Pressing Together

Jun 10, 2015

Hartland administration is committed to working closely with the worldwide Seventh-day Adventist Church. We know that God is calling His people to greater unity and are thankful for the opportunity to seek this. We recognize that we have not always represented Christ in our attitudes, words, and actions, and for this we are truly sorry. We believe that the Seventh-day Adventist Church is God’s remnant church and do not desire in any way to injure the mission of our church. We affirm our support for the Seventh-day Adventist Statement of Fundamental Beliefs and we desire to be united in spirit and truth. We are thankful for the work that our church leadership is doing to give the Three Angels’ Messages to the world, which is our purpose, as well. Working together for the salvation of lost souls is our great uniting interest in our Savior.

As an institution, we are cooperating with our local churches in public evangelism, literature evangelism, health outreaches, Bible study outreaches, and other similar programs. We would like to see an even greater cooperation as members of the body of Christ. We have a lifestyle center, choir, and energetic college students, who strive to be a great blessing to the local churches and enhance their ministry in saving souls. Our mission is to train young people to save souls and be a blessing to the Seventh-day Adventist movement.

It is our purpose to train our students and staff by example and instruction in how to support our church and sister institutions, and not cause unnecessary friction within our local churches or in the mission field. We recognize that a critical or condemnatory spirit is unacceptable. However, no institution can guarantee that the behavior of their workers or students will never be offensive, but we are striving to better educate by precept and example.

We also recognize the need for religious liberty and personal convictions; thus, we will not look down upon, judge, or malign anyone who does not concur with all of our beliefs, standards, or convictions. We recognize that we will not always agree with or understand every position that individuals or the various levels of the church may take, but we will strive to share our convictions and principles from the Bible and Spirit of Prophecy in the spirit of Christ and His love while trusting in God’s guidance.

These points have been discussed among Hartland’s administrators and board of directors. We are in agreement that these points accurately reflect our desire and position. We look forward to a productive relationship in which we can work together for our shared purpose of hastening our Lord’s return.


Breaking News from Last Generation magazine!

Apr 30, 2015

Does God know what world leaders are planning?
Does He impress His people to respond with timely messages?
Pope Francis has declared 2016 a “Back to Basics” year and is urging his flock to return to moral piety.
Six months before his announcement, Last Generation had already made plans to redo and reprint a third edition of “Back to Basics,” featuring the Three Angels’ Messages and the Law of God.
Order quantities of this before June 10, 2015 and you will receive substantial discounts plus free shipping.

Dear Hartland Friends,

King Belshazzar knew how to throw a party! The God of his Hebrew captives had prophesied Babylon’s doom, and Belshazzar was determined to prove Him wrong. With the Medo-Persian army surrounding his city, he and his wives and concubines and a thousand of his lords drank wine from the Hebrew temple vessels in defiance of Jehovah.

In the midst of this blasphemous act, a supernatural hand appeared and wrote in flaming letters: “You are weighed in the bal­ances and found wanting.” That night Darius the Mede entered the city, slew the king, and conquered a world superpower.

Whether they believe the Bible or not, world leaders know that life on this planet is reaching unsustainable levels. Advisors, think tanks, and summits abound to address the economic, social, and moral chaos sweeping the globe. And once again,Jehovah is weighing the nations in His balance.

The Bible predicts that just when things can’t get worse, Antichrist will step up to the world’s pulpit and propose a solution: a return to moral values—including a Sunday worship law in place of God’s holy Sabbath. And the nations will follow him en-mass, receiving his mark and authority in the place of God’s. But before they make the worst mistake of their lives, a voice from Heaven warns: “fear God and give glory to Him, for the hour of His judgment is come.” Revelation 14:7.

God is calling the world back to basics, back to the unchangeable standard of His Law. The warning continues in Revela­tion 14:8-12 to avoid Antichrist’s spurious Sabbath and false authority. You and I know this call as the Three Angels’ Messages.

As a Seventh-day Adventist, you are needed at this crisis hour to take this message to your world—to your friends, neighbors, and family, your co-workers, the grocery clerk, and the gas station attendant. And you have no time to lose!

