Table of Contents Mid-America Union April 2009
Find individual conference reports on the following pages...
Editorial . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Rocky Mountain Conference
Call for Writers. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Guest Editorial. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Meet Our New Education Director. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Inspiring Men with Action and Purpose. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 What our Bloggers are Saying. . 10
16 Central States 12 Conference Note: Central States is an ethnically diverse regional conference encompassing the entire Mid-America Union territory.
Union College 24 Kansas-Nebraska 18 Conference
Central States News . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Dakota News . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Iowa-Missouri News. . . . . . . . . . . 16 Kansas-Nebraska News. . . . . . . 18 Minnesota News . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 Rocky Mountain News. . . . . . . . . 22
In This Issue... Why are there more women than men in your church? What’s keeping the guys away? Those questions are addressed in a recent
Union College News . . . . . . . . . . . 24
blog post on our new website (www.midameri-
Adventist Health System . . . . . . . . 26
caadventist.org), excerpted for you here on page
Letters to the Editor. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
11).You’ll also find what our other bloggers are
Farewell. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 Sunset Calendar. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 Classifieds. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
saying. The excitement has spread beyond the Mid-America Union to the North American Division, which just requested a special article about our blog for Adventist World magazine. A blog, remember, is informal commentary
On the Cover: Mid-America’s first bloggers: Roscoe J. Howard III (top left), David Smith, Michael Campbell, Buffy Halvorsen, Janel Brasuell, Chanda Nunes, Claudio Consuegra, Nancy Buxton, Martin Weber, Seth Pierce, Jeff Wines, Steve Bascom, Amy Prindle, Chris and Candice McConnell. OUTLOOK, (ISSN 0887-977X) April 2009, Volume 30, Number 4. Outlook is published monthly by the Mid-America Union Conference of Seventh-day Adventists, 8307 Pine Lake Road, Lincoln, NE 68516; Telephone: 402.484.3000; Fax: 402.483.4453; E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to Outlook, PO Box 6128, Lincoln, NE 68506. E-mail: email@example.com. When possible clip name and address from a previous issue. Printed at Pacific Press Publishing Association, Standard postage paid at Nampa, ID. Free for Mid-America church members and $10 per year for non-Mid-America subscribers. ©2009 Mid-America Union Conference of Seventh-day Adventists. All Rights Reserved. Adventist® and Seventh-day Adventist® are the registered trademarks of the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists.
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about life, love, God, your family, your friends, your enemies, your trials, your travels—anything of interest to you.We even have blogs about cats and dogs and what they teach us about God. News flash: we’ve just added a dozen more bloggers—27 now. Our new website also features podcasting: downloading sermons from Mid-America’s favorite preachers. Our first podcast features Elder Jack Morris, a great leader who recently passed away. Learn more about his wonderful life in the Central States Conference news section on page 12 and also on our website.
Martin Weber, editor
Outlook Staff Editor: Martin Weber Managing Editor/Ad Manager: Amy Prindle Layout Designer: Amy Prindle Classifieds/Subscriptions: Chris Smith Copy Editor: Chris Smith News Editors Central States: Kymone Hinds Dakota: Heidi Shoemaker Iowa-Missouri: Michelle Miracle Kansas-Nebraska: John Treolo Minnesota: Claudio Consuegra Rocky Mountain: Jim Brauer Union College: Jacque L. Smith
Mid-America Union Conference President: Roscoe J. Howard III VP for Administration: VP for Finance: Elaine Hagele Associate VP for Finance: Walt Sparks
Local Conferences CENTRAL STATES: 3301 Parallel Pkwy., Kansas City, KS 66104; 913.371.1071 www.central-states.org DAKOTA: P.O. Box 520, 217 North Grand Ave., Pierre, SD 57501; 605.224.8868 www.dakotaadventist.org IOWA-MISSOURI: P.O. Box 65665, 1005 Grand Ave., West Des Moines, IA 50265; 515.223.1197 www.imsda.org KANSAS-NEBRASKA: 3440 Urish Road, Topeka, KS 66614-4601; 785.478.4726 www.ks-ne.org MINNESOTA: 7384 Kirkwood Court, Maple Grove, MN 55369; 763.424.8923 www.mnsda.com ROCKY MOUNTAIN: 2520 S. Downing St., Denver, CO 80210; 303.733.3771 www.rmcsda.org
Editorial Truth Without Love is a Lie by Martin Weber, DMin
f I have the gift of prophecy, and if I understand all of God’s secret plans and possess all knowledge … but didn’t love others, I would be nothing.” 1 Cor 13:2, NLT.
Will my mother go to hell? She had left the Adventist Church five years before she died last month. This was after 53 years of faithful Adventist membership. She joined a nearby Lutheran church. Why? Mom felt that her church didn’t care much about what matters most to God. In a word, love: “By this all people will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another” (John 13:35, ESV). What about God’s Ten Commandments? Mom interpreted them as loving God and loving each other. What about the Fourth Commandment? Mom still attended Sabbath services when she could, paid tithe and didn’t eat pork. I tried to talk her into remaining a Seventh-day Adventist, but Mom was adamant. Not mad, just sad and lonely for what she seemed to only find elsewhere. Not wanting to hurt anyone, she never officially took her name off the Adventist books. So, fundraising letters kept up their visits to her low-income nursing home. Minutes before she died, I knelt beside her bed to pray. When I opened her Bible, guess what I found. A “We miss you!” card? No, another fund-raising letter. The church was faithful unto death in reaching out to her, for money. We had a private family funeral. Afterward, I notified the Adventist church that Mom had died, so they could remove her name from their mailing list and the membership roll. A lady answering the office phone responded politely: “We are very sorry for ‘your’ loss, and we will take care of the paperwork.” I called the Lutheran church with the same news. The church secretary didn’t have anything to say. She just broke down sobbing. I’m confiding this personal painful story not to criticize Mom’s former church. I just don’t want what she suffered happening to Mid-America’s children and grandchildren. I’m concerned because of some e-mails I received regarding February’s Outlook—the annual student feature from Chris Blake’s editing class at Union College. (You’ll find all responses, pro and con, as “letters to the editor” on page 28.) Some readers affirm the students for sharing so passionately and professionally—not necessarily agreeing with everything they wrote. Others perhaps miss the fact that “truth without love is a lie” (a proverb from my pastor, Ron Halvorsen Jr.). I’m thinking particularly of a phone call from a member “deeply concerned” that I publicized the views of young people who “didn’t care about God’s principles.” What principles were they violating?
“The principles of the Spirit of Prophecy!” I explained that the students weren’t contradicting Ellen White’s spiritual gift. (In fact one had described his summer as a missionary selling her books!) They were expressing their vision for a solid Seventh-day Adventist faith that connects with contemporary culture. “Well, I think they are too liberal.” I agreed that many of their views seemed politically liberal, certainly more than mine. “So why did you give them space in Outlook?” Because they are Seventh-day Adventists just like you and me. Don’t you think they have a right to express their convictions? “They need to sit and learn from older members.” Well, before we can teach them, don’t we need to know what they are thinking? Besides, we might actually learn something from them. Your generation and mine have not finished God’s work. Maybe the church needs some fresh ideas. “Nobody in the church cares about my ideas—except my friends.” I care too! So do these students. We all need to talk with each other—and listen as well. “What we really need to do is get back to the Spirit of Prophecy!” So it went. Not a heart-warming or faith-inspiring conversation. It reminded me why my mother left our church. It wasn’t that Mom had a problem with conservatives, or liberals, expressing fervent convictions. And she didn’t mind the fund raising needed to sustain a church program. She just was hoping, amidst it all, to experience God’s love from the body of Christ. Finally she went where she could find it. I don’t agree with what Mom did. I’m resolved to remain a Seventh-day Adventist no matter what my church is like, because of the truth entrusted to us. How about you? Maybe we all can be selfless servants of God’s grace. Then our churches will be like Jesus, “full of grace and truth” (John 1:14, ESV).
