Connecting the Pacific Union Adventist Family
4 Public School Bomber
Adventist Teacher Tackles, Restrains
6 YouthRush LEs Experience Summer Miracles 20 Leoni Meadows Staﬀ Members Honored for Heroic Actions 26 PUC Celebrates 100 Years in Angwin
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ABOUT THE COVER
Postal Regs: The Pacific Union Recorder (ISSN 0744-
6381), Volume 109, Number 12, is the official journal of the
Teacher Kennet Santana shares his Pacific Union Conference of Seventh-day Adventists, and
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ONE to ONE TREASURER’S PERSPECTIVE
God’s Positioning System Ted Benson
hen I hike or cycle, I like to have a reason for Your treasure will be safe; no thief can steal it and no
doing these activities. Besides the obvious moth can destroy it. Wherever your treasure is, there
benefits for health, having a goal or destination the desires of your heart will also be” (NLT).
adds motivation and fun. About the time Global • The GPS would not work if there were no satellites
Positioning Systems were introduced, I found that GPS in orbit sending out signals. The GPS is of no value
technology was useful for outdoor activities, including a without a signal being sent from a satellite. Likewise,
game called geocaching. This game uses a handheld GPS without daily study of God’s Word, I lose my direc-
to find an object that has been hidden anywhere in the tion because I am not locked onto the signal. I am not
world by another player. The clues to finding the hidden going to the source. Simple instructions to direct our
treasure are posted on the internet. The GPS generally spiritual journey are found in Psalms 119:105: “Your
gets players close to the right spot, but finding the word is a lamp to my feet and a light for my path”
hidden object often requires careful searching. Several (NIV). I am glad that my salvation is not dependent
aspects of geocaching have parallels in our spiritual lives. upon a satellite being in a proper orbit and sending
• When I am geocaching, I must study the data ahead of the right signal, but by the clear sure Word of God.
time and decide if this is a goal I want to pursue. The • The signals provided by the satellites are very low
same goes for our spiritual waypoints. As Christians, power. The GPS receiver is designed to find and lock
there are many waypoints that influence our lives. We onto these low power signals. Similarly, we need to lis-
have to choose whether a waypoint will be beneficial ten for the still, small voice of God to discern His will
to our spiritual walk, or if it might be detrimental. for us. He does not force us to listen by turning up the
• Once I have selected a target or a goal, I must program volume. He says “listen” and I
the waypoint coordinates into my GPS. The GPS will show you the way.
guides me to the location of the goal or the prize. The
As we start a new year,
Bible is our GPS. It has the directions to guide us on
let us make sure that
our spiritual journey to the ultimate prize — eternal
through prayer and the
life with Jesus Christ.
study of God’s Word, we
• The GPS is never wrong, but if you enter an incor- stay locked on the signal
rect coordinate, or another player enters the wrong that will show us the way
coordinates for a cache on the internet, you can miss home.
the mark by feet or miles. I have done that and ended
up at a location a long way from my goal. When we
use the Bible as a guide, the instructions (coordinates)
are always correct. It takes personal study of the Bible
to anchor ourselves and know that we are going in the
• The treasure or prize that we seek in geocaching is an
earthly treasure that will not last. Our goal should be
to seek heavenly treasures that will be everlasting. Luke
12:33-34 says, “Store up treasure for you in heaven! ...
The purses of heaven never get old or develop holes.
December 2009 Recorder News 3
Adventist Teacher Tackles,
Restrains School Bomber
hen two pipe bombs My teacher didn’t know how to over time Santana stopped. “I felt
exploded at Hillsdale High teach me,” he says about the local that being a Christian and living ac-
School in San Mateo, Calif., Adventist school. One day the cording to Christ’s example was not
teacher Kennet Santana instinctively culture shock and frustration finally really desirable or doable,” he says.
headed toward the explosions. It was erupted. “I did know how to swear After graduation Santana taught
just after 8 a.m. on Monday, Aug. pretty well in English,” he says. at his former high school, became
23. He began to get into trouble a executive director of a non-profit
Noticing a student wearing a lot. By fifth grade he grew tired of organization and was elected a city
tactical vest with a pipe bomb being picked on. “I wasn’t afraid commissioner. “I even helped dedi-
sticking out of his pocket, Santana to fight,” he says, and so began the cate the new Adventist Historical
tackled the boy, pinned his arms first of many suspensions. By eighth Village. I did not, however, attend
to the ground and stayed on top of grade, school staff had had enough. the Adventist church,” he says.
him until help arrived. Principal Jeff “I was both baptized and expelled
Gilbert and counselor Ed Canda during my eighth grade,” he says. Reconnecting
rushed to help. The three men held Parents at church told their It was a move to California so his
the 17-year-old teenager down until children not to associate with him. wife could attend an MBA program
police arrived. “No one would talk to me at Sab- at the University of San Francisco
Later they learned that the former bath school,” he says. Except one that reconnected Santana with his
student was armed with eight addi- — Tea Sung Kim, a Korean friend college roommate. He’d stayed
tional pipe bombs, a chain saw in a who continued to invite Santana to in contact with Heilig, who was
violin case and a sword. He planned youth activities, even picked him completing his Ph.D. at Stanford
to attack those who survived the up in his mother’s van. “He had the University, about one hour south of
explosions. courage to be a Christian,” Santana the city.
Gilbert had high praise for says. “This guy is still one of my “Julian invited me to attend
Santana, who has taught English best friends.” this cool little Adventist church in
language development at Hillsdale Santana excelled in public high Sunnyvale,” Santana says. “I’d never
since 2007, describing him as a school, was captain of the football put the word ‘cool’ and Seventh-day
“remarkable educator, a person who team and was salutatorian of his Adventist in the same sentence.”
any number of our students look up 360-member graduating class. He Heilig never stopped inviting,
to and connect with.” received a four-year academic schol- and eventually Santana ran out of
Santana understands what it is arship to the University of Michi- excuses.
like to be on the fringe, disconnect- gan. He also had been accepted at “At Sunnyvale, I learned about
ed from the rest of the world. the Air Force Academy in Colorado the concept of God’s grace. Being a
Springs. “I did not attend because Christian didn’t seem hard any-
Disconnected I felt I would not be able to keep more,” he says. He met other thirty-
Raised in a “super strict” Adven- the Sabbath the way I wanted to,” somethings who studied God’s
tist family, Santana’s troubles began he says. Word and still had fun. “I always
in second grade when his fam- One of his assigned roommates understood that it was possible, but
ily moved from California to the his freshman year was Julian Heilig, I’d never seen examples of it,” he
mid-west. “I could read in Span- an Adventist. At Heilig’s invitation, adds.
ish. I could not read in English. they attended church together, but
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Teacher Kennet Santana shares his gratitude to God and his passion for life with students and staff at Hillsdale
High School. “I feel that I have been give much and want to be ready to give back to God,” he says.
Santana was re-baptized five years School, Santana refused any sug- loving, faithful Savior, genuine,
ago. He told his new church family, gestion that he was a hero. “There’s caring church school teachers, loyal
“A few years ago, I never would one hero in my family, and he’s in Adventist friends, and his two Bay
have guessed I would be coming Iraq right now,” he says about his Area church families.
to an Adventist church. It was brother, who is in the military. He “We need more graceful people
something I left behind.” He now was also quick to remind everyone like that in our churches that grab
attends the San Francisco Rainbow he had a lot of help from oth- disconnected people on the fringes
church because it is closer to his ers. Gilbert describes Santana as a and stand by them,” he says.
home. “genuinely humble individual.”
At the news conference the day Santana is grateful for a mom
after the incident at Hillsdale High who read him Bible stories, a
December 2009 Recorder News 5
YouthRush Literature Evangelists
Experience Summer Miracles
his past summer, 73 student for Peace, an excerpt from the Desire water bottles from people all day
literature evangelists, divided of Ages. long — one for him and one for the
into three teams, knocked on The man looked down at the “friend” at his side.
doors around the Central California book, up at Machuca, and then left Ellen White writes: “In work-
Conference. In this recession year, at what seemed to be nothing but ing for perishing souls you have
they sold more books and earned air. After repeating the sequence, he the companionship of angels.
more money than in any of the past bought the book. Thousands upon thousands, and
10 summers. “Do you mind if I have a water ten thousand times ten thousand
bottle, sir?” Machuca asked as he angels are waiting to co-operate
Walking with Angels prepared to leave. The man went with members of our churches in
One hot summer afternoon in into his house and returned with communicating the light that God
Modesto, Calif., Cesar Machuca two water bottles. “Here’s one for has generously given, that a people
stopped to talk with a man who you,” and then as he looked to the may be prepared for the coming
was working in his garage. Machuca left, said, “and here’s one for your of Christ,” (Testimonies, vol. 9, pg.
showed him The Great Controversy friend.” 129).
and told him about the book, but Machuca looked around and
the man wasn’t interested. Machuca found no one in sight. As he 100 Percent Dependence
then tried a small book called Time continued his door-to-door work, Summer literature evangelist
Machuca continued getting two Gisel Tejeda says that God told
her to go canvassing. “I didn’t
The Fresno/Modesto Team: (Back Row) Peace Ineza, Daniel Gonzalez, Cesar Machuca, know what it was about,” she says.
Timothy Prewitt, Julian Nash, David Green, J.R. Cahatol, Laura Gren, Xu Lin, Amaris “Slowly I got more information on
Benardo, Rachel Petrello, Shay Hopkins, Thomas Baca, (Second Row) AJ Beltz, Josue
Machuca, (Front Row) Heidi Bryant, Savannah Krick, Keyla Silva, Sharon Jeon, Sarai
YouthRush, at GYC in San Jose,
Mendoza, Rachel Kearby, Laura Green, Julie Rose, Kristen Pool, Victoria Mavunga from friends in Fresno and others.
God kept bringing people to me,
answering my questions about the
“My walk with God changed
drastically,” she said. “I didn’t want
this to be a spiritual high, so I de-
cided to have time with God from
the very get go. Now I can’t go a
day without my devotions. It feels
weird without it.”
