PAA Students Prepare to Share Their Talents on Stage – February 4th, 2020

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Feb. 4, 2020



“Come, let us sing for joy to the LORD; let us shout aloud to the Rock of our salvation.” –Psalm 95:1

Paradise Adventist Academy Students Prepare to Share Their Talents on Stage

The town of Paradise in Butte County, Calif., has long history as a musical community, and every year, Paradise Adventist Academy’s (PAA) music department hosts a musical production. This spring, the PAA Concert Choir will perform The Sound of Music at the Paradise Performing Arts Center. “Paradise is an amazing community that supports the arts and rallies around to provide live orchestration, broadway-level costumes, state-of-the-art sound and lights, and professionally designed and constructed sets,” said Merilyn Chaffee, music director at PAA. “As music director, it’s a joy to be part of such a talented and dedicated community.” In addition to a musical, members of PAA’s high school choir have auditioned and secured positions in the Southwestern Choral Festival which takes place Feb. 6-9.






Students of Paradise Adventist Academy taking part in a musical production. Past musicals hosted by PAA include Esther, Hello Dolly, The Music Man, Oklahoma, You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, Annie, My Fair Lady, and many more.


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Las Vegas Young People Spread S’more Love

Sharing God’s love can taste great! Las Vegas Pathfinders in the Teen Leadership Training (TLT) program organized an ooey, gooey, delicious community outreach project over the winter holidays. Collecting graham crackers, kosher marshmallows, and chocolate bars, they assembled 300 s’more kits for the St. Jude Ranch for Children, a therapeutic residential treatment program for abused and neglected children in Nevada. “The TLT program is designed to train and mentor youth in service and leadership skills,” explains Nevada-Utah Conference Teen Leadership Training Coordinator, Desiree Tomlinson. “Our TLTs receive training in Pathfinder club management and programming over a four-year period. Community outreach is one of our training tracks, and last year they made emoji pillows for hospice patients. The best part of the program is that our teens are inspired and empowered to apply their training in creative ministry in their local congregation and home communities.”




Eight TLTs planned the s’mores outreach project—Isabella Alvarez and Elayne Tamano from the Centennial Hills church, Amber Gray, Andrea Damian, and Isaiah Jaimes from the Paradise Church, and Elijah Lugo, Ashly Domond, and Faith Flores from the Mountain View church.

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Faith-based Reading

The Recorder is the monthly news magazine of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in the Pacific Southwest, providing thought-provoking stories and faith-based articles to challenge you in your faith journey. Read your copy online via the link below!


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Western Prayer Circle

Today, join us in praying for our young people across the Pacific Southwest as they discover ways to love, serve, and lead.



P.S. Did You Know?

The first known s’mores recipe was published in the Girl Scouts handbook Tramping and Trailing With the Girl Scouts in 1927. –

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