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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