, Wash. Survivors: wife,          Conference executive committee, Monu- Stamford, Conn.; d. June 28, 2009,                      about 20 years.
     Patricia; daughters, Anissa Maxwell,           ment Valley Missions Hospital board,      Ukiah, Calif.
     Melissa Kelley-Antinoro; brother,              and the Milford Hospital board.                                                               Wisdom, kAthleen (bAker) – b.
     Charles Kelley; sister, Judy Cross;                                                      rue, grACe – b. July 28, 1910,                      July 18, 1926, Jaroso, Colo.; d. June
     four grandchildren. Pastored in the            mClAughlin, liliAne emmA                  Anaheim, Calif.; d. July 13, 2009, Chico,           18, 2009, St. Helena, Calif. Survivors:
     Mountain View and Central California           (Drogemuller) – b. Aug. 22, 1931, Ant- Calif. Survivors: five grandchildren; 10               son, Dennis; daughter Deborah
     conferences.                                   werp, Belgium; d. June 2, 2009, Glen-     great-grandchildren. Served for 20                  Lanham; four granddaughters; seven
                                                    dale, Calif. Survivors: husband, Harry;   years as a missionary with her husband,             great-grandchildren.
     kinCAid, hAzel – b. Feb. 2, 1919,              brothers, Guido, Roland. Employed more Dr. George Rue, in Seoul, Korea, where
     Ft. Ogelthrope, Ga.; d. July 6, 2009,          than 40 years in the Radiology Dept. of they opened a hospital, school and                    Wood, JAn lee – b. Aug. 15, 1952,
     Paradise, Calif. Survivor: son, Jim.           Glendale Adventist Medical Center.        orphanage.                                          Long Beach, Calif.; d. May 16, 2009,
                                                                                                                                                  Escondido, Calif. Survivors: husband,
     ledington, JeAn louise – b.                   mitChell, Albert – b. May 16,               shennAr, nubAr – b. Feb. 14, 1919,                 Paul; daughters, Anne Rigby, Beth;
     Sept. 26, 1921, Exeter, Calif.; d.            1942, New York, N.Y.; d. June 23, 2008,     Istanbul, Turkey; d. June 19, 2009, Loma           parents, Eugene and Dolores Giuntini;
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     Oct. 12, 2008, Loma Linda, Calif.          8/4/09 10:33 AM Page 1
                                                   Lemoore, Calif. Survivors: daughters,       Linda, Calif. Survivors: wife, Vartanus;           brothers, Steven and Clayton Giuntini.
     Survivors: son, Robert; daughter,             Katie, Rachel.


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