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Seventh-day Adventist Church adopts new brand promise

Tue, 2018-12-04 10:15
“We can help you understand the Bible to find freedom, healing and hope in Jesus.” The Adventist Promisesets a clear expectation of what the worldwide public can expect from all Adventist entities and members.  The Adventist Promiseaims to deliver a clear message about what the movement stands for, and seeks to leave a lasting impression on people in the 21st century.  It is framed as a brand promise which is used by organizations worldwide to clearly explain what they offer to customers,...

Former drug addicts make decisions for Christ

Tue, 2018-12-04 10:04
Former drug addicts were among 23 people who were baptized on November 25 at Kita Kore Seventh-day Adventist Church in Dei District of Western Highlights, Papua New Guinea. The baptisms followed a two-week evangelistic series conducted by district director Pastor Andrew Jacob. Solomon Paul, communication director for the Western Highlands Mission, said local minister Joe Aki had significantly influenced the lives of the drug-addicted men, who were despised in their community. He reached out to...

Young woman with cancer travels halfway across Brazil to participate in Reset camp

Tue, 2018-12-04 08:51
Rosangela Cardoso is a youth leader and physical education teacher at an Adventist school in Tucurui, southern Para, Brazil. “Two years ago it became painful for me to breathe. At first, doctors said it was a temporary pain, a side effect of a pneumonia I had,” says Cardoso. Last year, in greater pain, she returned to the hospital. After running several tests, the doctors diagnosed her symptoms as emotionally related and gave her some medication. Her health only worsened.  A new reality In May...

Hope Radio goes to air in Kirbati

Tue, 2018-12-04 08:28
The South Pacific’s newest Adventist Hope radio station has hit the airwaves, aimed at sharing the good news about Jesus to the residents of Kiribati. The new station is located at the Kiribati Mission headquarters at Korobu, South Tarawa. On Monday, November 12, it went to air for the first time. Radio announcer Tarataake Angirio made the first transmission, later saying that it was an historic day for the Church. “It was something to be happy about and to be proud of as Seventh-day Adventist...

Unprecedented numbers of migrants and refugees means new religious freedom challenges, say scholars

Fri, 2018-11-30 04:22
As the number of migrants and refugees worldwide continues to surge, a panel of scholars convened last month by the International Religious Liberty Association (IRLA) says more must be done to deal with related religious freedom challenges.  The IRLA’s 19thMeeting of Experts, held in Cordoba, Spain, brought together renowned scholars from a variety of academic disciplines to explore this issue. But the topics discussed were anything but academic for the many millions of men, women and children...

Mega Health Expo brings together 7,000 young people in downtown Curitiba

Fri, 2018-11-30 04:13
It was 9am on a Sabbath morning and thousands of Seventh-day Adventist youth were missing from their churches. Without any more information, this would be disturbing news. Actually, it was the result of a coordinated effort to impact the city of Curitiba in a powerful way.  It was the third day of the “Fortes” Camporee. The goal was mission—spreading the good news of the gospel to whomever the participants met. Coordinators organized a huge health expo featuring natural remedies: pure air,...

Andrews University’s Envision Magazine wins Pacemaker Award

Sat, 2018-11-24 00:30
On Oct. 27, 2018, Andrews University’s student-produced Envision magazine received a Pacemaker award from the Associated Collegiate Press (ACP). Known as “collegiate journalism’s preeminent award,” the Pacemaker awards are presented yearly by the ACP. Paul Kim, chair of the university's Department of Visual Art, Communication & Design, says, “These [Pacemaker awards] are widely referred to as the Pulitzer Prizes of collegiate journalism.” Entries for the Pacemaker awards span a variety of...

Southwestern Adventist University communication professors receive Emmy Awards

Fri, 2018-11-23 00:20
Southwestern Adventist University’s department of communication has won an Emmy® award — considered the highest honor in the television industry — at a televised awards ceremony in Houston, Texas, on Nov. 10, 2018. Professors Kyle Portbury, Michael Agee, and Glen Robinson each received an Emmy® for their work on “Truth” in the category of Historic/Cultural — Program Feature/Segment. In addition, writer/director Kyle Portbury received an Emmy® nomination for outstanding achievement in directing....

