Do you remember the name Terri Schiavo? Her name was prominent in the news beginning in the late 1990s. Terri had suffered a cardiac arrest and massive brain injury due to lack of oxygen in 1990. Within a couple of months, Terri’s diagnosis was changed to that of a persistent vegetative state. Eight years later, Terri’s husband petitioned the court to have her feeding tube removed. Her parents fought the petition and a heated legal battle began. The case passed through many court systems and reached as high up as President George W. Bush. Finally, in 2005 Terri’s feeding tube was removed for the last time (it had been removed and reinserted once during the legal struggle) and she died 13 days later. Why a seven-year legal struggle over a feeding tube? Because Terri’s husband was confident that his wife would not want to live in such a vegetative state, and her parents believed that, as long as their daughter was alive, she should be allowed to remain so.
Every life has a purpose. From the time Paul Saik was a small child, he has touched the lives of many with his talents and love of music. An accomplished vocalist and keyboardist, Paul is living his purpose with every breath and every step … armed with a passion for sacred music and a sincere desire to reach others with the powerful message of Christ’s love. Plan to attend a spirit-filled concert by this “unique and amazing” performer at The Village Church at Advent Christian Village on Friday, Sept. 11, at 7:00 p.m.
When Earl Van Amburg was asked if he’d agree to an interview as another of ACV’s World War II veterans, during this 75th anniversary of the war, he agreed, but he warned that his story wouldn’t be interesting because he never saw combat. We feel that any veteran’s story is important and interesting. See if you agree.
Fall is just around the corner. Advent Christian Village (ACV) is kicking off the season on Oct. 3 with the seventh annual Autumn Fest. Come enjoy a full day of fall festivities, flavors, sights and sounds.
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