Briefs of November 10, 2022

Reporting from Loma Linda University, Southwestern Adventist University, ADRA, Villa Aurora Institute and AdventHealth.

Loma Linda University Sponsors Red Bull Motocross Racing Team

According to a Facebook post from Loma Linda University: Motorsport group KTM North America has named Loma Linda University Health as an official sponsor of the Red Bull KTM Factory Racing Team for 2023 to promote overall physical and mental health benefits.

“Our two organizations represent excellence in our respective industries and a shared passion for the sport of motocross,” said Trevor Wright, FACHE, CEO of Loma Linda University Health Hospitals. “As KTM’s health partner, we look forward to working together to promote health, safety and well-being within our community.” More about the announcement: https://bit.ly/3Nypa6m.

Southwestern Adventist University singers perform at Westminster Abbey

According to NAD News: From August 11-18, 2022, the British band and composer Philip W. Stopford have been invited to perform at Westminster Abbey, Quarr Abbey on the Isle of Wight and Portsmouth Cathedral. Between performances, the musicians visited Windsor, Oxford and London, where they immersed themselves in the country’s rich traditions, history and culture.

“Opportunity of a lifetime”, “A breathtaking experience”, “The best week of my life”, “Unforgettable memories”, “An experience beyond my wildest dreams”, “My most precious,” “once-in-a-lifetime experience,” and “highlight of my college years” are just some of the remarks by members of the University Singers of Southwestern Adventist University after their recent concert tour at UK.

ADRA helps displaced families in El Salvador after Tropical Storm Julia

According to ANN: Although downgraded from a Category 1 hurricane to a tropical storm, Julia tore through Central America when it made landfall on October 9. It hit the region, triggering deadly floods and landslides, killing at least 54 people and leaving thousands homeless, according to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA).

Local authorities in El Salvador have declared a 15-day state of emergency to facilitate response and recovery operations. ADRA’s country office in El Salvador has already launched its National Emergency Management Plan (NEMP) to mobilize immediate relief.

Italian Adventist Institution “Villa Aurora” Celebrates 80th Anniversary

According to EUD News: The “Villa Aurora” Adventist Institute (IACB) celebrated its 80 years of presence in the Florence region with an exhibition tracing its history. Today, this exhibition has gone virtual. You can access the rooms of the historic building online, consult the panels of the exhibition and find information, videos and documents concerning the history of the Adventist Institute, from its beginnings to the present day. Click on here to access the virtual exhibition.

AdventHealth Sponsors Pig on the Pond Community Festival

AdventHealth recently sponsored a local community fundraiser with a mission to “provide scholarships to local students.” The sponsorship was seen as controversial by some Adventists who wrote letters to the conference, expressing concern over Sabbath day events, as well as pig racing, live music, carnival rides and rampant consumerism. pork. Advent Messenger included many of these objections in their October 24, 2022 article.

The official event page reports that “Pig on the Pond Festival presented by AdventHealth and the City of Clermont has provided more than $400,000 in scholarships to deserving students in South Lake County, thanks to a supportive community – through a fun three-day event which has made Clermont a regional, festival destination.


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