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Mortified. That’s how my mom, Vicki (Curtiss) Bernard, recalls feeling as she sat in Chemistry class at Mount Vernon Academy where her dad, Leon Curtiss, was the teacher. “If we got what we deserve, we’d all be grease spots,” he’d say, trying to lighten the mood while navigating tough subjects like science and math. A fixture at Ohio Conference’s longtime school (now closed), my grandfather was known for his corny jokes and one-liners.
Ministry is often a family affair. These dynamic, dedicated family duos—father-son, father-daughter, husband-wife and siblings—have dedicated their lives to working for the Seventh-day Adventist Church. How are they alike? Different? What blessings and challenges have they experienced? And what have they learned along the way?
Everyone, at some point in life, has been guilty. Whether you’re guilty or innocent, in prison or occupying a high government seat, it makes no difference to God. You are a human being, and that is what is most valuable to Him.
"When he was 7 years old, he was able to master certain computer applications, and his gift started to develop from there,” states Yanic Hardie, regarding her son Darius.
Mark Twain famously wrote: “Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one’s lifetime.”
Blue Mountain Academy’s (BMA) LaSonnette Bell Ensemble recently traveled to China to perform for students in Shijiazhuang and Lin’an.
Bob Williams pastored more than a dozen churches, helped start a school and served on numerous conference committees and boards in his 40-year career with the Pennsylvania Conference.
Recently more than 70 Hispanic couples converged in Findlay, Ohio, for a one-day “Retiro Matrimonial: Casados pero Felices” (Marriage Encounter: Married but Happy) retreat.
Allegheny West Conference’s (AWC) Young Adult Ministries (YAM) is hosting their fifth annual retreat, August 11-13, at the AWC campground in Thornville, Ohio.
One recent Wednesday, the seventh-grade class members of the Dupont Park Adventist School in Washington, D.C., decided that they wanted another way to express themselves spiritually. By that Friday, they debuted their nine-member mime group, Unspoken Praise.