Join the Conversation! Share your reactions by posting comments to blogs on our website: www.midamericaadventist.org Just a sample of scores of blog postings you can respond to: » Jack Morris—faithful unto death » SDAs and fundamentalism » Administrative integrity » I refuse to lead a dying church » Expecting men to act like women » Mark Twain on health » Truth without love is a lie » Comin’ back around again… » Death at birth » Pregnancy no-no’s » William Miller & the end of the world » An immigrant’s heart » Tips and resources for aspiring musicians » Mama knows » Teach problem solving » The problem of evil » To save the world click here! » Cat politics » Almost famous » A good reason to believe in God » I want insomnia for my birthday » A tribute to Phillip » A long journey » The lullaby sermon » Understanding and shirts
Write for Outlook magazine! Many of you have profound and pertinent ideas, as well as a knack for writing. We welcome you to submit feature articles with news and inspiration from around Mid-America. Don’t be shy! Please relate your content to our monthly themes this year (listed below and on our website; deadline dates in parenthesis). May: Summer camp annual spotlight (March 28) June: K-12 Education edition (April 27) July: Celebrating being single (May 28) August: Community Volunteerism (June 26) September: Retiree volunteers in ministry (July 27) October: Pastor appreciation month (Aug. 27) November: Union College annual spotlight (Sept.28) December: Sharing for a happier holiday (Oct. 26) Do you or your kids have a testimony from a wonderful summer at camp? Has Adventist education impacted your life or spirituality? Maybe you’re a single adult that has found your niche and can share your story of empowerment. Wonderful thoughts, testimonies and educated opinions are bountiful in our union territory. We await your submissions. Send manuscripts for consideration to: Outlook editor, Mid-America Union, 8307 Pine Lake Rd., Lincoln NE 68516, or e-mail martin@midamericaoutlook. org. Query letters also accepted.
We Want You Back by Van Hurst
any Adventist young adults leave home for academy or college—Adventist or public universities—never to return to their families. Has your family felt the loss? Recently, while visiting with a dear church member in Sioux Falls, we again had the discussion that family is important.
Let me say that again: Family is important. Young adults need their roots. Life is hard when a person is trying to establish a business or a practice. After all, why should people who love each other live so far apart that reasonable relationships are impossible? In time, the tables turn, and the young adults don’t need the parents so much; of course, that’s when the parents need their children most. I wonder: Is there anything that prevents the local church from saying to their youth, “We want you back”? From telling them, “Go get your education; we support you. But when you are finished, we want you back in our community. We’ll help you set up your practice, establish your clients, even help with some moving expenses, because we want you here in our church, in our lives.” I know a dear Adventist mother who loves her children so much that when they went away to school she always told them, “I want you back. Go get your education, but plan on coming home.” So when one child finished medical school—only God knows how He used that mother and influenced it all—that young adult was offered a position in the little rural hospital and came home to practice medicine. Another one of the three came back home to practice veterinarian medicine (in a farming community, a vet is a particularly important person). The third returned to be office manager of an implement company. How beautiful! Christian young adults living a reasonable distance from home. We don’t have to lose our youth, if the local church has a vision they can tell their youth: “We want you back. You are us. When you are finished with your education, come home. We’ll help you set up your business and build your life through Him.”
Van Hurst is director of youth and church ministries for the Mid-America.
Meet Mid-America’s New
Education Director Photo courtesy of John Kriegelstein
John Kriegelstein is the new director of education for the Mid-America Union. He comes from the Alaska Conference, where he has been director of education, youth and communication. Kriegelstein and his wife, Jeanie, began teaching ministry at Anchorage Junior Academy in 1973. John has served a number of schools in the North Pacific Union conference and has been principal of two academies. The Kriegelsteins have three adult sons and four grandchildren.
John and Jeanie Kriegelstein
John takes a break from packing for an interview with Outlook's editor.
John, what led you to choose a career in Adventist Christian education? In many ways, God chose it for me. During my senior year at Union Springs Academy in upstate New York, I had thought maybe I would go into some science-related field and considered taking medical technology. However, when my girlfriend, Jeanie Quaile, went to Atlantic Union College, I just couldn’t go off to some other college without her. She was taking education so I took math with education as a minor. From that point on, God has given Jeanie and me an interesting ride. After just two years of teaching, I was asked to be the principal of a five-teacher junior academy. That opened a door to an aspect of education which I found very rewarding. I soon began to realize that you don’t say “I will never...," because that is just where God seems to love to place us. What are some of your favorite memories as a teacher and administrator? Those where a student or teacher had overcome difficulties and experienced success. I loved giving diplomas to students who succeeded in completing school, despite either behavioral or academic challenges. I have enjoyed working with new teachers, encouraging them, providing resources and counsel and
then watching them take off. I guess my greatest joy is having a small part in helping others to succeed. Why did you accept our invitation to come from Alaska to the Mid-America Union? At first I was suspicious that weather might have been a factor! Then I heard that Anchorage is milder than some of our climate. So what brings you here? Once again, God has been leading. When I was first approached about the opening, my first response was “Who, me?” It has taken some significant time for me to think that this was God’s calling. Now Jeanie and I feel excitement about this new challenge. As I have become acquainted with the people of MidAmerica, I have totally settled into this being God’s will. Believe it or not, we will miss the cool weather of Alaska. I’m hoping that at least once, we will experience lazy snowflakes falling vertically while in Lincoln. What do you hope to accomplish? I would love for every school in the Mid-America Union to have a reputation for teachers that daily take kids with them to the feet of Jesus. I’d love for students to feel academic success at an appropriate level. I’d love for Adventist parents to perceive eternal value in our school system. If, at the end of my
tenure in this office, I could sense that we are collectively closer to this vision, I will feel some level of success. How did you first encounter God, personally? I think my first awareness of God was through my parents who modeled a God relationship. I cannot reference a moment when I accepted God for the first time. My experience has been a settling into a way of life that has always had God there for me. The promise that “we have nothing to fear for the future, except as we forget God’s leading in our past...” has constantly reminded me that I have never been truly alone. God has been there every step of the way. Tell us about your family. I have been married to my best friend, Jeanie, for 36 years. We have three grown boys. Kellsie, an electrical engineer working for Intel near Portland, Oregon, is married with two children. Jeffrey works as an angio tech for Kettering Medical Center in Ohio. He is married with two children. Jason is employed by Walla Walla University as a flight instructor.
Inspiring Men With I
Photo courtesy of the Dakota Conference
Photo courtesy of the Central States Conference
Photo courtesy of the Kansas-Nebraska Conference
Men of all ages are involved in various volunteer projects.
’m not going to that church anymore! I have no purpose there,” one man lamented. His friend agreed: “They never have anything for me to do.” Such sentiments led David Murrow to write his thought-provoking book, Why Men Hate Going to Church (Thomas Nelson, 2005). He says one reason many men skip church is that they don’t seem needed. Things may be changing. “I am noticing a difference these last few years,” reports Randy Ruppert, Dakota Conference men’s ministries leader. “Men are beginning to recognize responsibilities God has given us.” He sees men’s ministries as a vehicle to embrace God’s plan of action for their lives within church life. One pastor on board with Ruppert’s call to action is George Shaver of South Dakota’s southeast district. He and his elders declare: “No red-blooded breathing male can use the excuse that they aren’t needed in church.” Shaver has succeeded in men’s ministry by putting them to work for God. They have repaired cars for single moms, shingled roofs, built garages, installed flooring, replaced windows—whatever needs fixing or moving. Shaver’s men take their motto from Nike, the sports outfitter: “Just do it!” They also perform spiritual tasks like preaching, teaching anyone from toddlers to adults, giving rides to church, mentoring children of single mothers and conducting prison ministry. Perhaps most significantly, they provide action-oriented role models as brothers in Christ, husbands, fathers and grandfathers.
