Pacific Union “All God’s People,” June 21, 2019 Episode 324
All God’s People #324 – Congrats to Graduates, A #FollowHim Film Contest Winner, Bria Gamble Crowned Miss Oakwood, Enactus Team at Nationals – for the week of June 21, 2019
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We are proud of all of our young people from the five states that make up our Union, especially our graduates from elementary schools, academies, and institutions of higher education. To all the 2019 graduates, congratulations! God bless you in the next steps of your journey.
Calexico Student Places in Top 3 For
Adventist Mission Film Contest
The #FollowHim contest by Adventist Mission asked students ages 18 and under to make short films telling the world how mission inspires them to follow God every day. Yakov, a student at Calexico Mission School, decided to create a video highlighting the challenges students at his school face every day. He says filmmaking is one of his passions in life. Congratulations, Yakov, on creating this wonderful, one-minute film!
Watch the Film: https://vimeo.com/333813777
Mt. Rubidoux Church Member
Wins Miss Oakwood Title
Bria Imani Gamble, a member of Mt. Rubidoux SDA church in Riverside, Calif., and senior Biology major at Oakwood University just won the title of Miss Oakwood for the next school year. Gamble credits her success at school to her involvement in church activities like the Pathfinder Teen Leadership Training, sports, orchestra, a close-knit family. In high school, Gamble was the first African-American president of her senior class and she learned, first-hand, the impact representation of Black excellence can have on the members of a community. She believes anyone can accomplish their goals with God on their side.
Learn more: https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?id=199951043542052&story_fbid=1078109932392821
La Sierra Enactus Team Places Among
Top 3 in US National Competition
Six students from La Sierra University’s Enactus team recently attended the US National Enactus competition where they placed 3rd for their project which focuses on improving education for students. These students are using business concepts to develop community outreach projects, transform lives and shape a better, more sustainable world.
Learn more: https://lasierra.edu/graduation/
Watch the finals: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7r7SPvTVTsk
Camps Ready to Launch Ministry-Filled
Summer for Young People
In the Pacific Union, we operate six wonderful summer camps. In Arizona, we have Camp Yavapines; in Central California, there is Camp Wawona—the only Adventist camp operated within a National Park; Camp Waianae on the leeward side of Oahu is our camp in Hawaii; Northern California operates Leoni Meadows; Pine Springs Ranch in the San Jacinto Mountains is the camping destination for Southeastern California; and Camp Cedar Falls, in the San Bernardino Mountains, is the camp and retreat center operated by Southern California.
Be sure and check out the website for each camp to get more information on schedules and activities for the summer. It will be an unforgettable gift you can give to your children or grandchildren.
Camp Cedar Falls: https://campcedarfalls.adventistfaith.org/
Camp Wai’anae: http://www.campwaianae.org/
Camp Yavapines: http://campyavapines.com/
Leoni Meadows Camp: http://www.leonimeadows.org/
Camp Wawona: http://www.campwawona.org/
Pine Springs Ranch: https://www.pinespringsranch.org/
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“‘In the last days, God says,
I will pour out my Spirit on all people.
Your sons and daughters will prophesy,
your young men will see visions,
your old men will dream dreams.
Even on my servants, both men and women,
I will pour out my Spirit in those days,
and they will prophesy.
Acts 2:17-18 (NIV)
All God’s People
All God’s People is a weekly short video series highlighting the people and ministries of the Pacific Union Conference. The program features fast and easy-to-digest news and inspiration from the diverse congregations of Arizona, California, Hawaii, Nevada, and Utah, where people are doing exciting things to further the Gospel. The videos are hosted by Connie Vandeman Jeffery. New episodes are available each Friday.
Host, Connie Vandeman Jeffery
Connie has been the host of All God’s People since the broadcast first began in May 2017. She has had a long career in media, working as an announcer, co-host, associate speaker, producer, and singer. She was the associate manager of the Adventist Media Center, announcer for the Voice of Prophecy’s radio broadcasts with Lonnie Melashenko, and associate speaker of Voice of Prophecy with Fred Kinsey. She has also worked as a property manager and in advertising and promotion at CBS in Hollywood. Jeffery is an accomplished musician and songwriter. Her album Jesus Never Fails won an Angel Award in 1990. She has a bachelor’s degree in English from La Sierra University, and has written articles for Insight, the Adventist Review, the Recorder, and the It Is Written magazine, Channels. Jeffery is married to Ron and they have one son, a daughter-in-law, and two granddaughters.