### - By the time you read this, I am so happy to report that I am a new GRANDMOTHER!!
(As you can imagine, I am ALL SMILES!) My daughter, Alyssa, and her husband, Randy, are welcoming their first child, a brand new baby girl. Her name is Elin Grace Tusek. Someone once very truthfully said, “God’s biggest blessings are ‘little ones.” We welcome her with open arms!!


### - Sandra Juarez worked with me in Programming some years ago.
We very much enjoyed working with each other. Sandra is now the Director of “Esperanza,” the Spanish television for the North American Division. This is a marvelous ministry which is growing in leaps and bounds! Nearly 50% of the baptisms within the SDA Church are Hispanic. Thus, the field is more than ready to be harvested! Since I volunteer for Esperanza, I was happy to recently write the text for a four page color brochure which they are using for promoting the ministry. If you would like to be added to the mailing list, please visit our website at esperanzatv.org

### - Recently the North American Division of Seventh Day Adventists invited me to the World Headquarters of the
SDA Church in Silver Spring, Maryland. They graciously provided travel expenses and hotel accommodations.
It was thrilling for me to be at the General Conference once again. It was marvelous to see old friends and colleagues which I had
not seen in some years. While there I met with Elder Jackson, President of the NAD, and also a Vice-President from the GC. The meeting was informative for him and for me. Although I was not seeking it, as a result of the meeting Elder Jackson granted me “NAD Approval.” This is a term which they use to recognize individuals who the NAD recommends and endorses for ministry within the SDA Church. I am deeply touched and honored by this recognition as I consider it a great privilege to serve my God and my Church! THANK YOU Elder Jackson!