Communion at the Kansas-Nebraska men's retreat
A collection of Central States Conference men's ministry events
Photo courtesy of the Dakota Conference
Photo courtesy of the Iowa-Missouri Conference
Outdoor work is common for many of the Dakota Conference men's ministry projects
A good turnout at the last Iowa-Missouri men's retreat 8
Action and Purpose
Roscoe J Howard III
What Our Bloggers are Saying Chris & Candice McConnell
More bloggers coming soon. Podcasters, too, like Pastor Compton Ross. Read more on www.midamericaadventist.org
Steve Bascom, MD
Mid-America Union News Central States News Tribute to Elder Jack A. Morris A Life of Selfless Service for the Savior, 1949 – 2009 by Crystal Morris and Kymone Hinds ribbean Islands. In 2003, Elder Morris was called to be executive secretary of Central States Conference and director of the Sabbath school and stewardship departments. While holding these responsibilities, he also served in recent years as pastor of Emmanuel Church in St. Joseph, Missouri. Members will remember him for his love of visiting them at home, including those infirmed. As a child, Elder Morris developed a love for reading which continued to grow throughout his life. He amassed a library collection of more than 80,000 volumes. This love of books helped inspire within him a fervent dedication to Christian education. Elder Morris leaves to cherish his memory a loving and devoted Photo courtesy of the Central States Conference
Jack Arthur Morris was born to Eartha Mae Frampton Morris and Johnnie Morris in Little Rock, Arkansas, on Sept. 23, 1949. He graduated from Horace Mann High School in Little Rock, attended Southwestern Union College in Keene, Texas, and graduated in 1971. He moved on to Andrews Theological Seminary in 1972, where he met and fell in love with his future bride, Crystal Ailene Cantrell. They married on Sept. 2, 1973. To this union were born two sons and a daughter, Jack Arthur II, Marissa Alaine and John Adam, all of whom he was equally proud. God blessed Elder Morris with great success in preaching the gospel, conducting tent meetings and Prophecy Seminars. Through the years, he ministered in the Southwest Region, Allegheny West and Central States conferences. He also preached and evangelized in Canada, South Africa and the Ca-
wife of 35 years, Crystal Ailene; two dedicated and loving sons, Jack Arthur II, John Adam; a loving daughter, Marissa Alaine; three sisters, Vera Merriweather, Cleassa Jackson, Evangeline Morris; his father-in-law, Raymond Cantrell Sr., of Detroit, Michigan; a devoted mother-in-law, Allene Cantrell, of Huntsville, Alabama; nieces, nephews and a host of family and friends who all look forward to the reunion on heaven’s Sea of Glass.
My Personal Tribute by Pastor Kymone Hinds nessed. It may not have been recognized at the time, but he actually spent his money to get those things. They were his. But he was not one to hold on to things but would rather give to others. There are many young people in churches all over who were 1. Servants are in touch with the able to attend church schools, youth needs of others. congresses, camporees and other Pastor Morris had a knack for know- 2. Servants regard people as more events because of his gifts. ing when you were going through important than things. I can’t count the number of gifts Let’s not look at our stuff and our something, even when you didn’t tell Pastor Morris gave away, to me and money as more important than him. He would invite me out to lunch others, that I have personally witpeople. or offer a word in time, without me Elder Morris was one of the most giving and selfless servants I have met. I would like to share some of the lessons on service he taught me.
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telling him anything. I look back now and wonder how he knew, but maybe it’s because servants are in tune with others and are able to figure out when things are different with them. Let’s strive to tune in to others around us.
Central States News 3. Servants take time to show those close to them they love them. Maybe the most important lesson Pastor Morris showed me was how important it is to show love to your family and loved ones by giving them your time. He adored his wife, and you could see it in their interaction. He loved each of his children and was so proud of them, and he would tell stories of having a day for each of them growing up. It’s important that we serve those
overseas and in our neighborhoods. God has called us to reach out beyond our family. But more than that, He’s called us to show love to our family by giving them our time and ourselves. It would be a shame if everyone else can testify that I’m a servant but my own family not see it. Let’s make an effort to show our family our love by serving them, by letting them know it and investing time with them. Let’s show our parents we love them as well as
our siblings. I know it seems cool for youth to be at odd with parents, but real servants show love to their parents. I will deeply miss Pastor Jack Morris. I plan to use these lessons to be a better servant. I hope you do too. Please keep his family in prayer. I look forward to seeing him when Jesus comes back. Kymone Hinds is youth and communication director for the Central States Conference.
Ebenezer Church and Pastor Receive Conference Awards by Callmie Dennis
In tribute to Pastor Jack Morris, the Mid-America Union dedicated the first audio message on the new website to his memory. This message, “Afterwards,” had been chosen by Elder Morris himself as a favorite sample among his thousands of sermons. To access either the podcast or streaming audio, go to www. midamericaadventist.org and click on “downloads.”
Photo by LaVerne Berkel
Central States Conference named Minneapolis Ebenezer Fellowship its “church of the year” and Pastor Reuben Roundtree Jr. as “pastor of the year” for 2007. The pastoral journey for Pastor Roundtree began more than 28 years ago. His commitment to upholding biblical principles and working tirelessly for the salvation of souls has earned him the respect of peers. In 2005 he became an assistant to the president of Central States Conference and fulltime pastor at Ebenezer Fellowship. Pastor Roundtree and his wife, Shirley, had the additional responsibility of overseeing five companies, two of which then joined the Conference sisterhood of churches. Under Pastor Roundtree’s leadership, membership at Ebenezer rose from 123 to the 173 current members. Pastor Roundtree also developed a financial plan for early payment of the church’s mortgage. In receiving their church of the year
Hear a Sermon From Pastor Morris
Pastor Reuben Roundtree and wife Shirley
awards, Ebenezer members and their pastor had to meet a comprehensive list of criteria which included faithfulness in tithe, membership growth and outreach/evangelistic programs. Pastor Roundtree is the proud father of a daughter in Kansas City, Shirleetra, and a married son, Reuben Roundtree III, serving in Korea with the U. S. military.
You may also leave a personal tribute in the blog section attached to a post by Outlook editor Martin Weber entitled: “Jack Morris—faithful unto death.”
