Del 12 al 17 de agosto, unos 55,000 Conquistadores, incluidos más de 7,200 de la Unión de Columbia, reunidos en Oshkosh, Wisconsin, tuvieron la oportunidad de conocer de cerca a otros Conquistadores de todo el mundo.
“We are here on behalf of our constituents, 720,000 Marylanders, to thank you for the care you will deliver and for the incredible mission that anchors Adventist HealthCare," stated Congressman John Sarbanes.
Each set will contain one large Columbia Union pin and eight conference pins that depict a different scene from King David’s life. These local, separate pins are not complete in themselves but are part of a bigger whole, says Frank Bondurant, vice president for Ministries Development at the union.
Terry Forde, AHC president and CEO, said that the health needs of the community will evolve and change in the decades ahead. “We must acknowledge that the mission of extending God’s care through the ministry of physical, mental and spiritual healing will be needed” until Christ’s return.
A second mass shooting in less than a year has directly impacted the Columbia Union Conference territory. Among the nine killed in a nightclub in downtown Dayton, Ohio, early Sunday morning was Nicholas Cumer, 25, a trainer interning with Maple Tree Cancer Alliance, an organization that serves patients in several of Kettering Adventist HealthCare’s (KAHC) facilities.
Tapping a national training program known for fixing large and troubled educational systems may seem like an unusual mismatch for small Adventist schools, but the organization has a highly successful track record for extending the tenure of principals.