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Dr. Richard Strachan | 6/23/2014, 12:15 p.m.
Henry Mingo, a retired Omega Psi Phi Brother, stood on the platform last week to announce his niece wrote to ...

Henry Mingo, a retired Omega Psi Phi Brother, stood on the platform last week to announce his niece wrote to him and informed him of her acceptance to all universities that she applied to such as Yale University, Brown, Princeton, John Hopkins, Washington, U. Of Virginia, Wesleyan, Spellman and Rutgers. She announced receiving acceptance from all of them, plus a full scholarship based on her high GPA. Uncle Mingo would like her to select Yale U and also follow in the steps of Barack Obama and become president of the United States. You will be posted as she challenges these obstacles.

Others following her steps from Ebenezer UMC include Gene Bodkin, Ebony Finley, Antivenin Mack, Edward Mercado, Octavia Noble, Chrystal Pindar, Lauren Smith, Norma Sank, Adrian Thomas, Sierra Summers, Ministers Kari Brooking and Lawrence Jose, Richardson McCray, Keisha Owens, Ashley Rodgers, Davidson Harmony, Jasmine Savage, Alkaline Smith, and Cornelius Henry, for the high school year of 2014. Congratulations to Broward and Dade Counties.

Speaking of Junior and Senior Schools, Miami Union Academy, an Adventist school is available to provide K-12 students to grow closer to God while learning to master the world. This school can be reached at 305-953-


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9907 for more information. There are 15 adventist churches or more, but one school. It is evident when one school provides reading music by playing and singing at a recent second year concert for the Annual Spring Concert held at N. Miami High. “A Place In This World.”

Planning the curriculum are Pastor Barry Bonner, MUA School Board Chairman, Renee P. Hodge, principal, Mr. Eli Pierre, Mr. Jeremy Jordan, and Mrs. Marlene Morris, developing their talent, along with Mrs. Regina Harris, MUA development director and retired principal. The second annual Spring Concert provided the community its Elementary Orchestra, Alumni Ensemble (Kindergarten, Elementary Choir, Junior High School Choir, High School Choir, High School Choir, and Grand Finale) featuring the orchestral and choir to a standing ovation. Congratulations go out to the donors, such as Dr. Larry Handfield, Chairman, Bethune-Cookman U. Board, Menkar Funeral, Dr. Lenard McCall, OD Optometrist, Greg Mason Funeral Home, Dr. Richard J. Stranger, Bernie the Miami Heat mascot, Public Supermarket Inc., and Cantrell Long.

From the desk of R. Joaquin Willis D. Min. Pastor indicated Beloved Sisters and Brothers in Christ, as we celebrate our 46th Annual Pink Tea, with its fresh and contemporary theme: Crowns of Happiness”, we are reminded of the joy found in music, as it shapes our faith and inspiration for this theme comes from Paul’s writing to young Timothy. It might seem crazy what I am about to say “we are happy about this year’s Pink Tea. Because we are happy about this year’s Pink Tea, because the work “Happy” is everywhere in the air like a hot balloon.

More importantly, our excitement stems from having our featured Sons Of Mystery that have taken their violins all over the world entertaining on television, as well as stages. Secondly, the deacons selected include Dr. Astrid Mack, Kevin Clearance and Rudy Linearity to put the icing on the cake. And, of course, they did in design, matching colors, balance and acceptance of the work done. Quality input came from Matthew Betty, a former Man of Tomorrow as emcee. Behind the scene are 55 family members financially supporting the project; 72 male and females, deacons available to be selected as leaders in the future. Bravo to all of you.