United Community Services & Prison Ministries Federation — May 1-3, 2009 Place: Agape SDA Church, St Louis, MO
Theme: Reaching Urgently to Serve
Guest facilitator: Pastor Darriel Hoy
For more info contact Pastor James White at 913.371.1071
Mid-America Union News Dakota News Charles Reel Departs for Guam by Heidi Shoemaker
Photo by Heidi Shoemaker
After nearly four years of service, the the Dakotas. We have many memoDakota Conference gave a heartfelt fare- ries and friends that will not soon be well to Charles Reel, vice president of forgotten,” said Charles. finance, at the end of February. Charles, along with wife Karla and two children, Kasondra and Cameron, accepted a call to the GuamMicronesia Mission of Seventhday Adventists earlier this year. He will be treasurer for the Mission. The family has always been open to a mission call, with this exact call having been considered several years ago but declined due to timing. While not seeking to leave the Dakotas, the Reels were open to God’s leading hand. After prayerful consideration, they feel God led them to Guam. “We know that God led us to The Reels: Kasondra, Charles, Cameron and Karla
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Conference Calendar April 11 Red River Regional CM, Fargo April 18 Western North Dakota Regional Dickinson, ND
DAA Calendar April 2-4 Academy Days - 701.258.9000 May 8-9 Home Show Weekend May 22-24 Graduation Weekend www.dakotaadventist.org
Dakota Quinquennial Session Notice REGULAR QUINQUENNIAL SESSION OF THE DAKOTA CONFERENCE OF SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTISTS® Notice is hereby given that the Regular Session of the Dakota Conference of Seventh-day Adventists is called to convene at Dakota Adventist Academy, Bismarck, North Dakota, June 14, 2009, 9:00 a.m. The purpose of the meeting is to elect the Executive Committee members, Constitution & Bylaws Committee, officers, departmental directors, review recommended constitutional changes and for the transaction of such other business as may properly come before the session. Delegates for this session will be appointed one for each church and one additional delegate for each twenty (20) members or major fraction thereof. –Neil Biloff, President –Larry Priest, Secretary
REGULAR QUINQUENNIAL SESSION OF DAKOTA ADVENTIST® ACADEMY Notice is hereby given that the Regular Session of the Dakota Adventist Academy is called to convene at Dakota Adventist Academy, Bismarck, North Dakota, June 14, 2009, 9:00 a.m. The purpose of the meeting is to receive reports and to care for such other business as may properly come before the session. Delegates for this session are the same as those who serve for the regular conference session. –Neil Biloff, President –Leonard Quaile, Secretary
REGULAR MEETING OF THE MEMBERS OF THE DAKOTA CONFERENCE CORPORATION OF SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTISTS® Notice is hereby given that the Regular Membership Meeting of the Dakota Conference Corporation of Seventh-day Adventists, a non-profit corporation under the laws of the State of South Dakota, will meet in connection with the Regular Quinquennial Session of the Dakota Conference of Seventh-day Adventists at Dakota Adventist Academy, Bismarck, North Dakota, June 14, 2009, 9:00 a.m.
The purpose of the call is to elect a Board of Trustees and to transact such other business as may properly come before the delegates. All delegates to the conference session are delegates of the Corporation. -Neil Biloff, President -Larry Priest, Secretary
REGULAR MEETING OF THE MEMBERS OF THE NORTH DAKOTA CONFERENCE ASSOCIATION OF SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTISTS® Notice is hereby given that the Regular Membership Meeting of the North Dakota Conference Association of Seventh-day Adventists, a non-profit corporation under the laws of the State of North Dakota, will meet in connection with the Regular Quinquennial Session of the Dakota Conference of Seventh-day Adventists at Dakota Adventist Academy, Bismarck, North Dakota, June 14, 2009 at 9:00am. The purpose of the call is to elect a Board of Trustees and to transact such other business as may properly come before the delegates. All delegates to the conference session are delegates of the Association. -Neil Biloff, President -Larry Priest, Secretary
REGULAR MEETING OF THE MEMBERS OF THE SOUTH DAKOTA CONFERENCE ASSOCIATION OF SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTISTS® Notice is hereby given that the Regular Membership Meeting of the South Dakota Conference Association of Seventh-day Adventists, a non-profit corporation under the laws of the State of South Dakota, will meet in connection with the Regular Quinquennial Session of the Dakota Conference of Seventh-day Adventists at Dakota Adventist Academy, Bismarck, North Dakota, June 14, 2009, 9:00 a.m. The purpose of the call is to elect a Board of Trustees and to transact such other business as may properly come before the delegates. All delegates to the conference session are delegates of the Association. -Neil Biloff, President -Larry Priest, Secretary
Mid-America Union News Iowa-Missouri News Sisters on a Mission by Kayla and Jill Rouse
Recently, sisters Kayla and Jill Rouse went on a 19-day mission trip to the Dominican Republic. Kayla is a freshman nursing student at Union College, and Jill is a senior at Sunnydale Adventist Academy. They joined a team of academy students from Michigan to hold evangelistic meetings and volunteer at a medical clinic. Following is their testimony about the experience. Kayla: The mission trip was amazing!
Photo courtesy of Jill and Kayla Rouse
Photo courtesy of Jill and Kayla Rouse
Photo courtesy of Jill and Kayla Rouse
can tell her, in the heavenly We enjoyed it immensely and learned language everyone will underso much about the Dominican His- stand, how much her experience has meant to me. panic culture, ourselves and God. I did most of the preaching at our site, which was a little hard for me. By the Jill: During the day, before grace of God I made it, with the help our meetings, we visited of an amazing translator, who took the people. One day I met Annie, time to walk me through the messages who had already accepted and help me give the altar call at the our beliefs, but she was hesiend of each meeting. I had never given tant to get baptized. When she an appeal call before. The first couple made the decision to be bapof meetings, no one responded. tized the next day, I was overThen one night, a young lady around whelmed with joy that a soul I my age, decided to get off the streets and knew had come to Christ! back into church. I was able to see her bapI mainly helped out at the tized during our stay. She said that without medical clinic, guarding the Jill with friends she made in the Dominican Republic me being there she would not have made medicine and such, but on the the decision to come back to God. final night, Kayla, others and God con- the assurance from God that in heaven Iâ€™ve never felt such true happiness vinced me to preach. The sermon that I will be able to introduce you to all of as I did in that moment, knowing that night was about heaven and how fami- my new friends from that meeting. God does lead and influence others lies would be reunited there. I made We made a lot of friends that we look through me, though I am still sinful. I a call at the end and had one person forward to seeing in heaven. We both look forward to our reunion when I come forward for baptism. I delight in miss the people we met on our trip and pray every day for them all.
Kayla taking blood pressure readings at the medical clinic
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Kayla preaching with the help of a translator
Photo by Michelle Miracle
Going Beyond for Jesus
Bible Bowl Winners
Four Iowa-Missouri Pathfinder teams placed first at both the Conference and the Union Bible Bowls: Cedar Rapids Timberwolves, Kansas City Alpha and Omega, and Sunnydale Flyers teams 1 and 2.
Essay Contest Winner by Amanda Carney An 8th grader at J. N. Andrews Christian Academy in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, won top honors in both the regional and state essay contests of the Veterans’ of Foreign Wars. Leah Zweigle’s literary gem, “Why American Veterans Should be Honored,” is now in competition for the national prize. To read it, visit www.imsda.org.
Camp Heritage 2009 Summer Camp Cub Camp - $208 Ages: 7-9
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Family Camp - $145.00 Date: 7/19-7/26/09
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Mid-America Union News Kansas-Nebraska News
Topeka's New Spanish Company Ron Carlson (left), KansasNebraska Conference president, and Roberto Correa, pastor, organize the Topeka Spanish Company with 28 charter members. This brings the number of Hispanic congregations in the KansasNebraska Conference to 14. zz
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Photo by Cheryl Barker
Members of the Topeka Spanish Company kneel together in a prayer of dedication with their pastor and the conference president.
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Kansas-Nebraska News The Lincoln Spanish SDA Church Presents
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Northside Emphasizes Breast Cancer Awareness
Ladies of Northside Church in Lincoln, Nebraska, marked Breast Cancer Awareness Month by having a high tea. The program provided old-fashioned pampering combined with education regarding the latest developments in breast cancer detection and prevention.
