Saturday, March 28, 2009

Tragic Skies

This time, we've got two news stories to share with you guys this week:

3 Seventh-day Adventist families are Montana plane crash victims

Source: Adventist News Network

Three Seventh-day Adventist families are among the 14 victims killed in a March 22 airplane crash in Butte, Montana. All three families were members or regular attendees at congregations in Northern California; the three husbands were longtime friends who attended both church-owned Pacific Union College and Loma Linda University.

While the Butte Coroner's office has not yet officially released the names of the victims, media reports and family members confirm Dr. Erin Jacobson, an ophthalmologist; his wife, Amy Feldkamp Jacobson, a dental hygienist; and children Ava, 3, and Taylor, 4, and Jude, 2, were among the victims. The Jacobson's resided in St. Helena, California.

Also confirmed as victims were Loma Linda University alum Dr. Michael L. Pullen of Galt, California, who had a dental practice in Valley Springs, his wife Dr. Vanessa Feldkamp Pullen, a pediatrician and Amy's sister, and the Pullen's children Sydney and Christopher. The Pullens were said to be members of the Lodi-English Oaks Seventh-day Adventist Church in Lodi, California. Michael Pullen also held a degree in engineering, the Web site for his dental practice said.

The third known set of victims are the family of Dr. Brent D. Ching, a dentist from Chico, California, his wife, Kristen, and their two children. Ching was a 1998 graduate of Loma Linda University's School of Dentistry, LLU officials confirmed.

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Missing Missionaries in the Jungles of Venezuela

Source: Adventist News Network

Missionaries and their patients have been missing now for over 40 days in the jungles of Venezuela after their medical missionary plane disappeared over the jungles of Venezuela.

The Cessna 182N carrying Pilot Robert Norton and his wife, along with five other passengers, went missing on February 16. They were transporting patients for medical attention.

Thousands of people in the jungles of Gran Sabana, Venezuela have been helped by the work of Pilot Robert Norton with the Adventist Medical Aviation ministry.

David Gates, founder of Adventist Medical Aviation, the organization which Norton and his wife were leading in Venezuela, recently spent a several days in Venezuela trying to sort out information gathered by the search party.

Gates confirmed with..... [click here to continue reading the article]




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