Jim Minty, teacher at Shenandoah Valley Adventist Elementary School, was presented with a national award on Tuesday, May 14. Minty is among 10 teachers selected this spring by the Alumni Awards Foundation (AAF) to receive a 2013 Excellence in Teaching Award. The award ceremony was held at 6 pm at 115 Bindery Road, New Market, Va. The award includes a medallion and $2,000 gift sponsored by Andrews University.
Potomac Conference’s Southern Asian Seventh-day-Adventist Church (Silver Spring, Md.) celebrated 25 years of ministry, March 10. The weekend celebration began on Friday evening with Raj Kumar Attiken, President of the Ohio Conference as the vespers speaker. On Sabbath, a special Sabbath School program panel was convened by Gladwin Mathews. Church Service was punctuated by the colorful regalia of a parade of ethnic diversity with each of the many states of India being represented by individuals dressed in their customary ethnic apparel.