Mid-America Union News Minnesota News Maplewood’s Student Week of Prayer by Laura Cummings
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Photo courtesy of the Minnesota Conference
Every year, Maplewood Academy has a student-led Week of Prayer. Twice a day, the teens stand up in front and testify courageously to their peers how God has been working in their lives. This year’s theme was “Listening to God’s Voice.” Many students participated in a “noise fast,” turning off cell phones, iPods, Internet and TV—anything that might distract them from spending time in God’s word and listening for His voice. Friday night, Maplewood held an agape feast during which students washed each other’s feet, sang and prayed together. Next morning, several Maplewood students led worship for Hutchinson Church, one of them preaching the sermon. Students and faculty alike were blessed by all the Foot washing at the Friday night agape feast amazing messages shared. Following is a day-by-day sum- about grace received from others and downs and difficult turns—and how mary of the student week of prayer: from God. Arcelia Gomez spoke of sur- such experiences shape the character Day One: Eric Learned gave a pow- rendering both oneself and one’s pos- of those seeking God for guidance. erful testimony, sharing past mis- sessions for the sake of hearing God’s Day Four: Jervon Niska challenged takes and how he found God again voice. fellow students to always be themselves at Maplewood Academy. That night, Day Three: Landyn Thom shared his and not change who they are to fit in Pastor Mickey led in a time of prayer, life story about God providing forgive- with peers; God made each individual focusing on listening to God’s voice. ness and second chances. Kelli Vigil for a particular reason. Carina SherDay Two: Katie Emerson talked compared life to a road with lots of ups, man talked about listening to the voice of God rather than pushing it aside. God uses people in amazing ways who listen to His voice and do what He asks, even if they don’t understand why. Day Five: Emily Syvertson shared stories to show how God cares for everyone like a Father. That night was the Friday evening agape feast. Day Six: Mollie Cummings closed the week of prayer by sharing a strong testimony with Hutchinson Church on Sabbath morning. Through personal stories, she illustrated the power of prayer and listening to God’s voice. Students leading worship during their week of prayer at Maplewood Academy
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Laura Cummings is development director for Maplewood Academy.
Minnesota News Nobody Said They Couldn’t Do It No one told the kids of Owatonna Church they should grow up before presenting an evangelistic series. So they did just that, under the direction of Pathfinder leader Elsie Heibert. Teenager Courtney Mishleau coordinated the meetings, assisted by youth volunteers who led in doctrinal studies and singing two Sabbath afterPhoto courtesy of the Minnesota Conference
noons a month. The “Young Disciple’s Truth-4-Youth” DVD provided what they needed to present a concise, colorful, PowerPoint presentation, complete with songs and craft ideas. Mishleau concluded: “The presenters learn as much or more than the audience while giving the study.” She plans to extend the 26 presentations over two school years so the presenters can master the material. Five years ago, the small church in Owatonna had few or no children during Sabbath school. Today, community children at times stretch the facility nearly to the bursting point with activity and laughter. The support of these young evangelists working with God assures the future of this growing church.
Owatonna’s Pathfinder youth evangelists
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by Jo Huntsman
Newly baptized Rose and Jim Napieralsky with Pastor Erik Galenieks
Spiritual Quest Culminates in Baptism Last year, Detroit Lakes member Jocelyn Kramer invited friends Jim and Rose Napieralsky to attend a Daniel Seminar by Pastor Erik Galenieks. The Napieralskys appreciated how everything was supported by biblical teaching and world history. One night they noticed a Bible study going on in another room and asked if they could join. That study—a baptismal class taught by Anna Galeniece—helped Jim and Rose continue their Christseeking journey. Eagerly and courageously they shared their experience in learning and fellowship with family, co-workers and friends. Last autumn Jim and Rose attended Mark Finley’s satellite evangelistic campaign. Together they determined to follow their Lord and were baptized in December.
Jo Huntsman is a member of Owatonna Church.
Kids Count at River Bluff School
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by Sharon Learned Students of River Bluff Christian ship House for supper and safe time, School looked for ways to reach out to for playing games and help with hometheir community. Soon they found out work. Clients range from newborns to about Kids Count, an organization that high school teens, with different ages feeds and cares for children who have coming on different nights. witnessed or suffered abuse. Each night, Susan, a Kids Count coordinator, exKids Count brings children to Friend- plained to the students what abused children suffer and how they can be helped. She brought Kathy, a woman with an abusive childhood, whose story captivated the students. They volunteered to provide meals for Kids Count. Volunteers from River Bluff Christian School who provided meals for abused children
Sharon Learned is principal and teacher at River Bluff School in Red Wing, Minnesota.
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Mid-America Union News Rocky Mountain News
Fun With Faith at Glacier View Ranch Summer Camp by Clayton Hart Summer is rapidly approaching, and Glacier View Ranch is here for another season of fun with friends! As we look forward to the camp season, we are excited to see the transformation that takes place as children are introduced to God and the outdoors. It’s thrilling how campers grow when they meet Jesus in a natural setting. Glacier View is committed to providing a safe and fun
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environment where kids can explore the world around them while participating in more than 35 exciting activities that include inspiring daytime and nighttime spiritual programs. The 2009 dates for Summer Camp are listed in the next column. Please periodically visit www. GlacierViewRanch.com for any updates or changes.
Junior Camp I
Junior Camp II
June 28–July 5 Wyoming Jr. Camp July 1–July 5 July 12 –19
Family Camp Teen Camp
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Remembering Camp Last Summer
Please visit www.rmcsda.org. Look at the top of the right-hand column to register.
Mid-America Union News Union College Union Graduate Takes Away Students’ Chairs Twenty-three 3rd graders at Elliott Elementary can thank Union College graduate Katrina Donovan (2008) for taking their chairs away. Donovan replaced them with exercise balls, paid for with a mini-grant from Nebraska’s Department of Health and Human Services Office of Minority Health and Health Equity. Joann Herrington, associate professor of education at Union College, directed Donovan to the grant. “It is exciting to see a Union College graduate take initiative like Katrina helping the education process,” Herrington said. Donovan got the idea last year while student teaching in Joan Rich’s 3rd grade classroom at Elliot Elementary School in Lincoln. Donovan had learned about a Mayo Clinic study in which researchers documented the benefits of exercise balls in classrooms. “An exercise ball can help students focus better, get out nervous energy and also serve as a coping strategy where they can ‘bounce it out,’” she said. “Plus I’m a big exercise advocate, and I don’t think most students exercise enough.” Exercise balls also reduce childhood obesity through bouncing around, and they enforce good
Photo courtesy of Joann Herrington
by Carolyn Scott
Elliott Elementary teacher Joan Rich (center) instructs her third grade class while Katrina Donovan ’08 (back left) looks on. Donovan wrote the grant proposal that bought the exercise balls for the class.
behavior if a student needing discipline has them confiscated.1 The 3rd graders switched from chairs to the bright yellow balls in mid-January. “At first, a couple of them preferred their chairs,” Rich said. “However, those students soon began to choose the ball as their seat of choice.” Currently a substitute teacher for Lin-
coln Public Schools, Donovan attributes Union College with part of her success with the grant proposal. “Union’s education program teaches you to look for ways to improve the classroom and to think outside the box.” 1Research reported in Star Tribune (Minne-
apolis), Oct. 27, 2007.
