News from Around the Conference – May, 2017

Sweet Farewells

Covington, Suzanne – b. June 16, 1947, d. April 4, 2017; Member of the Rock of Ages SDA Church

Jewell, Dorothy – b. November 21, 1925, d. April 10, 2017; Member of the Bemidji SDA Church

LaBelle, Christopher – b. July 1, 1987, d. April 8, 2017; Member of Minnetonka SDA Church, Son of Connie and Larry LaBelle.

Nyabuto, Cherie Teresa Naomi – b. October 20, 1991, d. March 12, 2017; Member of Faith Church International. Cherie Teresa (Naomi) Nyabuto was born on Sunday October 20, 1991 to Henry Nyabuto Nyamokeri and Rontin Hulang Nyabuto. She was sister to Bonaface Maxwell Nyabuto.  She moved to USA in 2006 and joined Cooper High School and graduated in 2010 and then joined Macalester College in St. Paul the same year. She accepted Jesus Christ as her personal Savior and was baptized on August 8, 2009 by Pastor Brian Mungandi. Cherie had very many friends all over the world.  She liked to experiment in the kitchen and make exciting dishes with exotic names.  Her friends still remember the cakes she used to bake for their birthdays often without their having to ask. We thank God for giving us Cherie.  We pray that we will all meet in Heaven when the time comes. 

Peterson, Beverly – b. August 7, 1932, d. April 9, 2017; Member of Minnetonka SDA Church

Roderick, Robert – b. June 30, 1925, d. March 28, 2017; Member of the Pipestone SDA Church

Seha, Betty – b. June 3, 1931, d. March 11, 2017; Member of the Albert Lea SDA Church

Woods, Laverna – b. April 2, 1932, d. April 1co, 2017; Member of the Fergus Falls SDA Church

Glad Tidings

If you have any Glad Tidings or Sweet Farewells to share with your friends and family throughout Minnesota, please email

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