Tejada shares how YouthRush
has helped prepare her for the real
world. “Whenever I hit an obstacle
in the real world, I go to God,” she
explains. “In YouthRush, you have
to give rejection to God. Here in
the real world, when a door closes,
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you never know what God has
around the corner. I’ve learned how
to have full 100 percent depen-
dence on God.” The San Jose/Salinas Team: (Back Row) Kara Dempey, Hadasa Cisneros, Ranela
Kaligithi, Anna Gonzalez, Desiree Wichapool, Krystal Azevedo, Ashley Miller,
“YouthRush has trials you won’t Ashley Gillaspy, Karen Yanez, Elizabeth Garcia, Michelle Reyes (Front Row) Bill
get anywhere else,” Tejada says. Krick, Ricardo Camacho, Michael Tuazon, John Miller, Jason Wichapool, Anthony
“But God will help you defeat Baca, Maverick Khongphan, Westney White, Daniel Vert, Joseph Jefford
Yanez didn’t think much of the to make yourself better... We can
Divine Timing experience until Sabbath when the do nothing of ourselves. We must
On a cool day in Salinas, Calif., man walked through the door of come to Christ just as we are.”
Karen Yanez knocked on the door the Salinas church. He had been Because of those words, he real-
of a man who was searching for feeling like he wasn’t good enough ized that Jesus accepted him. Ricar-
peace. After getting acquainted to come back to church, he ex- do Camacho, the student literature
and showing him a few books, she plained to Yanez. He had done too evangelism team leader, quickly
shared Peace Above the Storm. The many things wrong. But something connected the man with the pastor
man bought four books and asked in Peace Above the Storm caught and head elder for Bible studies.
for the address and service times his eye. The words from the book When Camacho visited the church
for the local Seventh-day Adventist encouraged his heart. It said, “If several months later, he discovered
church. you see your sinfulness, do not wait the man was a newly baptized and
The Bakersfield/Santa Maria Team: (Back Row) Charlie Connely, Joel Moutray, Douglas Morazan,
Brian Goad, Jacob Gibbs, Sammy Bonilla, Erin Van Gelder, Savonna Greer, Jasmine Ferguson,
Christopher Morazan, (Second Row) Gisel Tejada, Rachel Bell, Miranda Nash, Heidi Bierle, Caitlin
Cuenca, Vanessa Diaz, (Front Row) Jason Vyhmeister, Jonathan Sanchez, Amanda Goad Bill Krick, literature ministries
director, reports the first five catego-
ries are the highest numbers in the
past 10 years for the Central Cali-
fornia Conference summer student
• Young people working: 73
• Books distributed: 59,524
• Homes visited: 305,175
• Total received: $362,303
• Student earnings, before Adven-
tist schools match: $246,366
• Bible study interests: 513
• Bible study/contact cards:
December 2009 Recorder News 7
Vista Samoan Members Dedicate
ith festivity and food in “We are a small church, but with
abundance, members of God in it, nothing is impossible,”
the Vista Samoan church said Too Leituala, head elder, in his
hosted friends on Aug. 30 as they report of the construction process.
dedicated their newly constructed The church’s 100-plus members
multipurpose hall. completed the project in seven
Two former pastors, Watson months.
Afaese and Soeli Puni; members Work on the building started on
of other Samoan congregations in Feb. 5, 2009, Leituala said. Contri-
the Southeastern California Con- butions to finance the $1.1 million
ference; representatives from the multipurpose hall came from many
conference office; and the mayor of organizations and individuals, he
Vista, Morris Vance, were among acknowledged. He also commended
their guests. the pastor, Aleni Fepuleai, who
“worked shoulder-to-shoulder” Pastor Aleni Fepuleai, standing, circulated
with members as the building took among the guests at lunchtime,
shape. enjoying the festivities with members
of his congregation and friends.
Sandra Roberts, conference
executive secretary, congratulated
the congregation on the completion outreach events and activities that
of the project, but counseled them will involve neighbors and friends.
to remember that relationships are “We have sacrificed greatly to
always more important than real have this building,” she said. “It’s
estate. my hope that relationships will
“It’s not about the building. thrive and grow in this building.
Never has been, never will be,” As you use it to serve God, every
Morris Vance, mayor of Vista, commended
Roberts said. The building was sacrifice will be worth it.”
the church for building such an attractive constructed to serve the community
multipurpose hall to serve the community. as it becomes a meeting place for
Behind him is George Atiga, director of
Asian-Pacific ministries for the Pacific Union.
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Bus Stop Evangelism
Expands God’s Kingdom
ecent stories from the Perris money to feed my family,” Burgos
Spanish church illustrate how said. “I want somebody to visit my
God can use church members, family and pray for them.”
working together, to expand His Mendoza contacted Francisco
kingdom. Cuyan, from the Perris Spanish
Once he picked up a book by Alejandro
Yolanda Burgos and her family church, so he could visit Burgos’s Bullón and began reading, Juan Diaz
woke up early and got ready to go family. couldn’t stop. He persistently phoned the
number stamped on the back of the book
to their church. It was “the day of On his first visit, Cuyan gave until he was able to begin Bible studies with
the Lord.” Time passed by and the Burgos’s family physical and spiri- Francisco Cuyan. Photo by Raúl Hernández.
service was about to start. Burgos tual food. The visits continued, and
and her family were waiting to be the Burgos family studied the Bible
picked up. But no one came to give and “La Fe de Jesús,” a Bible study
them a ride. guide in Spanish. had not missed any of the church
Burgos was desperate. She Juan Diaz had a similar experi- services.
decided to take the bus to church. ence. He found a couple of books Studying the Bible was a prior-
Tears ran down her face; she wanted at the bus stop, and started reading ity for Diaz. God’s love filled his
to attend church and spend time La Invitación (The Invitation) by heart as the basic Adventist beliefs
with her Lord. Alejandro Bullón. Diaz could not unfolded in front of his eyes, and
“Please God, help me. I really stop reading. he accepted Jesus as his Lord and
want to praise You in my life,” He was filled with emotion. This Savior.
Burgos prayed. book was different. Each short story It was Victor Castañeda who left
When she arrived at the bus stop, expressed the invitation to come these books at the bus stop, as he
she noticed three books lying on the and accept Jesus as Lord and Savior. routinely does. Cuyan conducted
bench. She started reading one of Diaz could not resist the invitation. the Bible studies. Hernández and
them, El Camino a Cristo (Steps to With tears in his eyes, he im- Alberto Ingleton, Southeastern
Christ). She lost track of time. Tears mediately called the number on California Conference Hispanic
came to her eyes; she knew there the back cover of the book. Diaz ministries director, conducted a
was something different about this reached Mendoza, who once again week of evangelistic meetings.
book. Since the bus did not come, became the link to the church and On Oct. 3, 2009, the Burgos and
Burgos decided to go home. She asked Cuyan for help. Diaz families, along with nine other
took one of the books with her. Diaz waited patiently for a call or newcomers, were accepted into
On her way home she noticed a a visit from Cuyan or Raúl Hernán- Perris Spanish church by baptism or
stamped telephone number on the dez, pastor of the Perris Spanish profession of faith. Eighteen more
back cover of the book. She called church. Unfortunately, he didn’t get people are studying the Bible for
the number. The woman who an- a call right away. Hernández and a future baptism as a result of the
swered was Rosa Mendoza. During Cuyan were both on vacation. Diaz meetings.
their conversation, Burgos poured persistently called Mendoza. The Burgos and Diaz stories are
out her heart to Mendoza and men- About a week later, Cuyan a testimony of how the Holy Spirit
tioned her needs. contacted Diaz on a Tuesday. Diaz unites individuals’ efforts when they
“I recently lost my job, so I have attended prayer meeting the next put their talents to work for His
no car to attend church and no evening. Two months later, he glory.
December 2009 Recorder News 9
AAW Names Audray Johnson
Woman of the Year
Don A. Roth
he Association of Adventist in Geneva, Switzerland. In her professional skills, earning coun-
Women has named Audray presentations she outlined South- seling credits at the University of
Johnson, a longtime eastern’s studies on abuse and some California.
Southeastern California Conference of the resources the conference has In 1983, Tom Mostert, then
departmental director, Woman of provided to help prevent it. conference president, asked her to
the Year. “This was one of the high points begin a new area of activity in the
The award was given to Johnson of my ministry,” Johnson said. “I conference called family ministries,
at the organization’s annual conven- came away with a clear view of how an area for which Johnson had a
tion at the Asilomar Conference family, health and women’s issues longstanding passion. She diligently
Center near Pebble Beach, Calif., complement each other in reaching set about collecting and writing
on Saturday night, Nov. 7. Johnson out to people everywhere.” materials on family and the work of
calls the award “a great honor.” Johnson was born and educated family ministries.
“Because it comes in Massachusetts. She In her work she sponsored
from my peers among studied nursing at seminars to train pastors on the
Adventist women, Atlantic Union Col- complicated problems of intimate
it’s even more mean- lege, and completed her relationships, bringing in noted
ingful to me,” she education at the New authors and professionals to speak
said. “Many of these England Sanitarium and to them on such issues as marriage,
women I have worked Hospital, near Boston. parenting, domestic violence, and
with for a long time About a year later, she child and senior abuse, reflecting
on behalf of the work met Ed Johnson, a the broad work of family ministry.
of all women in the young minister. They She authored a family ministries
church.” married, and soon manual entitled Resources for Fam-
Johnson is the direc- moved to San Diego, ily Ministries: A Complete How-to
tor of family ministries where Audray was a Guide for Local Church Leaders, a
for the conference, a nurse at Paradise Valley portion of which was published by
post she has held for the Hospital. AdventSource. She also has writ-
past 26 years. She also directs the Eventually their marriage dis- ten Women’s Ministries Resources for
conference’s health and legislative solved. A single parent responsible Congregations and Making Church
affairs and women’s ministries de- for two young sons, she obtained Safer for Children, which is used ex-
partments. She has served on several work as a secretary in the South- tensively in training congregations
committees for the General Con- eastern California Conference office on child abuse and child safety.
ference of Seventh-day Adventists, assisting in the health and religious On June 15, 2007, she was or-
including the Divorce and Remar- liberty departments. When the de- dained-commissioned by the South-
riage Commission, Human Sexual- partment director retired, Johnson eastern California Conference.
ity and Family Ministries commit- was made interim director and then The presentation in her honor
tees, and Taskforce on Child Abuse coordinator. was made in a joint meeting of the
and Family Violence. She eventually became the first Association of Adventist Women
In July, Johnson presented two woman director of a conference with the Adventist Forum and the
seminars on abuse at the Global religious liberty department. Dur- 40th anniversary of their publica-
Conference on Health and Lifestyle ing this time, she acquired various tion, Spectrum.
