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MBA News
Pancakes for Breakfast
MBA Trivia Contest
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Important Dates
Academy Days  
March 09-11, 2012
Alumni Weekend
April 26-29, 2012
Golf Tournament
April 27, 2012 


5 Life Lessons

Make peace with your past so it won't screw up the present.


It's OK to let your children see you cry.


Don't compare your life to others. You have no idea what their journey is all about.


If a relationship has to be a secret, you shouldn't be in it.


Everything can change in the blink of an eye. But don't worry; God never blinks.



The Truth Is ...


"My time at MBA was the pivotal experience in my life. Today, sixty years later, my life is still guided by the spiritual orientation instilled through the ministry of MBA to a troubled teen. The ministry that I am still involved in - being a Christian author and a pastor to the church of the unchurched (The Good News Rescue Mission) - had its origins in the Godly nurture I received there so long ago."


Pastor James V. Potter. Ph.D.

Class of 1954


"Monterey Bay Academy has filled a pivotal role in not only my own education, but also in my wife.  The legacy of spiritually-based teaching and mentorship, superb musical organizations, and a continued commitment to academic excellence makes MBA truly one of a kind!"


Joe L. Wheeler, Ph.D.
Class of 1954

Author, Christmas in My Heart book series 





"My conversion to Christ at MBA set my life in a direction that cannot be described in words, because it has been an experience.  I could never repay the valuable training and life preparation I received at MBA."


Jose Rojas, Class of 1978


Director, Volunteer Ministries, North American Division of SDA







"I am indebted to the teachers and leaders that I now realize were making great sacrifices to work at MBA.  The education, discipline, and life-long friendships from my years at MBA are invaluable assets that will live with me forever." 


Scott Nelson, M.D., Class of 1988 


Medical Director, CURE International, Haiti and Santo Domingo





"The atmosphere at MBA is very warm and supportive, the teachers are very Christ centered, the school offers many interesting opportunities for a variety of activities, and the campus is an idyllic place to attend school."


Lindsey Henning, Class of 2011

  Sonora, CA





"I feel a certain pride toward MBA.  I feel it is a school that really develops a child's character.  Compared to other schools I have seen, MBA seems so personal and because of the boarding school experience, it is like a family.  I feel very attached to MBA and being at MBA makes me feel like part of a kind of special 'club', a club connected with God that has many members that all have that same feeling." 


Danica Betts, Class of 2011 



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Past Issues
March 2, 2012                                                         
From the Editor

You don't have to be a Warren Buffet or Bill Gates to have an impact. 



According to blogger Ralph Marston, 

every time you interact with someone, you have the opportunity to give a gift--a kind word, a smile, or encouragement--these can be more precious than gold or billions in the bank.

This month, I challenge you to think of ways you can "give" to those in your life.


Until next time!

Marci Scott

Assistant to Charlotte Henderson, Director of Development 

Where Land Sea Unite to Inspire (Quote of the Month) 
You give but little when you give your possessions. It is when you give of yourself that you truly give. ~ Kahlil Gibran
MBA News

From March 21-April 1, twenty-one MBA students and two staff will be traveling to Spain and France as part of an Educational Enrichment Trip. The trip will be led by Mr. Jason Mustard, an English teacher at Monterey Bay Academy.  


Oceanaires and Westwinds will be in the LA area March 15-18.


Thursday, 3/15

8:00 a.m. - Concert Sierra View Jr. Academy

2:15 p.m. - Concert Adventist Christian School, Ridgecrest

Friday, 3/16

8:30 a.m. - Concert SBJA

7:00 p.m. - Concert Glendale Filipino SDA

Sabbath, 3/17

11:00 a.m. - Concert Los Alamitos SDA

4:15 p.m. - Concert Norwalk SDA Church

Sunday, 3/18

10:30 a.m. - Concert First Christian Church


Click Play to Listen to a Special Performance by the Oceanaires

Monterey Bay Academy Oceanaires-February 2012
Monterey Bay Academy Oceanaires-February 2012


The Laugh Factory Factory 

Lauren was reading her Bible out loud, "Lord, lead us not into temptation but deliver us from e-mail."--Lauren Potts, age 5, Member Monterey Bay Academy SDA Church, daughter of Bob and Tricia Potts



Pancakes for Breakfast


Six year old Brandon decided one Saturday morning to fix his parents pancakes. He found a big bowl and spoon, pulled a chair to the counter, opened the cupboard and pulled out the heavy flour canister, spilling it on the floor.


He scooped some of the flour into the bowl with his hands, mixed in most of a cup of milk and added some sugar,         

leaving a floury trail on the floor which by now had a few tracks left by his kitten.
Brandon was covered with flour and getting frustrated. He wanted this to be  something very good for Mom and Dad, but it was getting very bad.


He didn't know what to do next, whether to put it all into the oven or on the stove and he didn't know how the stove worked! Suddenly he saw his kitten licking from the bowl of mix and reached to push her away, knocking the egg carton to the floor. Frantically he tried to clean up this monumental mess but slipped on the eggs, getting his pajamas white and sticky.


And just then he saw Dad standing at the door. Big crocodile tears welled up in Brandon 's eyes. All he'd wanted to do was something good, but he'd made a terrible mess. He was sure a scolding was coming, maybe even a spanking. But his father just watched him.


Then, walking through the mess, he picked up his crying son, hugged him and loved him, getting his own pajamas white and sticky in the process!


That's how God deals with us.... We try to do something good in life, but it turns into a mess. Our marriage gets all sticky or we insult a friend, or we can't stand our job, or our health goes sour.

Sometimes we just stand there in tears because we can't think of anything else to do. That's when God picks us up and loves us and forgives us, even though some of our mess gets all over Him.

But just because we might mess up, we can't stop trying to 'make pancakes' for God or for others. Sooner or later we'll get it right, and then they'll be glad we tried...


I was thinking and I wondered if I had any wounds needing to be healed, friendships that need rekindling or three words needing to be said. Sometimes, 'I love you' can heal & bless! Remind every one of your friends that you love them. Even if you think they don't love back, you would be amazed at what those three little words, a smile, and a reminder like this can do.



MBA Trivia Contest
If you know the answer to this month's MBA trivia question, email your answer ASAP to The first person with the correct answer will be this month's winner and that name will be placed in our grand-prize annual drawing for a free weekend stay at Monterey Bay Academy. Click on Contest Details for more information.

Answer to Question for January 2012

Q: What exact year in the 1970s did students fill out questionnaire cards to be matched to their date by a computer? 

A: September 28, 1972


Winner: None


Question for February 2012

Got Milk? What exact year in the 1970s did the MBA dairy rate number 1 for highest milk and fat production? 

Save the Date!
Alumni Weekend is April 26-29, 2012.
Golf Tournament is April 27, 2012. Register Now!

Academy Days is March 09-11. Sign up today if you wish to bring a teenager you are acquainted with. Contact Nathan Henderson for more information.

Dr. Richard Osborn
'65, will be the Worship Hour Speaker for alumni weekend. Dr. Osborn is currently the associate director for the Senior College/University Commission for the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). Click photo for bio.   


Calling for Memorabilia MBA is looking for your memorabilia for our alumni museum. You can send your class shirts, jackets, sweaters, and other MBA memorabilia to Monterey Bay Academy, Alumni Department, 783 San Andreas Rd. La Selva Beach, CA 95076.

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