Story by Valerie Morikone
You cannot watch today’s news for more than a few minutes before coming to the conclusion that we, as human beings, do not show much love for each other. Not only here in the U.S., but around the world we see turmoil and strife on a very grand scale,” says Larry Murphy, pastor of the Weirton and Wheeling (W.Va.) churches, and Adventist Community Services (ACS) director for the Mountain View Conference.
Story by Bryant Smith
Sim Fryson, an Allegheny West Conference Shiloh church member in Huntington, W.Va., recently experienced a miracle driving on a busy highway in Charleston, W.Va. He saw a woman standing on the side of the road with a baby in her arms, frantically trying to flag someone down. Fryson stopped, saw that the child was not breathing and administered CPR. Thanks to his quick action, the child survived.
The police department in Fryson’s hometown of Charleston honored him, and the local TV station ran the story, naming him a “Hometown Hero.” When presented with an award, Fryson responded, “The Lord blessed me to be at the right place at the right time, so I give Him all the credit for that.”
Story by V. Michelle Bernad
What might Ellen White, one of the founders of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, say to addicts today? Cheri Peters, founder of True Step Ministries, recently edited White’s classic book Steps to Christ with what she thinks is the answer to that question. “It’s crazy that nobody has done it before,” says Peters, who aimed to update the book into modern language and added specific recovery jargon to the text.
For 60 years WGTS 91.9 has served Washington, D.C., and shared Christ. See a timeline of their history here.
WGTS is the first non-commercial radio station to start operating in the Washington, D.C., area.
The station’s power increases from 10 watts to 10,000 watts, and another power increase is completed in the mid-1960s.
WGTS is the first non-commercial radio station to broadcast in stereo in Washington, D.C.
Don Martin, WAU alumnus and current board member, becomes the first full-time manager of the station.
The station starts broadcasting 18 hours a day.
Story by WGTS Staff
On May 8, 1957, in the basement of the men’s dormitory on the campus of then Washington Missionary College, WGTS 91.9 started broadcasting on a 10-watt transmitter, covering a scant square mile in Takoma Park, Md.
The call letters—WGTS—echoed the college’s motto “Gateway to Service.”
Historia de Personal de WGTS
El 8 de mayo de 1957, en el sótano del hogar de varones en el campus del entonces Colegio Misionero de Washington, WGTS 91.9 comenzó a emitir en un transmisor de 10 vatios, cubriendo apenas una milla cuadrada en Takoma Park, Md.
Las letras—WGTS—se hicieron eco del lema de la universidad “Gateway to Service”.
Story by V. Michelle Bernard
In 2016 conferences within the Columbia Union territory started 50 new church plants, the most in the North American Division (NAD) that year. To make this possible, the union provided $67,500, and solicited $250,000 from the NAD and General Conference, reports Frank Bondurant, vice president for Ministries Development.