In Kenya, one Adventist entrepreneur is helping victims of HIV/AIDS and other rural villagers to stand on their own two feet. Spectrum asked Common Ground Project and Pathfinder Academy founder Joshua Machinga how lives are being changed through innovative farming techniques.
RD: What is “Common Ground” and how did it begin? What kinds of people do you serve and how is the organization staffed?
In September Mt. Ellis Academy in Bozeman, Montana won $500,000 in the Kohl's Cares contest on Facebook. After finally receiving the check, Mt. Ellis principal Darren Wilkins takes time to talk about the contest and the outlook for Adventist education.
Twenty years ago, Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary graduate Delcy Kuhlman started Still Waters Retreat Center in Buchanan, Michigan. Spectrum asked Delcy and Still Waters’ current co-directors, Robert and Sarah Fusté, how Still Waters began and how it serves visiting retreatants.
RD: What is the mission and function of Still Waters?
For the sixth consecutive year, Columbus, Ohio will be the site of the National Innovation Conference (IC), a joint venture of the Ohio Conference, Columbia Union Conference, North American Division Church Resource Center, Kettering Health Network, Washington Adventist University, AdventSource, Center for Creative Ministry, and others.
Tony Romeo's sermons have been making people laugh for the past 35 years. But two and a half years ago, he decided to take his skills beyond church doors. Today he can be found in comedy clubs around New York City, where he makes friends and learns new skills that enhance his ministry as a pastor.
RD: Tony, tell us a little bit about yourself, your Italian background and your family.