OKLAHOMA CITY – In 1899, before statehood, faithful parents and members of the Seventh-day Adventist Church opened a church school for the training of their children called the “Oklahoma School.” Because of that great determination and the determination and conviction of other parents and church members through the years, covered with the blessings of God, Parkview Adventist Academy (PAA) celebrated its 120th Homecoming!
Alumni from as far as California came together beginning on Thursday, Sept. 26, with a banquet. On Friday, the celebration continued with vespers. A welcome and prayer was given by alumnus Dashel Stinson. Special music was provided by alumna Jennifer (Smith) McMains, and was followed by a message from Oklahoma Conference President James Shires.
On Sabbath morning, alumnus James Daman taught the adult Sabbath School, which was then followed with violin music by current Parkview student Angelin Abraham, and then a sermon by Apple Park, executive secretary.
Many stories of times past were shared and enjoyed. PAA would like to thank all who have ever attended, their parents and the others that have taught, donated, volunteered and supported in any other way.
PAA celebrates 120 years because of you and the hand of God. We pray that He comes very soon, but until He does, our prayer is for more children to go through our school and learn of His undying love for them.
By Annette Park