News Briefs for August 16, 2019
News reports from Hermiston, Oregon; Loma Linda University School of Nursing; Oshkosh Pathfinder Camporee; Oakwood University Department of Nutrition and Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia’s Army Of Youth:
According to the East Oregonian, the region’s Hermiston Seventh-day Adventist Church is about to be rebuilt about a year after it was destroyed by fire. The remains of the old structure will be torn down, with the demolition starting in two to three weeks. A slightly larger, more modern building will then be constructed over eight to ten months.
According to the Loma Linda University Health Facebook page, the Loma Linda University School of Nursing has been awarded a four-year, $2.6-million grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The funds are intended to help grow the number of advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs) in California’s Inland Empire.
The Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) is at the Oshkosh Pathfinder Camporee in Wisconsin this week. ADRA’s booth is in Hangar C at Booth 1308. The organization is giving away Humanitarian Pins to Pathfinders who help advocate for #EveryChildEverywhere to have education. More info about the Humanitarian Pin adventure is available here.
Sherine Brown-Fraser, the chair of Oakwood University’s Department of Nutrition, will be presenting at the 2019 Conscience and Justice Council Convention, September 26-29 in Atlanta, Georgia. The title of her breakout session is “Health Disparities: The Impact Of Food Deserts.”
Hundreds of young people from across Asia and beyond attended the annual Army Of Youth congress in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia last weekend. The August 8-12 Adventist event featured speakers from all around the world, as well as acclaimed Adventist soloist Wintley Phipps. All of the main hall talks were presented in English and Mandarin simultaneously. AOY was held at WISMA MCA, a conference and office facility in the city center. The grassroots event was organized by young Adventist volunteers.