On July 1, 1922, missionary and educator J. I. Robison announced the opening of La Sierra Academy on October 3 of that year as a full-fledged 12-grade school.
Where in the world is this?
92 Years ago
On July 1, 1922, missionary and educator J. I. Robison announced the opening of La Sierra Academy on October 3 of that year as a full-fledged 12-grade school. He later described the situation: “We did not have a building. We did not have a book in our library, nor a test tube for the laboratory. We did not have a desk or a chair. We did not even have a faculty. . . . But we did have faith. . . . And so with faith and courage and loyal cooperation and united effort we stepped forward, facing every difficulty, confident that the Lord was leading, and that we would open school on October 3, as we had advertised.”
The school opened as advertised on 300 acres of land known as Rancho La Sierra, which was originally part of a Mexican land grant.
In 1927 La Sierra Academy became Southern California Junior College, whose first president and general manager was W. W. Ruble.
Today La Sierra University is a coeducational institution of higher learning located in Riverside, California. Its nearly 2,200 students attend its College of Arts and Sciences, School of Business, School of Education, and H.M.S. Richards, Sr., School of Divinity.
Where do They Go
Kids around the world have different customs when they lose their baby teeth.
In Brazil and Greece children toss their teeth on or over the roof. In Japan bottom teeth go on the roof, and upper teeth are stashed under the floor to “encourage” new teeth to grow straight.
In Mexico, Italy, Spain, Turkey, and Scandinavia children place teeth under their pillows, and find a coin or small gift in its place.
In Mongolia a tooth is wrapped in animal fat and given to a dog, who is told, “Please take my tooth and give me a better one.”
Source: National Geographic
PRAYER W PRAISE
Please pray for someone I know who is struggling with cigarette smoking and drinking alcoholic beverages. Also pray for my financial matters.
Ann, United Arab Emirates
Please pray for me to get a job. I also need prayer for my life—to dispel the spirit of fear that has held me captive for quite some time now.
We need to build a new church in Jordan. We have a small room in our school building that we’ve gathered in every Sabbath for nearly 50 years! Not many know of our church since it is on the second floor of the school—I’ve given up everything to work at this church, and it is obvious that we need help!
Please pray for me to finish my final year of university assignments. Also pray that I draw closer to Christ.
Candy, United Kingdom
I request prayer as I am looking for a job. My mom is sick and also needs prayer. Please include my fiancé in your prayers. I also pray for peace to prevail in Kenya.
Please pray for me to be able to buy a computer. I was to use the computer in my ministry with an LCD projector.
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