Summer youth L.E. program finishes strong » According to Joe Martin, RMC student literature evangelism leader, this summer’s group of students is one of the best he has had the privilege to work with. The L.E. team finished up their work in Pueblo this week, and celebrated the baptism of Ania Hansen, one of the students in the program who recently graduated from Campion Academy.
Elissa Kido to speak at Vista Ridge Academy » Elissa Kido, a lead researcher with the four-year CognitiveGenesis study of Adventist education, will present at Vista Ridge Academy on Sunday, Aug. 11, at 12:00 p.m. There is an amazing story told through this empirical research about how God has blessed our schools! I would encourage all to attend this incredible presentation. Deborah Treviño, Vista Ridge Academy principal, shares more about Dr. Kido and the research that has been done.
US. News and World Report ranks Porter Adventist Hospital in the top three hospitals in Colorado » Use the following link to read how Porter Adventist Hospital has been named one of the top three in Colorado. Congratulations to Randy Haffner, Porter’s CEO, and his team for this high honor! Click to read the report.
General Conference leadership to converge in Montrose, Colo. » On Aug. 17, Elder Ted N.C. Wilson, president of the Seventh-day Adventist world church, and many of the world church leaders, will hold a special Sabbath convocation. This jam-packed day will begin at 9:00 a.m. and end at 3:30 p.m. Elder Wilson will give the Sabbath sermon, you will hear amazing reports from around the world, and from Elder Bob Lemon and Elder G.T. Ng, treasurer and secretary of the world church respectively. Also present and participating in the program will be Lowell Cooper, Gary Krause, Ella Simmons, Mike Ryan, Ben Schoun, David Trimm and RMC leaders. This event will take place at the Crossroads Victory Church, 515 S. Hillcrest Drive, Montrose, Colo. All are invited to attend this special Sabbath.
Gunnison (Colo.) Church begins a Hispanic ministry » I received an amazing story from Karyl Krieger about Lazaro and his conversion and passion to begin a Spanish-speaking ministry in Gunnison, Colo. You will be blessed as you read this story.
Excitement builds for Aug. 1 Grand Opening of Castle Rock Adventist Hospital » Todd Folkenberg, CEO, and his leadership team have been hard at work getting ready for the opening of the new Adventist hospital in Castle Rock, Colo. On July 14, an open house took place on the hospital campus with more than 7,000 people attending from the community. Use this link to see the Channel 9 report of the July 14 open house.
In addition to the open house, the hospital’s new chaplain, David Martinez (left), held a special “Dedication of Hands” service in preparation for the staff to extend the “Healing Ministry of Christ.”
World church votes a consensus statement in their continued study of women’s ordination » This week, a General Conference study committee, working on a theology of ordination and how it relates the ordination of women to the gospel ministry, took an action on a consensus statement about ordination. Below are two links; the first is an article written by Mark Kellner of the Adventist Review about the meeting and the presentations made, and the second is a report on the consensus vote with a link to the document.
I would encourage each one to read the progress the committee is making in this very important study.
Adventist Review Article
Littleton Adventist Hospital honored as one of Colorado’s best by Colorado Parent magazine » Again, one of our hospitals is in the news for their service to the community. Readers of Colorado Parent magazine voted Littleton Adventist Hospital one of the top five family favorite hospitals.
Praise the Lord for the wonderful work our hospitals are doing in our communities. Read more about this honor.
On the road » We had a wonderful week at Wyoming Camp Meeting last week. The Awaken Wyoming initiative continues to move forward as the group there raised more than $15,000 for evangelism in Wyoming. Another highlight of the week was the baptisms Sabbath afternoon of Benjamin and Sara Mills a brother and sister from Gillette, Wyo. Gordon Henderson, a retired pastor, officiated.
This weekend, we are headed to Campion Academy for the N.E. Camp Meeting this weekend with guest speaker Dick Duerksen from Maranatha Volunteers International. I look forward to being with our wonderful church members there.
Happy Sabbath everyone!
Elder Gary Thurber
Rocky Mountain Conference president
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