Iconic Loma Linda University Surgeon Passes Away
Seventh-day Adventists lost one of our most celebrated and iconic medical figures on Sunday, May 12. Leonard Bailey, MD, the renowned Loma Linda University Health surgeon who garnered international media attention in 1984 for transplanting a baboon’s heart into a human infant known as “Baby Fae,” died on May 12 at the age of 76, following a battle with cancer. Learn more about his life and work in the article and video linked below.
Military HR Specialist Recognizes SCC Leadership as “Patriotic Employers”
Earlier this spring, Danielle de Asis, who works as both an HR generalist at the Southern California Conference and also a 42A Human Resources Specialist in the military, arranged to have personalized awards presented to the leadership of the SCC in gratitude for their support as a “patriotic employer.” Read more about this story from the SCC online via the link below.
Observing Memorial Day
This is Memorial Day weekend. Observed on the last Monday of May, it is a day to honor the men and women who have served in the U.S. Armed forces, and particularly those who died while protecting our freedoms. Memorial Day 2019 is on Monday, May 27. Learn more about the history of this day via the link below.
Elder Don C. Schneider Passes Away
Elder Don C. Schneider, former president of the North American Division of Seventh-day Adventists (NAD), passed away on May 23, 2019, in Burleson, Texas. Elder Schneider served as the NAD president from 2000 to 2010. He was well known in the Pacific Union, and he served as the president of the Northern California Conference from 1989 to 1994. Read more via the link below.
NPR Podcast on Religious Freedom
NPR recently posted a podcast giving important coverage of a religious liberty case involving Seventh-day Adventists. A must listen:
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“Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends”
-John 15:13, KJV