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First Graders at Redlands Adventist
Academy Learn to Give
McKenzie Wheeler made this bear for Head. They spoke to the students
a sick child as if she were making it for about the children in the hospital
herself. She gave it to the Big Hearts
for Little Hearts Guild at Loma Linda and where their bears would go.
University Children’s Hospital. The students also got to see the
classroom where the sick children
go to do schoolwork if they feel up
Once at the Build-A-Bear Work- to it. Finally, with a bit of coaching,
shop, each student chose a bear and they delivered their gifts with beam-
its outfit. Some bears were dressed ing smiles and hearts full of love for
as princesses, doctors, soccer play- their recipients.
ers, and fairies; all were different. Although students were not
Students created the bears as if they allowed to go into the children’s
were making them for themselves. hospital rooms to give their gifts
From the workshop, students were personally, they were happy to
ed by teachers Linda Breese and driven to Loma Linda University know that the sick children would
Heather Quigley, the first grade Children’s Hospital. gain encouragement from the ador-
classes at Redlands Adventist At the hospital, the first-graders able bears.
Academy found that giving to were met by Val Lewis, Dixie Wat- The prayer of the teachers and
others is fun. Thirty-three students kins and Eloise Habekost, of the parents of these first graders is that
ventured out to the Build-A-Bear Big Hearts for Little Hearts Guild, this field trip will be just the start of
Workshop to create and dress and child life specialist Dinah a life of selfless giving to others.
snuggly, cuddly bears that would
bring joy to a child with cancer in
Hannah Caldwell, Emma Padilla, Senna Kassab, and Ryan Jones prepare to give
the hospital. bears to sick children at the Loma Linda University Children’s Hospital.
In September, Childhood Cancer
Awareness month, the students
wanted to do something to show
their love to the many children suf-
fering from the disease in their own
community. Although at RAA this
project is done with every first grade
class, this year the endeavor had
special meaning. Two of this year’s
first-graders have already fought
cancer during their young lives. In
the days before the field trip, the
mothers of these students willingly
donated their time to show and tell
the classes about cancer and what it
is like to be in the hospital.
December 2009 Recorder News 11
N E VA DA - U TA H
Fallon Pathfinders Camporee
Journey Included Big Adventure
n Aug. 6, 2009, the Fallon motorhomes lost a transmission. beyond belief.” The following day
Pathfinders — including 10 While waiting for a replacement found the group sailing, water bi-
Pathfinders, six leaders and motorhome to arrive, the Path- cycling and riding the carousel and
two babies — began a 2,000-plus finders were able to visit the Cody the miniature train at the zoo.
mile journey to Oshkosh, Wis., Museum. They discovered the Great One of the Fallon Pathfinders
for the 2009 Courage to Stand Plains Indians, ate sourdough bis- decided to be baptized.
International Pathfinder Camporee. cuits cooked in a Dutch oven over Each day, kids rotated through
Nightfall found the Pathfinders a fire, and saw the largest gun col- track and field, archery, basic
in West Yellowstone, Mont. While lection in the U.S., the western art rescue, rock climbing, ropes course,
in Yellowstone, they gazed at herds collection, and Buffalo Bill’s Wild butterflies, Pathfinder Heritage
of buffalo. One bull walked close West Show memorabilia. Museum, ADR honor, and watch-
enough to the motorhome that one In the Black Hills, S.D., the ing the big cats perform.
of the leaders reached out to touch Pathfinders took in Jewel Cave, The day after the camporee
him. The group found the switch- the first cave most of the Pathfind- closed, the club explored the
backs down to Yellowstone Falls to ers had ever explored. While at Chicago Museum of Science and
be a tiring, but exhilarating experi- Mt. Rushmore, the kids found the Industry. In addition, they visited
ence. It was the tallest precipice that Nevada flag, ate ice cream and saw Amazon fish, dolphins, Beluga
many had ever seen, and it took a mountain goat and her baby feed- whales, river otters, and a touch
courage to peer over in to the deep ing right at the monument. and explore tide pool at the Shedd’s
canyon. The troupe arrived on the camp- Aquarium.
Driving across Wyoming later grounds in Oshkosh on Monday The final stop was Chicago’s
that night, one of the two rented evening ready to start the festivi- Midway Airport for the trip home,
ties. Wayne Taylor, club director, where most of the Pathfinders
The Fallon Pathfinders dressed in described the temporary city of received wings and certificates com-
their uniforms at Oshkosh, Wis. 37,000+ Pathfinders as “amazing memorating their first flight.
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H AWA I I
Local Man’s Evangelistic Campaign
Revives the Waianae Church
aj Pacleb, a local Nanakuli along the town’s main drag sported
islander, preached a three-week eye-catching color posters advertis-
evangelistic seminar in June ing the event. They mailed hand-
at the Waianae church, where he bills to every home in the zip code.
had given his heart to Jesus just 10 Several attention-grabbing high-
years before. On opening night, way banners announced Pacleb’s
the church was overflowing, and 50 “Exploring the Prophetic” seminar.
children attended a corresponding And in the days before opening
evangelism program in a church night, church members put fly-
classroom. ers on hundreds of windshields at Pastor Art Bushnell, far left, and Taj
Pacleb, far right, pause with those who
Pacleb was something of a celeb- the local high school Pacleb had made a decision to follow Jesus.
rity in his hometown, known for his attended.
antics in school, his wild ways, and By the close of the series, more
eventually, his dramatic conversion than 60 people decided to accept continues to pray for the Spirit
to Christianity. “I remember Taj,” Christ as their savior and requested to lead in supporting and nurtur-
said one visitor. “He was the town baptism, including Pacleb’s own ing the new members. Wednesday
trouble-maker!” Others recalled his Catholic grandmother. Six young prayer fellowship and Friday night
bold witnessing after his conver- adults baptized during the series Bible studies provide support and
sion when he gave Bible studies in have since registered to attend the connection for the new contacts.
English class or shared Christ with Amazing Facts College of Evange- “I have never seen anything like
the school’s football team in the lism this spring so that they can be what has happened in Waianae this
locker rooms. better prepared to share Jesus. They summer,” says Waianae’s Pastor Art
After graduation from the local plan to provide support for Pacleb’s Bushnell, himself a career evange-
high school, Pacleb went to the second series next June. Several list. “At least not in America.”
mainland to train for Bible work. are already
He has since preached scores of involved
LEFT: Evangelist Taj Pacleb,
campaigns around the world. in leading center right, prepares for a
Pacleb’s burden for his home Bible studies, baptism at a nearby beach.
community hasn’t faded, and he teaching Sab- BELOW: Winston
Crawford, an evangelist
enlisted the additional support of bath school who volunteered to
eight of his evangelist friends, who and leading help, directs passers-by
to the meetings.
volunteered to come support the children’s
effort at their own expense. They divisions.
visited and prayed with contacts, Church
provided contemporary music, members believe that much of the
and met daily to worship, pray and success of the series was due to the
study together as they sought the church’s active prayer group. The
Spirit to move on people’s hearts. growing, weekly prayer fellow-
The church made sure the home- ship prayed for the Holy Spirit
coming was thoroughly promoted. to infiltrate, arouse and energize
More than 200 telephone poles the church to action. The group
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Vallejo Drive Church Teen Ministry
Partners with SOS Thrift Shop
Danny Zelaya and Betty Cooney
hirty students from the Life the meals. “The food project was a frozen foods from the bulk pack-
Together high-school ministry nice bonding experience,” com- ages and sealed and labeled them
at Vallejo Drive church mented Glendale Adventist Acad- in meal-size containers, packaging
gathered earlier this year to prepare emy senior Jordan Khoe. “I like to about 200 meals in an hour. They
packaged meals for Glendale do whatever my church asks, and it were amazing!
community individuals and was a community service. I could “The people who come for
families impacted by the economic always rely on the church; this the meals are referred from area
downturn. was my part in giving back to the hospitals,” Elias explained. “Some
“The community service project church and the community.” are homeless; some are very low
was part of a ministerial partner- “This was my first time working income. We give them three meals
ship with the ShareOurSelves Thrift on a project with the group,” said each and a big bag of canned goods
Shop, located next door,” said Arielle Alinsod, a freshman at Glen- for a family of four.
Youth Pastor Danny Zelaya, who dale Adventist Academy. “I liked “I asked a man, ‘What would
leads the LT ministry. “To prepare, working with the kids in the group you like?’ because we have different
the Life Together group held a two- and it was for a good cause.” choices. He answered, ‘I’d just like
week food drive at the church.” “The team went in the kitchen some food.’ So we filled bags with
The collected food was transport- and worked in such a good group,” groceries and meals and drove him
ed to the thrift shop on the day the said Diana Elias, thrift shop home. The youth just made the job
students came together to prepare manager. “They separated different of the thrift store so much easier.”
“LT is committed to fostering
(L. to r.) Jacob Takamune (back to camera), Loven Lim, Kyle Voigt, Jordan Khoe and Lee the contribution of the church to
Fernandez were among 26 students who prepared 200 individual meals that were dispensed the local community and tries to
to community residents from the SOS Thrift Shop. Details at www.lifetogether.us. provide many options for service,”
said Zelayah. “We recognize that
each person has much to offer the
church and the world, and that we
are all called to spread the goodness
of God’s love, mercy, and grace.”
