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Together for Our Kids

Editorial by Leona Bange

Seventh-day Adventists have long valued the concept of educating our young people to be the army of youth empowered to hasten the second coming of Jesus. From the earliest years of our church’s history, we have understood the importance of opening schools to educate our children for service in proclaiming the gospel message.

As our current world situation is unfolding, the Pennsylvania Conference has sensed an urgency that we focus on mission—“Reaching Everyone, Everywhere”—by spreading the gospel of Jesus across our state. One of the conference’s eight strategic initiatives is “Together for Our Kids,” recognizing the importance of sharing the gospel with our children and those families in our communities through Adventist education. The global pandemic and the challenges that are confronting education have only intensified our desire to creatively connect more families and children to Adventist education. Leona Bange

Do you have a child? Know a child? Want to support a child? Join us in supporting Adventist education by visiting Thank you for praying with us as we continue to build and grow a K–12 system approach that enables our students to grow in their relationship with Jesus and leads them to use their gifts and abilities to serve others as we look forward to being together with our kids when Jesus comes.

Leona Bange serves as the superintendent of education for the Pennsylvania Conference.

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