ori aa js
by Cheeko Cotta
torida Conference laity believes that children are the
heart of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. In just 10
short years, Pathfinder membership has grown from
980 to more than 5,000. Last year alone—the 1996-
97 Pathfinder year—Florida Pathfinder volunteer
leaders donated 262,000 hours in the ministry of
youth. Their efforts were done from the heart to the
glory of God—to bring or to further children
in their relationship with Christ for the sake of their salva-
Who are these volunteers? They are the directors, instruc-
tors, counselors, moms and dads, staff, and
Counselors in Training (CITs).
And to meet the many club meetings,
outings, appointments, investitures,
and more, these dedicated, committed,
and devoted volume of leaders drove
284,000 miles altogether. That's
more than a trip to the moon. How
can words describe the appreciation
for their selfless ministry?
Pathfinder Management—PAC. The
managing body of the Pathfinder
program is the Pathfinder Administrative Committee, known as PAC.
This committee of loyal laity meets twice a year to lay plans and
develop new "paths" for Pathfinders. It is because of this committed
group of individuals that Pathfinders has grown so far, so fast. From
Eager Beavers to the CIT's—a teen program—PAC has overseen this
Area Councils. All regional Adventurer, Pathfinder, CIT, and admin-
istrative directors make up Area Councils for four geographic regions
of the Conference. The Councils meet twice a year with PAC in
attendance and it is from these meetings that the agenda is formed
for the PAC year. B
Cheeko Cotia is the Florida Conference Pathfinder director.
Southern Tidings October, 1997
Cover Captions: /; Florida Pathfinders—Hits 5,000 In mi mbers and staff,
2) CITs chill out at the CIT retreat. 3) Adventurers gulf down delicious
watermelon at the semiannual Adventurer Fun Day. 4) Bi :nnle Tlllman, as-
soclate lay director, center, plays juice harp at North Ar ;a Camporee. 5)
A young Adventurer learns the In's and cut's of driving. 6) Jne. Two. Three,
CITs enjoy the tug of war games at Amber Zone. 7) Hu -ry up and watt.
Adventurers wait their turn for Balloon Toss at Adventuie Zone. 8) CITs
enjoying their CIT Tent at the last Camporee. 9) Members o 'PAC (Pathfinder
Administration Committee) gather for photo opportunity I* ft/i North Amert-
can Pathfinder director Wlllle Oliver (top far right). Sail Hand, Potomac
youth ministries director (middle right), Ron Whltehead, Youth Resource
Center director (5th from right top row), and Allan WHII.imson, Southern
Union youth director (4th from right bottom row.) PHOTO CREDITS: Photos
numbers 1-7 Don Wilson; photo number 9 Kathy Connaiser.
. the last 10 years arc monumental, comprehensive, and
cutting-ed§iff^cHIP^s|lprth American Division.
refitted the Pathfinder Council into PAC and local Area Count ils
switched from age requirements to grade, requirements
instituted Reveille — a program designed to bring I'alhlindcrs b;iel\ lo i.s roots whit h
include nature study, crafts, and camping, with a top priority plated on spiiilual
renewal and values
instituted Island Navigator — a series of honors which relate to water, laughl on the
island of Molasses Key in the Florida Keys
upgraded the leadership convention from "just marking time" to teat hing relevant
subjects: child abuse prevention, positive discipline, teen/parent relationships, and
how to adapt to social changes and keep your spirituality
Uniforming the Uniform — a committee under the auspic.es of the new Inspet tor
Advocate Director (IAD) to evaluate and make recommendations lor Pathfinder dress
and dress code
added a Drill Instructor Advocate (D1A) lo reinstate' drill in the clubs
age-specific, programs were developed and implemented:
in Training (CIT) — to teach teens the importan and how t
be leaders in the Pathfinder ministry Adventurer — expanded the grade I - •'<
schedule to create an atmosphere of education, parental love, and at.t.eplant e
f.ager Beaver — pre-Adventurcrs are taught the values ol lo\e and receive
exercises in various activities
Cybertalk — a unique bureau that follows the' admonition of the late Senator
Robert Kennedy, "Some men see things as they are and ask wh\. I dream
things that never were and ask why not?"
Kids across this great Conference enjoy the venues ol Pathfindering because- of the
compassionate volunteerism of so many laity who live by the' words ol Jesus, "If I be
lifted up I will draw all men unto me."
Votome87 SOUTHERN TIDINGS (USPS607-000)
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by Marvin Hunt ing of the Holy Spirit that brought
him from a submarine on the
ill's mother joined the Sev- ocean floor to the foot of the
enth-day Adventist Church cross on Calvary's mountain.
when he was 12 years of Today Bill is an elder in
age. Bill didn't think he the Sommerville Community
could be a "real" man and Seventh-day Adventist
a Christian at the same time, so church. Bill Waterhouse will
he didn't join "ma's church." In- tell you that anybody can be
stead, when he got old enough. a nobody, but it takes a real
Bill joined the Navy and spent the man or woman to stand for
next 24 years riding submarines the Lord.
and punching holes in the ocean. Bill's message to all is: "Moth
It was a good life for someone ers and fathers never stop pray
who liked to work hard and play ing."
hard. Religion had no place in Bill's After his mother's death in 1983, Bill opened At age 52 and 10 years after his
life. a letter she had left that had the following mother's passing he finally followed
After his mother's death in 1983, instructions: "To be opened when I am through and was baptized in 1993.
Bill opened a letter she had left gone." Ma. Now he looks forward to seeing
that had the following instructions: his dear mother—in the mornin'—
"To be opened when I am gone. " Bill's heart was not touched. It on the great resurrection day. 03
Ma. would be years later when he heard
Her letter reads: a pastor of another denomination
ridicule those "Adventists and their Kolando San Pedro depends on Bill's eyes
prophet" that Bill got started on for transportation to prayer meeting—Bill
the road to truth. The attack on relies on Rolando's piano accompaniment
his mother's church so upset him for special music.
that he decided to investigate the
organization that had "trapped" his
dear mother. He wondered how
she could have been so wrong.
Bill started by examining the lives
of all the Seventh-day Adventists
he knew as a kid growing up—and
found them to be kind, loving
people, "The Lighthouse in the
Storm." Through a free gift offer
he heard on a Charleston radio
station, Bill received and read The
Great Controversy. His conviction
began to grow, and Bill became
more and more interested in his
mother's church. He started study-
ing her personal Bible, the one
she had given him at his request.
Bill studied, especially the texts
she noted, and he continued to
grow in the Lord.
Finally, it was during a Revela-
tion Seminar Bible Study in Som-
merville, South Carolina, that Bill
(gave his heart to the Lord. The
words of Jesus pierced his heart,
"And other sheep I have, which
are not of this fold: them also
I must bring, and they shall
hear my voice; and there
shall be one fold, and one
shepherd." John 10:16.
Unintentionally, he had
done just what his mother
had asked and prayed for.
He had read the Great Con-
troversy and taken a series
Today Bill is an elder in the Sommerville of Seventh-day Adventist Bible
Community Seventh-day Adventist church studies. Bill knows today that
in South Carolina, where he actively leads it was the influence of his
out in the Midweek and the Sabbath ser- mother's prayers and the lead
4 • Southern Tidings
Brittany Affolter Georgia
Jennifer Attaway Alabama
Lisa Becker Georgia
Trent Bell New York
Joseph Bieksza Tennessee
Lori Brannan iHorth Carolina
Lisa Bricker Wisconsin
Jill Brittain North Carolina
Barbara Bryant Florida
Monelle Burrus Tennessee
J. Carlos 0hio
Adam Case Ohio
Donene Caster New York
Heather Charlton Alabama
Luis Checo New York
By Jennifer Artigas Chris Cobb North Carolina
eventy-seven Southern Adventist University students and David Collins Tennessee
Travis Dean Pennsylvania
graduates have devoted one year or more to being a stu- Jackie DeGrave Tennessee
dent missionary. Jamie DeLay Tennessee
"I want to tell the world about my Jesus," said accounting Tim DeLay Tennessee
junior Chris Cobb, who will be teaching at a high school Herbert Dennison Maryland
on the island of Pohnpei. Matthew Dodd Tennessee
Jonathan Vigh, a physics/mathematics sophomore, said Dori Ebersole Tennessee
his mission is, "to be used by God to lead the kids in the •Heidi Ehlert Tennessee
school and the people to Christ through friendship and Laurella Fillman California
Jodi Fore Tennessee
service." Vigh will be teaching math on the island of Chuuk. Ellen Gibson Hawaii
Jenny Reifsnyder, a nursing senior who served last school year as a Shelley Hagar Tennessee
nurse on the Amazon said it was a life changing experience. "When Traci Hagele rtprida
you're out there basically alone in the jungle, you learn to appreciate Melissa Mailman Mississippi
a lot of what you normally take for granted. Most importantly, you learn Loran Haugsted Oregon
to rely on Qod, and Qod alone." Kimberly Haupt Florida
To the 77 student missionaries going to 28 countries, including eight Heidi Higgs Tennessee
who have served since last school year, Matthew 28:19 has a new Kriston Hindman North Carolina
Matthew Holm California
meaning. Kimberly Hyde Tennessee
"Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name Adrienne Jones ftlorida
of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost." Joseph Kim Maryland
Veda Knight Florida
Keely Kuhlman Tennessee
Jim Lounsbury South Carolina
Jana Beth Marlow Tennessee
Beth Messenger Iowa
Nicole Meyer Hawaii
Chad Moffit Tennessee
Noelle Moffit Tennessee
Erik Mundall Washington State
Marcus Mundall Washington State
•Collete Muth Ohio
Nicolaides North Carolina
"Julie Norton Tennessee
•Ken Norton Tennessee
Amy Paulson Tennessee
Charles Phillips Florida
Inyoung Reyes Florida
Gregory Rice Tennessee
Tammy Rick Alabama
Heather Rimer Alabama
Melissa Rodgers Tennessee
Brent Ruckle Tennessee
April Russell Maryland
Australia Mark Sandoval Florida
Azerbaijan Majuro Jimmy Self North Carolina
Belize Malaysia Heather Shank West Virginia
Brazil Nepal Jason Shaul Alaska
Cambodia Palau "Chris Sorensen Michigan
Christy Tate Ohio
rs Chuuk Lara Thurmond Tennessee
Maintenance v> Ebeye Poland Nathan Tidwell New Dehli, INDIA
nurses (5) kers Ecuador Renunion Island Veronica Van Oils Maryland
Germany Saipan Jonathan Vigh New York
o Guam Tahiti •Kelli Vincent Georgia
Taiwan •Todd Vincent Georgia
Jeh Tyrone Walker Florida
Korea Yap Emilie Wilson Maryland
Anita Zinner Ontario, CANADA
*SM's from 1996-97 school year
October, 1997 Southern Tidings
CAROLINA tian School. Elsa and one-half years.
