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Pacific Union “All God’s People,” August 30, 2019 Episode 335

All God’s People for the week of August 30, 2019
Episode #335

Lodi Fairmont ACS Hosts “Cuddle Up” Project

At the Lodi Fairmont church, Adventist Community Service volunteers were featured on Good Day Sacramento earlier this month. The segment focused on the “Cuddle Up” project. Over many years, members have sewn thousands of blankets and paired them with stuffed animals to be sent to kids in need all over the community – and the world! What a way to make sure kids in need have a sense of comfort in tough times. Watch a local news report of this story:
https://gooddaysacramento.cbslocal.com/video/4149013-cuddle-up/?fbclid=IwAR0jFgL028VCqEV_v9OBeC8IZdnrp8sPYhD8jtQWnZqdi93A2dklL03ApM8#.XVwrQoWTvMI.facebook

ACS Continues Support of Camp Fire Survivors with Kitchen Supply Kits

The ministry of Adventist Community Services continues to help support the Camp Fire survivors who are struggling to put the basic pieces of their lives back together. Their latest kitchen supply kit giveaway was held at the Silver Dollar Fairgrounds in Chico last month. Charlene Sargent, the Pacific Union ACS Director, coordinated the effort in Chico and will have ongoing supply kit giveaways in other needed areas. Watch the news report:
https://krcrtv.com/news/butte-county/adventist-community-services-gives-free-kitchen-supplies-to-camp-fire-survivors-in-chico

Summer Vacation Bible School Programs Engage Young People

Churches across the Pacific Union hosted fun and educational Vacation Bible School (VBS) programs this summer. In late July, the West Sacramento Spanish church hosted a Vacation Bible School using the new program developed by the North American Division called “Jamaii Kingdom.” Children learned to appreciate nature and had a great time exploring an African savanna while making friends and learning how we are all part of God’s big family!

In Elko, Nevada, the local church invited young people in their church and community to a Fiesta-themed VBS. Youth learned about Jesus through songs and activities that integrated the Spanish language and culture. Highlights from their program included “Sing and Play Olé” time, “Hot Bible Adventures” with Bible story reenactments, and “Cactus Crafts.”

Roughly 400 miles south, in Las Vegas, Nevada, the Maranatha Spanish church hosted an average of 70 kids each evening at their Route 66-themed VBS held during the last week of July. The theme was based on the 66 books of the Bible.

For churches like West Sacramento Spanish, Elko, Maranatha Spanish, and many more – VBS is a special way for congregations to participate in children’s evangelism and engage young people in meaningful ways.

Learn More About Jamaii Kingdom: https://www.adventistvbx.org/

Pacific Union Hispanic Ministries + Communications Departments Launch Quarterly Magazine in Spanish

At the beginning of the year, the Pacific Union launched a new quarterly edition of the Recorder magazine in Spanish. This new publication reaches about 20,000 Adventist homes in Arizona, California, Hawaii, Nevada, and Utah! It is distributed through our Spanish-language churches, and the next edition comes out in October! Read the latest edition of the Recorder en español via the link below:
https://adventistfaith.com/recorder/

KHON2 News Interviews Senior Chaplain of Adventist Health Castle

Sara-May Colón, Senior Chaplain of Adventist Health Castle, is not what you might expect when you think of someone in her role, but she is exactly the right person for the job. Her faith and her heart for others is evident, and she has had quite the journey so far! Be sure to check out the story of her ministry and passion for serving others in a video interview from KHON2.
https://www.khon2.com/adventist-health-castle/adventist-health-castle-senior-chaplain-sara-may-colon/

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“Be of good courage, and he shall strengthen your heart, all ye that hope in the Lord.”
-Psalm 31:24

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2019-08-29T16:33:51-07:00August 29th, 2019|All Gods People|

In the Affirmative

by Becky De Oliveira

I’ve lived for long stretches of time in both my native country—the U. S.—and England, so I’ve had ample opportunity to compare the cultures. One of them tends to be much more affirming than the other. In the U. S., if a stranger speaks to you in public, it is likely for one of two reasons. First, they are giving an unsolicited compliment: “I love your shoes!” Or, “I just have to tell you that your hair color is very becoming.” “Why, thanks, random stranger!” you think, and go about your day feeling just that much more puffed up and pleased with yourself for your choice of shoes or hair color. The other type of individual likely to do any kind of verbal drive-by is a street person, who will generally ask if you have any “spare change” and sometimes more specifically, “a quarter.” The creative and funny ones will add the line, “I promise to spend it on beer.”

