Connecting Columbia Union Seventh-day Adventists

July 2019

Fort Washington Medical Center is a 37-bed hospital located just south of National Harbor in a growing section of the region. It cares for close to 40,000 patients a year in its emergency department and, like Adventist HealthCare, has a strong commitment to serving the needs of their community.

"One Sabbath I was reading my Bible on the floor of our military housing. A captain came in and I could not hide. I started to pray—I could be imprisoned, even killed for having religious materials. When questioned, I did not get into trouble," says Bemnet Meried, an evangelist living in Virginia. "He said, “Good example.” That was one time on my Adventist journey when the Lord intervened."