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2017 ACF INSTITUTE
It's almost impossible to be human without experiencing loneliness at one time or another. Being a student on a secular university or college campus though around thousands of other students often heightens our sense of being alone. Students struggle with questions like: Does anybody else believe the same things I do? How can I live according to my religious convictions on my campus? Am I alone in doing evangelism on my campus?
Perhaps you've found yourself asking many of these same questions. But here's the thing: whatever your experience has been or will be, you are never alone.
In May of 2017, we explored what it means to be “Never Alone” at our annual Adventist Christian Fellowship Institute. Adventist students on secular university campuses from across North America gathered for training, inspiration, and networking at Arizona State University in Tempe, Arizona.
Thando Amankwah is a graduate of Harvard University. She has served as a CAMPUS missionary and as director of STRIDE, a Seventh-day Adventist campus ministry in Boston. She now works in the maternal and child health program at the Canadian government's International Development Research Centre (IDRC).
Dr. Ron Pickell is currently the pastor of LIFE Adventist church of Berkeley, California, and chaplain of the Adventist campus ministry group at UC Berkeley. Since 2005 Ron has also served the North American Division Youth Department as Volunteer Coordinator of Adventist Christian Fellowship (ACF/NAD).
Anil Kanda is a former Hindu with a Sikh background who is now a Seventh-day Adventist. Anil has been involved in evangelism in many parts of the world and currently serves as evangelist for the Central California Conference.
Israel Ramos is director of the Public Campus Ministries Department of the Michigan Conference, coordinator of public campus ministries for the Lake Union, and an ordained minister. He has more than 15 years of experience in public campus ministry.
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