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Samantha Grady, Mar 21, 2018 town hall mtg screenshot CNN broadcast

A Quiet Witness

It's estimated that 800,000 protesters attended the March for Our Lives demonstration in Washington, D.C., on March 24. But one Parkland shooting victim and survivor who has gained some notoriety through numerous, televised interviews wasn’t in D.C. On that March day, Samantha Grady was a state away from the Florida demonstration, praying and studying the Bible at a PBE event.

Two predominantly black and white Seventh-day Adventist conferences in Tennessee are seeking ways to worship together.

Predominantly Black and White Seventh-day Adventist Congregations Come Together

At a time of heightened racial discord and tragedy across the country, two predominantly black and white Seventh-day Adventist conferences are seeking ways to worship together.

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Eyes For India Team Brings Sight to the Blind in Barabanki, Uttar Pradesh

It Is Written’s Eyes For India team was recently invited to a Hindu temple to open the eyes of blind people. From Jan. 3-17, 2018, the medical team conducted cataract eye surgeries in the remote forest village of Hardiakol, district Barabanki, in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh, India’s most populous state.

Gael Murray scoops soup to serve hungry residents of Baltimore, Maryland during Global Youth Day on Saturday, March 17

Baltimore Is Dished a Serving of Compassion Through Homemade Soup

“Just as soon as I took the lid off the pot, people were standing waiting to be served,” said Gael Murray, administrative assistant for North American Division Youth Ministries, who distributed soup during Global Youth Day on Saturday, March 17. Global Youth Day is an annual day of outreach designed for youth and young adults to “Be the Sermon” by performing acts of compassion in their communities.

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Sheltering Churches/Schools to Become New Way to Serve Communities

In an effort to further serve our communities, Rocky Mountain Conference Adventist Community Service director Cathy Kissner recently procured an agreement with the Red Cross that would allow qualifying churches and schools to be designated as shelters for anyone in the community impacted by a natural disaster or other incidents.

Kirk Nugent, Oakwood University IT

Oakwood University IT Division to Receive AAUA Award

The Information Technology Division at Oakwood University, under the leadership of Kirk Nugent, will receive the American Association of University Administrators (AUAA) Blackburn Award and Exemplary Models Award.

Pohnpei Adventist Mission School staff

Beyond Palm Trees and Beaches

There are many reasons why young adults become student missionaries (SMs), often pausing their college work, and their regular lives, to serve for a year or two in a place far from home. And as these five SMs’ year-long assignments drew to a close, they shared their stories — what they’ve learned about themselves, their relationship with Jesus, and what it means to serve others.

Andrews students, faculty and staff assist with flood clean-up efforts in Niles, Michigan.

Andrews University Assists Victims of Local Flooding

Andrews University students and staff assisted with the housing and cleaning needs of residents displaced by recent major flooding, which began Feb. 20 in Berrien County, Michigan.

Andrews to help in Puerto Rico

Andrews University Plans Puerto Rico Mental Health Mission Trip

A group of 20 Andrews University faculty, staff, students and an alumnus will travel to Puerto Rico from March 15–25, 2018, to provide mental health training sessions in local churches and the community.

Dr. Melissa Leslie speaks on "Finding Direction," at the "Uplift and Empower Women in 2018" International Women's Day Forum.

Maryland Leaders, Professionals Uplift and Empower Community Members During International Women's Day Forum

Discovering purpose, impacting communities, and transitioning professions were among the various topics highlighted at the “Uplift and Empower Women in 2018” International Women’s Day Forum. The headquarters of the North American Division of Seventh-day Adventists hosted the forum on March 8.