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June 2010 From the President. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Education Editorials. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 "My Pet Peeve". . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4

"Dakota Students Win National Competition". . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 "Unique Week of Prayer Challenges Students". . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 "Minnetonka Students Learn to Serve". . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 "Myriad Mission Opportunities". . . 9 "A Trip Meant to Be". . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 "The Boy I Met in Ladyville" . . . . 10

Central States News . . . . . . . . . . Dakota News. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Iowa-Missouri News. . . . . . . . . . Kansas-Nebraska News. . . . . . Minnesota News . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Rocky Mountain News . . . . . . . Union College News . . . . . . . . . . Adventist Health System. . . . . . Farewell. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sunset Calendar. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Classifieds. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Note: Central States is an ethnically diverse regional conference encompassing the entire Mid-America Union territory.


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In This Issue ... Can we send Adventist students to non-Adventist Christian schools and expect them to remain Seventh-day Adventists? That’s a key question addressed this month in Outlook’s annual educational feature. John Kriegelstein, Mid-America’s director of K-12 education, offers helpful insights. Another item of interest this month is that Adventist Christian education involves more than communicating knowledge—even knowing about the Bible, essential as that is. Head knowledge must flow down to our hearts and then through our hands, otherwise our religion isn’t worth anything to anyone.This is why all academies in the MidAmerica Union, and the great majority of our

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elementary schools as well, teach our kids to serve.

Mid-America’s 2,514 K-12 students in 79 elementary schools and academies enjoy the privilege of an Adventist Christian education—this month’s featured theme.

This is not merely an optional extracurricular activ-

OUTLOOK, (ISSN 0887-977X) June 2010, Volume 31, Number 6. 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: POSTMASTER: Send address changes to Outlook, PO Box 6128, Lincoln, NE 68506. E-mail: 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. ©2010 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.

ity but is built right into the core curriculum. I can’t tell you how proud I am of our schools in Mid-America. Every time I visit one, I’m impressed with the culture of excellence—academic, devotional and missional. Read all about it in these pages. First, an important word from our president, Elder Roscoe Howard.

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"Building Friendships for Eternity". . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5

Mid-America Adventist Schools Spotlight . . . . . . . 6 "Students View Dead Sea Scrolls". 6

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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: Roger Bernard Dakota: Jacquie Biloff Iowa-Missouri: Michelle Miracle Kansas-Nebraska: John Treolo Minnesota: Jeff Wines Rocky Mountain: Karen Cress Union College: Ryan Teller

Mid-America Union Conference President: Roscoe J. Howard III VP for Administration: Thomas L. Lemon 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 DAKOTA: P.O. Box 520, 217 North Grand Ave., Pierre, SD 57501; 605.224.8868 IOWA-MISSOURI: P.O. Box 65665, 1005 Grand Ave., West Des Moines, IA 50265; 515.223.1197 KANSAS-NEBRASKA: 3440 Urish Road, Topeka, KS 66614-4601; 785.478.4726 MINNESOTA: 7384 Kirkwood Court, Maple Grove, MN 55369; 763.424.8923 ROCKY MOUNTAIN: 2520 S. Downing St., Denver, CO 80210; 303.733.3771

From the President Perilous Politics by Roscoe J. Howard III


n recent months we have watched Congress debate healthcare and other issues. People on both sides of the political aisle have not been shy about denouncing those with different convictions. Sadly, what seems to matter most sometimes are personalities and political loyalties.

Amid uncivil discourse, a Machiavellian mentality prevails and the end justifies the means. Winning or losing becomes the ultimate goal, for its own sake, rather than what is best for our country and our families. People of variant political viewpoints, who are normally pleasant and reasonable, may resort to slander and distortion. Even Christians, including Seventh-day Adventists. Whether favorable to one party or the other, it is tempting to march onto the political battlefield, indulging the world’s unrighteous indignation toward others for whom Christ died. Where do Seventh-day Adventists fit in the arena of public discourse and debate? Should we ignore politics to the point of insulating ourselves from civic discussion and responsibility? After all, aren’t we citizens of another kingdom?

The Bible does say “our citizenship is in heaven” (Philippians 3:20). But we also live for the time being on earth, where Jesus said we should “engage in business until I come” (Luke 19:13, ESV). This includes whatever involves the wellbeing of our neighborhoods and our nation—while keeping all politics out of our congregations. Our churches must be places of peace, a safety zone from the contentious words tearing apart our nation. Amid the prevailing disunity and alienation, God “has committed to us the word of reconciliation” (2 Corinthians 5:19). Words of our own opinions and convictions have no power to improve this world or heal its wounds. Jesus said, “The flesh profits nothing. The words that I speak are Spirit, and they are life” (John 6:63). So “let the word of Christ dwell in you richly” (Colossians 3:16). Ellen White offers sound counsel in support of those Scriptures: “Those who teach the Bible in our churches and our schools are not at liberty to unite in making apparent their prejudices for or against political men or measures, because by so doing they stir up the minds of others, leading each to advocate his favorite theory ... so that division will be brought into the church. “The Lord would have His people bury political questions. On these themes, silence is eloquence. Christ calls upon His followers to come into unity on the pure gospel principles... They will not wear political badges, but the badge of Christ” (Counsels for the Church, 316). This counsel from the Lord does not mean that Seventh-day Adventists should shun our responsibilities as private citizens in the voting booth. For example, Ellen White commends those who “think it right to vote in favor of temperance men being in office in our city instead of by their silence running the risk of having intemperate men put in office” (Selected Messages, vol. 2, 337). What’s there to learn from all this? First, let’s remember we live in a world that is generally antithetical to our belief system, frequently and flagrantly violating our core values. Thus our foundational loyalties cannot be to a political party, nationality, race or ethnic background. Rather, we live for the Lord Jesus Christ and the kingdom of heaven, of which we are citizens. That said, let’s keep in mind that, for the time being, we reside in this world and must function as good neighbors engaged with the concerns of our communities. Thus we must not shirk our responsibilities to vote for people and policies that represent our values—including the supreme values of integrity, compassion and freedom of conscience. Personal conviction must be mingled with grace for those with whom we disagree. Most importantly, let’s make our churches places of refuge from the political firestorms that are sure to worsen as this autumn’s elections draw near. We can quietly vote our conscience without campaigning for partisan politics. Jesus said, “By this all will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another” (John 13:35).


When our time on earth is over, the most important legacy we leave behind is not our voting record but our example of selfless service for the Savior.

Roscoe J. Howard III, DMin (can) is president of the Mid-America Union. Except as noted, all scriptures are from the New King James Version.

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Editorials My Pet Peeve by John Kriegelstein


have a pet peeve, a hobbyhorse, a soapbox to climb onto—whatever you want to call it. I don’t like the use of clichés or Adventist lingo when it loses its significance in meaning. This is especially easy for a culture that is drifting—looking for relevance or anchor points while at the same time casting off traditional anchor points from the past. Let me step onto my soapbox for a moment. Christian education—What does that mean to you? For most of us within the Adventist Church, we know it to mean Adventist Christian education. However, the increasing number of Adventist families that are sending their children to other Christian schools not operated by the Seventh-day Adventist Church is evidence Is it really OK for our kids to atthat, for various reasons, Christian education is believed to be tend other schools that teach a synonymous with Adventist Christian education. That’s my pet peeve—calling our educational system Christian education when it good value system (including is really Adventist Christian education.

spiritual values), and expect that our kids will adopt the uniquely Adventist belief system through the influence of the home and church alone?