teaches grades In addition to the re-
Ed Herzel, direc- three-four at Beryl sponsibilities of the
tor of the Morgantpn Wisdom School in secretariat he will
church community Orlando. serve as adult min-
services depart- istries and commu-
ment, received an nications director.
award in recognition Nike Harrell of He replaces John
of his faithful years the Port Charlotte Fowler who has ac-
of service in com- church was elected cepted a call to be
munity services and president of the an evangelist with "It
disaster relief. The Florida Society for Is Written."
award, presented at Respiratory Care
the Morganton church May 3, (FSRC) for 1997- SOUTH ATLANTIC
recognized the hard work of Ed 1998. The FSRC has
and his wife Mary during their more than 4,000 Dorothy Singleton was the
40 years in pastoral ministry as members and is the speaker for the commencement
well as the 15 years they've official spokes-orga- exercise at Ephesus Jr. Acad-
worked since retirement. nization for approximately 8,000 emy. She has been in public
licensed respiratory care practi- education for 20 years. Single-
Pam Forbes, an tioners in the state. The FSRC ton is the coordinator of stu-
elementary teacher president is elected by the dent services at Winston Salem
at Salem School in FSRC membership and donates State University. She is a strong
Salem, South Caro- his/her time to the organization. believer in Christian education
lina, has received Harrell, who is blind, founded and knowing who you are in
two awards from the the disabilities awareness Christ.
Southern Union ministry at the Port Charlotte
Conference educa- church. When the Zapara
tion department. Jim award winner was
Epperson, Ph.D., KENTUCKY-TENNESSEE announced for the
former director of 1996-97 academic
education of the Southern Union, year at the Berean
presented the awards at the Grace Alien Scott
celebrated her 90th Elementary School
Carolina Teachers' Convention graduation exercises
at Nosoca Pines Ranch, August birthday July 26. She
was born in Moore in June, it was no
6. The first award was the surprise that the win-
"Innovative Teaching Award" of County in 1907 and
was one of ten chil- ner was Princess
$500, which the teacher may Connor. After all,
use at her discretion. This dren born to Lee and
Cynthia Alien. She Ms. Connor exemplifies everything
award is presented to a creative and more that this award lists as
teacher who is recognized for was married for 65
years to George criteria for its recipients; she is
her ability to motivate students original, she demonstrates excel-
by a variety of creative teaching Scott, now deceased.
Grace's party celebration was lence in teaching, and she is
approaches. The second award creative. Connor is an eleven-year
was the "Small School Program hosted by her four children at
the historic Horton House in veteran to the teaching field. She
Award" of $2,000 which the started her career in New Orleans,
teacher uses for an educational Tullahoma. There were approxi-
mately 150 friends and relatives Louisiana, later moving to Little
project as agreed upon by the Rock, Arkansas, and then to
school board, in consultation who attended the come-and-go
event. Grace attributes her long Atlanta, Georgia. Connor also
with the teacher. received the teacher of the
life to several things: she never
smoked nor drank liquor, has year award from Berean
FLORIDA taken an afternoon nap when Elementary.
possible, and her genuine love
Zapara Excellence for and association with people. Jucinta Vernita
in Teaching Awards She is still a very active mem- Naylor, a student
and $1000 each ber in the Tullahoma Adventist from Southern
were given this year church where she occasionally Adventist University,
in Florida to Jean- gives a mission story or offers a is included in this
nette Zesch, Patri morning prayer. She also still year's edition of
cia Reese, and Elsa drives her own car and lives Who's Who Among
Skeete. Jeannette alone in a small apartment. Students in Ameri-
teaches grades can Universities and
seven-ten at Walker Colleges. Jucinta
Memorial Junior Marvin Lowman has joined graduated Cum
Academy in Avon the Kentucky-Tennessee Confer- Laude with a major in psychol-
Park. Patricia ence as the executive secretary. ogy and a minor in behavioral
teaches grades one- He previously served as the minis- science. While at Southern, she
two, at the West tries coordinator of the Mid-America was president of the black
Palm Beach Chris- Union in Lincoln, Neb., for six Christian Union, a member of
6 • Southern Tidings October, 1997
the National Honor Society in Rhonda J. Scott-Ennis, Ph.D., is has taught chemistry at Loma Linda
Psychology (Psi Chi), and assis- the new chair of Southern's chemis- University, California, and at its
tant women's dean. Jucinta try department. Since earning her School of Medicine, and at the
plans to pursue a social work doctorate at the University of University of Wisconsin.
degree and master's degree. California, Riverside, in 1984, she
The 1997-98 TRANSITIONS
school year at
began with a new On the Move South Central
principal and a Florida Debra Fryson has replaced Eula Washing
ton as the associate superintendent of edu-
record enrollment of Jeff Cinquemani and Stan Dobias now serve cation. Joseph Jones has been assigned to
more than 400 (K- as associate pastors at the Florida Hospital the Maranatha church in Qulfport and was
church. Cinquemani transferred from a chap- replaced in Qreeneville, Tennessee, by dis-
12) in new uniforms. lain position at Florida Hospital College of Health
Ellen T. Bagley is trict lay assistant pastor Edwin Crump. James
Sciences, and Dobias transferred from a pas- Harris is the new pastor of the Natchez, Fayette,
the new principal. toral position in the Qeorgia-Cumberland Con- Woodville district and district lay assistant
She is a graduate of ference. Alvin Fayne and Orlando Lopez, pastor Clifford Wright oversees the north
Jr., have completed theology studies at Southern church in Covington, Ky.
Oakwood College. She also received Adventist University in Collegedale, Tennes-
a master's degree in curriculum see. Fayne now serves as youth pastor for the
and instruction from Cleveland North Miami church, and Lopez is youth pastor
for the Apopka Highland church. John Fox
State University. has retired as pastor of the Boynton-Delray KABANEK - CURRIER
church. Jacksonville-area Hispanic Evangelist Gladys Currier and Jules Kabanek
Ruby D. Lathon, Oliver Hastrapa has filled the pastoral va- were married June 8, 1997, in Massachu-
cancy at the Melbourne Spanish and Poinciana
a 1992 Oakwood Spanish churches, creating a new district. Florida
setts. Ms. Currier is a member of the
College graduate, Conference has sponsored Rey Descalso at Vero Beach church, Mr. Kabanek, a win-
was included in this the Andrews University Theological Seminary ter resident, is a member in Mew York.
in Berrien Springs, Michigan. Brooksville/Spring The couple resides in Vero Beach, Fla.
year's Who's Who Hill district pastor Hershel Mercer now pas-
Among Students in tors the Inverness/Spring Hill district. Former BUTLER - BARNHART
American Universi- Inverness pastor Mel banders now pastors the Christian Marie Barnhart and Cyrus
ties and Colleges. Brooksville church. Carlton Anderson, who Butler were married June 8, 1997, at the
was on special assignment as a Conference Mandarin church in Florida. The bride is
While at Oakwood, family life worker, now serves as associate
she majored in com- the daughter of Laura and Richard Barnhart.
pastor of the Miami Springs church.
She graduated from Forest Lake Acad-
puter science and Qeorgia-Cumberland emy and is attending Florida Community
business and information David Fenno is pastor of the College at Jacksonville. The groom is the
systems. Lathon is a Ph.D. Atlanta Southside church. He son of Bessie and Abdel Rodriguez. He
candidate in industrial and previously served in the Qrif- graduated from Qainesville High School
systems engineering at the fin/Thomaston district. and is attending Santa Fe Community
University of Alabama in Hunts- College. He is employed by north Florida
ville (UAH). Lathon has recently Regional Hospital. The couple will reside
represented and presented in Qainesville.
papers for NASA's Marshall
Space Flight Center at an
international conference in
Paris, and for UAH at the You can provide for the future security of your family
National Black Graduates Stu- members and your church with a properly drafted will.
dent Conference at the Univer-
sity of North Carolina, Chapel DON'T DELAY . . . ACT NOW!
