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Adventist Teen Survives Bear Attack and More News Shorts

Adventist Teen Survives Bear Attack at Glacier View Ranch. Teen staffer Dylan, who teaches wilderness survival at the Seventh-day Adventist Rocky Mountain camp in Ward, Colorado, fought off a bear after waking up to find the animal biting his head and trying to drag him away. The teen told KMGH-TV that the bear dragged him ten to 12 feet before he was able to free himself. The 19-year-old woke up at around 4 a.m.

Adventist Students in Barbados Win Quiz Contest and More News Shorts

Seventh-day Adventist Elementary Students in Barbados Win Esso Brand Quiz Contest. Students of the Bridgetown Seventh-day Adventist Primary School won the A and R Enterprises, Ltd. Quiz 2017. Bay Primary School, St. Paul’s Primary School, St. Ambrose Primary School, and Bridgetown Seventh-day Adventist Primary School competed. Participants were quizzed in the areas of general knowledge, spelling, Bajan sayings, and sports icons and venues.

Florida Adventist Church Honors Local Law Enforcement and More News Shorts

Florida Adventist Church Honors Local Law Enforcement Officers. During a special ceremony at the church, the Sinai Seventh-day Adventist Church in Plantation, Florida, honored deputies from the Broward County Sheriff's Office and officers from the Plantation Police Department for the personal sacrifices they have made in service to the community. Kerline Jeanmary, the social services director of the church, said members felt compelled to give back and express their appreciation, especially with all the negative media attention surrounding law enforcement as of late.

Colorado Elementary Students Collect Donations for Needy Babies – News Shorts

Colorado Elementary Students Collect Donations for Needy Babies. Students in grades one through eight at Lighthouse Seventh-day Adventist Christian School in Fort Morgan, Colorado, participated in a spring service project that the principal Jodie Aakkolabeled a "Baby Care-a-Thon."Aakko developed the idea, having the students visit local grocery stores, asking customers to purchase items for babies, and then donating them to the students. "Our students stood at the doors with smiles to greet customers, hand them a cart, and tell them about our Baby Care-A-Thon," Aakko said.

Adventist Women in Fiji Become Water Champions – News Shorts

Adventist Women in Fiji Become Water Champions. The Nakasi Seventh-day Adventist Church women’s group in Fiji has completed a two-day training from the Water Champions program. The 14 women who participated learned how water was delivered – from the source to the tap – and how to best protect this finite and fragile resource. Participant Loame Naituku said the program was an exciting experience for her. “I am really happy to participate in such a great program and to see what it actually takes to produce clean drinking water,” she said.

Calexico Mission School Thrives on California-Mexico Border and More News Shorts

Calexico Mission School Thrives on California-Mexico Border. Calexico Mission School, part of the Southeastern California Conference of Seventh-day Adventist school system, thrives on the California-Mexico border. The school was built 80 years ago by Adventists who saw the border as a mission field for doing God’s work. Its logo includes both the U.S. and Mexican flags. Of the school’s roughly 300 students, about 85% are Mexican citizens.

Loma Linda University Introduces Online Cooking Show – News Shorts

Loma Linda University Introduces Online Cooking Show. Loma Linda University Health has introduced a new online cooking show, “Live It: In the Kitchen.” The series of 13 short episodes can be viewed on www.liveitlomalinda.org. The show is intended to inspire healthy, wholesome home cooking and will demonstrate quick and easy meals.

St. Helena Hospital Renamed Adventist Health St. Helena – News Shorts

St. Helena Hospital Renamed Adventist Health St. Helena. St. Helena Hospital has been renamed Adventist Health St. Helena and has adopted a new mission statement. The name will align St. Helena with 21 Adventist Health hospitals on the West Coast, covering Oregon, Washington, California and Oahu. According to Steven Herber, the hospital's president and CEO, the new mission statement, "broadens our focus from solely caring for the sick to helping communities be healthier.

Zimbabwe Adventist Youth Blood Drive Breaks Local Records – News Shorts

Zimbabwe Youth Blood Donations Break Local Records. Over 300 Bulawayo, Zimbabwe, Seventh-day Adventist youth donated blood, a record-breaking number for the Matabeleland region. The church commemorated its Global Youth Day by combining community service with reaching out to the people. Apart from donating blood, Global Youth Day activities included street marches, lifestyle and health lessons on diabetes, nutrition, and cancer awareness presentations.

Kenyan Adventist Students Win Right to Worship on Sabbath – News Shorts

Kenyan Adventist Students No Longer Required at School on Sabbath. Kenyan Seventh-day Adventist students have the right to worship on Sabbath and will no longer be required to attend school on Saturday. The church argued that “Adventist students were . . . being denied the right to practice their faith in accordance with the fundamental tenets of their religion.” From Standard Digital, “No classes for SDA Students on Saturday, Court Rules.”

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