However, in England, if a stranger deigns to speak to you, it will invariably be to offer some sort of rebuke. English people appear to be genuinely concerned that a total stranger will make a mistake without having anyone there to call him on it. If a woman eats her pudding with a fork instead of a spoon in the woods and there is no one there to comment, does it make a sound? For instance, on just one occasion from dozens of examples I could choose from, I was walking down the street from the village shops in Binfield back to Newbold College, eating from a snack-sized bag of cashew nuts. An elderly woman paused as our paths intersected to ask indignantly, “Can’t you even sit down while you eat your nuts?” There was me, having no idea I was meant to break out the good china and my ancestral silver.

Even the transients get in on the action. Never does a hobo in London ask for money. Sure, money pays for stuff. But who needs stuff when the satisfaction of correcting a total stranger beckons? A few summers ago, while I was walking in St. James’ Park early in the morning and drinking a large cup of coffee I’d purchased from a nearby Café Nero—the only coffee shop open at that hour—one such individual came at me brandishing a large tree limb in Ninja weapon style, twirling it and lunging while shouting, “How much did you pay for that coffee? Oy! OY!”

No matter what you happen to be doing, you can be assured that it will be incorrect either in general principle or in terms of execution. If you are walking on a crowded path with hundreds of other tourists and a runner coming from behind doesn’t feel he has enough space, he’ll shout, “Must you take up the whole path?” But should you happen to hear the thunderous approach of his footsteps and move off the path as a courtesy, you’ll be berated for flattening the grass and upsetting the delicate ecosystem, “You stupid Yank!”

Perhaps it is the years I spent in England, utterly starved of affirmation; or maybe it is because I am a mother, and therefore no doubt part of the problem; or maybe it’s because I’m an educator, or have been and still am from time to time, and these kids today are my kids—but the criticism of children and university-aged students as entitled and spoiled brats expecting eternal and unconditional pats on the back rankles me a little. I’m going to go ahead and push back against conventional wisdom and say that I think we give too few pats on the back, not too many. People need more genuine affirmation, not less.

This isn’t the same as generalized and non-specific praise. I used to work casually for a guy who was fond of saying, “You’re so great. And artsy. You’re just a great, wonderful, artsy, kind of smart person.” However, I did not find this even remotely complimentary, because it was clear that he didn’t really see me. Seeing people is work, and it takes effort. You can’t dial it in—but it is absolutely what we’re here for. I have a print hanging on my wall at home by Brian Andreas, who creates Story People—eccentric little stories and drawings. It reads, “There are things you do because they feel right & they may make no sense & they may make no money and it may be the real reason we are here: to love each other & to eat each other’s cooking & say it was good.”

The Bible says this “Therefore encourage one another and build one another up, just as you are doing” (1 Thessalonians 5:11, ESV).

 

Becky De Oliveira is a teacher, writer, and graphic designer working on special projects for the Pacific Union Conference from her home in Colorado.

2019-08-27T10:54:15-07:00August 27th, 2019|Living God's Love|

Pacific Union “All God’s People,” August 23, 2019 Episode 333

Pacific Union “All God’s People,” for the week of August 23, 2019
Episode 333

Northern California Conference Office Moves to Roseville

On Monday, Aug. 5, the Northern California Conference office opened for business at its new location on Douglas Boulevard in Roseville. A new office for the conference—the property was previously owned by Adventist Health, and became available after their consolidating move to their new corporate headquarters, also in Roseville.

New NCC location:
2100 Douglas Blvd., Roseville
New telephone number: (916) 886-5600
New mailing address: P.O. Box 619015, Roseville, CA 95661
Learn More on the NCC Website: https://nccsda.com/

iShare Conference Hosted in Riverside

The 2019 iShare conference was held at the Riverside Convention Center on Aug. 16 & 17. Attendees were challenged to “Think Different” and to share their faith in new ways. Imagine a gathering that challenges you to unlock your creative potential for God. A weekend where you experience a paradigm shift in the way that you see and share your faith. That’s what iShare 2019 was all about!
Learn more about iShare: https://ishareconference.com/