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director of the Center for Learning
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Morganton church elder and business years. The church was formed in 1972
owner Ted Bracket! hired a new truck with 123 members, and has grown to
driver for his lumber business. He told 432 members.
the driver he would not have to work For more than 18 years, Kingstree's
Saturdays because it is GOD'S SAB Nadine Qreenlee operated a COMMUNITY
BATH. The man quickly exclaimed, "I've SERVICE CENTER with the help of a
been looking for a church home, I want handful of women from the community.
to come visit your church this Satur- Qreenlee was honored with a plaque and
day." surprise banquet June 19 at Hancocks
Each summer, the Lenoir church mem- Restaurant. During the years of opera-
bers gather children from the area for a tion, the center provided 11,042 indi-
VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL. This year, viduals with clothing and other items in
55 children came out for the "Promise their times of need.
Builders" VBS and learned about won- Members of the Matthews church gath-
derful Bible stories. ered recently for PRAISE IN THE PARK.
THE ARDEN CHURCH IS CELEBRAT The group spent Sabbath morning under
ING 25 YEARS OF SERVICE TO OUR the shade of several oak trees and spent
LORD, JESUS CHRIST, on October 4 by time in nature worshiping Qod. After the
holding special services honoring all those inspirational worship time, everyone stayed
who have helped the church through the around for a picnic lunch.
THE PALM COAST CHURCH HAS RE for more than 15 years. Those who at-
CENTLY REALIZED A COMMENDABLE tended heard music from Darmody's latest
INCREASE IN TITHE. The church be- of four albums, simply titled Hymns. The
lieves the increase resulted from the album of hymns and gospel medleys
discussions of a weekly Bible study focuses on Christ's second coming and
hosted by its personal ministry depart- the joys of heaven.
ment. For a time, the topic of the study ELEVEN STUDENTS FROM EAST PASCO
group focused on properly returning ADVENTIST EDUCATION CENTER WERE
tithe. BAPTIZED MAY 17 after completing
THE EAST PASCO CHURCH HOSTED baptismal classes held by East Pasco
A CONCERT on July 5, performed by church pastor Bill McVay. Ten more stu-
Steve Darmody, an inspirational sacred dents are currently in McVay's class and
vocalist who has sung at gospel concerts anticipate baptism in October.
ACADEMY ENROLLMENTS ARE UP FOR Obdulio Segui and the First Atlanta His-
THE 1997-98 SCHOOL YEAR WITH A panic church.
TOTAL OF 681: Atlanta Adventist, 127; THE KNOXVILLE, TENN., FIRST
Collegedale, 347; and Georgia-Cumber- CHURCH DECIDED TO PROVIDE, FOR A
land, 208. SECOND YEAR, $30,OOO FOR HISPANIC
STUDENTS PARTICIPATING IN THE 1O- EVANGELISM IN 1998. Eduardo Rodriguez
WEEK MAGABOOK PROGRAM HAD is serving as a Bible worker.
TOTALED SALES OF $93,997. Nearly THE HIXSON, TENN., CHURCH RE
10,000 homes were visited each week. PORTS A MARKED INCREASE IN MEM
SUMMER CAMP ATTENDANCE WAS BERSHIP PARTICIPATION. New Sabbath
1,121. Decisions for Christ totaled 817 school rooms, a gymnasium, and grounds
with 142 decisions for baptism. improvements are completed. A clothing
The Cookeville, Tenn., church had a and food bank has been organized for
GROUND BREAKING July 31 for a new community involvement.
building. DR. EARL MCGHEE AND BERNICE
CONSTRUCTION HAS BEGUN ON THE BERGHERM WERE REELECTED PRESI
FIRST OF THREE CHALETS AT CO DENT AND VICE-PRESIDENT OF THE
HUTTA SPRINGS ADVENTIST CENTER. COHUTTA SPRINGS DEVELOPMENT AS
This one will have three levels, four SOCIATES AUGUST 13.
bedrooms, three baths, and two meet- Carlos Henriquez, South Georgia His-
ing rooms. panic pastor, reports FIVE GROUPS ARE
THE GAINESVILLE, GA., HISPANIC PRESENTLY MEETING EACH SABBATH
GROUP HAS BEEN ORGANIZED INTO A with more than 130 individuals in atten-
COMPANY. This is an outreach of pastor dance.
8 • Southern Tidings October, 1997
Erwin Qane was the speaker for the prizes and more. This is sponsored by
NORTH MISSISSIPPI AREA CAMP MEET the Birmingham First church.
ING and Todd Parrish presented a vocal The DECATUR WOMEN'S MINISTRY
concert. The Water Valley church was made up 20 personal toiletry bags, in-
packed. A larger location will be used cluded the book. Steps to Christ, and
next year. gave them to residents at a group home
The Qoodwater Nursing Home in of mental health.
Sylacauga is using KIDS IN THE KITCHEN THE DECATUR, CULLMAN, AND ATH
COOKBOOK for cooking classes with the ENS CHURCHES RECENTLY HAD A
residents. RETREAT WEEKEND at Camp Alamisco.
HIS KIDS CLUB is a youth ministry in Special features included speaker Ty
the Chelsea, Ala., area aimed at non- Qibson, music, fellowship, and recreation.
Seventh-day Adventist youngsters age 6- On Sunday, the members enjoyed water-
12. Ron Moore, program director, says skiing, swimming, horseback riding, hik-
God has opened many doors for them, ing, and canoeing.
including securing a one-year lease on a THERE ARE 112 STUDENTS WHO HAVE
former church building. Object lessons REGISTERED AT BASS MEMORIAL ACAD
the first ten Sabbaths will focus on the EMY this year, which is a good number
Ten Commandments as explained by ten after graduating a large class of seniors.
commando story tellers. Participants share The elementary schools show an increase
in an active time of singing, playing games, in students around the conference.
The Ridgetop, Tenn., church took a ning of the school year provided the
step of faith and ADDED A KINDERGAR opportunity for parents, teachers, chil-
TEN PROGRAM to its elementary school dren, and church members to mingle and
this year. This decision included hiring a get acquainted. A special season of prayer
third teacher, completely refurbishing a was held prior to the supper.
classroom, and redesigning another room MORE THAN 40 CHILDREN EN
for the library, completed improvement ROLLED IN THE RIDGETOP, TENN.,
plans for the summer. Myrna Smith is the VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL held for five
kindergarten and first-grade teacher in evenings in July. About one-third of
charge of the renovation of the class- the children were from nonmember
room. The kindergarten and after-school families. The theme was "Friends For-
program the school offers were adver- ever." Each evening the junior youth
tised in the community. Private music helped lead the song service and pre-
lessons are also available. A well-attended sented a skit to highlight the theme.
supper and ice-cream social at the begin- The VBS leader was Becky Massey.
Fresh fruit, muffins, fruit bars, and juice ics students was presented by Ray
were assembled into gift bags from the Hefferlin, Ph.D., at the INTERNATIONAL
Collegedale church to WELCOME STU CONFERENCE ON MATHEMATICAL CHEM
DENTS on the first Friday evening of ISTRY, held in Qerona, Spain, this sum-
SmartStart. The summer session which mer.
precedes the fall semester enrolled 491 President Gordon Bietz is the speaker
students, including 247 freshmen, 64 for his INAUGURAL CONVOCATION on
transfer students, and 160 who had al- October 23. It is his goal to communi-
ready attended Southern, and 20 special cate Southern's shared vision, and reaf-
students. firm commitment to mission.
Faculty and staff attending SOUTHERN'S STUDENTS IN THE VIDEO PRODUC
FALL COLLOQUIUM participated in semi- TION CLASS offered by the journalism
nars which included one on "Creating a and communication department now learn
Respectful Environment." An afternoon studio production techniques using a Media
was devoted to brainstorming and dia- 100XS digital editing system. This recently
log, "Visioning Our Future," with Roy acquired nonlinear equipment greatly
Naden, an Adventist management con- enhances the capabilities of Southern's
sultant. video lab and better prepares students
The work of former and current phys- for career opportunities.
October, 1997 Southern Tidings • 9
aware of the conse- NEWSTART® physi-
quences of these elevated cians, nurses, counse-
levels, and admits she lors and other staff.
was frightened. Physicians Alex Norzow,
Fortunately, she M.D., and Ronald
learned about a new Lynch, M.D., advised
health renewal program her to put on her
offered by East Pasco support hose and walk.
