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“I got my yearly check-up from a little friend,” said Kimberly Bernhardt. Bernhardt traveled on a mission trip to the Dominican Republic in March with a group from Southwestern Adventist …

Point of View

Thank You for Your Support

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“Engage” has been the theme at Southwestern Adventist University this year, and engage we did.   We were blessed to receive a challenge from the Mabee Foundation in April 2015, …

To Your Health

Sleep is Vital—Get More of It!

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More than 90 percent of American high school students are chronically sleep-deprived, according to a 2016 survey. Losing sleep can also have a long-term negative effect on a young person’s physical …


Seek First His Kingdom

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When I started in the nursing program at Southwestern Adventist University, I knew that I wanted to go on the department’s annual spring break mission trip to the Dominican Republic. …

Pass it On

H2O! Project

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Water is one of life’s most basic necessities, but 748 million people worldwide live without ready access to it (WHO, 2014). When I read this recently I felt that familiar …

Visión Hispana

¡Proyecto H2O!

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El agua es una de las necesidades más básicas de la vida, pero 748 millones de personas en todo el mundo viven sin acceso a él (WHO, 2014). Cuando leí …


Southwestern Adventist University Announces New Wellness-Focused Quality Enhancement Plan

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Southwestern Adventist University is committed to educating a diverse student body in a Christ-centered environment shaped by Seventh-day Adventist Christian beliefs for service and leadership. This is our mission. Our …

Research on Campus

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Research is an important aspect to the academic learning process. Students are able to take a class and submit a proposal for a research project, or join the professors in …

University Singers Travel to South Korea

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I sat on the lip of a fountain in the middle of the Icheon International Airport, my eyelids were heavy and my body fatigued from lack of sleep. Slumped against my …

Brain Games Competition Draws Student Filmmakers to Southwestern

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Fourteen academy and high school teams from all over the U.S. recently descended upon the campus of Southwestern Adventist University for South by Southwestern, this year’s Brain Games competition. Hosted …

Enactus Receives Recognition for Community Projects

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Twenty-nine Southwestern Adventist University students recently travelled to the Enactus Regional competition and job fair in Dallas. The competitions are challenging, team-oriented events that create a sense of accountability and motivation …

New Dinosaur Science Museum to Open in Fall 2016

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Southwestern Adventist University is the home of more than 20,000 dinosaur bones. For more than 20 years, Dr. Art Chadwick, Ph.D., Dr. Larry Turner, Ph.D.,  Justin Woods, and various faculty, …

The Write Spot is the Right Place

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The Write Spot, Southwestern Adventist University’s writing center, began in the fall of 2008 as an extension of the Quality Enhancement Plan to increase writing, research, information literacy, and critical …

Engaged on the Web

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Southwestern Adventist University has launched a new website. In perfect timing with this year’s theme and goal to better engage with each other and our community, Southwestern’s new website provides …

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Miracles at Southwestern

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It was truly a miracle to see more than $4,200,000 raised in just three weeks for the new Nursing Department and Administration Building for Southwestern Adventist University. Raising those funds …

Gentry Total Life Community Center Teaches a Crowd

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Gentry, Ark. » A crowd of church and community members packed the Gentry church’s Total Life Community Center (TLCC) to capacity on the weekend of January 29 and 30 in …

Invited by the West Helena Church

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West Helena, Ark. » They will come if you invite them! That is exactly what Sharon Carpenter did—on Facebook. She posted: “Fall Festival at the Family Outreach Community Center,” and …

Louisiana State Penitentiary Celebrates First Fellowship Banquet

Baton Rouge, La. » On November 12, 2015, members of the Baton Rouge church arrived at the gates of the Louisiana State Penitentiary (LSP) for the purpose of sharing a …

Springdale Adventist Fellowship: Praise and Testimony

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Springdale, Ark. » The Springdale Adventist Fellowship church was pleased to have Doug Sprouse, the mayor of Springdale, come to worship with the congregation on a Sabbath morning last Fall. …

New Pastor Baptizes New Members

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Slidell, La. » During the Sabbath worship service on October 31, 2015, the Slidell church welcomed it’s new members after Cecil Harlin, pastor, baptized members of the Elumbaring and Madrigal …

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The Right Environment

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Since our boys were little, my wife and I have prayed about their friends, their future wives, their careers, their education, and the specific educational environments God wanted for them. …

8 Weeks to Wellness Seminar

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Tulsa » More than 60 people attended the Eight Weeks to Wellness seminar, a weekly health education program by LifeLong Health™ presented at the First Adventist Church of Tulsa, February …

Fun and Learning at the Park!

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Cherokee » The Cherokee Rockets Adventurer Club went on a campout on March 22-24 to Alabaster Caverns State Park. We enjoyed hiking and campfire songs. We toured Alabaster Cavern and …

Annual Pathfinder Chili Cook-off

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Broken Arrow » The sixth annual Pathfinder chili cook-off fundraiser was once again a big success. Pathfinder leader Greg Marquette hosted the event at the Estontia clubhouse. Pablo Tebes, Pathfinder …

Share the Power!

