When Chuck Hagele, Project PATCH director, was invited to be part of Dr. Phil’s television show broadcast last Friday, he wondered if the call was legitimate. “I actually thought it was a prank call from one of our Ranch staff,” he says. “However, it became clear very soon that the call was for real and they were serious, and so I became serious, too. Four days later I flew into Hollywood.” The program focused on a troubled teen. Watch the broadcast online and read more from Hagele’s own blog.
A member of the Adventist church in Winlock, Wash., was notified last week that he had won a surprise $1 million dollar windfall from Publishers Clearing House. Neil Kroll, a 58-year-old resident of Castle Rock, Wash., who doesn’t remember entering the sweepstakes, says he intends to give the money to charitable projects. In fact, part of the first installment will be going as a donation to International Children’s Care (ICC), based in Vancouver, Wash. ICC was featured in the November 2013 issue of the Gleaner. Watch a video story of the event from KOIN TV and read more from the Adventist Review.