So, why is the shift away from Adventist education taking place? Do we no longer see value in an educational system that is uniquely Adventist? Is it really OK for our kids to attend other schools that teach a good value system (including spiritual values), and expect that our kids will adopt the uniquely Adventist belief system through the influence of the home and church alone? While there are notable exceptions, it appears that our homes are doing less and less to reinforce Adventist beliefs in our kids. For whatever reasons, many of our kids are not showing up at church and thus out of reach of that influence. The ValueGenesis studies of Adventist youth show clearly that there is a high probability that kids growing up with strong influences from the home, church and Adventist school will remain loyal to the Adventist beliefs system. With the absence of any one of the three influences, that probability drops significantly. There are a number of reasons stated for the enrollment decline of Adventist education in the United States—demographics, costs, proximity, special needs, quality issues, personal, personnel, etc. I’m sure that in any given situation, some of these are legitimate factors. I believe, however, that there is a deeper, underlying factor that must be addressed by each of us personally. In our life of relative ease, we have become complacent spiritually. We have collectively lost sight of the mission of Adventist education and need to re-explore and reconnect to it. In a significant attempt to refocus the Mid-America Union on Adventist education from birth through higher education, a major education summit is being planned for January 20-23, 2011. As Elder Roscoe Howard, our MAUC President states, “The essential purpose of the education summit is to assess the past, acknowledge the reality of the present, and create the future for a more efficient, collaborative, Spirit-filled and cost effective delivery system of Seventh-day Adventist Christian education in the Mid-America Union.” “Creating a Culture of Commitment” is the theme of this event, bringing together decision makers from each of our six conferences for an intensive look at change, mission and spirituality, costs, marketing, technology, relationships and partnerships. The last day will be devoted to encouraging each conference to develop its own action plan to boost Adventist education. Pray with me for the Holy Spirit’s direction doing whatever it takes to revitalize Adventist Christian education in the Mid-America Union. “Where is the flock that was entrusted to you, the sheep of which you boasted?” (Jeremiah 13:20 NIV).

John Kriegelstein is director of the office of education for the Mid-America Union.


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Building Friendships for Eternity by Neil Biloff


hen I walked onto the campus of Sheyenne River Academy (SRA) for the first time as a 15-year-old student, I felt overwhelmed—yet absolutely thrilled. I had never seen, in all of my short life, so many kids my age in one place.

Some I had met previously at summer camp and some at church activities, but others were totally new to me. Upon entering the boys' dorm with my belongings, the dean, Gordon McDonald, showed me where I would be sleeping for the next few As difficult as it may have months. As we walked up the stairs and down the hall to my new appeared at times, this young room on third floor, I came face to face with a situation for which I was unprepared. You’ve got to be kidding, I thought. Three people lad experienced what I call a in one room. There is hardly space to turn around in here, let alone learning curve—learning to live. How will we survive? But it was all true. Plainview Academy in Redfield, South Dakota, had just closed the spring of that year, and get along with people. now many of those students had come to SRA. It was going to be quite a year. I have often looked back to my time at the academy and asked, “How did we all survive? Survive food that did not smell or taste like Mom’s, lights that went out by 10 p.m. without fail, rules that seemed to make no sense at all, girls in the laundry, who—if upset with you—would starch your clothes so rock hard that you could stand them in the corner of your room. How did we survive roommates who did not shower enough or pick up their dirty clothes? And yes, how did we survive three students in one room?” Truth be told, I have often shared with people that my years spent in Adventist education were some of the best of my life. How could such a statement be possible? I think it has to do with the motto that presently sits at the entrance to Dakota Adventist Academy: “Building Friendships for Eternity.” As difficult as it may have appeared at times, this Adventist education is more young lad experienced what I call a learning curve, learning important now than it has ever to get along with people. There is nothing like a group of to help one come face to face with personal strengths been. There is absolutely no com- peers and weaknesses, and yet still know that you are part of the parison when it comes to building team anyway. There is also nothing like a group of teachers, with whom you may have huge disagreements and deep friendships for eternity. misunderstandings, but deep down you realize that they care about you and your eternal destiny. I can think of many times that academy staff prayed with and for my rebellious heart. I may not have appreciated their guidance at the time, but I sure do today. On the bookshelf in my office sits a row of academy annuals. Often, I pull one down and turn the pages, wondering what may have happened to this girl or that boy. How did their life turn out? Sometimes, I will Google their name to see if I can find out where they live, an address or phone number. And when I place that call, I am suddenly transported back in time to a 15-year-old boy laughing and talking as if there has been absolutely no interruption in time. Some have asked, in the day and age we live, do you still think Adventist education is worth it? From the depths of my heart comes a resounding reply: Yes! A thousand times yes! Adventist education is more important now than it has ever been. There is absolutely no comparison when it comes to building friendships for eternity.


Neil Biloff is president of the Dakota Conference.

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2010 Education Spotlight Outlook magazine asked each of Mid-America's local conference education superintendents to send stories and photos of what's happening in our schools. Here is what we received. May you be blessed as you read of the exciting things happening with the schools in our union.









Students View Dead Sea Scrolls by Lydia Fleming


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Included in the exhibit was “Saint John’s Bible,” a handwritten book of instruction of how people should treat one another; it also included some of the 66 books of Scripture, such as Jeremiah and the Psalms. Along with ancient artifacts, students received instruction in modern science in the Cell Lab, where they bloodtyped sheep’s blood, examined DNA structures and their own microscopic cheek cells. The Green Valley School’s field trip to the Science Museum gave the students a great time learning about ancient religious artifacts and also how God created their own bodies.


Lydia Fleming is a 7 th– grader at Green Valley SDA School.

Green Valley students visiting the Dead Sea Scrolls exhibit at the Science Museum of Minnesota

Photo courtesy of the Minnesota Conference


he Dead Sea Scrolls are more than 2,000 years old but were discovered only 50 years ago. These amazing documents have changed the world tremendously. April 2, students from Greene Valley SDA School in Rochester embarked on a trip to the Science Museum of Minnesota. Its main attraction is the Dead Sea Scrolls. All students and their chaperones got audio devices to guide them through the exhibit. They saw ancient pots, coins, ossuaries (burial boxes Jews used for bones), tapestries, tassels and rope remains. Toward the end of their tour, the visitors saw five fragments of the Dead Sea Scrolls in a room darkened to prevent the ancient documents from further decay. Translation into English was posted on the walls. The museum area containing the scrolls was heavily guarded by police and museum security.

