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The Columbia Union Conference coordinates the Seventh-day Adventist Church’s work in the Mid-Atlantic United States, where 145,000 members worship in 800 congregations. We provide administrative support to eight conferences, two healthcare networks, 81 elementary and secondary schools, a liberal arts university, a health sciences college, a dozen community services centers, six book and health food stores and a radio station.

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God is love, power, and splendor—and God is a mystery. His ways are far beyond us, but He still reaches out to us. God is infinite yet intimate, three yet one,
all-knowing yet all-forgiving.

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Editorial by Joe Navarro / Image by Geralt on Pixabay

As I arrived at the La Esperanza Spanish church (The Church of Hope) in Union City, N.J., one Friday evening for a youth program, the first elder introduced me to Carlos Saltos. He greeted me very kindly and directly said to me, “I’ve been looking for you, Pastor. I need to tell you something that has happened in my life.”

I took him to my office and said, “I’m listening.” Here is the story he shared with me:

Story by Elizabeth Long

Kettering Adventist HealthCare's Southview Medical Center is adding two large operating rooms (ORs) to accommodate increased surgery volume and allow for different kinds of surgeries.

Each operating room will be 700 square feet and will allow a variety of surgeries, including orthopedic, women’s health and general.

To make room for the new ORs, 5,000 square feet will be added to Southview, which will involve pushing out a wall. The project will cost approximately $8 million and is expected to be completed in April 2020.