Heritage Room Receives $6,000 Grant by Carolyn Scott As a communication major, Allyssa Gleason knows the power of words, through which she helped improve the Union College campus and preserve its history. The junior from Bella Vista, California, wrote a grant proposal for a class project that netted $6,000 for the Heritage Room in the Ella Johnson Crandall Memorial Library from the National Endowment for the Humanities through the Preservation Assistance Grant.* Mike Mennard, assistant profes-
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sor of English and communication, taught the class in which Gleason wrote her grant. Last year, the Division of Humanities introduced the grant-writing component because of its value for careers, both in nonprofit organizations and corporations. The 18-month grant requires an independent consultant to assess the Heritage Room and recommend environmental monitoring equipment for purchase. The equipment addresses the first priority—maintaining humid-
ity and temperature to minimize deterioration of documents. Remaining grant funds provide the supplies recommended by the consultant. Sabrina Riley, library director, said the Heritage Room is accepting publications from old academies and conferences specific to the Mid-America Union Conference, and photographs with documentation. “The Heritage Room is not only a resource for Union College but also for the Mid-America Union,” Riley said. “If anyone has an
item in their personal collection they would like to donate, please contact me to find out if there is a place for it in our collection” (see box below). To write the grant proposal, Gleason first discovered which grant would fund preservation projects. She then worked closely with Riley to determine the needs of the Heritage Room. “Learning about it was interesting for me,” Gleason said. What impressed her most was how the Heritage Room supplies information to genealogy, religious and cultural researchers. “I feel really good to be able to use something I did for school and achieve a real outcome,” Gleason said. “I’m glad I could help make a difference for Union College.” *Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this publication do not necessarily reflect those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Photo by Steve Nazario
Sabrina Riley (right), Ella Johnson Crandall Memorial Library director, explains archival processes used to preserve Union College’s history. Junior Allyssa Gleason wrote the grant proposal that benefited the Heritage Room for the class TechnicalWriting and Grant Proposals.
Add to the Heritage Room Collection The Heritage Room collection includes mainly Union College institutional archives and historical documents, and Seventh-day Adventist history specific to the Mid-America Union Conference. Examples of the records and artifacts contained include: • Documents from the first commissioned Seventh-day Adventist missionary to China, Jacob Nelson Anderson, Union College religion professor from 1934 to 1949. The Heritage Room has Anderson’s last surviving diary from China. • Personal manuscripts by Dr. Everett Dick, a former teacher at Union College and regional historian who wrote about the history of the Great Plains and continues to be a leading resource for frontier history
• A rare book collection of six volumes, An Exposition of All The Books of The Old and New Testaments, by Matthew Henry and published from 1662 to 1714 • Personal manuscript by Josiah Hart, Adventist minister who helped locate the property for Union College • South Sea artifacts and weapons brought back to Union College by student missionaries For more information about donations or to arrange a time to visit the Heritage Room, contact Sabrina Riley at 402.486.2600 ext. 2154 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Items with no relevance to the Mid-America Union conference will be declined, along with duplicates and those requiring special care beyond what the Heritage Room can provide.
April 2-5 Homecoming Weekend April 16-17 Home School Sneak Peek April 17 — 8 p.m. Choral Vespers Concert April 18 — 8:45 p.m. Spring Band Concert April 25 — 8 p.m. Gymnaires Home Show May 8-9 Graduation Weekend Find more news and events at Union’s NEW Website:
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Adventist Health System
Adventist Healthcare: A
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s a young man, Randy derstand and treasure what Haffner knew he wanted makes Adventist healthcare to use his talents to furdistinctive—its holistic apther the work of the Adventist proach to healing, its princhurch—he just wasn’t sure how. ciples for healthy living, its His father and two brothers recognition that every patient were pastors, his mother and was made in the image of God. sister nurses. But Randy knew But it was the birth of his first his talents were in other archild that really etched in his eas—“I was more of a ‘minister heart the difference Adventist of finance,’” he says. healthcare can make. During his senior year at “We knew at 25 weeks that Walla Walla College, he started our daughter Bailey was going getting job offers in healthto have trouble,” he rememcare—a field he realized could bers. At birth—after 10 weeks draw upon both his connecof bed rest for his wife Cindy— tion to medicine and his comthe only thing working for Baimitment to ministry, as well as ley was her heart. The other putting his business adminisnine of her 10 vital systems had tration degree to work. failed. The doctor told the HaffSo he set off on the path that ners he didn’t know whether has brought him to Colorado, their daughter would make it where he now serves as the Randy Haffner, PhD, brings a passion for the spiritual through the night, or what kind aspect of medical care to his new position as president new president and chief execof life she’d have if she did. and chief executive officer at Porter Adventist Hospital. utive officer of Porter Adventist Bailey made it through the Hospital, and as president of the South Denver Hospital night. The next day, through a complex series of inGroup, which also includes Littleton and Parker Adven- tricate procedures, doctors restored each of her vital tist hospitals. systems. For Randy, the most incredible part was the Randy’s early years—managing a strawberry field, compassion of the staff—physicians and nurses who working construction, serving as a student leader, even comforted the family, the hospital chaplain who offered just being a pastor’s son—were rich with life-learning a bigger perspective on God’s plan for each life. that still influences the person he is and the work he “Healthcare is a sacred trust,” Randy says 13 years later. does. “As one of my colleagues puts it, ‘Our everyday is a onceHis professional career began when he was offered an in-a-lifetime for the people we serve.’” Randy continues, administrative residency with the Florida Hospital sys- “Working in an Adventist hospital means being a spiritem—already the church’s largest healthcare institution tual ambassador, serving people as Jesus Christ did, reand a growing enterprise. Randy stayed with the system storing them to wholeness.” for 19 years, opening a new hospital at the ripe age of 26 Randy is impressed with the talent and devotion of the and ultimately heading Florida Hospital Orlando. people he works with and inspired by the possibilities Along the way, he earned a master’s in business ad- ahead. “I have such peace in my heart,” he says. “I know ministration from Rollins College and a doctorate in phi- the Lord is leading. And if we follow, we’ll be blessed.” losophy from Andrews University. Through his doctoral studies, he further explored a subject that has become his passion: the core convictions of Seventh-day Adven- This article was submitted by Stephen King, senior vice president for tist healthcare. mission and ministry for Colorado’s Adventist hospitals, and written Randy’s career and coursework have helped him un- by CMBell Company.
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A Silent Witness of Words by Emily Roeder
hen entering a hospital, people usually have a lot running through their minds. There is a certain level of worry and lack of control that often accompanies a hospital visit. This was what associates of Shawnee Mission Medical Center (SMMC) had in mind when planning the installation of glass walls etched in words of consolation. These stand as reminders to patients and their friends and family that they are not alone. Placed near the main entrance of Shawnee’s new Critical Care Services Expansion (CCSE), a wall illuminates the main lobby, bringing a soft light to those who are near it. Words like “Spirit,” “Touch,” “Caring,” “Prayer,” “Grace” and “Hope,” and passages such as “Our Father…” and “Fear not for I am with you…” float on the glass background, offering a sense of comfort to those waiting. The walls are also found in the emergency department, intensive care unit, post anesthesia care unit and the surgery area. AsVisitors to Shawnee Mission Medical Center's new main entrance are greeted with words of hope and encouragement, inscribed on a glass wall overlooking the chapel.
sociates of SMMC contributed words and Bible verses meaningful to them. From these words, the walls’ etchings were chosen. Peter Bath, vice president of spiritual wellness and human development, referred to the walls as “silent witnesses of words” because they are always present. The walls invite spiritual reflection in a time of anxiety. “People will remember to seek God’s blessing,” Bath explained. “No one has to say it, though many people do. The words and texts are there all the time. When you’re sitting in a waiting room and a word really speaks to you—wow.” Different words and texts adorn the walls, depending on where they are located, all expressing a common message of hope and healing. “You’ll see it in the surgery hallway painted on the wall. As patients go down the hall to surgery they see those words: ‘Hope,’ ‘Healing,’ ‘Prayer,’" Bath said. A committee began working on the idea for the walls in October 2007. They were installed as one of the final additions to the new CCSE before doors opened in January. SMMC distinguishes itself from many other hospitals with its ardent goal to care for the entire person. This is communicated in its statement of mission: “Improving Health Through Christian Service.” Bath noted that the the silent witness of the words is yet another dimension of caring for the whole person. “What we want them to encounter is considering God’s presence, faith and hope,” Bath said. “For a moment they can forsake their worries about whatever is going on and recognize that someone bigger than all of us is still in control.”
