Before long, Plohocky realized that it was getting increasingly difficult to keep up with Winget and his kayak was feeling very heavy. Winget looked back and noticed the rear of the kayak was sinking. The kayak’s drain hole was sucking in water. Plohocky was paddling with over 100 pounds of water in his boat!
“[This year] has been a memorable year for the family of Blue Mountain Academy,” says Sanghae Kim, Bible teacher and pastor of the Blue Mountain Academy (BMA) church. “Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the school closed as it was finishing a Week of Prayer.
The new Mission and Evangelism Center will feature an efficient office space layout with individual offices, conference rooms for pastor, teacher, committee and board meetings, something that must take place off-site at the current location.
This year has been a year to remember, beginning with the presidential impeachment trials and political party lines being drawn. Next came the COVID-19 pandemic, social isolation, border closings and the resulting economic crisis around the world.
“Believing in the Lord was one thing; getting to know Him though has been life-changing,” shares Amanda Stevens. “I am not the same person that I was even three months ago. I have yielded my life fully to Jesus. And I love Him."
Suzanne recalls the first time the two met, “I was twelve and he was thirteen when he and his father came to the plumbing shop where I answered phones on Sundays. After buying some fittings, they left and he winked at me with those beautiful powder blue eyes.”
Praise God for Seventh-day Adventist Education! During the COVID-19 crisis, I have seen our teachers rise to the challenge, ensuring that students have a safe online destination where they are continuing their classes and developing their relationship with Jesus.
Pam Scheib began her Pathfinder and Adventurer ministry in 1999 when she said, “I do” to her husband, Michael. Since then, she has served as a Pathfinder club staff member, club director and area coordinator, to ultimately becoming the Pennsylvania Conference Pathfinder and Adventurer Ministries director in 2010.