Medical Center, She's been walking four
Zephyrhills, Fla., called to five miles a day ever
NEWSTART® Challenge. since, and her varicose
In fact, the first session veins are gone. Her
began the same day she cholesterol level
learned about it. dropped 20 points, HDL
"This is an answer to (good cholesterol)
my prayers," Daniel said. improved 17 points,
Gladys Mather of Collegedale is shown getting her blood pressure That afternoon she and glucose (fasting)
taken by nurse Jean LeFleur as part of the Heartbeat '97 process. registered in the program level dropped more
at the Florida than 70 points. By
Samaritan Center questionnaire. A light,
healthy breakfast was
Conference's Pine Lake following a healthy
eating program and
Retreat Center in
Sponsors offered once the Qroveland. regular exercise, five
Heartbeat '97 testing was finished.
lenge is a medically
months after the retreat,
she's cut her medications
two weeks later for a supervised live-in in half, and dropped four
Georgia-Cumber cardiac profile. Kerry health retreat designed dress sizes.
land—Each year, cardio- Friesen, M.D., an to help people prevent, In addition to im-
vascular disease is internal medicine stop, or reverse the proved health, Daniel
responsible for 42.1 physician, was on hand effects of many lifestyle- was impressed with the
percent of all deaths in to explain the profile based diseases. The third individual attention she
the United States. As a and answer individual session this year is received from the
community service, the questions about the scheduled October 26 to NEWSTART® staff. Of
Samaritan Center in various risk factors. November 13. her three weeks at the
Ooltewah, Tenn., spon- Heartbeat '97 was In 19 days, Daniel's retreat, she says, "We
sored Heartbeat '97, an one of a series of health improved dra- lived in an atmosphere
innovative medical monthly health screen- matically as she of love and caring."
education program ings offered on the worked with Jane Alien
coordinated through the second Sunday of each
Adventist Health network. month through the
In July, 22 people cooperative efforts of
participated in blood the Samaritan Center,
tests for cholesterol, Memorial Hospital in Mobile First services dedicated to
"those who serve and
diabetes, lipids and Chattanooga, Tenn., Honors those who have lost
triglycerides, and re- and Southern Adventist
ceived a personalized University's School of Enforcement their lives in the line
of duty." A number of
profile of their cardio-
Nursing. In addition to
flu shots and school
Officers police officers were in
Four area nurses physicals, community sheriff, chief of police,
volunteered their time to residents have been Gulf States—The and police chaplain.
draw blood. The pro- screened for blood Mobile First church The flag detail from the
gram also included sugar, cholesterol, honored the men and Mobile Police Depart-
checking blood pressure, vision, skin cancer, and women of law enforce- ment took part in the
weight, and a lifestyle hearing. ment Sabbath, May 17, program conducted by
with special church Duane Brown, pastor.
Registered feared she was dying.
"Please, Lord, provide
Dietician Enjoys me a better way of
Improved Health healing," she prayed.
Kathleen not only had
the flu, she also suf-
Adventist Health fered with varicose
Center—Kathleen veins and walked with
Daniel didn't know a cane. To make
where to turn for help matters even worse,
when she had the flu she had high blood
last December. She had pressure, high blood
an allergic reaction to the sugar and high choles-
antibiotic prescribed by terol. As a registered
her doctor, and actually dietician, she was well Color Quard of Mobile police department visited Mobile First church.
10 Southern Tidings October, 1997
Chief Cochran and ment, dedicated the attendance and about to make their service
Sheriff Tillman spoke newborn son of Sgt. 12 area churches have more of an
of sleepless nights, and Mrs. Kevin Ander- represented. impact. Everything
"new" gray hair and the son of the Saraland Marilyn Justesen, came off without a
life-and-death, drugs- Police Department. Toni McLawhorn, and hitch. Junell Vance
and-abuse element they Both sets of grandpar- Bess Hall all planned from the Atlantic Union
deal with on a day to ents were also in ahead and secured a Conference in her usual
day basis as they and attendance. Lutheran church to upbeat style preached
the other officers Each guest was accommodate the quite a stirring sermon
attempt to keep the presented with a overflow. Many men of that kept people on their
city crime-free. certificate of apprecia- the church, under the toes for the divine hour.
On a happy vein, tion and a book of direction of Jerry The theme for the day
Chaplain Wigley, daily devotions. Justesen, pastor, took was "Coming Home."
Saraland Police Depart- Barbara Rhodes over the positions in the The Greenville
Sabbath school classes women's ministries
that the women usually group has been actively
teach and even prepared involved in baptisms
and served the luncheon and reclamations so far
for the ladies and visitors this year. To date,
of the church. there have been four
Les Leicht and Larry baptisms, one
Moses put their special rebaptism, and one
touches on their duties rededication as a result
of the day. Some of of women "getting
the men sported chefs' busy" for the Lord.
Quilts were displayed at the ladies prayer breakfast. aprons in their efforts Debbie Rapp
Westminster deacon Bill Barker, and
Elmer Bass, head elder,
Ladies Sponsor spoke a few words of Couple Nurtures with recognition of this
Prayer Breakfast praise for the tireless
efforts that went into the
Members "It's a little hobby
mostly hand-appliqued, that I have arranged for
Florida—Roy and myself, to do a little
Carolina—From the year-long project. Pauline Williams touch missionary work and at
start, you could tell it Ci Heizer, active in many fellow Deltona the same time keep
was going to be an the local quitter's guild church members' busy doing something
exceptional ladies' that donates its work hearts by sending worthwhile," says Roy,
prayer breakfast in to various shelters, has birthday cards, con- a retired associate
Westminster, S.C., in attended the gratulatory cards for a secretary of the Gen-
June. The fellowship Westminster church for special achievement, eral Conference of
hall was bustling with several years. Ci get well, sympathy, Seventh-day Adventists.
about 30 ladies who donated all the materi- some anniversaries or "It's good when people
graced the hall with als and volunteered to special events, and have a hobby, espe-
warm, friendly faces. lead the band of eight Christmas cards. cially as we get farther
Even Virginia Stubbs' apprentice quilters in They've been doing along the track, age-
92-year-old mother, their venture. About 20 this for five years. It's wise. It keeps our
affectionately called women of the church one of their spiritual minds busy and at the
"grandmother," was her attended the prayer gifts—their nurturing same time we think of
usual upbeat self. breakfast. ministry. Recently, their how the Lord is bless-
It was a day for a Years from now church honored them ing us and we try to
special presentation. As members and visitors
Crystal Earnhardt, will gaze at the quilted
women's ministries hangings and perhaps
leader and pastor's turn them over to look
wife led out, it was at the back of the work
time for the women's and notice the names of
ministries group to the eight "friends" who
present the "perfectly stitched their names on
stitched" quilted wall these labors of love and
hangings they had represented scriptures
crafted. John that would inspire others.
Earnhardt, pastor, head Debbie Rapp
Greenville carried out by the
Honors Women ladies of the Green-
ville, N.C., church in
Carolina—Trading May. It was a special Pauline and Roy Williams of the Deltona, Florida, church send cards
places with the men Women's Day with for many occasions to members. This nurturing ministry maintains
for a Sabbath was more than 200 in ties with the active and inactive members.
October, 1997 Southern Tidings • 11
share those blessings month. Sometimes I at the Federal Correc- more than 20 years, it
with others." Pauline, include a poem I think tional Institute (FCI) at wasn't until 1995 that a
his wife, is a retired would be appropriate Tallahassee. regular prison ministries
proofreader from the to cheer them up." The FCI houses approxi- program consisting of
Review &; Herald Williams is well- mately 30 women and Bible studies and
Publishing Association known in the congrega- about 300 men in a sep- visitations was estab-
and keeps the cards tion for his love of arate holding section. lished. "There are
going to their personal poetry. He often shared "Our members are currently no full-time
family members. poems at the conclu- very enthusiastic about chaplains at the FCI so
Does he send cards sion of his sermons supporting this minis- the Tallahassee
to everyone? "No, yet when he served as try," says Gordon church's program, along
we started it long associate pastor of the Henderson, pastor. "The with assistance from a
enough ago that it Deltona/DeLand district weekly Discover Bible Catholic nun, has been
does represent a cross- before his re-retirement. school classes we've been filling the chaplaincy
section of the church. He mails the cards four holding are packed." void," says Henderson.
As the church grows, it or five days before the Tallahassee church Things have also opened
could be a little diffi- event "so it won't be too member Kathy Pierce up so that Henderson
cult for one person to early, but at least get directs the Bible study presents weekend chapel
keep up with it unless there on time." classes with help from services throughout the
they were given that as What's the response church members who also summer. "It gives us the
a special mission by from members? "Some visit with female inmates. opportunity to let more
the church and had seem happy to receive "Our outreach covers people know about our
help with the finances. some notices. Others the gamut of backgrounds Bible school. A lot of the
We've kept it so that we call me up or send a represented in the prisoners never hear about
can handle it ourselves." note. Some don't make prison," Henderson says. it until then."
What's his system? mention of it, so it "Church representatives A Breathe free Stop-
"It's a simple plan. I goes by, he explains." who visit with the inmates Smoking Plan for inmates
find out when a "Whatever we do, we are Spanish, English, is in the works. The
person's birthday is or do it because we love Portuguese, and African- Tallahassee church will
whatever 1 want to the Lord and we love American. Bible studies also expand the visitation
recognize, and I have a people," smiles Pauline. are also available in portion of this ministry to
file-by-the-month for "Whatever little we can Spanish and Portuguese." include the men's section
the year. As I get the do, to me, it's the Although the Tallahas- of the prison once the FCI
cards for the various least that we can do see church has been hires full-time male
people, 1 get them all for Him. Right?" situated across the chaplains.
stamped and put them Cindy Kurtzhals road from the FCI for Lisa Ziegele, Cindy Kurtzhals
in the corresponding
criminal lawyer, F. Lee
Tallahassee Bailey, in March of
Members 1996, Tallahassee
church members help
Minister to Inmates spread the word of
Qod through the
Florida—Today, in Discover series of
the same correctional Bible studies. Their
facility that temporarily inmate neighbors are
housed the well-known right across the street
Students participated in a variety of activities.
Greenville around fun.
Each evening, a
Sponsors VBS drama team presented
a skit about the impor-
Carolina—June 23- tance of eating the
28, the Greenville, right foods. The team,
N.C., church was the headed by Les Leicht,
headquarters for the kept the young people
"Kids in the Kitchen- on the edge of their
Take Two" vacation seats. A recreation
Bible school. Approxi- team kept the ener-
mately 30 young getic boys and girls
people came out for busy with games such
the sequel to last as kick ball, tug-of-war,
year's successful and even a water relay.