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Dakota Students Win State Competition by Rachel Boyd


akota Adventist Academy seniors Chris Tastad sentative, Gordon Wilson, commented to DAA about both and Breighton Engelhart became deeply involved Chris and Breighton: “Your students represented your school in mission at DAA. Chris participated in outreach well. They should hold their heads high.” ventures to Wrangell, Alaska and Lesotho, Africa. The exDAA is proud of Chris and Breighton’s accomplishperience developed his talent of working with his hands ments throughout their academy years. Faculty and staff and with people. Breighton became a leader on campus, members look forward to seeing what life brings these serving as AcroLights co-captain, resident assistant and young men as they move forward with their valuable song leader for worship services. skills in serving their communities. Neither senior realized what the last month of school would offer. Three days before senior class trip, Chris and Rachel Boyd is development director at Dakota Adventist Academy. Breighton traveled with DAA’s auto body teacher, Russell Haveman, to the annual regional Skills USA competition. This statewide event focuses on developing occupational and leadership skills in high school students. Entering the collision repair portion of the competition, Chris and Breighton worked on skill-sets such as metal repair, estimating and structural analysis. Competing with students from large high schools, they demonstrated the benefits of one-on-one training in DAA’s smaller class setting, which employs real-life techniques used in professional shops. Breighton won second place, and Chris won the state’s top award. That achievement brought Chris an $8,500 scholarship from WyoTech Institute in DAA students Breighton Engelhart (left) and Chris Tastad won top state awards at the Laramie, Wyoming. WyoTech’s repre- Skills USA competition. Photo courtesy of Campion Academy


Unique Week of Prayer Challenges Students


by Hiboombe Haamankuli

he 2010 Week of Prayer at Maplewood Academy impacted many students. They testified to an eye-opening spiritual experience that enhanced their faith and relationship with God. One student commented that she now loves God 100 percent, thanks to the ministry of the six speakers from Walla Walla University: Jared Anderson, Kandice Bolster, Adam Newbold, Bryson Bechtel, Bridget Bechtel and Krystal Dressler. One meeting began with a “cardboard testimony.” Students each received a piece of cardboard. On one side, they wrote something they deeply struggle with; on the other side, they wrote how they can deal with that issue with help from God. To top off the “best week of prayer ever,” former Hollywood actors/filmmakers Scott Mayer and Brandon Mascarenas

opened everyone’s eyes to how evil the entertainment industry can be. Many jaws dropped as they provided a behind-thescenes look at the mind-controlling effects possible through television, the Internet and music. Many students felt inspired to rid themselves of anything hindering their relationship with God. The dormitory deans provided an enormous box for anyone who wanted to get rid of their mind-controlling movies, video games or music. A bonfire was scheduled for the end of the week to destroy the discarded distractions. This week of spiritual emphasis positively influenced the lives of Maplewood students and gave them the mindset needed to finish out this year—and the rest of life—strong with God.


Hiboombe Haamankuli is a student at Maplewood Academy.

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Minnetonka Students Learn to Serve by Rick Hoffer

The Home-Tech class with 102-year-old Fran and daughter Lee


innetonka Christian Academy (MCA) offers a unique class to teach students practical house repair and remodeling skills. “Home-Tech” was introduced this year to provide hands-on practice with hand and power tools, while teaching basic concepts of the construction and finishing process. As class instructor, I discussed with MCA principal Ken Rannow possibilities for students to employ their new skills in serving the community. The opportunity came a few weeks later at a constituency meeting. A church member addressed attendees about his concerns for a friend he had been trans-

Photo courtesy of Campion Academy

porting to church: “Fran is 102 years young, and until now has been able to walk on her own. Recently she has been confined to a wheelchair. She will no longer be able to enter her house because of the stairs to her entry.” He went on to plea for anyone who could help construct a wheelchair ramp for Fran. I saw our opportunity for service. After a few glances and a thumbs-up between Ken and me, he stood up and proudly announced that there was a group of students at Minnetonka Christian Academy well suited for such a mission. Applause and cheers erupted. After time spent in planning, designing and pre-building, one morning we dug holes for footings, placed and leveled the main deck, and attached a ramp extending to the driveway. By the end of the first day, the platform was fully decked. A week later we returned to add curbs, handrails and safety strips. The students enjoyed both working with their hands and being part of a service project. Upon completion of the project, I received a card exclaiming: “A sincere and excited THANK YOU... to your students who answered our prayer for a special friend and church family member. Interacting with the students was a precious blessing for both Fran and her daughter Lee. They could not believe all the work they did and their cheerful words and happy smiles.” What a blessing it was for MCA students and me to literally be “HIS HANDS” to serve one in need.


Rick Hoffer is math and home-tech teacher at Minnetonka Christian Academy.


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Senior Sara Goss lags skirt boards together.

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Myriad Mission Opportunities M u l t i p l e W a y s C a m p i o n a c a d e m y S t u d e n t s P u t f a i t h i n t o Ac t i o n

by Ardis Stenbakken This outreach also takes the form of school-wide community service. In November and April, all students invest a day in helping various non-profit organizations and needy individuals in the county. Last autumn, With help from Campion students, a new section of Belize Adventist students volunteered Junior College nears completion. to experience a personal “30-Hour Famine” to raise funds for hungry children in Africa. Helping others is also expressed by Campion students who purchase a shoebox of gift items for “Operation Christmas Child.” Even student employment at Campion features a mission focus. The ASSIST program employs 10 students who go into the community to assist senior citizens. Campion Academy is committed to excellence in a learning environment, which includes students learning about how they can serve others for Christ. Photo courtesy of Campion Academy


hat makes Christian education unique, and Campion Academy in particular? One aspect is the focus on mission: nurturing and discipling students, preparing them to reach out and serve their communities. Campion offers a number of mission-focused opportunities. In the LE (literature evangelism) program, 16-20 students witness and earn tuition by selling Christian literature door-to-door during the school year. Last summer, 36 LEs from Campion and other Mid-America Union schools spread the word of God. As a result, one lady was baptized into Campion Church. Campion was a contributing force behind Rocky Mountain Conference’s Belize mission trip in March. Forty-seven students and sponsors spent spring break building an addition on the Belize Adventist Junior College, painting the high school, giving worship talks and conducting a Vacation Bible School. Next year they plan to go to Honduras. Mission focus takes place on the campus itself. This year 24 students have undergone a strategic discipleship/witnessing program; next year they will be discipling other students, and then the program will reach beyond the campus. The Bible curriculum requires 10 hours of community service, and students often spend Sabbath afternoons in outreach.


A Trip Meant to Be M i d l a n d

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Photo courtesy of Midland Academy

Students at JCI2 testified that the Holy Spirit impacted their t 3:00 one April morning, 28 Midland Adventist Academy (MAA) students and eight sponsors loaded the bus hearts. The topics of the breakout sessions and evening proand drove to Columbus, Ohio gramming addressed spiritual tempfor the Just Claim It 2 Youth Prayer Contations and opportunities that teens ference (JCI2). This trip was more than encounter daily. Attendees were chalan answer to prayer; it was a walk of faith. lenged by the dramas from Pine Forge Six weeks earlier, Terri Maddux, an MAA Academy to give up whatever was ocparent, had informed principal Trudy cupying their hearts that prevented JeHoffman that it would cost $10,000 dolsus from coming in to reign. Testimonies from speakers moved the hearts lars for the students to attend JCI2. of students, helping them understand Raising that amount seemed imposthat God can save anyone and forgive sible. But Terri strongly believed that God anything. Every speaker had a special intended MAA students to go and that He call to commitment, and MAA stuwould provide the money. A few weeks Midland Academy students attending JCI2 later at the Kansas City Convocation, conference president Ron dents went forward to lay down their burdens at the cross. In retrospect, the JCI2 experience for MAA is not only an examCarlson made an appeal for JCI2, promising that the entire church service offering would go for the project. Donations totaled more ple of faith, but community. The community believed in its stuthan $8,000. This, along with other generous giving from our com- dents enough to sacrifice and supply their need. Only eternity will munity, made the trip possible. show the long-range effects of decisions made and lives changed.