Pacific Union Pathfinder at Oshkosh International Pathfinder Camporee

Last week, from August 12-17, approximately 55,000 Pathfinders, sponsors, leaders and parents, had the time of their lives at the International Pathfinder Camporee in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. Clubs from more than 100 countries gathered at this once-every-five-years event. During the day, Pathfinders earned honors, traded pins, performed community service, tried a wide variety of fun activities, demonstrated their marching skills, and made new friends. Each evening, Damian Chandler, senior pastor of the Sacramento Capitol City church, shared the keynote address. They also watched an ongoing nightly play about the life of the Bible character David. The 2019 Pathfinder Camporee was a resounding success and a truly unforgettable experience for our young people – so much so that we’ve dedicated an entire All God’s People episode to the Camporee.

See more photos from Camporee: https://adventistfaith.com/camporee-2019/

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“For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face: now I know in part; but then shall I know even as also I am known.” -1 Corinthians 13:12

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2019-08-23T00:14:27-07:00August 23rd, 2019|All Gods People|

Pacific Union “All God’s People” — Oshkosh Special Report

Pacific Union “All God’s People,” Special Oshkosh Edition; Commentary by Bradford Newton

Oshkosh. For Adventists, this single word has taken on a very special meaning. The 2019 International Pathfinder Camporee brought more than fifty-six thousand pathfinders and leaders to Wisconsin this last week—including more than 7,000 from the Pacific Union!

Pathfinders from 92 Countries gathered in Oshkosh, Wisconsin for the 8th International Pathfinder Camporee, which kicked off on Monday, August 12, and ran through Saturday night, August 17.

The Pacific Union was well represented by Pathfinders from across the Pacific Southwest! Some 236 clubs from each of the seven conferences in the Pacific Union attended this camporee, which is now held once every five years.

Pathfindering is now a global youth movement—and it was nurtured and developed right here in the Pacific Union. Our history with Pathfinders goes back some 90 years, including foundational work done in the 1940s and 50s. “Pathfinders” was first adopted by a camp in Southern California and then a club in Anaheim. The first conference-sponsored Pathfinder clubs were in Southeastern California, and many of the most familiar aspects of Pathfindering—the triangular emblem used worldwide, Pathfinder Fairs, Camporees, the Pathfinder Song—all got their start here in the Pacific Southwest.

At its core, the Camporee is designed to inspire young people to lift up Jesus in their lives. At this year’s camporee, 1309 precious young people were baptized—including some 200 from the Pacific Union! Thursday evening of Oshkosh was a special time for our Pacific Union clubs, as large crowds gathered on the left side of the main stage to participate as witnesses in the baptisms of dozens of young people from our conferences. An important moment witnessed by family and friends—and a moment of hope for the church.

Unforgettable experiences, special memories, and important life decisions. We’re grateful for the youth directors, coordinators, medical, security, and many other teams of people who worked hard to make this an educational, memorable and rewarding experience for our young people. Most of all, we’re grateful for those who prayed for our young people to experience God’s love while at Camporee, and for the young people who have chosen to follow Jesus.

The 2024 Camporee theme was announced on the final day of the Camporee. The next Camporee theme is “Believe the Promise.” The dates for the 2024 International Pathfinder Camporee are August 12-17, 2024.

Register for next year: https://camporee.org/

Do you have memories of Oshkosh 2019 you’d like to share with us? Post your stories to Instagram and Facebook using #PUCPath.

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“But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, His own special people, that you may proclaim the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light.” 1 Peter 2:9 NKJV

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2019-08-22T23:28:35-07:00August 22nd, 2019|All Gods People|

Of Bees and Flies

by Becky De Oliveira

 

“Everyone has a ‘risk muscle.’ You keep it in shape by trying new things.

If you don’t, it atrophies. Make a point of using it at least once a day.”

– Roger Von Oech

 

Suppose you have two jars and you fill one with houseflies and the other with bees and cover them with vented lids. After a couple of hours, you remove the lids and go home for the night, leaving both the bees and the flies a clear and equal opportunity for escape. What will you find when you return in the morning? Both jars empty? Not quite. The jar containing the flies will be empty—and if you happened to leave a half-eaten sandwich sitting on the table, you’ll know just where to find them. The jar containing the bees, however, will be full of dead bees, depleted from lack of food and exhausted from flying repeatedly into the glass walls of the jar. It seems that bees are so highly programmed that they just try the same thing over and over again, while flies exhibit random behavior, which is also programmed but just happens to be more effective in this particular situation.

