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International Students Minister in Middletown

By Vidah Otieno on December 18, 2007

On February 16, 2002, Maxwell Academy alumni participated in the Sabbath morning service at Middletown Adventist Church. The students, who now attend Pacific Union College, filled the divine meeting with a lively song service, a trumpet duo, and a song in Ndebele—one of the languages spoken in Zimbabwe, by the musical group Agape. To top it off, Richard Doss, a junior theology major, gave a sermonette on salvation.

Maxwell Adventist Academy is situated in Nairobi, Kenya, and over the years, PUC has recruited more than 20 of Maxwell’s graduates. Alumni from Maxwell are from a variety of different countries around the world. Comprising 25% of the international student population at PUC and living thousands of miles away from home, Maxwell alumni share a unique bond with each other.

One of the highlights of the Middletown service was the music. At Maxwell, all students are required to earn two credits in a music class to graduate. Some students choose choir or piano lessons, while others opt to learn a new instrument. As a result, Maxwell’s graduates appreciate music in one way or another. Singing brings Maxwell alumni together; at first it was just a way

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