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sat next to a 10-year-old boy named Andrew, who attended the Adventist elementary school in Ladyville, Belize. I spent an entire week helping out in his 5th grade classroom, working on improper fractions and reading stories with them about tigers and parrots. One day at the end of classes, he and some of his friends all sat around, telling me about their lives and wanting to know all about me. They talked so fast, and with a Creole accent, that sometimes made it hard to understand what they said. But what Andrew told me that afternoon came across quite clearly. The day before, his dad had been taken to jail after fighting with his uncle. Andrew described how he watched his dad and uncle face off against each other, one armed with a gun, the other with a machete. Andrew’s mom ended up calling the police, and they were both taken to prison for a couple days to cool off. Soon, others were telling me similar stories. As I listened, I realized how privileged we are to have grown up in a safe environment here in America. Those kids have already been exposed to more violence than I can imagine. They stole my heart while I was in Belize; they’re so polite, loving and giving. Some of them come from the worst of situations and yet live each day to the fullest and manage to bless everyone they come in contact with.

The Belize mission team from Maplewood Academy

Kelli bonds with local kids in Ladyville.

Maplewood Academy’s mission trip to Belize over its spring break was an amazing experience for the 16 students and our three sponsors. We worked hard every day, whether by farming, teaching or preaching. We would wake up early, go to the farm or elementary school, use up all our energy hoeing or playing with kids and then go put on an evangelistic series—every night—preaching the good news of how cool our God is. Yet no one complained about being tired, because when you’re doing God’s work, He will bless, and He will energize you to an extent you never thought fathomable. Yes, there were fun times: seeing Mayan ruins, snorkeling and some shopping, but that wasn’t the best part. For me, seeing two teenagers baptized in the ocean was pretty cool. So was interacting with the people who would come to our meetings every night—such a blessing! It was incred-

ible seeing the support of local Adventists who helped with our meetings. Laughing with the kids was special, too. All of this gave us life-changing memories that will last forever. There isn’t a day that goes by that I don’t think about all the friends I made in Belize and all the ways I received a blessing from Hiboombe took time for muchthem. While there, needed recreation with the kids I was filled with in Belize. such pride to be an Adventist youth, to represent such a great school as Maplewood, and to share God’s love with everyone we interacted with. We could tell you stories all day about the trip. (There are some good ones!) But in

the end, all I can say is that God is so good. After talking with Andrew that day, I realized how awesome God is and how the sooner we spread that good news, the sooner we get to go home! Maplewood student Nikki Porter Please keep Maple- enjoys interacting with local wood and Belize in children. your prayers, and we thank you for all your support! “Let no one despise your youth, but be an example to the believers in word, in conduct, in love, in spirit, in faith, in purity” (1 Timothy 4:12).

Kelli Vigil is a student at Maplewood Academy in Hutchinson, Minnesota. All photos courtesy of Maplewood Academy

Maplewood student Hiboombe Haamankuli is won over by one of the schoolboys.

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Pamela Ross, pre-K/kindergarten teacher at V. Lindsay Seventh-day Adventist School, represented the MidAmerica Union at the North American Division Pre-K and Early Childhood Curriculum Committee in Orlando. She and other educators discussed plans for integrating new programs

Janel Fields, winner of the AAF Excellence in Teaching Award

and concepts into the Adventist educational system. While at the meeting, Mrs. Ross arranged with a representative of Kendall Hunt Publishing Company to help evaluate their pilot pre-school math curriculum. She and other select teachers around America tested the program in their classrooms during the latter part of this past school year. Also at V. Lindsay, on Sabbath evening, May 22, 8th grade graduates received diplomas, honors and awards. Their teacher, Janel Fields, received her own well-earned surprise: the 2010 Excellence in Teaching Award from the Alumni Awards Foundation (AAF). Only a small group of outstanding teachers in the nation are so honored. Along with the award, Ms. Fields received a medallion and monetary gift from Principal Norma Jean Mann and an AAF board member. Among other considerations, Ms. Fields won the award for her spon-

Photo courtesy of the Central States Conference

V. Lindsay students, engaged in their educational activities

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Something to Shout About: V. Lindsay Seventh-day Adventist School

Pamela Ross, who teaches pre-K and kindergarten at V. Lindsay Seventh-day Adventist School in Kansas City, Kansas

sorship of Students in Action—a group that publishes a yearbook, leads school chapel and started a school store. Fields also was one of the teachers instrumental in securing computers for the school and creating a class website. V. Lindsay Seventh-day Adventist School is blessed to have such wonderful and gifted teachers as Pamela Ross and Janel Fields.

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V. Lindsay students enjoy their new classroom equipment.

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Mid-America Union News Dakota News Fahoodle Supper and Auction Raise Money for Missions

Dinner guests experience "fahoodle" food, served by the youth.

herself with no husband, survival is difficult. Often the woman is left with no income. The “goat project” provides a working business for such women. Each

Photo by Wanda Easley

At Harvey Church, things got a little confused Saturday night, March 27, when 75 guests enjoyed a Fahoodle Supper. ("Fahoodle" in German means “mixed up.”) Guests filled out special menus, expecting to get their food of choice—except the kitchen switched things around and served them something else. The result was plenty of fahoodle fun. The local Pathfinder club sponsored the supper, collaborating with a youth group from Manfred, Goodrich and Bowdon County Adventist churches. Pathfinder leader Jeanette Deede took charge of the evening, with assistance from youth serving as waiters—all dressed as Masai, a native group of East Africa. For some time, local Adventist churches have been raising money to buy goats for needy Masai women. Since many Masai men have multiple wives, when a woman finds

Photo by Wanda Easley

by Wayne Easley

Kids served as waiters during the Fahoodle dinner. They dressed as Masai, a group in East Africa for which local Adventist churches are raising money.

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goat costs $25, given to a woman with the arrangement that the goat's first offspring will return to the project for helping another woman. Goats born later will form an income-producing herd for the original recipient—"a gift that keeps on giving,” as described by one participant. Following the Harvey Church dinner, members held an auction to raise additional funding for goat purchases in Masai. Pastor Steve Slamont of Harvey Assembly of God Church and his wife, Karen, were special guests for the evening. Pastor Slamont is not only a pastor but also a professional auctioneer. His humor, combined with selling skills, raised more than $3,000 in sales of items imported from Africa by Masai Development Project, an organization founded by Jan Meharry of Harvey. (See Outlook’s cover story for December 2009.) Pastor Wayne Easley leads the North Dakota district of Harvey, Goodrich and Manfred churches.

