Shirley Neil Pettis, former U.S. Congresswoman, Dies at 92. Shirley Neil Pettis, former U.S. congresswoman and supporter of Loma Linda University Health, died Saturday, December 31, 2016, in Rancho Mirage, California. She was 92. She served as one of 19 women among the 435 members of the House of Representatives.
Hospital Ward in Zimbabwe adopted by Seventh-day Adventist Church. The Seventh-day Adventist Church has adopted a Zimbabwe female ward at Gokwe South District Hospital, one of the biggest district referral centers in the country. It registers about 700 births every month. The church will take complete charge of the running costs. So far the Church has spent $2,500 on the ward, buying new plates, spoons, and bed covers.
Kenyan Government Intervenes in Adventist Leadership Dispute. An Adventist leadership dispute has arisen in Kenya. The Registrar of Societies has intervened after the agency was informed that some church officials may not be legally recognized. In 2012, the SDA Church East Africa Union was reorganized into the Kenya Union Mission which further split int
Southwestern Adventist University Dino Museum Features Over 20 Thousand Bones. For more than twenty years, Southwestern Adventist University Professor Dr. Art Chadwick, along with students, university faculty, and scientists, has extracted upper Cretaceous dinosaur bones from the Hanson Research Center in eastern Wyoming.
Ohio Adventist Pastor Begins Healing Community Distrust after Police Shooting. John T. Boston II, pastor at the Central Seventh-day Adventist Church, helped organize a service to allow community members an opportunity to share their thoughts and feelings after a Columbus, Ohio, police officer shot and killed 13-year-old Tyre King.
Nigerian Pastor Reported Kidnapped. Pastor Sylvanus Ogbu, district head of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Nigeria, has been kidnapped by gunmen, according to a news story. Daily Post reported that the kidnappers broke into the house of the clergyman at about 2 a.m. on Sunday, September 11, and took him to an unknown destination.