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Burton Adventist Academy Elementary Principal Damon Gilliam reveals “The Blessed Hope,” by Nathan Greene, at an unveiling ceremony at the academy in Arlington, Texas. All senior academies in the Southwestern …

Point of View

Where Would I Be?

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My mother was 50 years old when she returned to school to become a nurse. What was her motivation? She did it so that I could obtain an Adventist education. …

To Your Health

How Much Sleep Does Your Child Need?

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Is your child getting enough sleep? According to the experts, probably not. A U.S. News & World Report article dated August 12, 2015, says, “School-aged children need 10 to 12 …


What Bible Class Has Taught Me

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“The Bible class I took at North Dallas Adventist Academy gave me a new perspective about God’s love, and it taught me how to show godly character,” said Gustavo Campos, …

Pass it On

Caring Heart Awards 2016

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Teaching young people to make witnessing and service a central part of their lives is essential to the educational goals of Seventh-day Adventist schools and to the mission of the …

Visión Hispana

Conociendo Más A Dios A Travéz de Una Clase

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Yo soy SamanthaLee y asisto a North Dallas Adventist Academy. Es una academia Adventista localizada en el norte de Dallas, Texas. Es un lugar donde estudiantes brillantes, desde grado preescolar …


Even So, Come, Lord Jesus!

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Are you homesick for heaven? Do you yearn for the Lord’s second coming? Do you daily pray that Jesus will come and make all things new? This belief became very real …

2016 Southwestern Union Excellence in Teaching Award Recipients

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Each year the Southwestern Union Conference recognizes excellence among its teaching staff.  This is accomplished at both the elementary and secondary levels. Nominations are submitted by conference superintendents of schools …

A Prayer for My Students

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Children come to us with a whole spectrum of personalities. I had been reading a book about the 12 disciples and started to think, “What would these men have been …

Adventist Schools in the Southwest

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Download Printable Version (PDF: 96 KB) The Seventh-day Adventist Church, in all of its church schools, admits students of any race to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally …

Arkansas-Louisiana Conference

Safeguarding Our Precious Heritage

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“Children are a heritage from the Lord.” Two other words that might be used in the place of “heritage” in this passage from Psalm 127:3 are “inheritance” or “gift.” Children …

Ark.-La. Official Notice

--- OFFICIAL NOTICE --- Arkansas-Louisiana Conference of Seventh-day Adventists Notice is hereby given that the 34th Regular Constituency Session of the Arkansas-Louisiana Conference of Seventh-day Adventists will convene Sunday, September …

Carpentry Award Taught at the Baton Rouge Adventurer Club

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Baton Rouge, La. » The Baton Rouge Red Twigs Adventurer Club has been blessed to have a real carpenter as one of our Adventurer Club teachers this year. Keith Larkin, …

Pathfinder Sabbath for the Conway Challengers

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On April 16, 2016, the Conway Challenger Pathfinders took over the church service at Conway Seventh-day Adventist Church for their Pathfinder Sabbath.  Nikki and Katelyn Litten with Michael Barnett, lead …

Mountain View Church Has ASL Classes

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Mountain View, Ark. » The small Mountain View Seventh-day Adventist Church located in a rural area of the rolling Ozark Mountains has two Deaf members with additional Deaf visitors. Here, …

Oklahoma Conference

Don’t Forget to Say Thanks!

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Recently, one of our pastors shared the following story with me:  “After being out of school for quite some time, I felt God calling me to enroll in an Adventist …

Family and Friends Celebrate Verna White’s Birthday

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Harrah » Verna White is famous in the Summit Ridge retirement community as a little woman with a big heart who graces individuals with her sewing skills. When her 90th …

Revival and Baptisms in Ketchum

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Ketchum » I have been searching for something that would resonate with the people of the Ketchum church. Within my first few months of coming to Ketchum I started a …

Oklahoma Sabbath Keepers Motorcycle Ministry

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The Oklahoma chapter of Sabbath Keepers Motorcycle Ministry has been blessed in the first half of 2016. We have been able to attend many different ministry events and have also …

Southwest Region Conference

Voice of Hope Church Grand Opening

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Oklahoma City, Okla. » The Voice of Hope Seventh-day Adventist Church (formerly known as Tenth Street church) celebrated the grand opening of its new church building on May 21, 2016, …