Dakota News Built in 1977, Dakota Adventist Academy (DAA) has served the Midwest for 33 years—time enough to necessitate major repairs. The gymnasium received a new roof in 2008, but the remaining roofing for the school building—nearly two acres— is in desperate condition. A structural engineer volunteered to determine the soundness of the facility. He affirmed the quality of the structure but confirmed that a new roof is needed now. Bids for the project were solicited last December, necessitating a goal of $400,000. By the end of March, a letter writing campaign had netted $260,000 from generous friends of DAA. To resolve the remaining shortfall of $140,000, an anonymous benefactor offered a dollar-for-dollar matching gift of up to $70,000. Within three weeks, the full amount had come in. Dakota Conference President Neil Biloff sent out a fervent letter of thanks, citing the biblical book of Exodus, chapters 35-36—an amaz-

by Jacquie Biloff

Photo by Clif Freese

Miracle of Generosity Tops It All at DAA

Dakota Adventist Academy will receive a new roof, thanks to the generosity of donors.

ity. God’s people gave so much that a call went out to stop the giving. “So Moses commanded and the message went out throughout the camp: ‘Bring no more materials! You have already given more than enough.”’ Biloff’s letter exclaimed: “What a great story! Can you imagine anyone ever saying something like that? Well, a new day dawns. Because of your generosity, even in the face of a down-turned economy, I am thrilled to say, ‘Stop giving to the roof project at DAA! We have reached our goal of $400,000! Please, send no more!’” Repairs begin next month, with completion slated for August 2010. No longer will students, parents, alumni and guests have to walk around garbage cans filling with rainwater or dodge falling, waterlogged ceiling tiles. With the new “RubberGard EPDM” roofing system, interior repairs will be protected.

ing story of generosity exceeding all expectations. The Children of Israel needed a center of worship, and Moses asked them to fund the facil-

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Mid-America Union News Iowa-Missouri News Mission to Maluti

by Doug Hayes

Firsthand account of an educational mission trip to Africa

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nessee. Together we would serve in a mission project at Maluti Adventist Hospital in South Africa. That night we stayed in Johannesburg at Bob’s Bunk House. Early next morning we headed for Lesotho, a small nation within the boundaries of South Africa. Its population of two million is ranked as seventh poorest in the world, with unemployment at 55 percent. Nearly two-thirds of children are orphans whose parents died of AIDS. Construction progress on the Maluti Adventist School After driving south for five hours, rived at Maluti. It was quickly obwe entered Lesotho. Finally we ar- vious how Adventist missionaries and their families here sacrifice to provide lifesaving care. Their task is more difficult for the lack of a proper facility to educate children. Our team was tasked to help construct an elementary school for students of these faithful people. We immediately set to the task of installing 26,000 bricks, manufactured onsite by other volunteers before us from Shenandoah Valley Academy. The next five days of work passed quickly as we witnessed the building taking shape. Sabbath worship was the highlight of our trip, as elementary school students led the singing, faces glowing with love for Jesus. How thankful I was to having helped provide a new school facility for these beautiful children to continue A cramped classroom that students will be happy to leave behind as they occupy the learning about their Savior. new school facility.

As our plane landed in Johannesburg, we sighed with relief. After flyPhoto by Doug Hayes ing 18 hours, we were ready for dirt under our feet. Rebecca O’Hara and Chris Tastad (from Dakota Adventist Academy) and Logan Rubbert (from Reynolds, North Dakota) and I began to wonder what awaited us. Maluti Adventist Not to worry, School official sign though. As we emerged from clearing customs, Kelly Bock from Pacific Union Conference was there, smiling at us with six volunteers from Madison Academy in Ten-

When our time was up in Maluti, we loaded our belongings with sadness. Heading north, we visited Kruger National Park and saw giraffes, zebras, elephants, hippos, impalas and other wild animals roaming free in the park. Words cannot properly express our memories of the mission trip: beautiful people at Maluti Adventist Hospital, happy faces of their children, and good food. We had experienced God’s care, mercy and grace in a tiny country nestled away in the mountains of South Africa. Doug Hayes is associate education director for the Iowa-Missouri Conference.

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Lower grade students singing for the construction volunteers

"God is My Guiding Light"

Photo by Michelle Miracle

Sunnydale Adventist Academy Music Festival by Michelle Miracle

The tone chime choir from Summit View Adventist Elementary School in Lee’s Summit, Missouri performs “Onward, Christian Soldiers” during the individual schools’ concert.

The 2010 Iowa-Missouri Conference Music Festival brought 117 students to Sunnydale Adventist Academy (SAA) in Centralia, Missouri for a weekend of music and fun. Before the event, the 5th - 8th grade participants had learned the music for their “God is My Guiding Light” concert. Guest conductor Naomi Bruette managed to bring them all together in short order. When introducing the choir, Bruette invited students to get their wiggles out by waving to their families all at once. Once the laughter subsided, the choir proceeded with an array of songs beautifully performed.

Photo by Michelle Miracle

Photo by Michelle Miracle

Music Festival guest conductor Naomi Bruette (music director for Midland Adventist Academy in Shawnee, Kansas) receives a thank you gift from Joseph Allison, IowaMissouri Conference education superintendent.


Mid-America Union News Kansas-Nebraska News Things are Cooking at CollegeView Church Married, Then Baptized in Topeka

Carolyn Reike (left) and Angel Bock, associate pastor at College View Church in Lincoln, Nebraska, lead a healthy cooking class that attracted more than 100 attendees. The menu for this particular event was quick breads, soups and dips. Samples were served at the conclusion.

Photo by John Treolo

Photo by John Treolo

by John Treolo Clark Forbes experienced two unique events in his life one recent Sunday morning: he exchanged wedding vows with Joy, the love of his life on earth; then he was baptized into Jesus Christ, the love of his new life. Forbes’ journey began by attending Ray of Hope evangelistic meetings at Wanamaker Church in Topeka, Kansas. With Pastor Jeff Coleman assisting evangelist Tim Jones from Amazing Facts, more than 15 joined the church— and two couples were married.

Wanamaker pastor Jeff Coleman performs a marriage and a baptism on one memorable morning for Clark Forbes.

Conference Calendar June 11-12 Cowboy Camp Meeting Crawford, Nebraska Contact: June 13-18 Science Camp Camp Arrowhead Contact:

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June 17-20 Single Moms' and Kids' Retreat Broken Arrow Ranch Speaker: Dr. Linda Becker Contact:

June 20-27 Adventurer Camp* Broken Arrow Ranch Contact: *For all other camp dates, contact Travis Sager at or call 785. 468. 3638.

Kansas-Nebraska News KAIRS Honors Joy Burton Joy Burton, teacher/principal at Enterprise Elementary School, received the 2010 Distinguished Teacher Award from Kansas Association of Independent & Religious Schools (KAIRS).         At the April awards banquet, Burton was recognized as an outstanding multi-grade teacher—one of only six parochial teachers thus honored.  Chely Dicken, who presented Burton to the group, noted: “Her compassion and interest for students to develop academically and spiritually are amazing.  She invites different people in professions so they can share their knowledge and experience.”

Gary Kruger, Conference education superintendent, added: “Being a teacher is not a job for Joy. It’s a way of life; it’s part of her very fabric. Joy exhibits fine attributes for teaching young people.  Every student that enters Joy’s school will leave a better person for having been there. They will view the world from a totally different prospective.  They will understand their commitment to serve others.” After receiving her trophy, Burton commented: “Each individual is of utmost worth.  No matter what their needs are, you will reach out with everything for that child.  And that’s what we strive to lift up in our school.”

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by John Treolo

Joy Burton was honored as a distinguished teacher at the KAIRS award banquet.

