19 January 2023 |
Midland Adventist Academy Bus Erupts into Flames en Route to Basketball Game
All students and the bus driver are safe after Midland Adventist Academy’s (Shawnee, Kansas) bus unexpectedly erupted into flames while heading to a basketball tournament at Christ The King Catholic Church. Midland Adventist Academy posted a statement on their website saying: “We are extremely thankful for God’s protection, a quick acting, professional bus driver, and immediately obedient students. We lost our bus to fire yesterday afternoon (Jan. 17), but everyone is safe! The God of angel armies is always by our side!” See drone footage of the fire at the KMBC News site.
Southern Adventist University’s Archaeology Museum to Feature Artifacts from Ancient Israel
A new exhibition titled “Peace and War: The Assyrian Conquest of Lachish” will open on January 30 in the Lynn H. Wood Archaeology Museum on Southern Adventist University’s campus. View significant seal impressions from King Hezekiah, the prophet Isaiah, and biblical nobles; stroll by a house overlooking Lachish; and study an artistic display commissioned by the Assyrian king Sennacherib celebrating his victory over the royal city. Read more details about the exhibit here.
AdventHealth President Dr. Edwin I. Hernández to Transition to Louisville Institute
Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary (LPTS), in partnership with Louisville Institute (LI), has named Edwin I. Hernández, Ph.D., president of AdventHealth University (Orlando, Florida), as the new Executive Director of Louisville Institute. Hernández, who also serves as faculty affiliate and director at the Project for the Study of Latino Religion, Center for the Study of Religion and Society at the University of Notre Dame, will begin work at Louisville Institute on June 1, 2023. Read full press release here.
Fire Causes Partial Collapse at Eastside SDA Church in St. Paul, Minnesota
Crews were dispatched to a reported church fire on the 1000 block of Minnehaha Ave. E just after 9 p.m. on Tuesday. They arrived to find heavy smoke and flames leaping from the second story of the Eastside Seventh-day Adventist Church. More than 50 firefighters from nine companies responded to the church fire, and were on the scene for four and a half hours. The St. Paul Department of Safety Inspections was called in to assess what is described as a partial collapse of the building. Watch KARE11 News with more details here.
Adventist Health Kern County Receives State Inspection Due to Anonymous Complaint
Recent changes to the cardiothoracic surgery program at Adventist Health Kern County got a bumpy reception this week after an anonymous complaint prompted what may have been the division’s first surprise visit from a state inspector. The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) said by email late Friday afternoon that the hospital remains licensed to perform cardiac surgeries. The agency said it cannot comment further until its investigation is complete and findings are issued to the facility. County officials had a different understanding, saying by email that CDPH informed the Kern County Public Health Services Department that the complaint was determined to be unfounded. Read more at Bakersfield News.