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Cindy Nuñez teaches grades three and four at Burleson Adventist School in Burleson, Texas. Student Emma Quiej just completed the third grade and, according to Nuñez, is an excellent student …

Point of View

Educating for Eternity


The findings are impressive. The recent Cognitive Genesis study conducted by the Center for Research on Adventist Education at La Sierra University shows that in all grades, in schools of …

To Your Health

Physical Genesis Study: A Journey to Excellence Through Health


“True education... is the harmonious development of the physical, the mental, and the spiritual powers,” (Ellen G. White, Education, p. 13). Ellen White knew that physical health was an essential …


God's Daughter


Thiên N? is the name my father gave for me 19 years ago on the day I was welcomed to this earth. People know me by Nu Pham, but in …

Pass it On

The Caring Heart Award


Each year the Southwestern Union, in conjunction with the North American Division, awards one academy student from each of our senior academies with the Caring Heart Award. The overall purpose …

Visión Hispana

Por Qué Prefiero La Escuela Adventista Para Mi Hijo


Es muy común en escuelas públicas encontrar pandillas, armas, sexo, pornografía y drogas y a pesar de que esto también ocurre en muchas escuelas privadas y aun religiosas. En muchos …


Restoring the Image: One Campus and One Student at a Time


According to Genesis 1:27, “God created man in His own image.” Sin, however, entered the world and the image has been nearly destroyed.  But Ellen White, through inspiration, tells us, …

Encounter: A Curriculum Focused on Discipleship


One of the joys of Adventist education is the many occasions offered for teachers to highlight Christ’s presence throughout the day. We are privileged to regularly spend an entire class …

Encounter Curriculum: A Student’s Perspective


Staying focused in class is a constant struggle for many teens, especially with subjects where there is little active interaction during the lesson. School can become a cycle of sitting …

2015 Southwestern Union Excellence in Teaching Award Recipients


“There is no nobler work that we can do, no greater benefit that we can confer upon society, than to give to our children a proper education, impressing upon them, …

“Teaching to Inspire”


During our Spring 2015 Superintendents’ Council, plans were made for the Southwestern Union Conference teachers’ convention, our first in over 25 years. The purpose for such a convention is to …

Arkansas-Louisiana Conference

Why I Support Adventist Education


A few weeks ago I attended the eighth grade graduation ceremony for the Harrison, Arkansas, church school.  There were at least two things that happened that evening that really impressed …

Shreveport Soccer League Rests on Sabbath


Shreveport, La. » Nathan Begley from the Shreveport South church and Danny Castellanos of the Shreveport Spanish church are best friends. They both attend Colquitt Christian Academy, and they are …

Outdoor School at CYB


Camp Yorktown Bay » One hundred and twenty young people along with 45 adults arrived at Camp Yorktown Bay for the annual Arkansas-Louisiana Conference Outdoor School held May 4-8, 2015.  …

South Louisiana Adventurers Camp Out


Kincaid Lake, La. » This spring the Houma, Metairie Spanish, and Baton Rouge Adventurer clubs met at Kincaid Lake Campground to enjoy an adventure-filled weekend campout.  The Baton Rouge and …

Slidell Hosts Valentine’s Day Dinner and Newlywed Game


Slidell, La. » The Slidell church hosted a delicious Valentine’s Day dinner on Saturday evening, February 14, 2015. Sponsored by the church social committee and held in the fellowship hall …

Oklahoma Conference

Beware the Thief!


A thief has broken into your house! He has taken your most prized possession. What have you really lost? How might you get it back? Any hope? Will you live …

Oklahoma Conference Requests Thirteenth-Sabbath School Input


Those of us who have been members of the Seventh-day Adventist Church for decades well remember the popular Investment programs in which members would test God to bless their tomato …

Oklahoma Sabbath Keepers Ministry


Oklahoma City, Okla. » The Oklahoma Sabbath Keepers are off to a good start for 2015.  We have had several meetings to discuss upcoming ministry events and opportunities. We have …

Bristow Adventist School Volunteers


Bristow, Okla. » Our small school of 12 students is blessed beyond measure by volunteers from our local church. Our principal, Jennifer Semillano, and K-2 teacher, Patricia Perez, rely heavily …