Errata (Oct. 09 article), Eliseo
Aquino is currently in the Army’s
chaplain candidate program. After
completing all requirements for the
church’s endorsement, Aquino will
be considered by the Army for the
military chaplaincy. If accepted at
that time, Aquino will become the
second Filipino Adventist pastor to be
endorsed as a military chaplain.
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South Bay Residents Respond to
“Best of Nature” Cooking School
he latest “Best of Nature” John Jenson
cooking school sponsored by
the South Bay church attracted
90 people; about 75 attendees were
from the community. “More people
called the day after the classes began
to say they couldn’t make opening
night, but would be coming the
next week,” reported registered
dietician Susan Jenson, Little
Company of Mary Hospital, who
coordinates the series and serves as
Held on four consecutive Tues-
day evenings this fall, the latest
“Best of Nature” school again used
an approach favored in a growing Presenters demonstrate a total of four different foods at each class, and provide 10
number of cooking classes in recent food samples, including the ones demonstrated, for each evening’s potluck.
years: all of the dishes demonstrated
were completely vegan. “I promote has been strikingly positive. “People friends about it and have been eat-
a plant-based, whole foods diet,” in our area love vegan cuisine!” ing vegetarian ever since.”
Jenson said, “using very little added added Jenson. Other presenters this fall included
oil. Protein sources are beans, nuts, “The cooking schools are very Gerard Kiemeney, SCC’s L.A.
tofu, vegetables and grains.” Com- labor-intensive, but 15 to 20 church Metro Region director, a cancer
munity response in South Bay at members help in different ways. I survivor and a vegan; Veggie Grill
each of the cooking schools there do these classes as an outreach min- owners and vegans T.K. Pillan and
istry for our church, to help people Ray White; and celebrity vegan chef
Susan Jenson have better health, to let people see Abbie Jay, executive vegan pastry
and taste that eating a vegan diet is chef in a Los Angeles restaurant.
tasty and not that difficult, and to Kiemeney acknowledges that
encourage and motivate people to his experience as a cancer survi-
adopt a healthier lifestyle.” vor influenced his decision to be
“If a meat-lover like me can make a presenter. “Nothing makes you
the switch to a plant-based diet, look at your dietary practices more
anyone can!” said Kimberly, a par- than having had a close encounter
ticipant from an earlier class. with death,” he said. “I shared that
“I am very excited about this our bodies are wonderful, created
cooking class,” said Anna, who mechanisms from God but they can
attended the class in February and only take so much abuse from fast
March. “I have been telling all my foods.”
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Music Symposium Gives Musicians
a “Taste of Heaven”
Goldson Oliver Brown
he 3rd Annual West Coast Directors for the Symposium
Choir included Margaret
Gospel Music Symposium Douroux, Jeffrey LaValley
marked the first time that and Lloyd Mallory. The
participants sang songs written by 126 Symposium attendees
came from California,
two of the presenters: widely known Georgia, Alabama and
Christian recording artists Margaret Texas. Deidre Hodnett
coordinated the event.
Douroux, Ph.D., “If My People;”
and Jeffrey LaValley, “Revelation
19:1.” Presenter Lloyd Mallory, During the follow-
D.M.A., also had incorporated his ing days, participants
original songs “O For A Faith” and went from workshop
“I’m Determined to Walk with to workshop: Vocal
Jesus” in the curriculum. Techniques (Dr. Lloyd
On Sept. 23, it was lights, Mallory), Praise and Worship reported Chane O’Banon, La Sierra
camera, and Holy-Spirit action as (Carlton Byrd, D.Min.), Music and University student, after attending
symposium participants, presenters Worship (Dr. Margaret Douroux), the workshops.
and the general public gathered at Choir Decorum (Jeffrey LaVal- Michael Mejia, 54th Street
the Berean church in Los Angeles ley), Musical Techniques (Richard church, and Willie Parker, Valley
for the symposium’s consecration Turner), and Signing and Music Fellowship church, learned more
mini concert, featuring the Berean (Jenice Broomfield). effective ways of singing from vocal
Youth and Mass Choir, 16th Street “Praise and worship must be fresh instructor Mallory. “I learned about
Mass Choir, By Grace, and South- and ever growing in order for it to the importance of choir robes,” said
ern California Area Mass Choir. be the true tool it was created for Nkemakolam Chinwah, Kansas
Emil Peeler, evangelism director — evangelism,” noted LaSean Davis Avenue church member, “and how
of Southeastern California Confer- of Compton Community church. wearing them relates to a personal
ence, presented a consecration mes- “I learned the importance of relationship with God.”
sage. “His exegetical explanation ministry, uniformity, rest and daily “It was an experience that re-
of the biblical perspective of praise worship and how these things affect minded me of what heaven is going
and worship was awesome,” said your sound, your appearance, and to be like,” said Normandie Avenue
Raymond Thomas of Atlanta, Ga. your ability to reach God’s people,” church member Pamela Dodd.
Plans are under development for
Goldson Oliver Brown
the 4th Annual West Coast Gospel
Music Symposium, Sept. 22-25,
2010. For more information, con-
tact Deidreth@hotmail.com or visit
The Breath of Life Quartet reunited
as honorees of the 2009 West Coast
Gospel Music Symposium. (L. to r.) Walter
Arties, Clyde Allen, Shelton E. Kilby III,
Philip Grayson, and James Kyle.
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Young Adults Conduct
Church-Wide Evangelistic Effort
Danny Chan and Betty Cooney
Pastor Danny Chan during founder of Blue Marble Invest-
“Survival Quest,” which had ments, a “socially responsible”
an ocean theme and dealt
with three challenging life investment firm. Clement led a
issues. Young adults planned hands-on workshop on developing
and led the church-wide, personal budgets, managing credit
and getting out of debt. Tabuenca
focused on the value of planning
now for retirement, exploring
to serve the community, options available to the audience’s
especially during these different age groups.
troubled times. “Our only kids just left for col-
The three-part effort lege for the first time. We could
kicked off on Sept. 11 only anticipate sadness from their
with “A Soul for Surviv- absence,” wrote Guillermo and
ing,” underscoring the Sonia Martinez. “Your series gave us
“ ast year the Eagle Rock church value of developing a faith that can hope to move on in this new stage
leadership asked Renovatus, weather any storm. of our lives.”
a young adult ministry of the Tuesday night “Surviving Real “It has been a blessing to see
church that attempts to experience Relationships” shared an insight- Renovatus young adults excited
God with all five senses, to plan a ful, hilarious look at relationships about worship, relationships and
church-wide evangelistic effort,” through a video series by Mark even finances,” Chan reflected.
said Danny Chan, associate Gungor, Laugh Your Way minis- “Following Survival Quest, we
pastor. “The team, which includes tries. George Bryant, clinical social started some personal Bible studies
Michelle Younkin, Virna Chan, worker, and licensed therapist Doug and also a young adult small group
Krista McHale and Kelly Hauck, Nies, Ph.D., followed with a discus- Bible study. As a pastor, it was
began planning outreach designed sion on principles for improving rewarding to see a church awaken
to reach new generations in the relationships. their commitment to young adults
community. They emerged with “Surviving a Tough Economy” by allowing them to completely
‘Survival Quest,’ a three-part series was a practical finance workshop take over the worship service for
for October 2009, aimed at helping led by Steve Clement, CPA, of four entire weeks.”
attendees navigate life’s most Clement and Associ-
challenging questions about faith, ates, and Art Tabuenca,
relationships and finances.”
For promotion, Youth Pastor Nen
Didara led a youth team sharing (L. to r.) Tyler Dean, Braden
flyers in the surrounding neigh- Warrick, Kelly Hauck, Krista
McHale and Jill Dean at
borhood and in local businesses. the Prayer Station, where
Personal ministries coordinator Sam the entire audience
Adarme led a team of adults as well metaphorically had
opportunities to navigate
— all an effort to let the neighbor- life’s “ocean,” praying to keep
hood know that the church is here afloat despite life’s challenges.
December 2009 Recorder News 17
Tu’anaki Vaihi Toki
Becomes a New Man in Christ
u’anaki Vaihi Lord had in store
Toki, a former for me,” he said.
bishop in the He was especially
Church of Jesus impressed with what
Christ of Latter-day he learned about the
Saints, was baptized seventh-day Sabbath
into the Adventist and the emphasis
church this summer. on healthy living. At
The oldest of 10 the completion of
children, Toki was the series, he prayed:
born on the island of “Lord, if what I was
Tonga to Mormon hearing was You,
missionary parents. and if what I was
When he was a young feeling was from
child, his family You during these
moved to the United evangelistic meet-
States and eventually ings, then please ac-
settled in Ontario, Former LDS Bishop Tu’anaki Vaihi Toki (left) and his daughter Alyssa cept me as a sinner.”
Calif., where his father Vaimoana Toki were baptized by lay pastor Sione Latuhoi. On July 4, Toki
was a branch president and his daughter,
over the LDS Tongan community. jail. “Due to bad decisions, Satan Alyssa Vaimoana Toki, were bap-
When he was 19, Toki married got the best of me, and it caused me tized by Latuhoi. “It was a privilege
and eventually had two daughters to be ex-communicated from the for me,” said Latuhoi. “I give the
and a son, but he drifted away church,” he said. “I never experi- Lord the honor and glory for what
from his church. “I started living enced loneliness that way; I felt so He has done.”
an ungodly lifestyle and, as a result, worthless.” Since his baptism, Toki has en-
left my family and had two more Toki knew that he could prob- rolled in the Certified Lay Pastoral
daughters,” he said. Eventually, ably reconcile with the LDS church Assistant program at the Pacific In-
his belief in his marriage covenant and get re-baptized after he finished stitute of Christian Ministry (held
made him reconsider his decisions, serving his parole. However, he at the NCC office) to learn about
and he went home to his wife. believes that God had other plans pastoral work.