Tallahassee church members now conduct Discover Bible studies nutrition clinic, bakery The week-long ex-
with their neighbors right across the street at the Tallahassee class, Bible class, travaganza concluded
Federal Correctional Institution. music class, and all Sabbath morning, July
12 Southern Tidings October, 1997
28, with a graduation the week. The co- part in turning them to summed it up like this,
ceremony and service directors, Claudia Perry God," said Brandy "Before the trip I knew
for the participants. and Jerry Justesen, Patterson, Choralaires God existed, but He
Each student received gave special thanks to member. One young wasn't in my life. Now,
a diploma with a those who made this man traveled three Jesus is really my
picture of himself or vacation Bible school a days by bicycle to friend. He is real to
herself taken during SUCCeSS. Gene Schermerhorn attend camp meeting. me." Jessica Braden,
He wanted to know Choralaires member,
what Adventists be- commented, "I never
lieve. Next year, he prayed or spent time
plans to be baptized. with God. But now
After returning home, when I wake up, I
Jessica Winters, SAU think of God; when 1
student and choir go to sleep I remember
member, sent him a to pray. I truly believe
Bible with study helps. God used this experi-
How did this trip ence to touch my life
affect the participants? and draw me closer to
Stephanie Peden, a Him."
Choralaires singer, Patricia Foster
Spartanburg Borton speaking.
The group completed
Members Return a building with four
from Mission rooms, and a shingled
roof. They were disap-
Choralaires with several young fans at City Hall in Ztociemiec,
Poland, following an afternoon of street evangelism.
Trip pointed that the Bible
worker they had hoped
Carolina—On Tues- for to set the ground-
Choralaires Take were Christians." riot day, June 24, a group work for the meetings
only their faces, but
Mission Trip their actions displayed of weary missionaries
arrived at the
did not come to frui-
their love for Christ tion. However, the Holy
Georgia-Cumber and one another as Spartanburg church Spirit still brought
land—"Mission Trip." they traveled on parking lot after spend- close to 100 attenders
The words conjure up planes, trains, buses, ing the previous 16 to the meetings each
visual pictures of young and stayed in tents, days on a mission trip night for Borton's first-
and old working in the hotel rooms, and in Zimapan, Mexico. ever crusade. By the
hot sun in primitive generally cramped Twenty-four Anglos concluding meeting, 13
locations building a quarters. No matter joined another 15 people had made their
church, school, or clinic. how tired, they were Mexicans from the decision for baptism.
This story, however, is willing and always Spartanburg church to In addition, there are
about a different type of ready to sing and share work on two major another 20-25 who are
mission approach—young with anyone who goals: building a enthusiastically studying
people witnessing wanted to listen. church for 200 and for baptism.
through song. Miracles big and holding evangelistic David Borton
Twenty-six singers from small were part of the meetings with David
A.W. Spalding Elemen- experience. For one
tary School, Collegedale singing appointment, County Fair and Palm Coast area.
Academy, and Southern the weather made it
Adventist University impossible for the Picnic Gain Earlier this year, the
church participated in
formed a special touring
group call the
group to perform. The Friends For New the Flagler County
young people prayed if Home Fair held at
Choralaires. On July 15, it was God's will for Church Flagler High School. A
the group left for a them to perform the 14-inch replica of the
three-week tour to rain would stop. When Florida—The 77 statue in Daniel 2
Poland and Romania to they arrived at their members of the Palm highlighted the exhibit
do singing evangelism destination, the sun Coast church don't which also included a
and street witnessing. was shining. After have a church building huge banner showcas-
Director Jeffrey completing their con- yet, but they're not ing the Seventh-day
Lauritzen said, "I saw cert and working with waiting for their new Adventist name. Coordi-
Jesus in these young the literature evangelist church doors to open nators Herbert Martin
people as they wit- distributing tracts, it before reaching out to and Jim McNally report
nessed on the planes started raining again. the area and making around 200 people
and in the streets, met "One of the best friends in the commu- stopped to ask ques-
new people, and grate- things about this nity. Twenty-eight-year- tions. Various pam-
fully ate strange food." mission trip was seeing old David Graham, phlets were also distrib-
A passenger on one 34 people in Poland pastor, says his congre- uted.
plane stated, "You could baptized and knowing gation is "really on A more unique ap-
tell by their faces they we may have played a fire" about reaching the proach to community
October, 1997 Southern Tidings • 13
outreach was a picnic site on Belle Terre Florida August 1-3, which techniques. These new
held at Florida Park in Road was purchased the Conference family life skills carry over into
Palm Coast. The Sab- for the new church, department co-sponsored relationships with chil-
bath school committee and $130,000 is with Carlton and Doreen dren, co-workers, and
sponsored the event. currently in the build- Anderson, both certified other church members,
Organizer Linda Morgan ing fund. Vespers has family life educators. thus improving the unity
says the target audi- been held on the Carlton is associate in and outside of the
ence for the Sunday property with pastor of the Miami home.
afternoon July picnic groundbreaking eagerly Springs church and the For the 19 couples who
was the after-services anticipated around couple holds family life attended, the weekend
Sunday church crowd. Thanksgiving. seminars in Broward and involved much more than
Advertisements promot- According to Graham, Dade county churches. sitting through lectures.
ing the event were the Palm Coast area "We believe family is Husbands and wives
posted at stores, and has tremendous growth very important to the composed love letters to
members told their potential and is one of strengthening of the each other, took walks
friends. the fastest growing church and society at together, participated in
At seven dollars a areas in Florida. Gra- large," says Anderson. the Ordinance of Humil-
person, more than ham, who also pastors "When there is a break- ity, and renewed their
$600 was raised for the St. Augustine down of the family, there wedding vows. "It was
the building fund. church, says he enjoys is a breakdown of the very moving. There are a
Members currently the cultural diversity of church and society." lot of tears by that time,"
meet for worship the Palm Coast congre- "Family is the basic says Bryant.
services at the Wickline gation and the enthusi- building block of society One of the couples,
Center in Flagler asm members display and church," Bryant married by a justice of
Beach, part of the for building a new explains. "Family gives a the peace 43 years ago,
public school system sanctuary. sense of security, belong- had never had an official
facilities. A $90,000 Jeff Borger ing, self-esteem, and wedding ceremony. The
identity. When the basic renewal of their wedding
building blocks begin to vows at the seminar was
break down, society their first religious
Marriage their commitment to begins to crumble." wedding ceremony. "They
maintain healthy, loving
Commitment relationships. "We
were both glowing,"
Weekends Enrich address husbands and finances, self-esteem, role Mearly every weekend
wives, not the whole
Family Life church, the kids and
expectations, and priori-
ties were the focus issues
of the year, the Bryants
travel to Florida Confer-
everyone, like we do at of the Marriage Com ence Adventist churches
Florida—Twice each our regular weekend mitment Weekend. By to hold family Life
year, the Conference seminars," says Family administering the 16 Seminars. These semi-
family life department Life Department Direc- Personality Factor Inven- nars, which are open to
holds Marriage Com tor Ken Bryant. tory (16PF) test, which the entire church body,
mitment Weekends, The Lauderhill church helps identify individual are designed to improve
designed to help hosted the most recent strengths and weaknesses communication in the
couples improve their Marriage Commitment in every area of life, the home, develop relation-
marriages by renewing Weekend for South family life department ship skills, and encourage
helped couples build continuing romance.
understanding and Alicia Qoree
ACT Airs On that at Three Angels
3ABIN "This was a special
opportunity for us,"
Kentucky-Tennessee explained Brett Hadley,
—Adventist Christian director, "because
Theater (A.C.T.) is the normally, with live
drama team at Madison theater, the audience
Academy. Every year you can reach is
the group tours the dictated by the size of
North American Divi- your church or audito-
sion with one purpose: rium. With television,
To lift Jesus up your potential audience
through their drama obviously becomes
presentations and their remarkably increased."
personal lives, so He A.C.T.'s skits will be
can draw others closer aired around the
to Him. This past year world, via satellite, begin-
A husband gives his wife a rose as an affirmation of love (luring the members had the ning this year and run-
a Marriage Commitment Weekend at Camp Kulaqua. opportunity to do just ning potentially through
14 Southern Tidings October, 1997
ADVENTIST HEALTH SYSTEM
Hinsdale Hospital, the 2nd largest hospital in the
::A£lvehtist::Hea]fh System is currently seeking caring,
ACT on the set after a long night of taping. ! t^passionate ancl p&rspriable staff chaplains to share
the next century on the places we travel to ;:the:"rniriistries and- mission" of Adverttist Health .
show "It's All About Love." from year to year." .S^sferrisrRespdnsibtlities include pastoral care and: :
The opportunity for When asked if the counseling while ptovidtrtg spiritual and emotional
A.C.T.'s performance at students were nervous education to : patients families and hospital staff.
3ABN came at the invita about performing for Individuals wi It. work in collaboration with community
tion of Patrick and Ullanda television cameras, Noelle : on developing programs. '....[.
Innocent, who saw the Kirkham-Hadley, the : Qualified applicants must possess a College of '
team perform at Madi team's assistant direc ; Ghapi^ins, certification OF Eligibility as a Board Certified:
son Campus church in tor, explained, "At first, ;;.teh|iptafti,^&iy,/:Adventist Chaplaincy Ministries ".