We are reprinting one of our most popular issues of Last Generation magazine entitled “Back to Basics.” In 32 pages, we present
the Three Angels’ Messages in a simplified format for sharing. Here is a sample of the topics this beautifully designed,
8.5 × 11, full-color magazine covers:

  • Belshazzar’s Party (The First Angel’s Message) * Is It Possible to Keep God’s Law?
  • Whatever Happened to the Law of God? (The Second Angel’s Message)
  • Great Christians Speak on the Law of God
  • Does Anyone Have the Right to Change God’s Law (The Third Angel’s Message)
  • The Law and the Covenants

If you place your order by June 10, 2015, we are allowed to give you incredible pre-press discounts unavailable after we print. These prices include shipping. Take these truth-packed magazines and spread them door-to-door, in doctor’s office waiting rooms, through the mail, or directly to your friends and family.
Yours in the Blessed Hope,

Betsy Mayer

Managing Editor



Our Farm Gains Local Recognition

Mar 3, 2015

Hartland Natural Farm is awarded “Rookie of the Year” by Local Food Hub.
by Andrew Hendrickson

One of the things that struck me when I visited Hartland,” said Adrianna Vargo, Director of Grower Services, “was that the quality of the produce was just impeccable. Everything was grown very well, and a lot of care was put into it.”

Hartland Natural Farm was recently awarded the “Rookie of the Year” award from Local Food Hub, an aggregator and distributor of locally grown produce. “Hartland really stood out,” Adrianna continued, “as a farm that was able to start working with us very quickly, produce the quality that we needed, and make adjustments in the way that things were being harvested and packed so that they could meet our specifications. Those were things that were able to be done very quickly and easily.”

One of the things that particularly stood out on her visit was the friendliness of the students and staff. “What really makes the relationship special is that we know these are really good people we’re working with, and they really care about what they’re doing and about their partnership with us.”

Lisa Reeder, the Value Chain Coordinator of Local Food Hub shared her own experience with Hartland. “What we found is that in one year’s time you were able to deliver so many products we had been looking for, and they were properly grown and packaged in a way that was very easy to include in our wholesale distribution.”

Lisa was impressed by the school’s incorporation of agriculture into the curriculum and training of the students. “We can look at what we will do together for next year, and the following year, and the following year, knowing that there will be a program and food production there. The partnership is really worth investing in because we know that great things will come out of it.”

God has blessed our relationship with Local Food Hub. We pray that we may continue to be a blessing in our community.



Gaining Experience in Personal Evangelism

Mar 3, 2015

The Christian education offered at Hartland College has uniquely prepared me to labor for souls through evangelism.
by Viliame Saqusaqu

As I finish my pastoral evangelism requirements, I am currently assisting Taj Pacleb, an evangelist in the Central California Conference. Hartland’s practical training has given me many skills to use as I give Bible studies and conduct community surveys.

One day, I knocked on a door at an apartment complex to conduct a survey, and an African American named Frank answered. I could tell by his expression that he was not interested at all in the survey. But I had prayed for the Lord to lead me to the right person who really needed Him in his life.

When Frank asked, “What denomination are you with?” I replied, “I am with the Seventh-day Adventist Christian Church.” Apparently, about 40 years ago, Frank had attended one of our church schools in Libya, Africa, for a short time. Unfortunately, he had received a negative and bitter experience at that school. He only remembered us as an extremist group.

But because he mentioned Africa, I told him that I had gone on a mission trip to Southern Africa in 2012, specifically to South Africa and Botswana. To my surprise, this became the common ground and the turning point in our conversation. Frank had also spent time in Botswana and he really loved the place. We talked for more than 30 minutes only about Botswana. I willingly listened to his experience and then shared with him my experience there in 2012.

While Frank never filled out the survey, I now study the Bible with him. Praise the Lord for the Southern Africa mission trip, which acted as common ground to gain Frank’s confidence and open him up to hearing the third angel’s message.

One great lesson I learned from this experience is that we have to show people our sympathy, and watch for common ground or points of interest where we can identify ourselves with them. After we have gained their confidence, we can share biblical truths with them.

Hartland’s Fundamentals of the Christian Faith class has especially furnished me with insight and materials to present personalized Bible studies based on our fundamental doctrines. And I see it as a privilege to work in a city that contains people with so many diverse backgrounds and beliefs.

As a student I faced difficulties, trials, and challenging situations. These have turned out to be blessings in disguise for character development. In summary, the best thing of all I learned at Hartland was to reflect God’s character and make use of the talents and experiences He has given me to reach others.



Childbirth Educators and Doulas 2014

Dec 12, 2014

We are very proud of our 15 students who have passed the Childbirth Educator and/or Doula training. Our mission is to provide the highest possible level of education and training for young ladies to attend expectant mothers in all phases of pregnancy, from prenatal to newborn care. This field has proven to be an open door to share the gospel and the last-day message to expectant parents. We pray for God’s blessing on these young ladies as they pursue God’s calling for their lives.