After he and his family moved for him. “He is really on fire and learning
to Sacramento for a fresh start in One of his daughters wanted to a lot,” said Toki’s mentor, VicLouis
1989, Toki became very involved in attend a two-week Adventist evan- Arreola, PICM director and NCC
the church, and in 1994 he became gelistic series hosted by lay pastor Asian/Pacific Ministries coordina-
an LDS bishop, serving until 2000. Sione Latuhoi. The series speaker tor. “He is ministering to his father
“It was a humbling experience, and was Douglas Na’a, a Tongan native and the rest of his family.”
I’m forever thankful for that oppor- currently pastoring in Kentucky. Toki is thankful for a new begin-
tunity to serve,” he said. When Toki brought his daugh- ning: “I went from feeling hopeless
However, his life again took a ter to the meetings, he stayed and and unworthy to being accepted by
wrong turn, and he ended up in listened, “not knowing what the God.”
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New Sports League Created
for Adventist Kids
self-proclaimed sports fanatic, ticed on Thursdays and played If Tache is the lead soccer coach,
Chuck Tache grew frustrated games on Sundays. then his wife, Natalie, is the unof-
when he leafed through Parents thanked Tache repeatedly, ficial general manager, who in a
a Sacramento-area parks and calling the league a godsend. few years will recruit their younger
recreation catalog in search of a So perhaps it was no surprise children, Simon and Caleb, to play.
sports program for his oldest child, that, at the final game of the season, Participants attend churches in
5-year-old Eddie. following an awards ceremony and around Sacramento, though
“I was looking through all the where many children received their a few children are non-Adventist,
different sports, and every single first-ever sports trophy, Tache an- which excites Tache, who envisions
one was played on Saturday, on the nounced his intention to take the turning the league into a sports
Sabbath,” Tache recalled. “I finally burgeoning league to the next level, ministry.
said to my wife, ‘I think I’m going a soccer program. Tache and his volunteer assistants
to start a league, because we can’t On the first Sunday of the six- place no emphasis on the score,
be the only parents that have this week season, Oct. 4, Tache couldn’t nor on individual achievement.
problem.’” believe what he saw: a seemingly And that’s just fine with the parents
Sure enough. endless line of parents and children who cheer from the sidelines and
Tache — who gave up a promis- walking onto the field at Oran- appreciate a league that doesn’t play
ing career as an athletic trainer in gevale SDA School. on Saturday.
the National Basketball Associa- “I am overwhelmed,” a smiling “It’s the only chance kids get to
tion due to Sabbath conflicts — Tache confessed to about 50 chil- be active and competitive, yet in a
talked local pastors into his idea, dren on that mild morning. “Just Christian environment,” said Wen-
printed fliers, informed parents, the response of seeing the kids come dell Bobst of Rocklin-Sunset Oaks
and launched the Orangevale SDA out, and seeing how many families church in Rocklin, whose sons Joey,
Sports League Edwin Garcia
had been looking for 8, and Wendell, 9, participate in the
last summer, something like this league.
named after his — that was a good “I thank the coach,” said Esther
home church. feeling,” he later Neemia of Sacramento Samoan
Nearly 20 explained. Adventist company, after watch-
children joined Tache, 42, who ing her children, Obedassah, 7,
the T-ball league, was an assistant and Hadassah, 6, play in a recent
enough for two athletic trainer for soccer match, along with four other
teams of kids ages the Sacramento church children she recruited. “I
5 to 7, who prac- Kings professional was so happy when I found out
basketball team there was a league on Sundays.”
from 1997 to Tache, who thanks God for the
2001 and is now league’s success, already is preparing
Chuck Tache heads the a registered nurse, for an expanded T-ball and baseball
Orangevale SDA Sports starts each soccer season next spring: he’s begun to
League so children game by kneeling recruit coaches and search for more
can play soccer and
T-ball on days other in prayer with the playing fields.
than the Sabbath. children.
December 2009 Recorder News 19
Leoni Meadows Staff Members
Honored for Heroic Actions
even of last summer’s Leoni Heinrich, Leoni Meadows executive pulling him down in a whirlpool.
Meadows camp staff members director. Although he struggled, he could
received American Red Cross On Friday, June 19, at the end not free himself from the force of
national and local awards for the of staff training week, a group of the current. He managed to raise
rescue and resuscitation of a fellow staff members including Matthew his head high enough to gasp for
staff member. “Matt” Freedman, Derek Hartley, a breath of air twice, only to be
On Oct. 12, the young people Robert “Bobby” Hutton, Kami pulled under again.
received the American Red Cross Kostenko, Nolan Negrete, Robert As he sank below the surface for
National Lifesaving Award of Merit, Negrete, Austin Nystrom and Doug the last time, Hartley heard the
the highest honor bestowed by the Stowers decided to head to the screams of terror from his friends
organization to an individual for Consumnes River for a swim. and saw Robert Negrete lowering
saving or sustaining a life as a direct Some of the group made their himself into the water and extend-
result of Red Cross training. The way to a flat boulder that appeared ing a leg for him to grab. Hartley
award, signed by President Barack to be perfectly suited for sliding only caught a glimpse of Robert
Obama, was presented to the group into the lower pools. As Hartley Negrete’s foot as the water began to
by Dawn Lindblom, CEO of the took his turn and his legs hit the hit his face with deadly force. Then
American Red Cross Sacramento Si- water, he felt a very strong force everything went black.
erra Chapter, on the local Panic set in for the group on the
morning news broadcast water’s edge. It was apparent that
of Sacramento television Hartley had been trapped under
station KCRA. a large boulder by the force of
The next day, the group the current. Robert Negrete and
was among those honored Nystrom grabbed large pieces of
at the annual Hometown wood and thrust them in the water
Heroes luncheon hosted
by the Sacramento Sierra
chapter at an area hotel. NCC President Jim Pedersen
congratulates Doug Stowers at the
Each received the chap- Hometown Heroes luncheon.
ter’s Good Samaritan
Youth Hero award.
Parents, friends and
other well-wishers at-
tended the luncheon to
congratulate the honor- Leoni Meadows Executive Director
Craig Heinrich, Leoni Meadows
ees for their life-saving Development Director Kim Godfrey,
actions last June. “I’m and NCC Youth Director Eddie
Heinrich attended the
completely amazed by the Heroes luncheon. “We’reHometown absolutely
professional attitude that blessed to have the finest Red Cross
the kids showed during trainers,” said Craig Heinrich. “Kim
and her sister Kendall Porco have
the incident,” said Craig been training staff members at
Leoni Meadows for many years.”
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Julie Lorenz NORTHERN CALIFORNIA
Nolan Negrete, Robert Negrete, Austin Nystrom, Derek Hartley, Doug Stowers, Kami Kostenko and Matt Freedman display the poster honoring the
rescuers at the Hometown Heroes luncheon. (Bobby Hutton is in Ethiopia as a student missionary, so his father accepted the award on his behalf.)
hoping that Hartley would be able Freedman and Kostenko climbed cell service. When she looked at
to reach one of them. Stowers went uphill as fast as they could toward her phone, she had five bars. She
to the opposite side of the boulder the road where they had parked quickly called 9-1-1, confirmed
and began diving to see if he could their cars. They grabbed a cell that Hutton had been able to get
pull Hartley free. He dove repeat- phone and had Hutton travel down through, and gave more details
edly without success and was nearly the main road to a location where about their exact location.
trapped himself. Several minutes there was cell phone service to call When the paramedics arrived,
had now passed. The screams and 9-1-1. they were surprised to see Hartley
cries from the group pleading with While the others went to call, sitting up and responding. All pre-
God for a miracle were deafening. Stowers immediately began CPR. liminary signs appeared to be nor-
Nystrom made his way around The rock they laid Hartley on was mal. He even hiked up to the road
the boulder to the location where so slippery that Nystrom, Robert to be transported in the ambulance.
Stowers had been diving. In one and Nolan Negrete held onto them The next day Hartley was back at
area, he noticed bubbles rising to keep them from sliding back Leoni Meadows where he worked
toward the surface of the water. He into the water. As Stowers gave the for the rest of the summer camp
immediately wondered if that was second set of breaths and compres- season. “I just feel really blessed to
where Hartley was trapped. With sions, he began to notice small signs have these friends,” he said.
one last attempt, Nystrom took a of life. Hartley’s muscles twitched Freedman, Hutton, Kostenko,
deep breath and dove under the when suddenly he opened his eyes, Nolan and Robert Negrete, Nys-
boulder. He saw what appeared began to cough and then breathe on trom and Stowers showed true
to be a log in front of him. As he his own. courage and altruism. However,
brushed it away, he realized it was Back up on the main road, they credit God with saving Hart-
Hartley’s arm. With the assistance Kostenko worried that Hutton had ley’s life that day. Heinrich agrees:
of Freedman, Nystrom pulled Hart- not been able to call for help. Some “The good Lord was with the kids.”
ley’s lifeless body from the water. time had passed and help had not
Hartley was not breathing, and he arrived. Kostenko had been to this
did not have a pulse. spot many times and had never had
December 2009 Recorder News 21
Ignites Arizona Evangelism
hen Tony Anobile became we move forward as a team to win evangelism and scheduled the semi-
president of the Arizona Arizona for Jesus.” nar for October 2009, the exact
Conference in February But Anobile has set an even big- time that Anobile had hoped for.