Nashville, Tenn. Ullanda, all of us were very ex :endorsefrient, ordination:, and one year of residency in :
who hosts the show, cited about going. Then, CliniealPastOral Education training. ;
invited A.C.T. to per once we got there,
form their original skits reality set in and the e salary and comprehensive benefits package
for different segments students realized that ; (Sanciictates should fax or send a curriculum vitae
of the program. "That's this was going to be to: Judy Bunting, Hinsdale Hospital, Human Resources,
how we get many of very different than i (I fax: (630)856-7323
our invitations," com anything else we had
mented Hadley, "Some
body sees us at a per
formance and invites
ever done. Live stage
acting and studio act
ing for cameras are
us to their church, very different. But the
school or youth rally. production crew at the
It's part of our belief studios were wonderful iqiiatCtpportunityEmployer
that God guides in the to work with." Brett Hadley
long overdue ministry. with disabilities and their
Since that time, disabili immediate and church
ties ministries directors families.
"How To" Florida Conference office have been organized on "We find that most
in Winter Park, to begin the union, conference, people have a genuine
Manual Created the development of a and local church interest in ministering to
For Disabilities manual for disabilities levels. people with disabilities,"
ministries leaders for use The seven-member team says Joan Bova, Southern
Leaders at all church levels. representing the Atlantic, Union Conference and
"Ministry To People Southwestern, Mid Florida Conference disa
Florida—Seven mem With Disabilities" was added American, and Southern bilities ministries director.
bers of the north Ameri to the Church Manual in Union conferences, and "They just need instruc
can Division's Commis 1995 after having been the local Allegheny West tion on the 'how to's' and
sion For People With identified by the NAD Office and South Atlantic this manual will give them
Disabilities met at the of Human Relations as a conferences, is creating that."
the resource guide as a Completion is slated for
vehicle to aid the Church the end of this year.
in reaching out to people Joan Bova
NAD Commission for People With Disabilities met at Florida Conference Univ.—Sept. 8 Jack
to develop a resource manual. Pictured are disabilities ministries
directors Art Orayman, Mid-American Union Conference (left); Rosemary McClarty, vice presi
Graham, South Atlantic Conference; Catherine Burks, Allegheny dent for development
West Conference; Charlotte Thorns, Atlantic Union Conference; at Southern Adventist
Joan Bova, Southern Union/Florida Conferences; and Eunice Bailey, University, died sud Jack McClarty, vice president
Southwestern Union Conference. denly of an apparent for development.
October, 1997 Southern Tidings • 15
heart attack. He was 59. 1938, Jack McClarty
In July he had received both his
completed 25 years of bachelor of music
service at the univer education and his
sity. He joined the doctorate in education
faculty originally as at the University of
professor of music and Montana. His master's
band director, but had degree was from
directed fund-raising Andrews University in
efforts at the school Michigan. His musical
since July of 1980. instrument of choice
Over the past 17 was the trumpet. He
years he was instru served in the U.S. Army
mental in raising millions national Quard, and
of dollars, not only increas was a graduate of the
ing endowments from U.S. Army Cook School. Exhibiting gave Harriman church members an opportunity to interact
zero to over $12 million, He taught for 17 years, with their community.
but helping to fund con both on the high school
struction of classroom and college levels. the Universe" produced church, and lesson one
buildings Mable Wood Hall, McClarty had served by Martinsound of Cali of the Discover Bible
Brock Hall, and the for several years as an fornia. The new Seventh- Guides were distributed.
new $6.6 million elder in the Collegedale day Adventist Church Members felt the
Hickman Science church. He also had logo was displayed and exhibit achieved its
Center dedicated last coached with Little League. literature was available objective. Fair officials
February. The fiscal His wife, Wilma to visitors. More than invited the Harriman
year which ended May (Doering) McClarty, 300 booklets, "In church to exhibit next
31 was his banner Ph.D., chairs Southern's Search of the Past," by year in the number one
year, with $2.4 million Department of English. George Sharpe, pastor fair exhibit location.
received in cash gifts Their son, Stacey Jack, of the Harriman David Manzano
for scholarships, Hick is a 20-year-old senior
man Science Center, biology major at South
and other purposes. ern Adventist Univer
Last summer McClarty
received the prestigious
Trailblazer in Philan
sity. Their daughter,
Julie Smith, of Bolton,
Missouri, is a 1987
Are You Clear
thropy award at the elementary education
triennial convention of
He was a Certified
graduate and the
mother of their grand
sons, Shawn and Tyler.
Memorial gifts may
Fund Raising Executive be directed to the
and had served as
president of the South
McClarty Family Schol
"85% of adult North Americans
eastern Tennessee Chap Fund at Southern are infected with parasites."
ter of the national Society Adventist University,
of Fund Raising Execu Collegedale, Tenn. Dr. Hazel Parcels
tives from 1993-95. 37315-0370.
Born in Kalispell, Doris Burdick
Montana, on July 11, Do you experience...
• Chronic Fatigue Overweight
Harriman Members a life-size sculpture of • Forgetfulness Constipation
the head of a tricer-
Interact with atops was displayed • Arthritis Headaches
Community August 4-9, 1997, at
the Roane State Com
• Skin Problems Menopause
munity College's Expo • Gas and Bloating •PMS
Georgia-Cumberland Center. Children 12
—When Roane County and younger were
they were having a asked to submit a THERE IS HELP!
county fair, the first in name for the sculpture.
20 years, the Harriman, First prize winner was
Tenn., church was the awarded $10; second
prize winner received a
Learn about America's hidden epidemic.
first group to apply and bone fragment from a
rent an exhibit space. dinosaur.
The purpose was to For Free Audio Tape
present a positive The backdrop
awareness to the consisted of a 4' x 5' Call 1-800-562-7772
community. picture of Christ en
To attract attention. titled "Earth, Theater of
16 Southern Tidings October, 1997
driver kept the man on chosen not to forgive
the road a lot. In late him," recounts Pimentel.
May, while on a job that After hearing the sermon
required him to travel about forgiveness, the
from the west coast to man realized his behavior
Texas, he made a stop was wrong and decided
inTucumcari, New Mexico, he better take care of it.
for the Sabbath. He found Because the two had been
the local church and went estranged for more than
to worship services. five years, the man was
"It just so happened afraid his son's response
the local pastor was away would not be positive.
serving another church in The man rushed back
Each day thousands pass by the Smoky Mountain church on a hill his district," explains to his hotel room after
off Highway 66 next to the Little Pigeon River. Pimentel. Since the church, called his son,
church had downlinked and the two were able to
Smoky Mountain ing a place for worship and recorded the Florida repair their broken
services, cooking schools, Conference camp meeting relationship.
Church Celebrates health lectures, and evening programs, the "Hearing this testimony
10 Years other community service pastor opted to show was a stunning event in
activities. Official organi Pimentel's Wednesday my life and it really
zation of a church was night sermon while he bolstered my faith,"
Georgia-Cumberland held in August, 1987, was at his other church. Pimentel says. "You kind
—Sevier County, one of with 44 charter members. Pimentel's sermon of wonder whether the
the fastest growing Steady growth neces recounted the life of Jose time and money and
counties in east Tennessee, sitated the need for and emphasized that effort that go into camp
had no Adventist church another facility. Land forgiveness is the key to meetings are worth it. But
in 1985. With over was donated and a all successful relation just from this one story, I
50,000 residents and church was built and ships. It struck a cord in realized that we just have
close to nine million occupied in 1995. the man's heart as he to know that the Lord
visiting Qatlinburg, August 9, 1997, the listened. "He had a always leads and directs.
Pigeon Forge, and the Smoky Mountain church longstanding disagreement It's just a wonderful thing."
Great Smoky Mountain's in Sevierville, Tenn., with his son and had Alicia Qoree
National Park, retired celebrated its 10th
pastor Bill Peeke had anniversary. More than
a dream to have a visible 200 attended the day's
presence in the community. Bethel Celebrates also international, there
Peeke, along with events. Friends and were some in atten
volunteers and support former pastors partici International Day dance from several
of the Knoxville, Tenn., pated in the service. African nations, there
First church, began Roy Caughron, vice South Atlantic— was also a representa
holding services in the president for pastoral Bethel church in tive from Cuba, Ja
Sevierville Community ministries for the Asheville, N.C., cel maica, and France.
Center. Sabbath after conference, spoke for ebrated International The sermon con
noons were spent dis the worship service. Day, sponsored by the cluded with the assur
tributing literature, visit Under the leadership family life department. ance that when Jesus
ing homes, and plan of current pastor Sandy Smith dressed stands on the sea of
ning for a permanent Rob Clayton, the church in Hawaiian garb and glass, there will be
church facility. A building continues to serve its preached an informa people of every race,
on Dolly Parton Park 90 members, the tive and thought nationality, and color,
way was rented and community, and the provoking sermon. together singing praises
later purchased, provid visitors to the county. Using the Bible and the to their Lord and
Ross E. Hughes Spirit of Prophecy he Saviour, Jesus Christ.
traced the origin of all An international
the races from Noah's dinner was served
Father and Son worthwhile. Now he's sure Ark to the present day. following the service.
they are. The Holy Spirit The congregation was Anthony Davis
Reconcile used his sermon to bring
Following together an estranged
father and son.
Downlink Sermon "While at one of our
Florida—Jim Pimentel, camp meeting, a man
a guest speaker at Florida approached me," says
Conference's camp Pimentel. "He leaned over
meeting '97 and pastor of into the truck I was riding
the San Jose, California, in and told the driver,
church, used to wonder if This man really helped
the hours and dollars me and he probably
involved with camp doesn't even know how.'"
meeting preparation are Working as a truck Bethel members dressed in native costumes.
October, 1997 Southern Tidings • 17
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Ted and Genie
and Bob Cundift.