Camp Arrowhead

Spiritual Convocation July 16-18, 2010

Lexington, Nebraska Speaker: John Sweigart, Ministerial Secretary Kansas-Nebraska Conference Concert: Biddle Bradley Lincoln, Nebraska Contact:

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Mid-America Union News Minnesota News Weekend Rally for Youth in Duluth by Jeff Wines The weather felt like spring, with the sun out and the air warm. Cresting a nearby hill, the scene was picture perfect. In the distance was Lake Superior— white ice turning into dark blue water and reaching up to the pale blue sky. In the foreground was Duluth, with sun-

Photo courtesy of the Minnesota Conference

Photo courtesy of the Minnesota Conference

ing the truck from crashing to the rocks below. Throughout the weekend, Pastor Bill explained how young people are not only capable of avoiding such crazy behavior; they can pursue God’s purpose Photo courtesy of the Minnesota Conference for their lives. This goes far beyond cleaning their rooms and keeping gas in their cars. Youth enjoy fellowship at the rally. tor Dan Bates. Young people Sabbath afternoon, Union stucan achieve—and be expected to achieve— dents led out in various activities. much more than most As sundown approached, Pastor Jeff people believe. This Wines gave a devotional. After a soup includes nurturing a spiritual life that grows supper provided beyond the superficial. by the church, Sabbath morning, most of the youth Fellowship and fun in the snow outside Union College stu- went light glistening on the sides of its hills and dents Nathan Shields and John Mor- to the ice rink houses overlooking the harbor below. It rison led Duluth Church in worship. and played boot was Friday afternoon, almost time for the Pastor Bill continued with his topic of hockey. Many youth in Duluth to begin their rally. young people making more of them- reported that it For supper, the local Adventist selves than society expects. After an was great fun, church served haystacks. Then John inspiring church service, the group finishing off a wonderful weekMorrison, assistant boys’ dean at headed over to a community center. Pastor Bill Bossert, Maplewood Academy, led worship.  Duluth Church again provided the end of spiritual featured speaker Pastor Bill Bossert was the presenter food. In fact, many church mem- food, fellowship for the weekend. He started off by bers were hosting the youth in their and relationship building. showing images of crazy things peo- homes. All attendees seemed to ple had done, such as driving a truck deeply appreciate the gracious gen- Jeff Wines is youth and communication over a cliff, with a boat in tow keep- erosity of Duluth Church, led by Pas- director for the Minnesota Conference.

Hispanic Women’s Retreat by Yulian Tinoco “Women with Purpose” was the motto of a March retreat for Hispanic women. Mrs. Cozby Dzul, women’s ministries director of the Mexico Conference, served as guest speaker. Among 130 attendees were 11 young ladies and 11 non-Adventist visitors. The Minnesota Conference is

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grateful for its women’s ministries coordinators and their contribution to this inspirational event. v








Mujeres con propósito fue el lema del fin de semana, Marzo 26-28. Cozby Dzul: directora de Ministerio Femenino de la Asociación de Mexico

fue la oradora invitada. 130 mujeres incluyendo 11 señoritas y 11 no adventistas se unieron a este evento inspirador. Gracias, comité de ministerio femenino por este excelente trabajo. Gracias, Lynette Hubin por su apoyo para llevar adelante esta actividad.

Rocky Mountain News Rocky Mountain Conference Commissions Teachers The Seventh-day Adventist Church recognizes its experienced educators in a commissioning ceremony, after they have demonstrated both proficiency in Christian nurturing and professional expertise. These honorees are committed to a lifelong ministry in Adventist Christian education. Rocky Mountain Conference recently commissioned the K-12 teachers shown here.

Keiko Breese — N.L. Beebe Adventist School, Ft. Collins, Colorado Photo courtesy of the Rocky Mountain Conference

Keiko Breese began her teaching career at a bilingual education school in Sapporo, Japan. She organized the bilingual kindergarten curriculum while serving as head teacher and school administrator. Desiring U.S. certification, Keiko and husband Dennis moved to Billings, Montana in 2000 and attended Montana State University. She completed the elementary education program and earned a Master in Education. Now at Beebe Christian School, Keiko teaches a K-4 multi-grade class while Dennis teaches grades 5-8. “Teaching is my life,” she testifies. “I love children and truly believe that teaching can make a difference.” She desires to help students “develop the power to think reflectively, make meaningful decisions, learn self-control, be responsible and considerate, and to love Jesus and rely on Him.” She upholds Matthew 10:8, “Freely you have received; freely give."

Kristie Smith chose to become a teacher to “make a difference in EVERY child’s life.” She says it’s important to her that each child feels loved, feels special and knows that someone believes in them. Smith describes her mission to students like this: “I believe with all my heart every student can be successful—no matter their background or disability. My goal is to believe in each child equally.” I want them to “find Jesus in our class. I really want them to learn how special and exciting it is to have Him as their Savior.” Kristie has taught for eight years—seven in Colorado, first at Wood Adventist School in Aurora and the last four at Castlewood Christian School in Franktown.

Photo courtesy of the Rocky Mountain Conference

Kristie Smith — Castlewood Christian School in Franktown, Colorado

Lloyd Petersen — Aspen Christian School in Longmont, Colorado Photo courtesy of the Rocky Mountain Conference

Lloyd Petersen has taught at Aspen Christian Adventist School for the past four years, which adds up to 35 years of denominational teaching. Mr. Petersen has also served in Kansas-Nebraska, Iowa-Missouri, Southeastern and Southern California, Washington and Arizona. When asked why he became an Adventist teacher, Lloyd replied: “I wanted the children of the church to be saved, and to have the skills to do their best while on earth.” His goal for each of his students is “to know Jesus as their Savior and to have the skills to do with life as they desire and as God needs.” Since academy days, Lloyd’s favorite Bible text has been Micah 6:6-8. His goal is to “encourage others to be ready for Jesus to come.”

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Pam Dupper ­— Glenwood Springs School in Colorado For 11 years, Glenwood Springs School has been blessed with the teaching of Pam Dupper. At her recent commissioning, she said one of her favorite verses is Ephesians 4:29: “Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace unto the hearer.” Upon this text, Pam bases the mission of her ministry to students. “Create a family atmosphere in the classroom, embrace diversity and accept change” is Pam’s advice to young teachers. Mrs. Dupper adds that she enjoys her life so much that if she believed in reincarnation, she would want to come back as herself so she “could do all the things I enjoy doing all over again!”

Rocky Mountain News Heather Blaire began her professional career in aerospace engineering at Hughes Aircraft Company in 1984. But after several months as a computer programmer, Heather could no longer ignore the belief that God was calling her to the classroom, where she could share Christ with students. In 1986 she received teaching credentials and began working at Glendale Adventist Academy. Mrs. Blaire’s career as an educator has spanned the years since, including home-schooling her own children for 10 years. She has taught at Brighton Adventist School and since 2004 has served at Mile High Academy. Heather’s prayers for her students are that they will “trust Jesus enough to ask Him to be their friend, and that they see God’s Word as relevant and applicable to their daily lives—a trusted resource for advice and counsel.”

Kari Lange — Wood Adventist School in Aurora, Colorado Photo courtesy of the Rocky Mountain Conference

“I wanted to change the lives of students for the better,” says Kari Lange. “I wanted to be a stable force in their lives to depend on.” About her decision to teach in Adventist schools, Lange testifies: “God chose me to be an Adventist teacher. I didn’t! He knew my salvation depended on it.” She reports that her ultimate goal for students is for them to “see Jesus as their best friend. And I want to help Jesus in preparing them for His second return.” Kari has been teaching at Wood Adventist Christian School in Aurora, Colorado for the past nine years. Two of Kari’s favorite texts are Philippians 4:13: “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me,” and Psalms 91:11: “For He shall give His angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways.” In addition to teaching full time, hiking, scrapbooking and painting, Kari loves being a wife and Mom.

Vista Ridge Academy

Camp Meetings

Serving Others, Benefitting the Community by Cindy Morgan

(partially funded by the Conference) July 7-11 Cowboy Camp Meeting Silver Jack Reservoir Featured Speakers: Eric Nelson, Maurice Valentine

Adopt-A-Highway Program

Vista Ridge Academy believes in following Christ’s example of meeting the needs of others. Community service has become an integral part of the school's educational curriculum.