2008, one of the first things he did ger challenge for 2010. He wants “I remember falling on my knees
was call Marti Schneider, director members to knock on every door in and thanking God for the miracle
of the North American Division’s the state of Arizona. “It was at that that had just taken place,” he
ChurchWorks, and cancel a seminar point that I knew ChurchWorks recalls.
that had been planned for later that needed to happen in Arizona. We The ChurchWorks vision meet-
spring. had already had the ShareHim ings were held at Thunderbird Ad-
Anobile felt he needed to secure Outreach Seminar which assisted ventist Academy in Scottsdale the
his vision for the Arizona Confer- us greatly in the preparation for weekend of Oct. 23. Approximately
ence before taking on any major evangelistic meetings, and now we 550 pastors, laymen and confer-
projects. Rescheduling, though, needed to be equipped to knock on ence workers attended the intensive,
would take years because of the every door.” mission-focused event. During
long ChurchWorks seminar waiting Anobile began to pray that God the seminars, the teams created a
list. would open the way for Church- skeleton strategy to share with their
Anobile and the conference of- Works to come to Arizona, and he local congregations.
ficers designated 2009 as the “Year let Schneider know that Arizona Presenters included Ron Clouzet
of Pastoral Evangelism.” All pastors would like to reschedule its can- and Eduard Schmidt from NADEI,
were asked to hold at least two celled seminar. the North American Division
evangelistic series in their districts. “I prayed a bold prayer,” says Evangelism Institute, as well as
(To date, close to 90 percent of the Anobile. “Lord, please let Marti Anobile. In addition, an active lay
pastors in the Arizona Conference Schneider call me and tell me she team of Rod and Donna Willey, a
have held their own meetings.) has a date open for the Church- dentist and his wife who are church
“I praise the Lord for the en- Works team to come to Arizona. planting lay pastors, shared stories
thusiasm of the pastors in our And please let it be in the fall of of how God had led in their unique
conference,” says Anobile. “There 2009 so we can hit the road run- and ambitious ministry.
is no doubt that God is leading as ning in January of 2010.” The vision was cast to reach
About a people of every age, social, econom-
month later, ic, language, and religious group,
Schneider did including the deaf, homeless, etc.,
call. She had within the Arizona Conference.
heard about “If you take away the word every,
Arizona’s plan to you have lost vision. Although it
do door-to-door sounds like a daunting task, the
effort to involve even inactive
members in serving someone in the
Marti Schneider community who is in need may be
and Tony Anobile a means of drawing them back into
ChurchWorks fellowship,” proposed Schneider.
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More than 500 laypersons and
pastors attended the three-day
Clouzet began the Friday night huddling with
lecture explaining why members their leadership
must reach everyone, while Schmidt teams — pray-
spoke of claiming territory for ing, planning,
Christ. Anobile accepted their chal- and preparing
lenges on behalf of his conference to reach every
with recommitment and prayer. person in Ari-
“Working with the Arizona team zona with the gospel. Tears of joy “We will not have reached every-
was a great pleasure,” says Sch- filled my eyes as I saw the people one in the North American Divi-
neider. “I found such vision and press toward the front of the audi- sion until we have reached everyone
drive in the administrative team, torium at the final session, putting in Arizona,” said NAD President
and such enthusiasm and com- themselves on the line, covenanting Don C. Schneider. “Thank you,
mitment among the pastors and to bring someone to Jesus during Arizona, for making this your
members. I loved seeing the pastors the coming year.” priority!”
December 2009 Recorder News 23
LO M A L I N DA
Earth and Biological Sciences Department
is Grateful for Unexpected Support
eonard Brand, Ph.D., has an origins and faith and
Loma Linda University
enviable dilemma on his hands. science,” he says. “There
Instead of facing a $100,000 are many Christian col-
budget shortfall for the 2009-2010 leges where the Bible is
school year, he reports that the held in high regard, but
department of earth and biological they don’t have graduate-
sciences — which he chairs at level science programs. A
Loma Linda University — is now Christian university with
planning the expenditure of more a department that offers
than $400,000 it recently received doctoral-level education
from the Seventh-day Adventist in biology and geol-
Church and from the Adventist- ogy results in a depth of
laymen’s Services & Industries and study that doesn’t happen
several of its individual members. in other places.”
“This past year, with the national Richard H. Hart,
financial crunch, there have been M.D., Dr.P.H., president
questions raised in some quarters and CEO of Loma Linda
about whether some of our pro- University, shares Brand’s
grams were going to be able to con- take on the uniqueness of Leonard Brand, Ph.D., chair of the department of earth and
tinue,” Brand notes. “The financial the university. biological sciences at Loma Linda University, poses for a
picture next to a whale he excavated in a Peruvian desert.
donations from ASI and associated “Loma Linda Univer-
individuals, and from the Church’s sity is in a sense oxymo-
Faith and Science Council, and ronic,” Hart states, “because there else. The result is a long record
Geoscience Research Institute, are no other institutions in this of research and publication in
represent a tremendous boost to our country that seek to root themselves peer-reviewed scientific literature,
programs.” equally in science and religion. coincident with a commitment to
Since the 1970s, the department Other schools, such as Harvard a biblical worldview. The last four
of earth and biological sciences at and Yale, gave up their religion to years have been especially produc-
Loma Linda University has been a become science schools, or gave up tive for EBS as faculty members
central contributor in the discus- science to become Bible colleges. and students have contributed more
sions relating to the relationship Loma Linda has committed to the than 90 papers during that time.
between faith and science in the study of both.” We’re very enthused about research
Adventist Church. According to Loma Linda University demon- and publication.
Brand, the contributions of EBS are strates that commitment in a variety “As far as we know,” Brand as-
not only valued within Adventism, of tangible ways. “In the natural serts, “Loma Linda University is
but by other Christian and faith- sciences,” Brand asserts, “this is the only accredited university in
based groups as well. exhibited through the GRI and the world where a person can get
“Through its funding of the GRI EBS working together in research, a doctorate in biology or geology
and the EBS, the Adventist church resulting in a uniquely practical, and study under faculty who believe
is the only denomination that has ongoing integration of faith and the account of origins given in
put real money into the study of science that is found nowhere Genesis.”
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LSU Kicks Off New Year with
Freshman Enrollment Jump
Darla Martin Tucker
he considered other schools. “I think the perfect example of that campus family to live out Jesus’
But La Sierra University’s is the amount of freshmen that admonition, given during the “Ser-
spiritual atmosphere and are active currently with worships, mon on the Mount,” to let their
smaller, friendlier size prompted clubs and Senate. It seems to me lights shine before others.
freshman and Riverside resident that every time I go to worship, the “At the beginning of this new
Sara Martinez to enroll in the worship team consists of at least school year, like those listeners in
pre-nursing program here, she a couple freshmen,” said Samuel Galilee so many years ago, we live
said. Since classes began in late Limbong, president of the Student in a time that is all-too-often mor-
September, she’s been “really Association of La Sierra University, ally bankrupt and overwhelmingly
busy getting to know people and or SALSU. “SALSU Senate this selfish, a world that seems dark,”
adjusting to college life. It’s been year has 10 freshmen out of 20 pos- Wisbey said.
great so far,” remarked the fledgling sible seats, an example of the new “As we listen to Jesus’ call to live
collegian. class’s desire to get involved.” as light, it is impossible to escape
Martinez is among 348 freshmen Kevin Kim, an academic coach the reality that light is powerful, it
to join the La Sierra campus this with La Sierra’s Center for Student is revealing, and it cannot be easily
fall, and one of 1,857 undergradu- Academic Success, noted that this hidden. ... It is also clear that as
ate and graduate students enrolled year’s freshman class arrived well Jesus uses this word, it is active. It
for the 2009-2010 academic ses- prepared academically and emo- involves making decisions. To be
sion. This year’s entering class is La tionally for life in higher education. light is to live with purpose,” he
Sierra’s largest in three years and a Many young collegians entered La said.
12.2% increase over last year’s class. Sierra with high scores, many in He referenced a tale about a
The number of freshmen entering the 700 range per test section, for young Robert Louis Stevenson,
La Sierra totaled 310 last fall, 337 the SAT and ACT tests. The class Scottish novelist and playwright,
in 2007, and 323 in 2006. also includes several National Merit who watched a lamplighter “punch
David Lofthouse, La Sierra’s vice scholars, Kim said. “There’s a genu- holes” in the darkening Edinburgh
president for enrollment services, ine sense of community with this night by lighting gas lamps. In
credits the enrollment up tick in group of students. And it seems like closing, Wisbey used the illustra-
part to new recruiting approaches it resonates throughout the campus tion to challenge students to light
implemented over the past couple body,” he said. the world with their enthusiasm,
of years. Enrollment services has Following a week of faculty and resolution, knowledge, wisdom,
forged connections with young staff colloquia, La Sierra formally love, justice and service. “La Sierra
people through churches and kicked off the new year on Sept. University, I call you to punch holes
strengthened relationships with 24 with its annual convocation, a in the darkness!” he exclaimed.
academies through more frequent spiritual and uplifting ceremony
and consistent communication and filled with music, prayer, hundreds
presence, he said. of backpack-laden students and TOP: The second-largest freshman class in La
In addition to its status as the rows of faculty outfitted in flowing Sierra University’s recent history sailed onto
campus in September. And they’re already
largest incoming class in sev- academic regalia. having a huge impact on the campus. The
eral years, La Sierra’s freshmen are La Sierra University President new freshmen first participated in the 2009
Ignite orientation program conducted by
jumping into the university’s spiri- Randal Wisbey, in a keynote ad- the Oﬃce of Student Life just before the fall
tual and social life with enthusiasm. dress, charged students and the quarter opened. Photo by Natan Vigna.
December 2009 Recorder News 25
PA C I F I C U N I O N C O L L E G E
PUC Celebrates 100 Years in Angwin
Julie Z. Lee
special Sabbath program. The day welcomed special
guest speaker Dr. Lou Vendon, former PUC religion
department chair and senior pastor of the PUC church;
a choir representing students from PUC, PUC Pre-
paratory School, and PUC Elementary School; and a
historical play featuring a conversation between White
and founding members of the college and church.
Among the activities offered in the afternoon was a
campus tour, which outlined various historical sites on
campus. From the original stone gate at what used to be
Angwin’s Hotel and is now Grainger Hall, to the grand
vistas from the old site of Irwin Chapel, the tour fol-
lowed a community’s journey through triumph, heart-
break, determination and unwavering faith.
Today, PUC is a highly ranked educational insti-
tution with more than 1,500 students enrolled, the
fter a little over a year of searching for a new site
on which to relocate “Healdsburg College,” the
Seventh-day Adventist Church rejoiced in the
discovery of a 1,600-acre health resort called Angwin’s
in the Napa Valley’s forested hills. Following Ellen G.
