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SSD Mission adventures 2 happens in Indonesia

Adventist young adults in the Southern Asia-Pacific region (SSD) teamed up with mission oriented young professionals from all across Indonesia, Myanmar, and the Philippines to experience the joy of service and the adrenaline rush of adventure during a week of volunteer work.  This year’s Mission Adventures trip is the second of its kind within the region designed to involve young volunteers and service-oriented individuals. This year’s call for adventure takes the delegates to Makassar,...

Loma Linda University Health hospitals receive recognition for top quality

Highlighting its nationally recognized achievements in patient safety and quality, Loma Linda University Children’s Hospital was named a Top Children’s Hospital for the second year in a row, and Loma Linda University Medical Center – East Campus received its inaugural recognition as a Top Teaching Hospital by The Leapfrog Group, an independent hospital watchdog organization. Announced yesterday, the Leapfrog Top Hospital awards are widely acknowledged as one of the most competitive honors...

La Sierra University film student’s PBS, NAD projects aim for positive impact

Michelle Noland, a senior La Sierra University Film and Television Production major, recently launched into the world of professional storytelling where she is using her talents to impact others’ lives. PBS affiliate KQED inked a distribution deal with Noland in August for inclusion of her award-winning short film “She Isn’t Here” in the nationwide series, “Film School Shorts.” The film, which is expected to be released in April 2019, explores the anxiety disorder agoraphobia. Stewardship...

Inter-America’s Bible Competition Initiative is life changing for young people

When she heard that the second place winner had only missed two questions during the final Bible competition program at the Belize City Civic Center, she held back tears and contained her excitement with a smile because she knew she had only missed one.  Moments later, Edna Ventura Perez was declared the winner of this year’s Inter-American Division (IAD) Bible Connections competition in Belize on Saturday, Dec. 1, 2018. At 27, Ventura felt the rush of her entire journey this year, a mix of...