March Gladness at Baton Rouge Berean

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Baton Rouge, La. » In March, Helvis C. Moody, young adult and youth director for the Southwestern Union, visited the Baton Rouge Berean church, a church he had previously pastored …

Texas Conference

Expecting a Miracle from a Mustard Seed

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To me, one of Jesus’ most intriguing parables is that of the mustard seed.  “Another parable He set forth to them saying: ‘The kingdom of heaven is like a mustard …

Global Youth Day in Laredo

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Laredo » On March 18, 2013, a global phenomenon was born called “Global Youth Day,” where approximately eight million young people worldwide decided to become the hands and feet of …

Fake Budget, Important Lesson

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Cypress » Recently, high school students at The Oaks Adventist Christian School were given the assignment of planning a yearly budget as if they would be married at the end …

Texico Conference

This Is What Adventist Education Is All About

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As I reflect on all that has transpired in our schools over the last school year, my mind is whizzing. From the excitement of the new teachers at the August …

Texico Official Notice

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Texico Conference Association of Seventh-day Adventists Notice is hereby given that the Texico Conference and Texico Conference Association of Seventh-day Adventists will hold a Special Constituency meeting at the Albuquerque Heights …

2016 Texico Music Festival

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Albuquerque, N. Mex. » Texico students from grades 5-8 gathered together at the beginning of April to rehearse for the Texico Music Festival. Sam Sierra was the conductor for this …

Healing Wounds of the Heart

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Albuquerque, N. Mex. » More than 200 Spanish-speaking women gathered in Albuquerque on March 11-13 for a special event that focused on helping women heal wounds of the heart. What …

Southwestern Adventist University

2016 Nursing Grads Already in the Workforce

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If there is one question that most new graduates cringe at hearing, it is, “What are your plans after graduation?” Thankfully, many in my class, the nursing class of 2016, …

Southwestern Union

Summer Camp Contest Winners 2016

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Congratulations to the winners of this year’s Record Summer Camp Contest!  We would like to thank everyone who took the time to find all of the horses hiding in the …

Keene Business Expo and Health Fair

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Keene, Texas » On April 17, 2016, the Keene Chamber of Commerce and Southwestern Adventist University presented the 13th Annual Keene Business Expo and Health Fair. Southwestern’s Department of Nursing, …

Betty Heinrich Retires

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After 35 years of service, Betty Heinrich, administrative assistant for the Southwestern Union Treasury Department, is retiring. Betty has lived in the Keene, Texas, area most of her life, and …

Fred Thomas Remembered as True Legend of Adventist Mission

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Fred G. Thomas, the son of Seventh-day Adventist missionaries who went on to become a missionary and senior church administrator, will be remembered as a giant of Adventist mission who …

North American Division News

C.D. Brooks Remembered as Great Adventist Evangelist of 20th Century

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Charles D. Brooks, one of the foremost Seventh-day Adventist evangelists of the 20th century, succumbed to pancreatic cancer on Sunday, June 5, 2016. He was 85. Brooks, better known as …

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July 2016 Classified Ads

Real Estate/Housing Summit Ridge Retirement Village is an Adventist community in a rural setting but close to Oklahoma City medical facilities and shopping. Made up of mostly individual homes, the …


July 2016 Announcements

Greater New York Academy 95th Anniversary Reunion: Honoring classes ending in 0 and 5. Friday, October 7 to Sunday, October 9, 2016. Beginning with a Welcome Table supper at 6:00 …


July 2016 Milestones

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Anniversaries 60th Wedding Anniversary: Victor and Irene Collins were married on April 19, 1956, in Argentina, and recently celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary.


July 2016 Obituaries

Attaway, Rufus Alson, born September 6, 1930, in Fouke, Ark., and died February 23, 2016, in Oil City, La. He was a member of the Shreveport First church. He was …

On the Record

Thank You, Adventist Teachers

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My experience with Adventist education began in Linda Aalborg’s Kindergarten class at Ozark Adventist Elementary School in Gentry, Arkansas. After graduating from OAES, I attended Ozark Adventist Academy, and then …

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