Photo courtesy of Shawnee Mission Medical Center
Letters to the
Editor's Note: The following letters, except for the last three, respond to the February issue of Outlook, produced each year by Union College students in Chris Blake’s editing class. For background, please refer to the editorial on page three of this issue.
I just finished the February 2009 issue and it was great. The articles were very professionally written and the picture in the front was a superior idea—I could visualize the person talking to me as I read the article. Blessings! –Jerry Goodson, via e-mail May I be frank? It’s about turning your magazine completely over to college students without censorship or editing. For example—the rap article. Paul was aware of Satan’s devices. College students are not. Since the administrators and teachers didn’t do it, it would fall on you to keep your magazine on the straight and narrow path. … If you don’t tell the youth, who will? – Peggy Denler, Bethel, MN Editor’s note: This student article was by no means an endorsement of “rap” or “hip hop,” which I personally consider the most disturbing “music” ever invented. And yet some rap songs that young people have played for me are clean of offensive lyrics, even proclaiming fervent challenges for better morality. While I still despise rap for its noise and movement, I must acknowledge that the same God who did not leave Himself without witness among the idols of ancient Athens still reserves the right to manifest Himself in the most unexpected places. In Acts 17:23, the apostle Paul could have condemned the “worldly” Athenians; instead he took note of where God was revealing Himself within their culture. Regarding the little church in our story, I commend its conservative members for refusing to condemn those young first-time visitors. Instead, they looked past appearances to their heart and said “Amen” to their good intentions. This no doubt revealed God’s love to those kids much more than condemnation or rejection would have.
I love the practical and spiritual approach of John Erickson revealed in “Peace Knocks,” regarding the condition of the church and to its mission. His astute observations that “the church usually works best when the in-
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dividuals that make it up are each doing their part,” and “I had to be willing to obey and do the duties God had given me to do for that day” are evidence of healthy thinking. If John continues in this thought and action path, he will not bolt when disappointment in what others do/don’t do is realized. He will emerge as a leader. Even while a college student, he sees himself as a responsible church member—not dependent as a child on unique and/or fun happenings, or on others caring for him, but seeking to care for others whom he can personally bless. Thanks, John. Great graphics, Greg! – Gail Coridan, Iowa-Missouri Conference
I am so disappointed in recent years to see the escalating volume of damaging and judgmental articles in some of our denominational publications by leaders of education, theology and editors/authors. The Outlook is unfortunately an example of that. When will we learn to bring basic respect for each other to the table, wrapped in principle-driven discussion and prayerful collaboration with each other, regardless of our age or circumstances that make each of us different? What’s right with the church must be combined with what can be improved in the church. Principled, prayerful, loving tolerance, combined with biblical standards and example, will bring the demise of self-promoting ideas and take us all to the foot of the cross. “Christ and Him crucified.” – Ken Oliver, via e-mail I would like to compliment the students who did the February Outlook. The layout was excellent. The content was thought provoking and very well done. I enjoyed every article. I am encouraged to see the talent of our young people. – Marilyn Butler, Knoxville, Iowa This week as I received the February Outlook as usual, I proceeded to “devour” the contents. I will admit it was a totally different issue and from my somewhat conservative view point it succeeded in its theme of a “church upside down.” There were several instances of “quotations” used to authenticate their position on “worship.” What really sticks in my mind was of King David dancing before the transportation of the Ark and the end results of Michal’s criticism. The troubling part of this is it was used to authenticate the performance of “rap” in the sanctuary, and even related of the placing of the CD player on the “In Remem-
Information brance of Me” table. These renditions to me appear to diminish the holiness of the sanctuary and also the service representing the body of Christ. I know that these presentations do not necessarily represent the conference view but are just practice editorials. The part that bothers me is the apparent downward (not upside down) trend here to align themselves with the world and its concept of worship. –Dalles Bartell, Aitkin, MN
I received my Outlook this past Friday and from the first article to the last page, I could not put it down. Every article written by those students just touched my heart. It was after sundown when I finished and I sent up a special prayer for each one, those who wrote and those who did the layouts. At the end of time it says that our young people will be the ones to carry on the message. I thank God that they were able to share those messages to me and to the many others who receive Outlook. Normally I put Outlook under the pile of “to do reading,” but the Lord just impressed me this time to look through the pages. He impresses me in so many ways and this time I listened. There is no way I can personally thank each one separately but if there is a way to thank them, please do. Thank you again for each monthly magazine. I will certainly pay more attention. – Phyllis Alexander, Rapid City, SD
Just wanted to let you know that I look forward to the February issue of Outlook each year, because it is like a breath of fresh air in the middle of Minnesota winters! Please pass along my congratulations to your students, who with [Chris Blake’s] encouragement did an EXCELLENT job of expressing their views, and impacting lives of Adventists across Mid-America! – Carlene Lang, Hutchinson , MN
Please remove our name from your mailing list. We do not want to be associated with any religious organization that supports and promotes pagan holidays [referring to the article, “How To Have an Effective Valentine’s Day"]. – Greg Adolphi, Dewitt, IA I just read the December Outlook, and enjoyed the presentation on the holidays. There has been too much negative comment about Christmas. This issue focused on what the holiday is all about—that we can look past the negative and search out those who would be enriched by our sharing the Christmas spirit. Also focusing our own family’s attention on sharing family “warmth.” Thank you for your work. – Darrel Huenergardt, Scottsbluff, NE
I want to thank you for being willing to make yourself vulnerable in the October 2008 edition. Some of us have a hard time believing that really bad things are done and evil things are said by “admired” leaders within our church. As I reflect on the devastating circumstances my children have gone through, I grieve for the church I love and the people within it. My young grandchildren (ages 8 and 11) have observed firsthand the pain inflicted upon their parents by church leaders, I pray that Jesus will heal their hearts and help them grow up to be faithful followers of Christ—with no rebellious spirit against the church. Church leaders can talk all day long about reviving our dying churches, but without Christ leading supreme in their lives, they will never succeed. Reaching souls and creating a healthy church environment is all about HOW we treat one another. The allure of a righteous life (living Christ’s example) will always trump man’s theory and will not sound like a clashing symbol. It’s such a simple Bible principle that many leaders ignore. Longing for the soon coming of Jesus, – Margaret Poole, Benton Harbor, MI I ask that you please clarify that Adventist Church Connect offers free website services to each local church, conference and union within the North American Division. Additionally, Adventist School Connect provides schools with the same services. But we cannot provide a website to other groups within churches or to private individuals, whether for their own use or for ministry purposes. Also, the web services are provided by Adventist Church Connect, rather than AdventSource. Some ACC employees are housed in the AdventSource building, though the two are separate entities. I must also compliment you on the new website. Through my work at AdventSource I have visited all of the other unions’ websites and I believe that Mid-America’s new site stands out among the rest in terms of both design and content. I especially appreciate that it encourages interactivity between church members and administration. – Cassie Milnes Martsching, communication director of AdventSource We invite your written reflections, both positive and negative. E-mail: email@example.com, or write: Editor of Outlook, c/o Mid-America Union Office, P.O. Box 6128, Lincoln, NE 68506
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Information Information Farewell b. June 6, 1914, in Hanson County, SD, d. June 23, 2008, in Lodi, WI. Member of Sioux Falls Church for most of her life. Preceded in death by husband, Leonard; daughter, Eunice Smith. Survived by, daughters, Eleanor Blanchard, Eloise Guider, Leona Reynolds, Loretta Fischer, Linda Anderson, Lana Flemmer, and Judy Albers; 21 grandchildren; and 25 greatgrandchildren.
