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Pacific Union “All God’s People,” March 27, 2020 S4:E12

In this week’s episode:

—Local Church Food Banks Help Communities—
With social distancing the new normal, Carmichael Seventh-day Adventist church is lending a helping hand with a drive-thru food bank. Good Day Sacramento visited the Carmichael church on March 18 and talked with Pastor Keith Jacobsen.

Watch the interview: https://gooddaysacramento.cbslocal.com/video/4485464-drive-thru-food-bank/?fbclid=IwAR2IwlTsAYOlafnpKNY9c8jqQR5OqgO2kMMf-JwZgWK6u04b7yxNsdo2J5U

About 400 miles south of Carmichael, Mario Melendez, the community services director at the Spanish American church in the heart of East Los Angeles, with his team of volunteers, served giant bags and boxes of groceries to those in need in their community on March 18. The number of volunteers and the amount of donated food was incredible. 100-150 families depend on Spanish American to meet their needs.

Learn more: https://www.dropbox.com/s/b8eu06c6w4w0063/Servico%20a%20la%20Comunidad.mp4?dl=0

Note: At the time both of these stories took place, California was not under the mandatory “stay at home” order it is today. We’re sure local churches will continue to find ways to serve the essential needs of their communities while staying within the state guidelines!

—A Message from Executive Secretary Bradford Newton—

This week, Pacific Union Executive Secretary Bradford Newton shares how we can serve Jesus during times of difficulty. Watch this week’s episode of All God’s People to hear his timely and encouraging message.

—Women’s History Month: Julia Ann White’s Story—

In 1905 Julia White traveled from Battle Creek to join the staff of the newly founded Loma Linda Sanitarium. Dr. White was the first woman physician on the Sanitarium staff. Seeing the need for more nursing staff in 1905, she initiated a nurses’ training program that became the first school of the College of Medical Evangelists.

Serving as the Superintendent of Lady Nurses, Dr. White taught physiology, obstetrics, and gynecology to the nurses. When the School of Medicine was founded in 1909, she taught medical students.

On the occasion of Dr. Julia’s arrival at Loma Linda, Ellen White predicted, “I think she will do well here.” She was certainly right.

Learn more about Dr. Julia White: https://medicine.llu.edu/research/department-basic-sciences/division-physiology/faculty/john-h-zhang-md-phd/zhang-lab/heritage

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“God is not unjust; he will not forget your work and the love you have shown him as you have helped his people and continue to help them.” –Hebrews 6:10

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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.