Now bees are far more highly regarded than flies, and rightly so. Bees make honey; they pollinate plants. They are black and yellow. They are often fuzzy. They are, perhaps most

importantly, busy. Busy as bees. They make a useful contribution to the world. When their numbers deplete, as they have in recent years, we worry and ask why. If flies, on the other hand, suddenly became extinct, the world would probably throw a spontaneous good riddance party. No one likes flies. They are dirty and annoying. They spit on your food and then drink it in liquid form. They spread an alarming spectrum of diseases. While they like to fly around looking just as busy as bees, anyone can see that they’re charlatans. They are just as useless as that guy at work (we all know the type) who is always running around in a froth of activity but never seems to actually achieve anything. (He probably at least refrains from spitting on your lunch.) But why, you wonder, if something has to be genetically programmed to get trapped in a jar and die, should it be the bees?

This illustration alone should convince any careful observer that we are not living in a just world.

But what it also tells me is that you can’t rely on being perfect and industrious and well- regarded. That may work for you the majority of the time—it may serve you well through most of your life. But there’s a good chance you will, at some point, enter a jar you can’t get out of by doing the same old things you’ve always done. Flies are icky and no one likes them, but they are hands-down champions at survival—even if their lifespan is only a few weeks at most. Why? Because they are persistent and random—and they try lots of different things. They stumble upon solutions, upon open windows and exit routes, not because they’re particularly smart or capable but because they just keep flying around like they have no idea what they’re doing.

I suggest introducing more fly-like behavior to your life. I don’t mean that you should approach annoyingly close to anyone’s ear or spit on their food. But why not try things you haven’t tried before? In all areas of your life—in your spiritual life, in your relationship with God, in the way you approach matters of faith.

See what happens. Who knows? You may discover a sliver of a crack in a door that leads you to a whole new room you never dared to imagine.

 

Becky De Oliveira is a teacher, writer, and graphic designer working on special projects for the Pacific Union Conference from her home in Colorado. This blog is adapted from an editorial original published in the magazine LIFE.info.

2019-08-20T14:36:49-07:00August 20th, 2019|Living God's Love|

Southeastern California Conference Hosts FEJA Youth Congress at La Sierra University

Faith Hoyt, with Abigail Marenco

Approximately 1, 200 young people from across the Pacific Union Conference worshipped together and built community at the Federación de Jóvenes Adventistas (FEJA) Youth Congress held at La Sierra University in late June.

The event, hosted this year by the Southeastern California Conference, included a Bible Bowl focusing on Luke and Acts, several social events, and volleyball, basketball, and soccer games. Each aspect of a FEJA convention is designed to help young people grow spiritually, form Christian friendships, and enjoy physical exercise.

“We are grateful to God for the response we’ve seen from our youth,” said Alberto Ingleton, director of Hispanic and Portuguese Ministries for the Pacific Union Conference. “Our objective is to encourage young people to keep walking with Christ, but beyond that we want them to become active disciples who witness to others—young people who have a story, who found Christ, and enjoy sharing that story with others in their communities.”

Guest speaker at the convocation was Andres Peralta, associate youth director at the General Conference. Peralta spoke in both English and Spanish, sharing the Word of God, testimonies from young people, and illustrations of God’s unfailing love and calling to all youth.

Over the weekend, Ismael Cruz, FEJA president for San Bernardino County, led worship with a team of young people from churches across the Pacific Union. During their time together on Friday and Saturday, attendees watched videos summarizing FEJA activities from each respective conference and heard union and conference leaders share messages of encouragement and support.

On Sabbath morning, Manny Arteaga, pastor of the Kalēo church, encouraged young people to share their stories with others and step up as active disciples for the kingdom of God. At sundown, the gym was cleared to make way for a mini-Olympics event, and teams from all over the Pacific Union competed in soccer, basketball, and volleyball tournaments.

Many young people made new friends; others reunited with old friends that they had not seen for some time. According to many who attended, this congress was a spiritual blessing. One young person, when asked of his opinion of the event, simply responded: “When is the next one?”

 

The Pacific Union Conference FEJA Youth Congress was held at the La Sierra University gym in Riverside, Calif., on the weekend of June 28-30. On Sabbath, around 1,200 young people gathered to hear guest speaker Andres Peralta, associate youth director at the General Conference.