Florida: Amy and Edgardo Santana (left), Juan and Hivrys Sorto, David and Jill Barnett, Amarillys and Dalberto Torres, and tighia and Kirn Pham X.
20 • Southern Tidings October, 1997
Roy Brown officially introduces new youth director
Roy Parham on June 21 under the senior youth
tent at camp meeting.
grams. The first Sabbath program was pre
by Willie L. Taylor sented by Ocala/Shiloh. It approached the
subject of how people should be greeted
he 1997 camp meeting bless when they come to our churches regard
ings are still causing many less of their status. Pastor John Damon
around the conference to utilized the services of church school teach
"praise God from whom all ers to illustrate various methods that can
blessings flow." Conference be used to teach the Sabbath school les
president Roy Brown stated son.
in his welcome remarks, "The The second Sabbath program was pre
camp meeting is one of the sented by Tallahassee/Maranatha. The
most important agencies in participants presented a dramatization of
our work. It is one of the most the Lord's supper. Each character in the
effective methods of arrest drama gave a brief description of his back
ing the attention of the ground before becoming a disciple of Christ.
people and reaching all classes with the Carl Ware led out in the lesson study. I. L.
gospel invitation. .. ." Harrell, Conference Sabbath school direc
"In Step With Christ" was the theme tor, served as superintendent for the adult
used to extend the gospel invitation to Sabbath school. Jackie Waldon served as
the camp meeting crowds. Greater New superintendent of the cradle roll and kin Charles Bradford deliv
York's evangelist Robert C. Connor spoke dergarten division, and Sharon Smith Browne ering sermon in pavilion
nightly, dealing with Bible truths for these was superintendent for the primary divi on June 28.
times. Former Southwest Region presi sion. The annual Thursday children's pro
dent W. C. Jones started a new series gram was a success.
called the "Early Word," just before the The camp meeting spirit still went higher
nightly services. He focused on themes with a well-planned, spirit-filled ordination
with practical spiritual topics designed service. Five pastors and one prison chap
to encourage Christians in these last days. lain were ordained June 28. Chaplain Mark-
The pavilion weekend speakers were Anthony Brown, along with pastors Sherwin
Joseph McCoy, president of South Cen Callwood, Lucious Hall, Ronald Jean-Baptiste,
tral Conference, and Charles E. Bradford, Larry E. Johnson, and Abner Laurent were
former North American Division president, ordained. Each stood with his wife and
who delivered a powerful message the humbly accepted the gospel mantle of
second Sabbath. ordination. Dennis Ross, Southern Union
William Dawson of the Southern Cali evangelist, gave practical and challenging
fornia Conference, guest youth speaker, words of counsel to the ordainees. The
stirred the hearts of the senior youth Conference welcomed them into the gos
each night with his messages based on pel ministry with gifts.
the theme "A Rescue of Love." Morning Following ordination, the Pathfinders
devotions were presented by conference presented its program and commenced the
youth including. Earl Davis, Jr., Prince traditional march around the lake, followed
Lewis, John Boston, Winston London II, by a dramatic concert at the senior youth
Richard Tramel, Nicole Fils, Irvin Daphnis, tent.
and Brionne Gillion. Claudette Barrett- The first weekend concert at the pavilion
Flintroy was featured during the Spiri featured the group Connect Five. This group,
tual Emphasis period. whose musical talents are bringing them
One of the highlights of camp meeting international acclaim, started here
was the unique adult Sabbath school pro- in Southeastern at the Delray/
Daughter of Zion church. On the
second Sabbath, soprano Edrene
Malcolm and baritone Marshal
Kelly of Huntsville, gave a con
cert in the pavilion. To close out
the many blessings of camp meet
ing 1997, Roy R. Brown gave the
vesper thought and send off
message to the campers. Imme
diately following, the members
joined hands around the pavil
ion and sang "When We All Qet
To Heaven" as a closing song.
If you missed camp meeting
this year, we hope you will ac South Central Conference
cept our gospel invitation to come president Joseph McCoy
and share the blessings firsthand preaches in the pavilion
next year. By all means, let us during the first Sabbath of
Abner and Angelet Laurent (left), Larry and Carol Johnson camp meeting.
Ronald and Juliette Jean-Baptiste, Lucious and Betsy Hall
all plan to be at that great camp
Sherttin and Pamela Calluood, and ,*larfc and Sandra Brown meeting "up yonder." Ml
Southern Tidings • 21
Carolina mmtmm^^^^^^^^^ Estate Services Clinics
Nov. 1. Ft. Lauderdale Spanish.
S M T W T F S
Pathfinder Camporee—Oct. 2-5. Fall Mills lake, Nov. 2. Ft. Lauderdale.
M.C. Speaker: Fete McLeod. Nov. 8. Maranatha. 1 2 3 4
Spanish Women's Retreat— Oct. 3-5. No- Nov. 15. Norland.
soca Fines Ranch. 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Caring for Marriage— Oct. 10-12. Home of Nov. 22. Eden. 12 13 14 15 16 17 18
Mike and Lynn Ortel, Charlotte. High School. College/Young Adult Re
treat—Nov. 21-23. Camp Kulaqua. De 19 2O 21 22 23 24 25
Caring For Yon for Men—Oct. 17-19. Home tails: (407) 644-5000. 26 27 28 29 30 31
of Mike and Lynn Ortel, Charlotte. Pathfinder Lost Sea Caving Trip—Nov. 27-
Next-Step Training Seminar—Oct. 1 8. Caro 30. Sweetwater, Tenn. Details: (407) 644-
lina Conference Office. Charlotte. 5000 x 127.
Lay Advisory—Oct. 24-26. hosoca Fines 1998 New Year's Singles' Retreat—Jan.
Ranch. 1-4. Camp Kulaqua. Fre-registration and
Eastern Carolina Camp Meeting and Youth payment required. Details: (904)454-1351. 17. Calhoun, Qa.
Rally—Oct. 31 -Nov. 2. Oak Island, N.C. Wedgewood Trio, MacAlpine Trio, and New Member Retreat—Dec. 12-14. Cohutta
Speaker: Morris Venden. Musician: Joe Kress Trio Concert—Nov. 1. Forest Lake Springs.
Fearles. Youth Speaker: Danny Savino. Academy. Details: (800) 500-7747, ext.
4438. Gulf States •••••••M^M^M
Evangelistic Meetings Secular Campus Bible Retreat—Oct. 3-5.
In progress-Nov. 1 . Dennis Ross. north Georgia-Cumberland ^^mmmm Camp Alamisco.
Miami. Family Fall Festival—Oct. 24-27. Cohutta Pathfinder Camporee—Oct. 9-12. Camp
In progress-Nov. 22. Bill and Cora Waters. Springs. Details: (423) 263-5759. Speak Alamisco.
Titusville. ers: Chuck Jenkins and Wayne Owen. Decatur District Meeting—Oct. 10-11.
In progress-Nov. 30. Tony Zman. South Adventist Singles Ministries Harvest Moon Brookhaven Middle School. Speaker: Lewis
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Oct. 17-Nov. 22. tester and Zula Fratt Details: (706) 629-7870. Speakers: Kay Conference Executive Committee—Oct. 14.
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Oct. 17~Nov 22. Ric Swaningson. South Young. North Ala. Camp Meeting—Oct. 17, 18.
Brevard. Youth Festival '97—Nov. 1. Collegedale Huntsville Central Church. Speaker: Lewis
Oct. 18-Nov. 22. Art and Margo Swaningson. Academy. Walton.
Riverview. Medical/Dental Retreat—Nov. 7-9. Cohutta Women's Retreat—Oct. 31-Mov. 2. Holiday
Oct. 28-Nov. 22. Bob Qoransson. Lady Springs. Inn, Destin, Fla. Speaker: Jill Kennedy.
Lake. Church Ministries Sabbath School 2OOO— Pathfinder Honors Workshop—Nov. 7-9.
Bookmobile Schedule Nov. 21, 22. Macon, Qa., Church. Camp Alamisco.
Oct. 18. Jacksonville Mandarin. Health Conference—Dec. 5-7. Cohutta Conference Executive Committee—Nov.
Oct. 19. Jacksonville Ephesus, Jackson Springs. 9. Montgomery.
Conference Executive Committee—Dec.
ville First, Jacksonville Southpoint, St.
Women's Retreat—Oct. 3-5.
Oct. 25. Maranatha. Pathfinder Camporee—Oct. 8-12.
Oct. 26. Ft. Lauder- 1OOO Missionary Board—Oct. 16.
dale, Lauderhills, Highland Academy Finance—Oct. 16.
Fompano Beach, Women's Ministry Leaders Training Semi
Daughter of Zion. nar—Oct. 17-18.
Nov. 1. St. Peters K-12 Board—Oct. 21.
burg. ABC/Publishing Committee—Oct. 24.
Nov. 2. Clearwater,
New Fort Richey, Southern Adventist University
Brooksville, East Midterm Break—Oct. 17.
Pasco, Plant City. Vespers
Nov. 8. Key West. Oct. 3. CARE.
Nov. 9. Marathon, Oct. 10. Missions.
Islamorada, Key Oct. 24. Homecoming '97. Speaker: Andy
Largo, Florida McDonald.
City, Homestead, Oct. 31. John Cress.
Miami Temple. Church Pulpit Guests
Nov. 15. Qaines- Oct. 18. Gordon Bietz.
ville. Oct. 25. Tony Mavrakos. Jim Cress.
