Connecting Columbia Union Seventh-day Adventists

April 2018

Matthew Abrams (center, in blue) and other Campus Ministries members prepare material to provide food for homeless people in Washington, D.C.

The foundational principle, “It is more blessed t o give than to receive” (Acts 20:35, NIV), presents a stark contrast to the self-centered messages in today’s society. But Matthew Abrams, a junior from Chesapeake Conference's Spencerville Adventist Academy (Md.), is leading the charge to bring the spirit of giving back into the light.

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Editorial by Terry Forde, CEO and president of Adventist HealthCare
 
April 4 was the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., the American civil rights leader, pastor, and visionary who was fatally shot while standing on the second floor balcony outside his room at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee.
 
Philadelphia Mission trip participants participate in an outreach event.

The majority of Adventist young adults—approximately 70 percent by one estimate—do not attend Seventh-day Adventist institutions of higher learning. During the recent Philadelphia Mission Trip event, more than 70 young adults, mostly from the Columbia Union, worked to reach these and other students at Bryn Mawr College, Temple University and Drexel University, schools in the Philadelphia area.