Childbirth Educators/Doulas
Alexandra Carrasquillo, Puerto Rico
Blanca Saenz, USA
Hannah Crosby, USA
Kartina Saerang, Indonesia
Katherine Leong, USA
Kimberly Peralta, USA
Krystal Lehman, USA
Lynn Kawakami, Japan
Nadele Bertus, USA
Sabrina Oliver, USA
Tammara Usedo, USA

Childbirth Educators
Catherine Gray, Canada
Lomaswati Dlamini, Swaziland
Megan Neill, USA
Tulia Lomani, Fiji



Fall Graduation

Dec 12, 2014

Two graduates from the region known as the “10-40 Window” finished their 4-year degrees this fall. Jin Jian is from the People’s Republic of China. Raksa is from Cambodia. Both represent countries that have not been easily accessible to gospel outreach from Western countries. The 10-40 Window contains the largest populations that are non-Christian. Add to that the outright hostility to the gospel in many of these places, and you have a challenging mission field.
Both graduates have a vision to work for God in their home countries. Keep Raksa and Jin Jian in your prayers that they will be filled with the Holy Spirit as they fulfill Jesus’ commission to them.



Apply Online for Youth Bible Camp!

Dec 11, 2014

We invite you to PVYBC 2015—“Transformed 2.”

Youth, right outside your home, there’s a world that’s longing for a message of hope. We have the God-given responsibility of proclaiming the gospel to this languishing world while time is running out. If you’ve ever tried to spread the gospel, you know it’s not always easy. What do you say? How do you say it? How can you be a witness in your home, school, or church?
Since 2002, our mission at PVYBC has been to train youth to be thinkers and not just reflectors of others’ thoughts; to choose to do right because it is right; and to stand for truth whatever the consequences. We seek to inspire youth with principles of truth, obedience, honor, integrity, and purity. Empowered by the Holy Spirit, you will have the courage of heroes and the faith of martyrs, and you will gain the victory at any cost.
Come to PVYBC and learn how you can be excited about Jesus at home, in school, and with your friends. Classes include: Deep Bible Study, Wilderness Survival, Canoeing, Camp Choir, Beginning Guitar, Child Evangelism, First Aid and CPR, Photography, Science Experiments, Literature Evangelism, and more!
We’ll start receiving applications January 5. Apply soon!
Apply online at pvybc.com. For more information, email piedmont.valley.camp@gmail.com or call 540-672-1996 ext 304.



Hastening His Coming!

Dec 11, 2014

Together, we can take the gospel to the world.

by Norbert Restrepo, President

As we look at the events happening in our world today we yearn and sigh for the Lord’s appearing! Darkness is covering the world. Anarchy, wars, terrorism, and epidemics are taking hold everywhere. Many are seeking in vain for happiness, health, and peace.
In a September 4 Vatican meeting, Shimon Peres, a former Israeli president, presented a “United Religions” idea to Pope Francis I to counter religious extremism in the world today. Peres nominated the pope to lead this organization. Over the past 18 months, Francis has established himself as a respected world leader who speaks with genuine moral authority. “Who else in the world, asked Peres, can draw half a million people when he speaks?”
But no coalition of religious and political leaders will be able to solve the problems of this world. God’s image needs to be restored in mankind; His eternal principles must be accepted. The Seventh-day Adventist Church has been entrusted with an understanding of the everlasting gospel. It is our privilege to share it with the world.
Hartland’s mission is to proclaim the Three Angels’ Messages of Revelation 14, and to train an army of youth to preach this gospel to the entire world! On June 6–7, thirteen missionaries graduated from Hartland College. New students arrived in the fall, eager to begin their missionary training. They came from different states, countries, and continents, but they have a common vision: to be workers for God in giving the glad tidings to their fellowmen.
Throughout this year, staff and students ministered in South Korea, Congo, Colombia, Venezuela, Argentina, Uruguay, Brazil, and Chile. In December they will visit China and Peru. We are continually involved in health outreach, prison ministry, and literature evangelism within our community. Our lifestyle center and natural farm are also witnessing tools. How wonderful to minister to souls thirsting for truth!
By giving to Evangelism, Ministry, the Missionary Training Fund, and/or Where Needed Most, you can have a part in the blessing! We appeal to you to prayerfully consider supporting Hartland with regular donations to help us fulfill our mission.
We are also raising funds to reconstruct the old Hartland Lifestyle Center in order to expand our ability to accommodate health guests. We need the ladies’ dormitory that we have been using as our Lifestyle Education Center, and we need classrooms for our Health Ministry and Midwifery courses. All this and more can be achieved if we renovate the old Hartland Lifestyle Center!
We thank you from the bottom of our hearts for opening up your hearts and partnering with us in ministry. Together we can hasten the Lord’s coming!



Distance Learning Comes to Hartland College!

Dec 11, 2014

Hartland heartily welcomes 2006 Pastoral Evangelism graduate Diego Silva to its Bible Department.

What is distance learning?
Distance learning is designed to make education available to individuals who are not able to attend classes in a traditional setting such as a classroom. Hartland’s distance learning program provides access to many of our college classes when the source of information and the learners are separated by time, distance, or both.