White’s approval, the church purchased the property on
Sept. 1, 1909, and on Sept. 28, they dedicated “Pacific
College,” which, the Recorder wrote, “may have its
meaning fulfilled in the quietness and peace betokened
by the tranquil surrounding as well as in the broad
influence which the school shall exert.”
A few weeks later, school started with 42 students
On Oct. 3, 2009, the Pacific Union College com-
munity celebrated its centennial in Angwin with a
Community members and visitors gathered on
Sabbath to celebrate the Angwin years.
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PA C I F I C U N I O N C O L L E G E
The 1909 dedicatory service of PUC in its
new Angwin location was held in the former
dance hall of Angwin’s resort.
programs commemorated the
campus and church’s anniversary.
majority of whom are from the Pacific Union territory. At the college’s dedication in 1909, White said: “God
The college community has grown to include the PUC wanted us here, and He has placed us here. I was sure of
church, PUC Preparatory School, PUC Elementary, and this as I came on these grounds. ... I believe that as you
Discoveryland Preschool. Angwin has become a place walk through these grounds, you will come to the same
where people, from infancy through adulthood, can find decision — the Lord designed this place for us.”
education and community focused on Jesus Christ —
just as its founders had hoped more than 100 years ago.
Fall Enrollment Up for PUC
Julie Z. Lee
acific Union College opened the is excited about creating a really There are 378 new freshmen on
new school year with increased exciting and dynamic learning campus and over a hundred more
enrollment and high student community characterized by the students who transferred from an-
enthusiasm. Official headcount intentional integration of faith and other institution to PUC. The total
for fall quarter is 1,511 — an learning. Truly, PUC is becoming a headcount also includes students in
11.1 percent increase from last real destination campus.” PUC’s Degree Completion Pro-
year. Retention numbers are also up Also inspiring is the energy gram, which has campuses in Napa,
from 71 percent to 80 percent. exuded by this year’s student body. Santa Rosa, and Lake County, and
“We’re off to a great start with “The vibe that the new freshman students in the off-campus nurs-
increased enrollment numbers class gives to the campus is awe- ing programs in Hanford, at Travis
this fall, and there is such a posi- some,” said upperclassman Geoff Air Force Base in Fairfield, and the
tive spirit and a spirit of hope on Brummett. “They are so full of life Queen of the Valley Hospital in
the campus,” said Dr. Heather and energy.” Napa.
Knight, PUC president. “Everyone
December 2009 Recorder News 27
A D V E N T I S T H E A LT H
Through Food, Running and Fun, Adventist
Health Emphasizes Employee Wellness
hough patient care is an in FRH’s Wellness Center, which “It’s great to see Simi Valley
obvious part of Adventist opened in the spring of 2009. Hospital demonstrating its commu-
Health’s mission, employee Lifestyle Medicine hosts many nity spirit and sharing what they’re
health is being emphasized courses meant to improve em- doing with the business com-
throughout the system. From ployees’ quality of life, including munity,” said Dee Dee Cavanaugh,
encouraging employees to take the smoking cessation classes, a diabetes vice president of the Simi Valley
stairs, to offering wholesome food management class and the Coro- branch of First California Bank.
options, Adventist Health is helping nary Health Improvement Project. “[It] is a great way to lift employee
its staff lead healthier lives. The Wellness Center also features morale and take care of their hearts
an exercise room for employees and at the same time.”
Feather River Hospital discounted massage therapy. In October, employees also
Focuses on Wellness While it facilitates healthful participated in the American
Good ideas don’t always come living for employees, the Wellness Cancer Society’s Relay for Life.
from large departments with many Center also benefits the community. Through these events, employees
employees. No one knows that Local community members can show support for local non-profits
better than Rick Mautz, Lifestyle access many of the same services and also reap the benefits in their
Medicine director at Feather River as employees, including quarterly personal fitness.
Hospital. health screenings to keep in shape. “The hospital has a direct
Though he has help from volun- Mautz’s dedication to the health relationship with the community,”
teers, Mautz is only one of two paid of employees at FRH and its said Jeremy Brewer, director of
employees in the Lifestyle Medicine community is mirrored at other Volunteer Services at SVH. “Many
department of the Northern hospitals across Adventist Health. of our employees work in their
California hospital. But he isn’t own neighborhood, so it is great to
letting that stop him from helping SVH Supports Community give back to the community while
employees realize healthy lifestyles and Employee Health improving employee health.”
One southern California hospital In addition to encouraging
emphasized employee employees to participate in char-
and community ity fitness events, SVH has been
Hoola-hooping for health at CMC.
health by sponsor- nationally recognized as a hospital
ing a 5k for the with outstanding employee health
American Heart and fitness programs.
Association. “We are a Fit-Friendly Company
In September, recognized by the American Heart
employees at Simi Association for meeting employee
Valley Hospital sup- fitness needs,” said Brewer.
ported the American To qualify as a Fit-Friendly
Heart Association Company, SVH offers employees
and their own health support for physical activity, healthy
by participating in eating options and a culture of
the Ventura County wellness.
Start! Heart Walk.
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A D V E N T I S T H E A LT H
CMC employees are pumped
for the Amazing Race.
Working Well classes. “We’ve had a re-
at the Corporate Office ally good response. When
In Roseville, Calif., the corporate we have cooking classes
office’s Work Well program makes it they fill up pretty fast.”
easier to have a healthy lifestyle. In the future, Bowman
Those who decide to be a part plans to add fitness to the
of Work Well are given annual topics discussed at Work
health screenings, which allow Well meetings. She said, “We hope challenge had one member of the
employees to set healthy lifestyle to have a fitness trainer come in and team receiving a chair massage
goals. Improved health isn’t the to demonstrate what you can do while the other team members
only benefit employees can receive; with training and exercise.” hummed a lullaby, recited a Bible
everyone who participates in Work verse and created soothing waterfall
Well also receives $100 off of their CMC Gets “Amazingly” Creative sounds using two cups of water. The
yearly health plan deductible. On the island of Oahu, Castle scene created lots of stress-reducing
In addition, the program offers Medical Center also takes an active laughter for both participants and
monthly lectures that focus on role in employee health. observers. Eight teams of four
healthy living. Topics range from For the first time this year, the employees competed, and their
incorporating fiber in diets to hospital sponsored an “Amazing coworkers came out to encourage
considering alternatives to dairy to Race” type event to encourage them.
cancer prevention. employees to strive for overall well- “Some teams had whole cheer-
“The health sessions focus on ness. Beth Davidann, Wellness and ing sections that would follow
disease prevention, specifically Lifestyle Medicine Center director them,” Davidann said. “Those who
cancer prevention, and food for life at CMC, and her staff got the idea participated really had fun.”
classes,” said Charlie Bowman, an from the popular “Amazing Race” In addition to the Amazing Race,
executive assistant at the corporate TV show. CMC has several free fitness classes
office who coordinates the monthly “We wanted to emphasize all that meet regularly including: the
areas of wellness,” Lunch Crunch, a half-hour fitness
Davidann said. “So we program that meets during the
didn’t only have a fitness lunch hour, and Zumba that meets
challenge, but also in the late afternoon.
stress-management and This year, CMC also sponsored
nutrition.” a Couch Potato to 5k program to
In the nutrition chal- prepare employees who did not
lenge, team members have a regular fitness regimen for
were blindfolded and the Windward 5k race.
asked to identify the “Folks that really weren’t runners
foods they tasted. The wanted to follow a plan with our
stress-management fitness specialists so they could
participate in a 5k,” Davidann said.
A group smiles after the “Those who participated were really
CMC Amazing Race. pleased with the results.”
December 2009 Recorder News 29
Nondiscrimination Policy Statement
he Seventh-day Adventist Church, in all of its church schools, admits students of any race to all the rights,
privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students at its schools, and makes no
discrimination on the basis of race, color, ethnic background, country of origin, or gender in the administration
of education policies, applications for admission, scholarship or loan programs, and extracurricular programs.