Colorado’s Adopt-A-Highway program is another community service project for Vista Ridge students. Cindy Morgan is development director for Vista Ridge Academy.

Pennies for Patients Recently, Vista Ridge Academy participated in the Rocky Mountain Chapter of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s School and Youth program, “Pennies for Patients!” Vista Ridge students demostrated just how much they care by raising $1,269.67 to fund research and patient programs. Congratulations to the 7th and 8th grade students, the group with the highest contribution, raising a total of $566.25. This earned them lunch at Olive Garden.

July 13-17 Wyoming Camp Meeting Mills Spring Ranch Featured Speakers: Gary Thurber, Eric Nelson, Al Williams July 23-24 North East Colorado Camp Meeting Campion Academy Church Featured Speaker: Alvin Kibble, VP of the NAD RV sites available, but no rooms Potluck on Sabbath

Photo by Craig Carr

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Heather Blaire — Mile High Academy in Denver, Colorado

Student participants in Vista Ridge Academy's adopt-a-highway project

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Mid-America Union News Union College High-Tech Medical Simulation Lab by Tiffany Doss He blinks. He talks, moves and breaths. His heart beats; his pupils dilate. He sweats, cries and even bleeds. But he’s no ordinary patient. SimMan 3G, the latest in patient simulator technology, has become the core element of Union College’s new medical simulation laboratory for nursing, physician assistant and international rescue and relief students. Today, many hospitals require applicants to pass a standard written test and demonstrate application of their knowledge on a high-tech mannequin similar to the 3G. By acquiring this technology, Union has the tools to even better prepare students in medical fields for the fast-paced and everevolving job market. In the past, students practiced on static or low-fidelity mannequins. “Those mannequins basically just lay there,” said Theresa Stimson, associate professor of nursing. “They may make a sound, but overall, are not extremely useful.” Now, students fine-tune their

skills, reaction and intuition about a patient’s symptoms in a safe environment. Patient symptoms not commonly seen during clinical rotations, such as cardiac or respiratory distress, are easy to simulate on the 3G and allow students to better understand symptoms and appropriate responses. As the students respond to the 3G’s symptoms, a computer records each reaction. “If the student administers a drug to him, it’s recorded,” explained Stimson. “If they take his pulse, check his pupils, give him chest compressions—basically whenever he is touched—it is recorded on our computer. This allows us to debrief when the scenario is complete, and helps the students understand what they did well and what they should do differently.” Wireless operation frees the 3G for more realistic training. “We wanted to simulate a scenario where a nurse might find a patient on the floor of their hospital room,” explained Stimson. “What would you do? What do you

check? This would have been a difficult task with other mannequins, but it isn’t a problem with this one.” The Sim-Man 3G is part of a new annex for the Division of Health Sciences. A $50,000 grant from The Abel Foundation launched the renovation of a campus storage area into a high-tech simulation laboratory. Purchasing the Sim-Man 3G was made possible through support from organizations and private individuals, including leadership gifts from Adventist Health System, Marlyn (‘58) and Sharon (‘66) Schwartz, Bruce Bacon (‘49) and Hanford Community Medical Center. Before purchasing the Sim-Man 3G, the nursing faculty carefully considered how to best use the donors’ gifts to support both their curriculum and that of other fields of study. “We choose the Sim-Man 3G because it is full of possibilities,” said Stimson. “It is an investment that will have lasting benefits, not only for nursing majors, but for physi-

Photo by Steve Nazario

Trina Smith, a senior from Lincoln, Neb., and Jordan Cooper, a senior from Rapid City, S.D., examine Sim Man 3G, Union’s new, high-tech patient simulator, while Megan Murray, a senior from Lincoln, checks intravenous fluids.

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Tiffany Doss is a junior communication major.

Conference Calendar June 7-11 Summer Math Workshops for Teachers: Numbers, Operators and Elementary Algebra June 21-25 Summer Math Workshops for Teachers: Geometry and Measurement Aug. 2-6 – Summer Math Workshops for Teachers: Numbers, Operators and Elementary Algebra

Photo by Steve Nazario

cian assistant and international rescue and relief students.” Union received one of the first 3G simulators ever shipped to the U.S. in October 2009. In December, it officially moved into its home in the newly renovated nursing annex on the north side of the Don Love Building. Teachers are currently working on incorporating the simulator into their course curricula. The faculty members anticipate this technology will be used in all entry level classes for nursing students in the future. For a full list of contributors to this project, visit

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Theresa Stimson (right), associate professor of nursing, demonstrates proper treatment procedure on Sim Man 3G for Sarah Morias, a senior from California.


Expanded Summer Math Workshops by Ryan Teller This summer the Union College Division of Science and Mathematics will offer three math workshops for elementary and secondary teachers. According to Larry Ray, professor of mathematics at Union College, elementary teachers often are not prepared to teach math. “We think that any of us could teach fourth grade math—especially someone who has a college degree,” said Ray. “But the content of fourth grade math and the challenges of teaching it are well above what most elementary teachers across this country prepare for. Many only take one math course in college.” In 2007, Ray partnered with the Mid-America Union Office of Education to launch the Summer Mathematics Workshop for teachers in Adventist schools across Mid-America. Funding from the Brookhill Foundation and a partnership with the North American Division Office of Education in 2009 opened up two sessions of the workshop, “Numbers, Operations and Elementary Algebra”

to teachers from Adventist schools across North America and from Lincoln’s 20 private elementary and high schools. Thanks to additional funding by the Brookhill Foundation, Union added a new workshop this summer: “Geometry and Measurement,” for teachers who have already attended the other workshop. Both courses give teachers two units of continuing education college credit. Each session uses attendees’ teaching skills to help each other learn. Divided into small groups comprised of high school, middle school and elementary teachers, each prepares lessons as a team and then presents their lessons to the whole class. “The teachers really like it,” said Ray. “The elementary teachers learn a lot from the high school teachers and the high school teachers better understand what elementary teachers face in the classroom.” “I used what I learned in all the

grades that I teach, from kindergarten through ninth grade,” said Allayne Martsching, a workshop attendee who has taught in elementary schools for 38 years. “The methods we used helped a lot of students grasp concepts they had never understood before, such as fractions. The graphs and visual examples also helped them comprehend word problems.” Ray believes the teamwork in the workshops also impacts the educational experience for students in the classroom. “It gives coherence to the curriculum all the way through twelfth grade when the academy teachers know what is taught in the lower grades and the lower grade teachers understand how to prepare students for the upper grades,” he said. For more information about Summer Mathematics Workshops, go to Ryan Teller is director of public relations for Union College.

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Child Care

Christian Way



hawnee Mission Medical Center (SMMC) aims to recognize the inherent value and unique contribution of each individual. This goal, in combination with the hospital’s mission of “improving health through Christian service” extends not only to associates but also to their children. For children of SMMC associates, the Child Care Center (CCC) offers quality care and skill development. The CCC is committed to developing the whole child—socially, emotionally, mentally, spiritually, academically and physically. Students are educated in math, science, social studies, communication, literacy, health and safety. Through a Christian curriculum based on age, the 550 children who attend the center are taught fundamental principles of Christianity, which are then integrated into more basic school subjects. These fundamentals include compassion, respect and caring for others. The students, who range in age from six weeks to 12 years, also learn Bible stories, which are then applied to daily life. “When we read the story about Jesus and the storm to the children, we use it to teach them that when they are fearful, Jesus will protect them,” said Candy Seltman, director of the CCC and recipient of SMMC’s 2009 Leader of the Year award. Before all meals and snacks, the children say a prayer. In addition to traditional prayers taught to the kids, the classes pray for specific needs and worries identified by the children themselves. “These prayers help them know about Jesus and the Heavenly Father,” Seltman elaborated. “This is a way we show them that He cares for them.” Many parents also embrace this aspect of the center and integrate the prayers students learn at the center into their home life. The Christian curriculum incorporated into the school teaches students to not only respect and care for others, as Jesus did, but to also do the same for themselves—including their health.