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Share the Power Oklahoma Conference Camp Meeting Wewoka Woods, Wewoka, Oklahoma July 8-16, 2016 Reservations & Information Call 405-721-6110

Southwest Region Conference

Why My Pastor Is a Hero

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Alexandria, LA» Students at Alfred Booker Junior Academy in Alexandria, La., read an article in the March Edition of Kids View magazine entitled, “Why My Pastor Is A Hero.” They …

Red River Parish Community Recognizes Mary Grant

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Coushatta, La. » The community in Coushatta, including dignitaries, church members, relatives, and friends, came together on Saturday, April 2, 2016, at the Coushatta First Seventh-day Adventist Church for a …

Read Across America

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Baton Rouge, La. » March 2 marked the 112th birthday of Theodore Seuss Geisel, also known as “Dr. Seuss,” famous for his children’s books. For the past six years, Deloris …

Pastor’s Farewell

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Baton Rouge, La. » Although we were given advance notice, many still were not ready when the day came. However, right on schedule, the inevitable February 13 arrived and with …

Texas Conference

More Than Just an Education

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In the book of Proverbs, we find the following words of the wise man: “Blessed is the one who finds wisdom and the one who obtains understanding. The profit gained …

Church on the Move: Updates from Greenville

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Greenville, Texas » The Greenville church is on the move! We had a great Vacation Bible School with Carol Welch leading out, our Senior Connection group meets monthly for a …

Longview Member Turns 102

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Longview, Texas » Elsie Tyner turned 102-years-old in January. She is a long-time member of the Longview church, and is much loved by everyone. Even though she has some health …

Mission to India

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Jefferson, Texas » Members of the Jefferson Academy Seventh-day Adventist Church and Jefferson Christian Academy join in special prayer for the team leaving for a mission trip to India.

Music Ministry at The Oaks Christian School

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Cypress, Texas » Music is an integral part of the human being. It has the ability to reach deep within our souls and connect us to another world. As a …

Forever One Marriage Retreat

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Forever One Marriage Retreat Brought to you by the Texas Conference and Southwestern Union.  When: September 16-18, 2016 Where: La Torretta Lake Resort & Spa, Montgomery, TX Contact: For more info, …

Texico Conference

How Much Are You Willing to Sacrifice for an Adventist Education?

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Elder Turner Wesley Field felt alone. He felt that he did not have a good support system or encouragement to continue in the Lord’s work, even though he was a …

Geraldo Alonso, Jr., Pastor of Lubbock Church, Receives Ordination

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Lubbock, Texas » “Ordination is the church’s affirmation of the calling God has placed on your heart to do ministry.” –Bill Kilgore, professor at Southwestern Adventist University. As a pastor, …

Rio Rancho Welcomes New Members

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Rio Rancho, N. Mex. » There was a flurry of activity as the Rio Rancho church prepared for its upcoming evangelistic series. Instead of advertising by mail to the homes …

A Prayer is Answered for an Adventist Radio Station in Clovis

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Clovis, N. Mex. » 3ABN Radio is now being broadcast to the city of Clovis in answer to the long-time prayer of church member Mary Stone. Once we received our …

Save the Date: Texico Conference Women's Retreat

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Beauty for Ashes Texico Conference Women’s Retreat When: September 9-11, 2016 Where: Embassy Suites Hotel, Albuquerque, N.Mex. English & Español Theme: “Beauty for Ashes”

Southwestern Union

Southwestern Union Holds 30th Quinquennial Constituency Session

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Watch video reports | View photos | Read reports Keene, Texas » The Southwestern Union held its 30th Quinquennial Constituency Session on May 1 and 2 at the Keene church, where delegates met to …

Deryl Knutson Retires after 44 Years of Service

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Burleson, Texas » Deryl Knutson, who has served the Southwestern Union as its treasurer since 1996, is retiring, effective July 1, 2016, after 44 years of service to the Adventist …

Samuel Green Returns to SWUC

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Burleson, Texas » It is with much pleasure that the Southwestern Union administration announces the appointment of Samuel Green as part-time associate director of Public Affairs and Religious Liberty (PARL) and Stewardship for …

Union-wide Filipino Convocation to be Held in August

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The Southwestern Union Chapter of NAFCA (North America Filipino Churches Association of SDA) will be having its second union-wide Filipino convocation at the Lone Star Camp, 6829 FM 317 Athens, …

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June 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 …


June 2016 Announcements

Madison College Alumni Homecoming is June 24–26, 2016, on the Madison Academy campus. All graduates, attendees, and friends are invited. Contact: Jim Culpepper, Exec. Sec/Treasurer at 615.415.1925. Greater New York …


June 2016 Milestones

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Anniversaries 60th Wedding Anniversary: Victor and Irene Collins were married on April 19, 1965 in Argentina.


June 2016 Obituaries

Cushman, Pearl Lena (Shears), born February 16, 1937, in Westborough, Tenn., and died March 19, 2016, in Oklahoma City, Okla. She married Robert Cushman on September 2, 1962 in Denver, …

On the Record

A Chat with the President

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Recently, I had the wonderful opportunity to interview Ken Shaw, president of Southwestern Adventist University. Our brief but engaging conversation gave me some keen insights into Shaw’s passion for God …

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