News Briefs for July 15, 2021
News reports from Tanzania’s Mtoto Africa Week, Wendy’s, a media-driven Tanzanian evangelistic success, Southern Adventist University and Loma Linda University Health:
From AT Tanzania correspondent, Tyson Jacob:
Adventist children in the Tanzanian district of Arusha joined the region’s Mtoto Africa (African Child) Week celebrations last month. On June 16, about 2,000 children from Adventist churches across the district joined forces to celebrate. Mtoto Africa is observed each year to remember the 16 June 1976 protests of students in South Africa that spoke up against inferior education and conditions under apartheid. This year the Adventist school students took part in a choir that performed at Tanzania’s World Vision headquarters on June 14. In addition, Gidiqusberg Askwari Hilonga (one of the students) preached.
According to the QSR website, fast food chain Wendy’s is debuting a Spicy Black Bean Burger that VP of culinary innovation John Li describes as “not your parents’ or your grandparents’ black bean burger.” The burger is being tested in Columbus, Pittsburgh and Jacksonville. Wendy’s ranks the spice level of the new burger at a 6.
From ANN: Over 28,000 people sealed their acceptance of the Adventist message with a spectacular baptism in Tanzania following a three-week evangelistic campaign. The message was broadcast live from the city of Dodoma at Kizota Adventist Church and relayed to more than 3,000 sites across the country. This success was a result of a partnership between Hope Channel Tanzania and Morning Star Radio, and a purposeful use of social media in evangelism. The theme of the campaign was “Shangwe katika njia yake,” a Kiswahili phrase that means “Joy in his way.’’
From a Southern Adventist University press release: Southern Adventist University’s baccalaureate program in Health Services and Senior Living, housed in the School of Business, received Health Services Executive (HSE) accreditation in June and is currently the only program of its kind in Tennessee.
In 1995, Southern became the first university to receive accreditation from the National Association of Long Term Care Administrator Boards (NAB) for this type of baccalaureate program. Since then, Southern’s Health Services and Senior Living program (previously known as Long Term Care Administration) has consistently earned accreditation every five years. NAB has now introduced the HSE accreditation, which replaces the program’s previous accreditation and reflects changes in the senior living industry. In addition to long-held standards for education and experience in the skilled nursing or long-term care environment, this accreditation certifies that students gain an understanding and hands-on learning in assisted living, residential care, and independent living, along with home- and community-based services.
From a Loma Linda University Health news release: Loma Linda University Health and flight crews working for the various air medical transport providers have begun training flights to the new heliport on top of the future Adult Hospital tower. The sessions began Friday, June 25, with training for the San Bernardino Sheriff’s Aviation team.
Each of the sessions involves orienting pilots to approved approach and departure paths and practicing landings and takeoffs. Pilots will also be introduced to the new heliport’s safety features, including emergency exit routes, fire extinguisher locations, how to activate the foam fire-fighting system, and the walking route from the heliport to the Emergency Department on the second floor.
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