ALANNA KNAPP APPOINTED TO NAD EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

ALANNA KNAPP APPOINTED TO NAD EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

At the North American Division’s Year End Meetings which take place in the fall of each year, delegates made a unanimous decision to include students attending public universities as part of the division’s highest decision making body.  During a short, but very powerful report given by the Adventist Christian Fellowship President Lucien Nana-Yobo, a PhD student in geology from the University of Houston, Nana-Yobo made an appeal to the body to include public university students in this committee.  One of the delegates from the floor responded to this appeal and made a motion to add 10 new delegates representing public college campuses to the Year End Meetings.  The motion passed. This action follows a similar action which took place previously when students on Adventist college campuses were added to the NAD Executive Committee. Alanna Knapp has extensive experience in public campus ministry.  In 2002, she served CAMPUS as an intern, serving as a missionary at the University of Michigan.  Following her internship she served CAMPUS as an Administrative Assistant and Student Network Coordinator.  She founded and served as the president of a student organization at Michigan Technological University and led the student group during its strongest years of ministry and fellowship.  Now, she is completing her graduate studies at Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo.  With a vast experience in campus ministry, Alanna is an excellent representative of the more than 75% of Adventist young people who do not study on Adventist college campuses. This vote by the North American Division is an enormous stepping stone in the work of public campus ministry for the Seventh-day Adventist Church in North America.
CRAVE

CRAVE

By: Roxanne Dobson

Let me be the first to say that I didn’t think setting up a tent on a 5,200-acre college campus would get us anywhere. Our nightly turnout only confirmed my feelings. But God doesn’t think in numbers, He thinks in relationships and proved me grossly wrong.

Benjamin was a student whose room overlooked the CRAVE tent we had set up on campus for a Christian series meant to attract students to small groups. Despite already being involved in a Christian group on Michigan State University’s campus, he had been praying to find a more devout group of Christians on campus. At around the same time Logan, who was also a part of Benjamin’s first Christian group, was doing Bible studies with an Adventist student at MSU. Then enter Ada, who was invited to CRAVE by an Adventist classmate and is also a part of the same Christian group that Benjamin and Logan are a part of.

On a campus of a little over fifty thousand people, coming into contact with three people from the same Christian group in three different ways is nothing short of divine. God continues to work on our friends’ hearts, as Benjamin and Logan have accepted the Sabbath, Logan has become convicted about the law and the Antichrist, and Ada continues to study the Bible with an Adventist student missionary. Not only that, but some Adventist students have started spending time with their Christian group and a few other people from their Christian group have been to small groups and Friday night vespers. God continues to show His faithfulness by blessing our efforts for Him, by changing both our hearts and theirs through the truth.

Roxanne is a CAMPUS Missionary from Stanford University in California.

Meet Alex Porter

Meet Alex Porter

Name: Alexander Kevin Porter
Hometown: Kalamazoo, MI
Last school attended: Great Lakes Adventist Academy

Hobbies: I like board games, table games, card games, all games. I also enjoy nature walks, taking nature pictures, hanging out with friends, camping, hiking , fishing, swimming, lots of things!
Passions: Showing others the good news I have found in my friend Jesus, and making friends.

Meet Julianna Dunn

Meet Julianna Dunn

Name: Julianna Dunn
Hometown: I was born in Tennessee, but now my home is in Cedar Lake, Michigan
Last school attended: Great Lakes Adventist Academy

Hobbies: I enjoy taking pictures, going for runs in the morning and walks in the evening, learning songs on the piano, and working on projects that involve designing.
Passion: One thing that’s important to me is being genuine in my interactions with people, so I’m really passionate about being honest and transparent; I think that’s the most important aspect of showing someone love/care.

Meet Christian De Los Santos

Meet Christian De Los Santos

Name: Christian De Los Santos
Hometown: Columbus, Ohio (family from the DR)
Last school attended: Hartland College

Hobbies: I really enjoy being out in nature. Whether kayaking down a river, swimming, or rock climbing, exercise and nature are among my favorite things to do.
Passion:  I’m passionate about many things, but helping people and leading them to finding a meaning life in Christ takes precedence.

Meet Roxanne Dobson

Meet Roxanne Dobson

Name: Roxanne Dobson
Hometown: Let’s be honest. I never thought I would end up in Michigan. I was born and grew up on the tropical island of Jamaica, after which my family moved to Florida.
School: Stanford University

Interests: Spending time in nature, learning how to play my newly acquired ukulele and nerding out with a good book
Passions: I’m passionate about learning and it is my prayer this year that I may appreciate it as a means to the end of saving souls and having a fuller understanding of God’s character.