Sallisaw Church Members Honored as 2015 Volunteers of the Year


Sallisaw, Okla. » Every week for the past seven years, Gretchen Dobbs and Doris Trotter have visited Sequoyah Manor Nursing Home to deliver cookies and encouraging cards to the residents, …

Southwest Region Conference

Which is Better? Adventist Education vs. Public Education: Weighed in the Balances


To some Seventh-day Adventist parents, there are no differences between Seventh-day Adventist (SDA) education vs. public education. Roger Dudley’s book Why Our (Seventh-day Adventist) Teenagers Leave the Church reveals that …

Adventist Student Awarded Presidential Volunteer Lifetime Achievement Award


Albuquerque, N. Mex. » Liberty Thompson isn’t your average volunteer. For years, she’s earned the Presidential Volunteer Achievement Gold Award for exceeding the hours needed for her age group. Recently, …

Singles’ Enrichment Weekend


Baton Rouge, La. » “Single, but Never Alone” was the theme for Singles’ Enrichment Weekend organized by conference singles’ coordinator Vera Ragland and hosted by the Berean church. The Friday …

Baton Rouge Enjoys Week of Prayer


Baton Rouge, La. » The Berean church recently recognized the coming of spring as it embarked on an abbreviated “Spring Week of Prayer.” Speaker Jamal Alexander, pastor of the Kingston …

Second Quarter – Second Baptism


Monroe, La. » The second baptism of the year was held at the Macedonia church on Sabbath afternoon, March 16, 2015, when Frankderius Causey surrendered his life to Christ.   “My …

Texas Conference

The Undergirding Objectives Of Education


The Word of God in Proverbs 22:6 says, “Train up a child in the way he/she should go, and when he/she is old, they will not depart from it.”  The …

Eating Raw in Lewisville


Lewisville » In an effort to educate church members and the community about eating raw foods, the women’s ministries department at the Lewisville church hosted an educational nutrition event. On …

Scripture Bee at DeSoto Church


DeSoto » In February, the DeSoto church decided to awaken a long-lost tradition within the Seventh-day Adventist Church: Sabbath School Investment. The event? Sabbath School Investment Scripture Bee! This event took …

Recognition of Denton First Members Carl and Corinne Sadau and Dollie Lunsford


Denton » Another special moment for the Denton First church was Sabbath, February 21, when we recognized members of our church who have made a significant contribution to spreading the …

Texico Conference

Take Care Of Your Lambs


“I am the Good Shepherd; the Good Shepherd lays down His life for the sheep. He who is a hired hand, and not a shepherd, who is not the owner …

His Story is Still Being Told Through Theirs


Amarillo, Tex. » What can you say when your family suddenly grows by 50 members in one grand event? That’s actually what happened in Amarillo on March 21 as the …

Hi-na (He Lives)


Gallup, N. Mex. » “Hi-na, Hi-na Christ Jesus Kad Hi-na! Shijei biidi hi-na (Christ Jesus lives today! He walks with me and talks with me… You ask me how I …

Southwestern Adventist University

Australian Film Director Becomes Newest Southwestern Professor


Southwestern Adventist University welcomes Kyle Portbury, an awarding-winning film director from the Australian Union Conference, as a new associate professor in the Communication Department. With a background in film production, …

Southwestern Union

Young Adults Share Christ in Zimbabwe!


On August of last year, the Lord impressed me with the idea of taking 30 young adults from the Arkansas-Louisiana Conference on a ShareHim evangelism mission trip, with all expenses …

Classified Ads

July 2015 Classified Ads

Real Estate and 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 …


July 2015 Announcements

Madison College Alumni Association would like to include any graduates, attendees, or friends who may not already be on our mailing list to receive the quarterly newsletter and any other …


July 2015 Obituaries

Ballenger, Betty, born August 28, 1928 in New Orleans, La., and died March 25, 2015 in Mabelvale, Ark. She was a member of the Little Rock church in Little Rock, …

On the Record

Adventist Education is True Evangelism


On a recent trip to Zimbabwe for a series of Revelation of Hope evangelistic meetings I had the privilege of visiting the New Start Children’s Home just outside of Harare. …