Why is Hartland providing education through distance learning?
Over the years, many individuals have desired to attend Hartland’s campus-based program, but due to various reasons were not able to enroll as students. Young men and women from overseas have had visas denied, and thus could not come to study. Others, due to the fact that they have families and jobs, were not able to interrupt their plans and enroll as students. Whatever the reasons, now we have a solution for those who want to enroll, but are unable to participate in our campus-based program.

How will Hartland’s distance learning program operate?
The widespread uses of computers and the internet have made distance learning easier and faster. OpenClass is a distance learning software designed by Hartland College. Through OpenClass, students log on with a user name and password, and then are given access to video lectures, class syllabi, handouts, lesson notes, exercises, and much more.

What is special about Hartland’s distance learning program?
One important feature of our distance learning program is the emphasis we place on critical thinking, student research, and creativity, while relying less on recall and memorization. Our goal is to provide the student with tools and resources that will assist him or her to go beyond the content and information provided by the teacher. Learning to study is an important aspect of our program. Another very important aspect of Hartland’s academic program has been an uncompromising loyalty to the Bible and the Spirit of Prophecy. The distance learning program continues and builds upon this in each course offered.

What courses do you currently offer?
One-year Biblical Studies certificate:
Conversion and Righteousness by Faith
Fundamentals of the Christian Faith
Revelation I
Revelation II
Life and Teachings of Jesus I
Life and Teachings of Jesus II
Christian Marriage and Family or Principles of Christian Mental Health
One elective class

Two-year Biblical Studies associate’s degree:
Conversion and Righteousness by Faith
Fundamentals of Christian Faith
Early Old Testament History
Middle Old Testament History
Latter Old Testament History
Revelation I
Revelation II
Life and Teachings of Jesus I
Life and Teachings of Jesus II
Acts and General Epistles
Pauline Epistles I
Pauline Epistles II
Seventh-day Adventist Church History
Christian Marriage and Family
Principles of Christian Mental Health
Two elective classes

Is it possible to take individual classes?
Yes. Any of the classes mentioned above can be taken without enrolling in one of our programs. Other classes available, besides those already listed, are:
History of the Christian Church
The Sanctuary Message
Biblical Apologetics
Prophetic Guidance
Science and the Bible
Philosophy of Christian Education

If I start by taking individual classes, and later decide to enroll in one of your programs, are credits transferable?
Yes. If you have taken online classes, and then decide to enroll in any of Hartland’s regular programs, whether distance learning or our campus-based program, credits will be transferable.

What are the costs involved?
One-year Biblical Studies certificate – $5,400 (9 classes)
Individual class price – $600 ($200 per credit hour)
Discount price of $3,000 (one full payment at enrollment)
Discount price of $3,200 (first
payment of $1,600 to begin course;
second payment of $1,600 before
taking sixth class)

Two-year Biblical Studies associate’s
degree – $10,800 (18 classes)
Individual class price – $600 ($200
per credit hour)
Discount price of $5,500 (one full payment at enrollment)
Discount price of $5,800 (first
payment of $2,900 to begin course;
second payment of $2,900 before
taking tenth class)



Meet Our New Bible Teacher

Dec 11, 2014

Hartland heartily welcomes 2006 Pastoral Evangelism graduate Diego Silva to its Bible Department.

What did you do before returning to Hartland?
I served as president of a two-year missionary training school in Brazil called Taquara Institute of Health and Education. I founded the school in 2006 shortly before graduating, and worked there until August 2013.

How did God lead you back?
God led me back through undeniable providential circumstances. I was diagnosed with Crohn’s disease in early 2013. I was told that I needed surgery, and it ended up being easier and a lot more convenient to have this done in the US rather than in Brazil. If it had not been for this turn of events, I would not have even thought about returning to the States.

Describe your duties.
I currently serve as major advisor for the Bible Department. This implies that I work with our Bible Instruction and Pastoral Evangelism majors, giving them guidance as to how they can get the most out of their student experience, as well as helping them identify their life calling. I teach Bible and church history classes, and am developing an online distance learning program for Hartland College.

What do you like most about Hartland?
I love to work with the quality young people Hartland draws from all parts of the world. Hartland offers the unique opportunity to work with a number of international students while being small enough for teachers to educate in a more individualized setting. I also find it a blessing to be able to teach Bible classes in an environment where the authority of God’s Word is regarded as supreme and above man’s authority.

What is your vision for the Bible Department, and how do you plan to make it a reality?
I have a burden to help young people train for ministry, identify their life calling, and find their place in God’s cause. I also have a burden to extend Hartland’s program to individuals who are unable to come and participate physically in our campus-based program.