Vacaville Adventist School
Arizona Conference Nevada-Utah Conference Westlake SDA School
Adobe Adventist Christian School Abundant Life Christian Academy Willits SDA School
Desert Valley Christian School Bishop SDA Elementary School Yreka SDA School
Glenview Adventist Academy Deamude Adventist Christian School
Holbrook Adventist Indian School Eagle Valley Christian School Southeastern California
Maricopa Village Adventist School Fallon SDA Elementary School Conference
Prescott Adventist Elementary School Las Vegas Junior. Academy Calexico Mission School
Red Rock Christian School Monument Valley Mission School Desert Adventist School
Saguaro Hills Adventist School Silver State Adventist School El Cajon SDA Christian School
Thunderbird Adventist Academy Summit Christian Academy Escondido Adventist Academy
Thunderbird Christian Elementary School Susanville Adventist Christian School Hemet Adventist Christian School
Verde Valley Adventist School
Yuma Adventist School Northern California Conference Laguna Niguel Junior Academy
La Sierra Academy
Adventist Christian Elementary School of Red Bluﬀ
Central California Conference Adventist Christian School of Yuba City
Loma Linda Academy
Mesa Grande Academy
Armona Union Academy Bayside SDA Christian School
Mentone Adventist Team School
Bakersfield Adventist Academy Chico Oaks Adventist School
Murrieta Springs Adventist Christian School
Central Valley Christian Academy Clearlake SDA Christian School
Needles SDA School
Chowchilla Adventist Elementary School Cloverdale SDA School
Oceanside Adventist Elementary School
Dinuba Junior Academy Covelo’s Little Red Schoolhouse
Orangewood Adventist Academy
Foothill Adventist Elementary School Crescent City SDA School
Redlands Adventist Academy
Foster-Moore Adventist School Echo Ridge SDA Elementary School
San Antonio Christian School
Fresno Adventist Academy El Dorado Adventist School
San Diego Academy
Hollister Adventist Christian School Feather River Adventist School
Twentynine Palms Adventist School
Kern Adventist Elementary School Foothills Elementary School
Valley Adventist Christian School
Los Banos Adventist Elementary School Fortuna Junior Academy
Victor Valley SDA School
Mariposa Adventist Christian School Galt Adventist Christian School
West Fullerton Christian School
Merced Adventist School Hayfork SDA School
Yucca Valley Adventist Team School
Miramonte Adventist Elementary School Hilltop Christian School
Monterey Bay Academy Humboldt Bay SDA School Southern California Conference
Mother Lode Adventist Jr. Academy Lodi Adventist Academy Adventist Christian School
Mountain View Academy Lodi Elementary School Adventist Union School
Oakhurst Adventist Christian School Magalia Adventist School Antelope Valley Adventist School
Peninsula Adventist School Manteca Adventist Christian School Conejo Adventist Elementary School
San Francisco Adventist School Middletown Adventist School Crescenta Valley Adventist School
Sierra View Junior Academy Mission Hills SDA School East Valley Adventist School
Valley View Junior Academy Napa Christian Campus of Education Glendale Adventist Academy
VHM Christian School Orangevale SDA School Linda Vista Adventist Elementary School
West Valley Christian School Pacific Union College Elementary School Los Angeles Adventist Academy
Pacific Union College Preparatory School
Hawaii Conference Paradise Adventist Academy
Newbury Park Adventist Academy
San Fernando Valley Academy
Adventist Malama Elementary School Pine Hills Adventist Academy San Gabriel Academy
Hawaiian Mission Academy Pleasant Hill Adventist Academy Santa Barbara Adventist Elementary School
Kahili Adventist School Redding Adventist Academy Simi Valley Adventist School
Kohala Mission School Redwood Adventist Academy South Bay Junior Academy
Kona Adventist Christian School Rio Lindo Adventist Academy West Covina Hills Adventist School
Maui Adventist School Sacramento Adventist Academy White Memorial Adventist School
Mauna Loa School Sutter Hill SDA Elementary School Whittier Adventist Elementary School
Windward Adventist School Tracy SDA Christian Elementary School
Ukiah Junior Academy
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A war d Winn ing
H oliday Specials
stories the whole
for the whole family family will love!
It’s Christmas Eve and Dad is stuck at
the airport. His unit has been
overseas for a year and he wants to
get home. Will he make it?
Starring: Joseph Campanella, Patty Cabrera,
Marilyn McCoo & Billy Davis, Jr.
A stand-alone sequel to the
award-winning special, All Is Bright!
On Christmas Eve, a
widower’s life is changed by
an unopened gift his wife
gave him five
Starring: Joseph Campanella, Patty Cabrera,
to find Deniece Williams & Ruta Lee.
An unexpected road trip
a long-lost daughter beco e.
Join Joe and Rose for a hea reconciliation
freshly prepared serving eness.
Ruta Lee, Talia Shire, Joey
Starring: Joseph Campanella,
McIntyre, Mary McDonough, &
the Seventh-day Adventist Church
in North America
Check www.nadadventist.org or call 805-955-7681 to find a station in your area.
Watch it on TBN and Hope Channel. Check local listings for dates and times.
CAlendArs 559-642-2396 or 1patcurtis@gmail.
will be a display of Nativity scenes from
around the world.
Music, carols, the Christmas story, and
the Lord’s Supper. Info: 714-635-0990.
Adventist Health loMA lindA Children’s Center ChristMAs ConCert with JiM
Nevada-Utah ChristMAs progrAM (Dec. 5) 4 MCdonAld (Dec. 19) 4:30 p.m., La
third AnnUAl Adventist heAlth p.m., Loma Linda University church, Mesa church, 4207 Spring Gardens Rd.,
systeM Ceo reUnion (Jan. 29-30) ChristMAs MUsiCAl (Dec. 12) 11 11125 Campus St., Loma Linda. La Mesa. Info: 619-461-5703.
Avon Park, Fla. Info: Bill Sager, 863-452- a.m. Reno church, 7125 W. 4th St.,
2593, email@example.com; or Tom Amos, Reno, Nev.; and 6 p.m. Sparks church, “A ChUrChMoUse ChristMAs” ChristMAs CAntAtA festivAl
863-452-1979, firstname.lastname@example.org; or 2990 Rock Blvd., Sparks, Nev. Info: Ed (Dec. 5) Pathfinder Room, La Sierra (Dec. 19) 4 p.m., La Sierra University
Jim Culpepper, 615-415-1925. Johnson, 775-322-6929 or ejohnson@ University church, 4937 Sierra Vista church, 4937 Sierra Vista Ave., Riverside.
nevadautah.org. Ave., Riverside. Performed by members Info: 951-354-7095. The program
of the church’s Adventurer Club. will be repeated Dec. 20 at the First
Arizona lAs vegAs AreA yoUth rAlly (Jan. Baptist church, 5500 Alessandro Blvd.,
8-9) Laffit Cortes, speaker. New & Living festivAl of lights pArAde (Dec. Riverside. Info: 951-683-1711.
thUnderbird Adventist ACAd- church, 1375 E Robindale Rd., Las Vegas, 5) 6:15 p.m., Palm Canyon Drive, Palm
eMy ChristMAs MUsiC ConCert Nev. Info: Fanga Finau, 775-322-6929, Springs. The Palm Springs church will loMA lindA ACAdeMy ChorAl
(Dec. 5) 7410 E. Sutton Dr., Scottsdale. email@example.com, or www. have a float in the parade. ChristMAs ConCert (Dec. 19) 4
Info: Sherrie, 480-948-3300. nevadautah.org. p.m., Loma Linda University church,
hAndel’s MessiAh (Dec. 6) 3 p.m., 11125 Campus St., Loma Linda.
Adventist book Center holidAy r.o.C.k. winter rAlly (Jan. 9-10) Palm Springs church, 620 S. Sunrise
open hoUse And sAle (Dec. 6) Reno, Nev. Info: Ed Johnson, 775-322- Way, Palm Springs. A community living nAtivity progrAM (Dec.
13405 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale, 9 6929 or firstname.lastname@example.org. concert. 20) 5:30 p.m., La Mesa church, 4207
a.m.-4 p.m. Info: 480-991-8501. Spring Gardens Rd., La Mesa. Info:
AnnUAl ChristMAs progrAM 619-461-5703.
retirees ChristMAs dinner (Dec. Northern California (Dec. 12) 9:15 a.m., Yucca Valley church,
6) Arizona Conference Office, 13405 N. 8035 Church St., Yucca Valley. Presented ChristMAs eve serviCe (Dec. 24)
Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale. Registration CApitol City 25th AnniversAry by Yucca Valley Adventist Team School. 5:30 p.m., La Sierra University church,
begins at 11:30; dinner at noon. Info: CelebrAtion (Dec. 5) Sacramento- Info: 760-772-4443. 4937 Sierra Vista Ave., Riverside.
Shirley, 480-991-6777, ext. 120. Capitol City church, 6701 Lemon Hill
Ave., Sacramento. Info: 916-381-5353. old-fAshioned CAndlelight “’twAs the first dAy of Christ-
ChristMAs vespers (Dec. 18) 7 MAs” (Dec. 26) 4 p.m., Loma Linda
Central California Angel tree bAnQUet (Dec. 6) p.m., La Mesa church, 4207 Spring Gar- University church, 11125 Campus St.,
Sacramento-Capitol City church, 6701 dens Rd., La Mesa. Info: 619-461-5703. Loma Linda.
A seAson’s MUsiCAl “JesUs, oUr Lemon Hill Ave., Sacramento. To donate
lord And sAvior” (Dec. 5) Fresno or attend: 916-381-5353. “A QUiet ChristMAs by CAndle- yoUth/yoUng AdUlt new yeAr’s
Central church. Conducted by Dr. Helen light” (Dec. 18) 7 p.m., Anaheim eve pArty (Dec. 31) Info: 951-509-
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Roseville. Info: 916-786-8350.
“reConneCting with Missing
MeMbers in 21st CentUry CArMiChAel Choir ChristMAs
CongregAtions” (Dec. 5) Palo Alto ConCert (Dec. 18) 7 p.m. Carmichael
church. Guest speaker will be Paul Rich- church, 4600 Winding Way, Sacramento.
ardson. Times: 9:45-10:45; 11-12:30; Info: 916-487-8684.
and 2:15. Lunch provided. Info:
650-327-8545 or constantinesteve@ powerfest yoUth rAlly And
hotmail.com. lost & foUnd ConCert (Jan. 9)
10:30 a.m. Carmichael church, 4600 Do you lead a ministry in your congregation?
singles soCiAl (Dec. 5) CCC office Winding Way, Sacramento. Info: Youth
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347-3176 or email@example.com. acquainted with AdventSource,
the place for all your ministry
treAsUrers trAining (Dec. 6) CCC Pacific Union College needs. As the leadership
office. Info: Mayra, 559-347-3145 or
firstname.lastname@example.org. ChristMAs ConCert (Dec. 5) The resource center for the
music department presents their annual Seventh-day Adventist
MUsiCAl ConCert with eArl afternoon Christmas program for the Church in North America,
Meyers, bAritone (Dec.12) community. PUC church, 4 p.m. Info: it’s your one-stop destination
Fresno Westside church, 4 p.m. Info: 707-965-6201. for ministry resources and
evensong (Dec. 12) Mark the end of
hispAniC sAbbAth sChool & the Sabbath with uplifting music and Together we can share the
ChUrCh offiCers trAining the spoken word. PUC church, 4 p.m. light of a wonderful Savior.
(Jan. 9) San Jose Spanish church. Info: Info: 707-965-6201.
Florina, 559-347-3150 or fmorales@
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Tenaya Lodge. Info: Pat Curtis, 559-642- CAndlelight ChristMAs
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glendAle Adventist ACAdeMy required, but appreciated. Info: alham- Fellowship, Mesa Verde Middle School,
ChristMAs ConCert (Dec. 4) braCHIP@gmail.com, 818-949-8357. 15000 Peach Hill Road. 5 p.m. Connie
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