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En el artículo principal de Visitor de este mes, el escritor Benjamin A. Baker nos presenta la vida de Henry Wright, quien durante 20 años ha pastoreado el Community Praise Center de Potomac Conference en Alexandria, Virginia. Su último día en el púlpito de esta iglesia será el 3 de mayo. Luego, servirá como pastor en la iglesia de Takoma Park, Maryland.

Florence and Russell Patterson met when she was 14 years old and he was 17. More than 60 years later, they remain very much in love. What is the key to keeping their relationship strong?

“You can’t stay angry at someone if they make you laugh,” says Florence Patterson, a member of Allegheny East Conference’s Dupont Park church in Washington, D.C.

At the end of this year, Seventh-day Adventists in the Pennsylvania and Ohio conferences will see two Adventist Book Centers (ABC) close—one in Mount Vernon, Ohio—the other in Hamburg, Pa. The closures come as a result of the Idaho-based Pacific Press Publishing Association’s (PPPA) decision early this fall to end a management agreement of some 17 ABCs across the North American Division.

As the 22-year-old mother of two tried to get her friendly, rambunctious, four-year-old daughter to sit still at the dinner table, her five-year-old son sat counting. He was doing pretty well. He almost made it to 100, when Luritz Parker, a member of Chesapeake Conference’s Atholton church in Columbia, Md., interrupted to hand them three clear sandwich bags filled with soap, toothbrushes, toothpaste and wash cloths.