DEL DELKER PASSES AWAY
Adventist icon and beloved Voice of Prophecy Singer Del Delker passed away this week, at age 93. More than five decades of working as THE soloist for Voice of Prophecy allowed Del to touch people around the world with her music. She was known for both her musical talents and her sincere devotion to Jesus.
Despite beginning her music career with no training, Del learned to sing in 15 different languages, opening the door for ministry in countries around the globe. She traveled the world with Elder HMS Richards, Sr. and Elder HMS Richards, Jr.—and at thousands of events, she shared the musical billing with Brad and Olive Braley and The King’s Heralds. Her contralto voice, her quick-witted humor, and dedication to ministry left a lasting impression on her associates and audience alike.
A special report on her life and ministry will be shared next week on All God’s People. We invite all who to share their memories of Del in the comments section of these social media posts:
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Read the Pacific Union news release at: https://www.facebook.com/PacificUnionSDA/posts/1587151711364304
PACIFIC UNION MINISTRY TEAM DEVELOPS VBX
Last week, over 100 union and conference Children’s Ministries leaders met in Brea, California, for training in a new curriculum developed right here in the Pacific Union. The Children’s Ministries team in the Southeastern California Conference developed the new curriculum, called VBX, for kids this summer. Vacation Bible Experience was developed under the direction of Pastor Manuel Vitug, the Children and Family Life Ministries Director for Southeastern, and will be used throughout North America. The theme for this year is “Sea of Miracles.”
If you’d like to learn more about VBX, visit: https://www.adventistvbx.org
BEAM SIGNING AT ADVENTIST HEALTH – ROSEVILLE
Employees and of Adventist Health in Roseville had the opportunity to sign the final beam of the new headquarters building last week. The Adventist Health System Board of Directors were also among those to sign the beam. The new campus is expected to open in 2019. The team at Adventist Health in Roseville make up part of the 24,600 employees, 5,000 medical staff physicians, and 3,700 volunteers working for this health care system, all working together in pursuit of one mission: living God’s love by inspiring health, wholeness and hope.
Learn more about the Roseville campus development and watch videos about the project at: https://www.adventisthealth.org/pages/about-us/roseville-campus.aspx
CELEBRATING DR. RUTH JANETTA TEMPLE
February is Black History Month, and this week we are privileged to celebrate the life of Dr. Ruth Janetta Temple, the first African-American woman to graduate from the College of Medical Evangelists, now Loma Linda University. Dr. Temple has many claims to fame. Upon joining the teaching staff of White Memorial Hospital, she became the only African-American physician in America at that time to teach medicine to white student physicians. Her vision, leadership and faithfulness to the ministry of health and healing earned her national recognition.
Learn more about her amazing life at: https://www.facebook.com/AfricanAmericanPioneerSocietyOfLosAngeles/posts/825926444132863:0 and http://www.blackpast.org/aaw/temple-ruth-janetta-1892-1984.