New Principal for Mile High Academy » The Mile High Academy Board, in Denver, Colo., has asked Kase Vunileva to be the new principal. She replaces Brent Baldwin, who has accepted a call to Collegedale Academy in Collegedale, Tenn. Kase (rhymes with "Aussie") comes to Mile High Academy with a wealth of education leadership experience. Most recently, she served as vice principal of Ozark Academy in Gentry, Ark. Kase's passion is to lead with a strong spiritual and academic program. She has already met with the Mile High Academy faculty and staff, and Kase is excited to begin her ministry there. Kase's husband, Paul, has served as a teacher, chaplain, youth pastor, and senior pastor in the Arkansas-Louisiana Conference. The Vunileva family will move to Denver near the end of June. Let's keep them in our prayers as they make this transition.
Volunteers needed this weekend » Our Adventist Community Services Community LIFT is looking for volunteers this Saturday evening and Sunday for a very worthwhile project. Click here to read the ACS announcement requesting volunteers. Hopefully, many of you will be able to come and be a part of this project!
Baptisms celebrated at the Adventist Mission Center in Denver » We received great news from Pastor Gordon Anic this week about some great things that are happening in his district. Under the leadership of lay pastor Allen Hunt, the Adventist Mission Center has been working with neighborhood children for more than two years. As a result, six young people were baptized last Sabbath at the church. Let’s pray for these young people as they begin their life of service for His church!
On the road » This past Sabbath, Diane and I greatly enjoyed our time at the Western Slope Camp Meeting in Montrose, Colo. There was wonderful music, inspirational messages from Joseph Kidder of Andrews University, and a sweet spirit as we gathered together. With tears in their eyes, many recommitted their lives to Jesus when Pastor Kidder extended the invitation to the congregation. Some made courageous decisions!
This weekend, Diane and I will head different directions on Sabbath morning. Diane will travel to the Cañon City (Colo.) Church, as will Jerene and Eric Nelson, to worship and then attend an afternoon memorial celebration of Beth Robinson’s life, a humble servant of God and the mother of Judy Schwarz, wife of Steve Schwarz, our pastor in that district. I am headed to the True Life Community Company in Littleton, Colo., to worship with Pastor Bob Reynolds and the group there. In the afternoon, Diane and I will return to the Denver South (Colo.) Church for the Metro Town Hall, which begins at 6:30 p.m.
Wherever you are worshipping tomorrow, I pray you will have a restful, inspiring, encouraging, and gracious experience with your church family and your Savior.
Pastor Gary Thurber, President
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