Nov. 16. Ocala, Sil Steve Darmody Concert—Oct. 25. Church.
ver Springs Special Events
Shores, Belle- Oct. 5-6. ViewSouthern. Details: Call 1-
view, Inverness. 800-SOUTHERN.
Mov. 22. Tampa Oct. 11. Mission Callbook Fair. Student
Nov. 23. Brandon, Oct. 19. Symphony Guild flea market.
Plant City, Lake Oct. 23-26. Homecoming '97.
land, Winter Ha Oct. 26-Nov. 1. Community service week.
ven, Lakeview. SDA Marriage Encounter Weekend—Nov.
North Florida Youth 7-9. Details: (615) 863-8268.
31, Nov. 7, 14, and
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22 • Southern Tidings October, 1997
1 Peter 3:8 comes to mind where it
says, "Finally, be ye of one mind hav
Volume 91, no. 10 October, 1997 ing compassion, one of another, love
Official Organ of the Southern Union as brethren, be pitiful (Greek word
Conference of Seventh-day Adventists meaning compassionate), tender
hearted, be courteous (humble minded).
Courtesy seems like such a small
SOUTHERN UNION thing, but to be discourteous tells a
CONFERENCE DIRECTORY The Nan Who Tipped His Hat great deal about ourselves, doesn't it?
3978 Memorial Drive
Mail Address • P.O. Box 849 • Decatur, Georgia 30031 "Courtesy Almost A Lost Art' It says, loud and clear, I am more
Telephone (404) 299-1832 It was one of those picture perfect important than you. My time much more
President ..................... M. D. GORDON days at the beach. It was early in the valuable and my immediate convenience
Secretary ..................... W. D. SUMPTER day and the sun had just started to is paramount. "1" deserve the best,
Treasurer ....................... R. P. CEMTER right now, if not sooner. On the other
Undertreasurer ................ L. D. BEERS, JR. make its way up into the sky. Already
Departments folks were picking up souvenir shells, hand, "A kind, courteous Christian is
Association Treasurer ............ LARRY L. DAVIS children were hard at play as they the most powerful argument that can
Church Growth ............... ROD MALVORSEM fashioned their sand castles, while be produced in favor of Christianity."
Church Ministries (Adults), AS1 ... W. M. ABBOTT, JR. others were just strolling, relaxed and (Gospel Workers, p. 22)
Children, Stewardship . . . OLIVER J. McKIMNEY, JR. God's servant in the little book, My
Youth, Pathfinders, family Life . . A. R. W1LLIAMSOM carefree, soaking up sun, sand, and
Civilian Chaplain ............... LESTER RILEA sea breezes. I was walking briskly, Life Today, p. 192, reminds us that,
Communication ............................ determined to try once again to take "We should be self forgetful ever
Marketing ................... MART1M BUTLER that daily walk so necessary for good watching for opportunities to cheer
Publications................... OLSON PERRY health and well being. others and lighten and relieve their
Sign Engineer ........... DAMMY L. McDONALD Not far down the beach a man, well sorrows and burdens by acts of tender
Computer Services .......................... kindness and little deeds of love.
Associate................................ into retirement but still obviously ac
Education ................. K. JAMES EPPERSOM tive, was running at a surprisingly brisk "These thoughtful courtesies that,
Elementary ............ MORWIDA A. MARSHALL pace. Taunt muscles revealed his commencing with our families, extend
Secondary .............. QERALD M. KOVALSKI dedication to running. As he ap outside the family circle, help make
Evangelism .................. DENNIS ROSS, JR. proached, without missing a beat, and up the sum of life's happiness."
Health/Temperance ........ ALLAN R. W1LLIAMSOP1 As we think about our heavenly home
Inner City ..................... W. D. SUMPTER in a courtly manner his fingers lightly
Medical/Dental ......... W. MAURICE ABBOTT, JR. touched the brim of his cap in a gra and prepare for heaven's citizenship,
Medical Secretary ......... HAROLD W. MOODY cious old world jester harking back to "We shall realize that angels are watching
Associate................... MONICA P. REED a more gentle time—those bygone years us, and our manner will be gentle and
Dental Secretary .......... ROBERT W. ADDISON when manners were the norm and forbearing. We shall be fitting up for
Associate ................. GARY M. EDQEMON
Ministerial.............. OLIVER J. McKINNEY, JR. respect and deference were practiced an entrance into the courts of heaven
Public Affairs and Religious Liberty ..... L. A. STOUT daily. As we are all aware of in today's by cultivating courtesy and godliness."
Publishing. .................. B. J. BECKWORTH world one is more likely to be "cut off" (My Life Today, p. 98)
HHES Treasurer ............... PETER DEVRIES at the drop of a hat on the highway. How about it, let's look around us
FHES .......................... T. R. SMITH
This elderly gentleman graced my day. and "Tip our hats" as it were, every
Adventist Book Centers ....... DOUQ AF1DERSON possible chance we have. You can make
Trust Services ............... STEWART J. CROOK It was indeed a lovely experience.
Women's Ministries ............ EVIE VANDEVERE In contrast, Malcolm and I were someone's day just as this courtly
spending some time with our oldest gentleman did for
Local Conference Directory grandson, Kurt. At last it was time to me. Who knows,
CAROLINA—Kenneth R. Coonley. president; Ronald Q. take him to catch his plane home. Just maybe I'll meet
Schmldt, secretary; Randee R. Reynolds, treasurer; 2701 as we were starting to disembark from him again in
East W.T. Harris Blvd., Charlotte, NC 28215 (P.O. Box the airport shuttle train on our way to heaven and once
560339, Charlotte, NC 28256-0339), Telephone (704) the concourse a well dressed man again he'll tip; this
596-3200. Adventist Book Center—Telephone (704)
suddenly seemed to come from no time his crown, as
599-0699, Fax: (704) 596-5775. we pass on the
FLORIDA—Gordon Retzer, president; Gloria Becker, secre where. Proudly I had been watching
tary; Stephan Wilson, treasurer; 655 N. Wymore Rd., Kurt politely letting others go ahead of streets of gold.
Winter Park, FL32789-2865 (P.O. Box 2626, Winter Park, FL him, when this man physically and rudely —Hazel Marie
32790-2626). Telephone (407) 644-5000. Adventist Book pushed Kurt out of his way, with an Gordon
Center—Telephone (407) 6444255, (800) 765-6955. unmistakable air of superiority. Mis was
QEORGlA-CUMBCRLAnD—Larry R. Evans, president; David
Cress, secretary; Errol Eder, treasurer; 1-75 at Highway 156
a blatant and haute display of a most
(P.O. Box 12000), Calhoun, GA 30703-7001. Telephone discourteous manner. For a moment Hazel Gordon speak
(706) 629-7951. Adventist Book Center—P.O. Box 3204, we all looked on in shock as this man ing to the Loma Linda
Collegedale, TN 37315. Telephone (615) 396-2814. disappeared into the crowd. University student
GULF STATES—Melvin Eisele, president; Don Eckenroth, In the dictionary "courtesy" is de body sharing the
secretary; Dennis Milburn, treasurer; 6450 Atlanta High scribed as "gracious or considerate topic, "From Orphan
way (P.O. Box 240249; Zip: 36124-0249), Montgomery, behavior," also as "habitual politeness." age to Parsonage."
AL 361 17. Telephone (334) 272-7493. Adventist Book
Center—Telephone (334) 272-6450, (800) 467- 6450.
KENTUCKY-TENNESSEC^R. R. Maliock, president; Marvin
Lowman, secretary; Douglas A. Hilliard, treasurer; 850
Conference Dr., Goodlettsville, TN 37072 (P.O. Box
1088), Goodlettsville, TO 37070-1088. Telephone (615)
859-1391. Adventist Book Center—Telephone (615) Editor OLSON PERRY
859-1125. Editorial Assistant IRISENE FIELDS
SOUTH ATLANTIC— V. J. Mendinghall, president; Ralph
Franklin, secretary; Linwood C. Stone, treasurer; 294
Consulting Editor MARTIN BUTLER
Hightower Road, N.W., Atlanta, GA 30318. Telephone
(404) 792-0535. Morris Brown Station, Box 92447, At Circulation ARD1TH BEERS
lanta, GA 30314. Adventist Book Center—Telephone Production WILLIAM VARGAS
(404) 792-0535. Design and Layout THE COLLEGE PRESS ART DEFT.
SOUTHCErfTRAL-^J. W. McCoy, president; Benjamin Browne,
secretary; Seth Bardu, treasurer; 715 Young's Lane (P.O. Contributing Editors
Box 24936), Nashville, TN 37202. Telephone (615) 226- Carolina — RON QUICK R. STEPHEN NORMAN 111 — South Central
6500. Adventist Book Center—(615) 263-3070. Florida — CYNTHIA KURTZHALS W. L. TAYLOR — Southeastern
SOUTHEASTERN—R. R. Brown, president; W. L. Tayior, Georgia-Cumberland — PATRICIA FOSTER KIMBERLY CARR —
secretary; Larry Johnson, treasurer; 180 North Westmonte Qulf States — SHARRYN MAHORNEY Adventist Health System/Sunbelt
Drive, Altamonte Springs, FL 32714 (P.O. Box 160067,
Altamonte Springs, FL 32716-0067). Telephone (407)
Kentucky-Tennessee — MARVIN LOWMAN ROY E. MALCOLM — Oakwood College
869-5264. Adventist Book Center—Telephone (407) South Atlantic — DARRYL HOWARD Southern Adventist University
869-5274. Publisher SOUTHERN UNION CONFERENCE
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