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The first week of October, RMC President Ed Barnett took a three-day journey to visit the Rocky Mountain Conference schools. His desire to personally visit every school and talk with the students and teachers was partially fulfilled as he and vice president for Education, Lonnie Hetterle, spent three days and covered more than 1100 miles while visiting schools on the western slope, in southern Colorado and in northern New Mexico. They were also able to visit La Vida Mission south of Farmington, New Mexico.
Leaving early on a Tuesday morning, Barneet and Hetterle were able to visit our schools at Glenwood Springs, Grand Junction, and Delta before driving spending the night in Cortez. The second day out, they visited the schools in Cortez, La Vida Mission, Farmington, and Durango. Their last day began in Alamosa and continued across the mountain in Pueblo, Canon City, and Colorado Springs before finally heading home to Denver.
At each school Barnett was able to share a wonderful story about a “flying kitty” and Hetterle did some “new math” that made the students (and even a few teachers) really think. “It was so encouraging to see the dedication of the teachers and experience the happy and safe environment for the students. Their friendliness and ready smiles gave evidence of the wonderful schools and teachers that we are so very blessed to have in our conference”, said Barnett.
“We are still working on syncing our calendars so we can visit our schools in Northern Colorado and Wyoming in the near future”, said Hetterle. He went on to say what a pleasure it was to see the president of the conference bonding with the children and staff of our schools. Their visits were not only enjoyed by the president, but the students and staff seemed to have fun as they visited on a more personal basis.
Principal May Oles reported, “It was so nice to have the president of the conference on our campus and for him to be able to interact with our students and our staff. It meant a lot that he would take the time to show he really cares about Adventist education in our conference."
[RMCNews with Lonnie Hetterle]