Baker-Hinkley Treaster, Adrian Rae, b. July 15, 1981, d. Jan. 18, 2009. Member of Grand Junction Church. Survived by grandparents, Marvin and Eunice Snyder; parents Larry and Susan Hinkley; brother, Aaron Hinkley; sister, Stephanie Busby; and niece, Leah Busby.
Byington, Leon Sylvester, b. Feb. 8, 1947, in Albion, OK, d. Jan. 21, 2009, in Wichita, KS. Member of Wichita South Church. Survived by daughter, Erica Dawn; sons, David and Curtis; and sister, Linda.
Carter, Richard “Rick,” b. Oct. 22, in Kuttawa, KY, d. Feb. 6, 2009, in Sioux Falls SD. Member of Sioux Falls Church. Survived by wife, Bonnie; sons, Richard Carter, Dave, Jeff, Howard, and John Rickard; sisters, Clara Lawson and Mary Katschke; brother, Lawrence; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Curry-Dupper, Lubow “Lu,” b. Dec. 25,
Falconburg, Juanita, b. July 7, 1923, in Colorado, d. Jan. 19, 2009 in Wichita, KS. Member of Wichita South Church. Survived by husband, Lewis; daughter, Sharon Schumacker; sons, Lewis Jr., John, Rick and Fred; sister, Dorothy Thompson; and brother, Jim Jennings. Gamiles, James, b. June 14, 1929, in Portland, OR, d. Feb. 11, 2009, in Harvey, ND. Member of Harvey Church. Served in the Army from ‘52-’54. Survived by wife, Doretta; daughter, Cindy Foren; son, Mark; grandchildren, Pedro and Brandon Foren; and greatgranddaughter, Cassidy Foren. Johnson, LeRoy William, b. April 11, 1925, d. January 15, 2009. Member of Southview Church. Survived by wife, Priscilla “Sally”; daughter, Darcy Luppino; son, Tedd; grandchildren, Nicole and Ethan; and sister, Maxine Shepherd. Lee, Raymond A., b. June 29, 1912, in Eau Claire, WI, d. January 26, 2009. Member of Anoka Church. Survived by wife, LaVerne; sons, Terry and Dennis; daughter, Patricia; stepdaughters, Ramona, Lola, and Gladys; along with numerous grandchildren. Mill, Sarah Jean, b. Nov. 1, 1985, in Wichita, KS, d. Feb. 5, 2009, in Wichita. Member of Wichita South Church. Survived by daughter, Adilynne; brother, Christopher; and parents, Virgil and Tisha.
1931, in Horlovka, Ukraine, d. July 17, 2008, in Delta, CO. Member of Cedaredge Church. Survived by husband, Ray Dupper; sons, Michael, Jeffery and Mark Cluphf; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Petersen, Laverda B., b. Nov., 12, 1923, in Yankton, SD, d. Oct., 14, 2008, in Sioux City, IA. Member of Onawa Church. Survived by sons, Gary and Paul; and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Davis, Carmen Ecrell (Williams), b.
Renner, Russell E., b. Jan. 30, 1929,
Nov. 12, 1909, in Keya Paha County, NE, d. Jan. 21, 2009, in Ainsworth, NE. Member of Springview Church. Survived by daughters, Vada Bjorklund and Donna Swim; sons, Don and Marvin Davis; 16 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; and 10 great-great-grandchildren.
Engen, Floyd W., b. May 26, 1924, in Battle Creek, MI, d. Feb. 19, 2009, in Lincoln, NE. Member of College View Church. Survived by wife, Bobbie; daughters, Debbie HIllahunty, Susan Jones, Ann Shoemake, and Jodi Gilson; sons, Allen and John; twin-sister, Florence Gullett; brother, Paul; eight grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
in Waterloo, IA, d. Jan. 30, 2009, in Waterloo, IA. Member of Waterloo Church. Served as head elder, head deacon, Community Services Center Director, IA-MO and MAUC Ex. Comm. Member. Also served in the US Air Force. Survived by wife, Lucy; sister, Carol; sons, Edward, Alan and Jeffrey; daughters, Ruth and Lou Ann Scoggins; nine grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren and two greatgreat-grandchildren.
Seltmann, Helen L., b. Feb. 8, 1922, in Topeka, KS, d. Jan. 10, 2009, in Wichita, KS. Member of Larned Church. Alumna of Enterprise Academy and active in
Maranatha Volunteers International. Survived by brother, Charles H. Seitz.
Westbrook, Karen, b. Dec. 31, 1942, in Albuquerque, NM, d. Jan. 23, 2009, in Lincoln, NE. She was a member of Piedmont Park Church. Survived by daughters, Kellie Kramer and Wendie Wickizer; son, Thomas; brother, Standley A Jr.; mother, Helen Muggy; and five grandchildren.
husband, Charles; and son, Charles. Survived by sons, Cleon and Compdon; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren.
Wilson, Larry Wayne Jr., b. July 24, 1974, in Columbia, MO, d. Jan. 30, 2009, in Sedalia, MO. Member of Sedalia Church. Survived by parents, Larry and Eva; sister, Angela Sue Jordan; brother, William Clayton Wilson; and maternal grandmother, Marguerite Uptegrover.
Williford, Sarah, b. Oct. 5, 1928, d. Jan. 24, 2009, in Poplar Bluff, MO. Member of Doniphan Church. Survived by Gladys Emery, Alma Disney and Sarah Jones; son, Josephy Williford; sisters, Daisy D., Betty B., Hazel M., Helen P., and Allie S.; brother, Lewis Griffith; 15 grandchildren.
Yeager, John Alexander, b. Feb. 19, 1914, in Bison, KS, d. Feb. 20, 2009, in Lincoln, NE. Member of College View Church. Survived by daughters, Karon Scott, Karol McDonald, and Nita Hinman; son, Gary; eight grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.
Wilson, Iva Lorene, b. Sept. 30, 1908, near Broadwater, NE, d. Jan. 20, 2009, in Loveland, CO. Member of Campion Church. Active Dorcas member for many years, president of Northern Federation, and secretary of Campion for three years. Preceded in death by
Zeeb, Rose, b. May 4, 1925, in ND, d. Jan. 2009, in ND. Member of Bismarck Church. Preceded in death by parents; six brothers; and one sister. Survived by husband, George; son, Dallas; four brothers; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
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Southern Adventist Univeristy Seeks full-time faculty in Outdoor Education. Earned doctorate in outdoor education or related field preferred. Responsibilities include teaching graduate and undergraduate courses, collaborating with faculty, and mentoring students. The applicant must be a member of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, in good and regular standing. Interested individuals should submit a resume and letter of application to Dr. John Wesley Taylor, Dean, School of Education and Psychology, P.O. Box 370, Collegedale, TN 37315-0370, email: sep@southern. edu; fax: 423.236.1765.
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Southern Adventist Univeristy Seeks two instructors in the School of Journalism & Communication to teach public relations, public speaking or other communication courses. Candidates should have demonstrated success in college teaching and/or professional work experience, with a strong commitment to Seventh-day Adventist education. A master’s degree in the field is required, and a doctorate is preferred. Send CV to Dr. Greg Rumsey, 34 April 2009 | Mid-America Outlook
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