September 2020 Issue

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September 2020 Issue


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Change: A Door to Opportunity

While I have been homebound over the last few months, I have been reflecting on the changing world and our role in it, as Christians, as Seventh-day Adventists and as Andrews University.

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Unshaken and Unafraid

Jamil and Vanessa (Hernandez) Hairston met in high school at Georgia–Cumberland Academy and went on to study at Southern Adventist University. Vanessa majored in Elementary Education and Jamil in Clinical Psychology, and they were married during their senior year.

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Practicing More Empathy

As a therapist, and Seventh-day Adventist Christian, I help people improve their relationships with themselves, and others, every day.

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A Gentle Leading

Old textbooks, a whiteboard, dried glue sticks, half-sharpened colored pencils, crayons — these were the things with which young Rachel Heffelfinger played as she made lesson plans and graded for her imaginary class.

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An evangelism model that works

In early March, when COVID-19 was an unknown threat in the U.S., a group embarked on a unique type of retreat, one that would end up transforming the lives of several hundred people.

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Outside the Comfort Zone

“The reason I chose to pursue a career in nursing is because I love making people happy, and I think the best way to do that is to be a nurse,” says Sam Fisher, a sophomore Nursing student at Andrews University.

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Interrupted by Pain

On July 2, 2019, I was diagnosed with Stage II Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, a blood cancer originating in the lymph nodes.

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This Feels Impossible

The months of August and September always remind me of preparing for going back to school.

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Quinoa and Roasted Squash with Peppers Recipe

In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, which runs from September 15 through October 15, AdventHealth shared this Latin American-inspired quinoa recipe that is plant-based, cholesterol- and gluten-free, and low in carbs.

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Youth literature evangelists canvass Detroit metropolitan area to reach the Middle East

Since July 6, the Michigan Conference has sponsored a youth outreach effort that ministers to the largest population of Arab Americans in the U.S. —the city of Dearborn of the greater Detroit region.

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AMITA Health names Adam Maycock president and CEO of Hinsdale, La Grange medical centers

AMITA Health has named Adam Maycock as the new president and CEO of AMITA Health Adventist Medical Centers Hinsdale and La Grange.

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AMITA Health extends the healing ministry of Christ abroad

Hospital staff are committed to not only serve those in the local community, but also internationally as well. Last November, a team of 38 AMITA Health associates and physicians traveled to El Salvador for a week to treat those in need.   

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Reflections on the Unexpected

This past March brought an unprecedented set of circumstances to Andrews University’s corner of Southwest Michigan. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the campus transitioned to remote learning for the spring and summer semesters. Faculty, staff and students moved from full classrooms and cafeteria study sessions to rushed goodbyes and deserted parking lots.

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We Need Each Other

My kids hopped in the van after their first day of summer camp. “It was great, Mommy!” they shouted in unison.

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Bienvenida al Nuevo Coordinador Hispano de la Asociación de Indiana

Como muchos saben, llevé a cabo una gran parte de mi ministerio en la Asociación de Indiana. Durante veinticinco años tuve el privilegio de pastorear diez iglesias en cuatro distritos del estado, y de ser por un tiempo, coordinador hispano de la asociación.

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The Parable of the Pharisee and the Kosraens

The first time I heard — or, more accurately, did not hear — a Kosraen person pray, I was utterly bewildered.

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What Happened to Butler? - 1

Not all the journeys after Minneapolis were happy ones. G.I. Butler, feeling that he had been “slaughtered” in the house of his friends, gave up the General Conference presidency at the conclusion of the 1888 session.

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