Let's Help Nepal! » Are you heartbroken over the earthquake
devastation in Nepal? You can help the relief efforts. David Kennedy, pastor of the Newday Seventh-day Adventist Church, Parker, CO says that "fortunately we have two major partners on the ground serving the people most affected by Saturday's earthquake. World Vision has created a website for us, and has asked us to raise $5,000. Centura's Global Health Initiatives is collecting money for Scheer Memorial Hospital, the Adventist hospital [Newday] supported last year to provide surgeries for women." Pastor Kennedy assisted the GHI team during their Nepal medical mission in February/March.
Donations can also be sent through a special emergency collection by ADRA. [Photo: David Kennedy]
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Global Health Initiatives, the Centura Health medical mission program started in 2005, has been bringing health care services to Nepal since 2006. We have a partner hospital in the town of Banepa which is located just east of the
Global Health Initiatives and Centura Health Sending Relief to Sister Hospital in Nepal » The devastation of the 7.8 magnitude earthquake in Nepal has been staggering and the death toll continues to grow to almost 6,000. We send our prayers to the families and communities impacted as they face rebuilding their lives.
Kathmandu Valley and for the past 10 years, Global Health Initiatives has collaborated with Scheer Memorial Hospital
to provide health care to the most vulnerable populations. [more]
Attend a Town Hall Near You » The
leadership of Rocky Mountain Conference invites you to attend one of the Town Hall meetings taking place around the conference beginning this weekend.
"We are looking forward," states Ed Barnett, conference president, "to meeting with all our brothers and sisters from all over the Rocky Mountain Conference. I praise God for the wonderful church family that we have in this conference." See sidebar for schedule with dates and times.
Two-in-a-Row Film Awards for Dick Stenbakken
Support Student Aid at Campion » Following on the success of The Dorchester Story last year in the Houston International FilmFest, this year Dick Stenbakken's In Flanders Fields TV-production took a Bronze Award in the Historical Information category. Stenbakken's film is a first-person presentation as John McCrae, the Canadian physician who wrote the World War I poem, In Flanders Fields.
Established in 1961, the Houston International FilmFest is one of the largest venues for independent filmmakers. "it is amazing to have won at all," says Stenbakken. "But to have had two back-to-back awards is truly an honor. And while these programs were very spiritually oriented, they won in secular categories, making the recognition even more meaningful."
Last year Dick Stenbakken's portrayal of The Dorchester Story about four Army chaplains who gave their live vests to four soldiers in order that those soldiers might survive the sinking Dorchester, won a Silver Award in the TV Series-Documentary category. The story is portrayed as a first-person survivor who got one of those life vests and tells of his experiences during the panic and disaster as the Dorchester went down in the north Atlantic.
Both recognitions were given as Remi Awards in honor of the creative western artist, Frederic Remington. Entrants into this phase of the film festival need to show consistent and clear creativity in multiple phases of production and presentation. "It is a challenge to even be accepted into the competition," according to Stenbakken. [more]
Mile High Academy Eyes Virtual Technology Tools for
Science Education » In an effort to keep our students at the forefront of education and technology, we encourage our teachers to explore new and exciting innovations in areas that
would benefit their classrooms and their students.
A month ago, the company in charge of ZSpace technology for educators contacted Mrs. Lisa Venteicher about new learning tools available for the classroom. She joined an informative session provided for educators at the Denver Aquarium in downtown Denver on April 23.
The new ZSpace technology began as a tool for teachers in the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) fields of education. The programs and application allow students to have a virtual experience within different fields of study. With lessons that encompass dissection, building circuits, gravity, tests for acceleration, etc., the student is placed within a lab environment without leaving their classroom.
"I know my students would love it, have fun with it, but also learn from it. It is a tool that would initially be a big money investment, but would eventually cut down on lab costs and expenses," says Mrs. Venteicher who sees the uses of this technology from all sides -- student and teacher. An interview with Mrs. Venteicher was aired by Denver's FOX 31.
"I also feel that the way technology is continuing to grow and advance, this is a relevant tool to help students learn and apply current technology that they would use within the STEM fields."
It appears there would be plenty of uses for this technology in Mrs. Venteicher's classroom, though this technology is not currently in use at Mile High. [more]
Littleton Church Holds Children's Rally » Children from the Littleton Church will lead worship and do service projects on Sabbath, May 2 during their Children's Rally, an annual event featuring kids in ministry.
Beginning at 10 a.m., they will rotate through stations that include crafts, spiritual precepts and games based on the theme, "Friendship with God and Others".
During the worship hour, the children will present short teachings, music, drama and puppetry.
"What fun it is to have a spiritually enriching day for kids," enthuses Linda Aalborg, children's leader at Littleton Church. "They can know that serving and leading the church is the best Sabbath they could ever have."
Afternoon outreach will follow the potluck lunch and be filled with outreach ministry for ages 4-14, concluding around 5 p.m. All who value children and families are invited to experience this rally.
Loveland Cougars are First-Place Achievers » The fourth annual Pathfinder Bible Experience (PBE) Finals saw 128 teams from all over the North American Division converging at Southwestern Adventist University in Keene, Texas on April 18.
Ninety-two of those teams achieved a first-place rating with the Rocky Mountain Conference Loveland Cougars achieving that status.
Led by Harley Freeman, Pathfinder director, and Phyllis Zimmerman, PBE coach, they studied night and day,
memorizing the whole book of Matthew.
"We weren’t surprised because they were at the top all the way through," says Chris Hill, RMC Pathfinder Coordinator.
"We all knew they would achieve first place."
This dedicated Pathfinder club has set the standard high for other clubs in the Rocky Mountain Conference.
All About Jesus Revival Seminar in Loveland » If you'd like to develop or deepen a friendship with Jesus, you're invited to the Loveland Seventh-day Adventist church, May 1-11. The All About Jesus revival seminar is a set of 13 meetings focused on Jesus and how to know Him as Savior, Lord and Friend.
Presented by Dale and Cathy McCluskey the seminar will concentrate on how a personal relationship with Jesus is the sum and substance of the Christian life.
The organizers say that the meetings will offer “tangible, practical, plain-English suggestions on how to develop or deepen a meaningful friendship with Jesus.”
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Knowing Christ and Making Him Fully Known
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