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Bible Bowl teams from each conference participate at the Pacific Union Youth Congress.

2019-07-29T10:34:26-07:00August 19th, 2019|News|

Pacific Union “All God’s People,” August 16, 2019 Episode 332

All God’s People for the week of August 16, 2019
Episode #332

How do you capture the history of the Adventist church in a territory that encompasses nearly half a million square miles? How can a few stories of a handful of people properly represent a church of more than 700 congregations, with 245,000 members, who come from dozens of different cultures—and worship each week in approximately 30 different languages? Each week we bring you stories of things that are happening in the Pacific Union that show how God is working in our lives and in our churches, schools, and homes. But what about—as the old phrase goes—how God has led us in the past? Do we have a history of providence for the growth of the Adventist Church here in the Pacific Southwest? Our communication team here in the Pacific Union sat down and picked out just a few of the stories that help us remember how abundantly God has blessed us and led us.

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“We have nothing to fear for the future, except as we shall forget the way the Lord has led us, and His teaching in our past history.” -Christian Experience and Teachings of Ellen G. White, p. 204

2019-08-14T23:58:54-07:00August 14th, 2019|All Gods People|

A New Creation

by Becky De Oliveira

My grandparents wanted everyone to be perfect, and they worried all the time about the obvious fact that we were not. You had to eat the right foods and think the right thoughts and prepare yourself always—never knowing when Christ might appear—lest you be caught on a bad day and be forever lost. The chances of being caught on a bad day, I intuited, were pretty great. My grandparents held out little hope for themselves and far less for us. My mother wore jeans! I listened to rock music! Neither of my parents chewed their food enough times before swallowing! My brother ate too much pizza!

Because I was a kid and the idea never occurred to me, I didn’t interrogate them about what they really thought or what the implications of their beliefs really were. Did they believe each person had to be literally perfect? And what would that even look like? If a person—say me, for instance—were to become perfect, would that fact be obvious to anyone else? Would it even be evident to me? Would I be perfect if I managed to achieve some level of existence in which no other human being could find fault with me? That seems like quite a trick. I’ve even heard people say rubbish about Mother Teresa and Gandhi.

If you, the individual, get to determine what perfection is, well, it seems like a cop out. It’s almost too easy, but it doesn’t seem like there would be any other way to approach the concept since it seems unlikely that humanity as a whole could develop any definitive set of criteria. A single family probably couldn’t agree on what perfection really is. I doubt two like-minded people could agree completely. Religious people would argue that you can know what God thinks perfection is—what He requires of us—since it is laid out in the Bible, but this doesn’t really appear to be true. For starters, figuring this out would involve going through the entire Bible and making a list of all the things that God commands and then deciding whether they are specific to a certain time and culture or whether they apply to everyone always and then implementing these rules in your life. Just observe the average church community and it will become obvious that people cannot reach consensus regarding what God wants them to do. One journalist, A. J. Jacobs, engaged in a pretty entertaining experiment and wrote about it in a book called The Year of Living Biblically. He describes the project as being “about my quest to live the ultimate biblical life. To follow every single rule in the Bible as literally as possible.” I remember thinking, when I saw this book in a Barnes and Noble display case, that I was pretty sure I’d met a few people who’d done exactly the same thing—they just didn’t write about it.

Perfection—if you define it as following rules—is a bit of a cop out because following rules isn’t that hard. For one thing, as Jacobs points out, “fundamentalists may claim to take the Bible literally, but they actually just pick and choose certain rules to follow.” Because everyone does ultimately decide what constitutes a “perfectly” lived life, all you would have to do is create for yourself a list of rules. Lines you will not cross. And then follow the rules and stay inside the lines. Or redefine what they really mean when and if you fall short.

I would imagine that many people really are perfect in this sense. It’s not hard to stick to a vegan diet, to exercise a certain number of minutes per day, to devote a certain amount of time to prayer and Bible study, to be ready for Sabbath right as the sun dips behind the hills. I mean it’s hard, but it’s possible. It can be done. I myself have followed rather elaborate sets of rules—that admittedly changed from time to time, becoming either more or less restrictive depending on how I chose to rationalize them—for long periods of time. What I understand about religious fundamentalists is that there is great safety in ticking off day after day of “perfection.” I’ve often mused to myself that life isn’t really that hard—all you have to do is get through one day without doing anything massively stupid. One day at a time, just like the Alcoholics Anonymous creed emphasizes. But, unfortunately, it is entirely possible to do everything right on a micro level and still end up in a very wrong place in more wholistic terms. You can be so right that you’re wrong.