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Results from the 2007-2008 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey show obesity in children has increased dramatically in recent years. A nutritional focus is integrated into the curriculum through physical education and music classes. “In PE, the students focus on physical fitness and movement,” said Seltman. “In music class, they are taught songs to encourage healthy eating habits.” The center uses a program designed by the University of California, Davis, called Harvest of the Month Club. This program highlights different fruits and vegetables and the health benefits they provide. The teachers at the CCC then develop activities and lessons about eating the emphasized foods. Through these programs and the many others offered, the CCC exemplifies its mission statement: to provide children quality early childhood Christian education in a safe and nurturing environment. “My main goal is to meet the needs of the hospital and be service-minded for the parents and children we serve,” said Seltman. “Our staff is committed to the whole mission of SMMC.” The Child Care Center is in the process of expanding, currently building a new classroom. It will be a multipurpose physical education room during the school year and a classroom during the summer. This addition raises the capacity of the center to 290 children at any given time. Seltman would like to improve the playground in the future. “I feel very blessed to have my children attend Shawnee Mission Medical Center’s Child Care Center,” said Cari Wilson. “As an employee and a parent, the Child Care Center enriches my family’s life with positive Christian values and a loving nurturing environment shared with the families and children every day.” Seltman readily admits that the success of the Child Care Center is a result of everyone at SMMC. “It’s not me, it’s us,” said Seltman. “God deserves all the praise, and that is what we strive to teach the children.”


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PJ and his adoptive mother found hope and compassion in the loving hands of the Parker Adventist Hospital team.



Angel Patient

J Snyder hates needles. In fact, he hates anything to do with hospitals—though he seems to end up there a lot. PJ was born with scoliosis and Angelman Syndrome, a neuro-genetic disorder that has left him nonverbal and developmentally delayed. So when he was faced with an upcoming surgery to address his back pain, the fact that his surgeon had passed away created a new stress—finding a new one. “The kid fights a Bandaid,” says his mom, Cindy Snyder. “He hates anything to do with hospitals, so he has to be kept in restraints. That’s the PJ the hospital workers see. But the real PJ is so fun. He’s very active and he has a great personality.” Snyder first met PJ, now 23, when he was eight. She was his teacher and he was living with foster parents. Snyder fell in love and adopted him. The search for a new surgeon wasn’t simple. Because PJ’s medical care is paid by Medicaid, government insurance for the disabled, only one orthopedic surgeon opened his arms to PJ. “A lot of surgeons have closed their doors to these patients, but PJ was a godsend to our practice,” says Dr. Scott Stanley, who specializes in complex spine cases. “He’s the reason why you go to medical school.” When PJ’s hospital refused to do the surgery due to his in-

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surance, Parker Adventist Hospital stepped in. But Snyder was anxious. Hospitalizations were never easy—on PJ or herself. She prayed for someone to see her son not as a difficult back patient who couldn’t talk and had to be kept in restraints but as a fun-loving boy who loves to travel, swim and laugh. She found that at Parker Adventist Hospital. Before PJ was admitted, a hospital team asked to meet PJ to find out more about him. When they learned he liked mocha-flavored Ensure and that he likes to watch DVDs, both were specially ordered and on hand when PJ was admitted. After PJ’s surgery, when he was at his worst, his night nurse in the ICU sat with him to watch a home video. “He comes in and he’s not his normal self, but how would I know that without understanding the real PJ?” says Kim Roth, R.N. “I got to see the joy on his face. By getting to know PJ better, I was able to be a better nurse.” Thanks to the Parker Adventist Hospital team, PJ’s surgery was successful and he’s now focused on brighter days, like walking in his sixth Angelman Syndrome Walk-A-Thon— and a summer filled with swimming.


This article was submitted by Stephen King, senior vice president for mission and ministry for Colorado’s Adventist hospitals, and written by CMBell Company.

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Information Farewell Baird, Rose, b. April 19, 1919, in Glenham, SD, d. April 3, 2010, in Mobridge, SD. Member of Mobridge Church. Preceded in death by husband, Harold. Survived by sisters-in-law, Evylen and Betty Merkel.

Beezley, Desa Jean, b. Feb. 10, 1924, in Ames, IA, d. Feb. 10, 2009, in Owensboro, IN. Member of Springfield Church. Survived by daughter, Docia Peveler; son, Derek Williams; one grandchild; and one great-grandchild.

Brumfield, William Raymond, b.   May 4, 1921, in Pierce, CO,  d.  Feb. 13, 2010, in Denver. Member of Lifesource Adventist Fellowship in Denver.   Served in WWII and alumnus of Campion Academy and Union College. Preceded in death by wife of 61 yrs., Olivet Atwood; and son, John William. Survived by daughter, RaeNell Mittleider; and two granddaughters.

Ebrite, Erma Irene, b. June 13, 1924, in Fort Scott, KS, d. March 11, 2010, in Mountain Home, AR. Member of Springfield Church. Survived by husband, R.J.; brother, Max Simmons; sis-

ters, Lorene Lipka and Gracie Ellegood.

Flemmer, Leah, b. March 20, 1917, d. March 8, 2010. Member of Village Church, in Walla Walla, WA. Preceded in death by husband, Friedrich. Survived by sons, Clarence, Elmer and Harry; daughters, Hilda McClure, Lorraine Ferguson, Gladys Barnes, Sharon Welch, and Elsie and Karen Flemmer; 10 grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren.

Gifford, LaVerne (Fran) Funfar, b. July 28, 1926, near Cleveland, ND, d. April 17, 2010 in Lincoln, NE. Member of College View Church. Survived by daughter, Linda Millican; sisters Marilyn McArthur and Bonnie Daniel; brothers, Ronald, Darrell and Roger Lang; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Editor’s Note: In April’s edition, we unfortunately listed Herbert Holt’s wife, Dodie, as she “preceded him in death.” Nothing could be further from the truth. She is alive and well. We apologize profusely for any confusion and complication this may have caused.

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Lang, Maxine, d. May 15, 1924, in Bentley, ND, d. April 13, 2010, in Jamestown, ND. Member of Jamestown Church. Survived by husband, Elroy; and sister, Lucille Johnstowon.

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Nusser, Offie Lewis, b. Feb. 22, 1935, d. April 5, 2010, in Spanish Fork Canyon, UT. Member of Pueblo First Church. Survived by wife, Maivs; daughter, Sue Nusser, Lori Dunn and Taunya Gutierrez; step-daughter, Tammy Starr; sons, Guy, Jay and Frank; step-sons, Tim and Todd Dull; 20 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Varnum, Dorothy Leon, b. Jan. 11, 1907, d. April 3, 2010, in Marshalltown, IA. Member of Marshalltown Church. Survived by daughter, Harriet Bos; one

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