It’s surprising in many ways that perfectionism remains such a problem for Adventists. With our emphasis on healthcare, one would think we’d have highlighted the link between perfectionism and mental health—particularly depression, anxiety, and suicide—not to mention other health problems such as cardiovascular disease.

There are verses in the Bible that seem to suggest we must be perfect, although the word can be interpreted as meaning “complete” or “mature” rather than “flawless.” Even so, there are far more verses that speak of God’s love, mercy, willingness to accept us, and ability to transform our lives. For instance, “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come” (2 Corinthians 5:17, ESV). This is a statement of fact, not a cautionary prediction based on whether or not we happen to achieve certain goals or exhibit certain behaviors. We are new creations. That is even better than perfect.

 

Becky De Oliveira is a teacher, writer, and graphic designer working on special projects for the Pacific Union Conference from her home in Colorado.

2019-08-13T16:13:04-07:00August 13th, 2019|Living God's Love|

Linda Vista Robotics Team Wins Top Awards at National Robotics Competition

Faith Hoyt

A team of six students from Linda Vista Adventist Elementary School in Oxnard, Calif., won a series of top awards on May 5 at the National Robotics Competition.

The Astro Falcons, a team of students ranging from grades five to eight, travelled to the Adventist Robotics League (ARL) National Championship at Forest Lake Academy in Orlando, Florida, where they tested their skills alongside 29 other teams.

The Linda Vista Astro Falcons won first in robot performance, first place in robot design, first place in project, and second place in core values. The team was then awarded the National Champions Award and received the ARL nomination for the Global Innovation Award—an award given based on a team’s project comprising six documents and a video, which, for this team, focused on ways to protect astronauts from radiation in outer space. “The Astro Falcons chose to address the issue of radiation exposure in long-term space travel,” said Heidi Pennock, a robotics coach at Linda Vista. “They came up with a new type of tile that covers a space craft with boron nitrate nanotubes to deflect 90% of solar radiation.”

Team captain for the Astro Falcons was Joseph Pennock, who graduated this June from Linda Vista Elementary. This was Joseph’s third year as team captain and his fourth year in robotics.

“Being in robotics was fun! My co-captain and I were able to keep everyone focused on the main goal,” said Pennock. “I’ve learned about computer design, project management, keeping things organized, leading people, and public speaking.”

Linda Vista started their robotics program in 2015. According to Anne Blech, co-coach and faculty sponsor for the school’s robotics teams, the program impacts students in significant ways.

“The students learn how to work together and listen to each other’s opinions,” she said. “They learn how to solve problems, and they create attachments and plan displays for the judges, such as core values, project, and robotic design.”

Heidi Pennock added, “All of these students have learned how to present an idea and speak to a panel of judges. It takes a lot of guts to present a project your very first time. They did it, and they did so well.”

Blech and Heidi Pennock watched the Astro Falcons team put in extra time each week into preparing for the competition. Though teams are only required to meet once a week, the Astro Falcons regularly chose to use free time and Sundays to practice and work on their project.

In addition to working hard on projects and practice, the team also worked on fundraisers in order to pay the airfare to participate in the ARL competition. They met their $8, 500 fundraising goal thanks to support from local churches.

 

In early May, Linda Vista Adventist Elementary School’s Astro Falcons team travelled to the Adventist Robotics League (ARL) National Championship, where they tested their skills alongside 29 other teams.

 

The Astro Falcons team included Joseph, Gilart, Grace, Bryanna, Hudson, and Janae.

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Linda Vista’s Astro Falcons received first place in robot performance, first place in robot design, first place in their project, and second place in core values at the ARL National Championship. Additionally, the team won the National Champions Award and the ARL nomination for the Global Innovation Award.

2019-07-29T10:35:43-07:00August 12th, 2019|News|

Pacific Union “All God’s People,” August 9, 2019 Episode 331

All God’s People for the week of August 9, 2019
Episode #331

Livestreaming Oshkosh Camporee; August Recorder Highlight; Pacific Sunrise; Stories of Faith, and more.

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“May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.” Romans 15:13, NIV

2019-08-06T20:34:34-07:00August 8th, 2019|All Gods People|