Tim Cahill visits Auburn Adventist school

Fri, 2018-11-23 00:10
Ahead of his last-ever game for Australia tomorrow night, soccer legend Tim Cahill visited Auburn Seventh-day Adventist School this morning. Star-struck kids were offered the opportunity to interact with Cahill, including a live Q&A session and photo opportunities. Promoting the upcoming Sanitarium Weet-Bix Kids TRYathlon, Cahill also acknowledged the company’s community programs. “Being involved with the triathlon, it’s about taking part. Everyone wins a medal. It’s about keeping them fit,...

Steps forward for media and communication in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Fri, 2018-11-23 00:00
The Adventist church in Bosnia & Herzegovina is developing a media and communication program to more effectively reach the 3.5 million people of this south-east European Balkan nation. At the beginning of 2018, the church opened official Facebook, Instagram and Twitter accounts as ways to tell everyone of the Adventist presence in the country.  The pages are filled with our beliefs, activities, and good intentions toward our local communities. The next step was a workshop especially prepared...

Do’s and don’ts to survive healthfully through the holidays

Thu, 2018-11-22 00:30
Many people during the upcoming holiday season are likely to have stressors in their lives, which include keeping bank accounts steady, stress levels low and waistlines under control. Weight gain begins to rise in the United States throughout October and November, peaking approximately 10 days after Christmas, according to a study in the The New England Journal of Medicine. On average, a person’s weight increases nearly a pound and a half during the holiday season. While the average weight...

Unprecedented Adventist military veterans program recognizes exemplary service, remembers the fallen

Thu, 2018-11-22 00:15
The North American Division (NAD) Adventist Chaplaincy Ministries (ACM) hosted its first ever ceremony in honor of Veterans Day entitled, “You Are Not Forgotten: A Salute to Veterans” on Saturday, November 10. “We have gathered. We who have served, and those of you who endured while we served, have come today to recognize those who are still with us and those who are not,” said Paul Anderson, director/endorser of AMC. “Some have described a veteran as someone who at some point in his or her...

Adventist named Chief Justice of Papua New Guinea

Thu, 2018-11-22 00:00
A Seventh-day Adventist Church member has been named Chief Justice of Papua New Guinea (PNG). Sir Gibbs Salika, a member of Hohola Adventist Church in Port Moresby, was appointed on November 13 for a term of 10 years. “Justice Salika is the longest-serving judge of the National and Supreme Courts and will be a strong and independent Chief Justice of Papua New Guinea,” said PNG Prime Minister Peter O’Neill. “I congratulate Justice Salika on his appointment and I am confident he will provide the...

Community pulls together after deadliest fire in California’s history burns through towns

Wed, 2018-11-21 10:02
"I first saw the pictures of the church Friday afternoon as I was having my lunch," said Dan Martella, administrative pastor for the Paradise Seventh-day Adventist Church in California, during a Nov. 12, 2018, Skype interview with the Fox 5 Washington, D.C. television station (WTTG/WDCA). Martella has been a pastor there — and a community member — for three years. On Thursday evening, Nov. 8, the church burned to the ground as the Camp Fire swept through Paradise. [Read/watch the report.] "It...

In Jamaica, Pathfinder Clubs to be added in public schools

Wed, 2018-11-21 09:58
The Ministry of Education in Jamaica is taking steps to allow the Seventh-day Adventist uniform group—the Pathfinders—to setup clubs in primary and high schools across the nation. This announcement was made by Assistant Superintendent of Police Coleridge Minto with responsibility for safety in schools, who was representing the Education Minister, The Hon. Ruel Reid, during a service of installation for nearly 1,000 young people into the various uniform groups of the church. “Once the protocols...

Hope Media Italia is born

Wed, 2018-11-21 09:55
Using the Voice of Hope (VoH) Enterprise, the Italian Union of Seventh-day Adventist Churches (UICCA) brought to life Adventist Media Center’s “Hope Media Italia,” which has already taken strides to change the style of the union’s communication, taking its strengths into consideration. To find out more, we turned to Vincenzo Annunziata, director of the UICCA Communications Department and the new media center. Adventist News: Why create this new structure? Vincenzo Annunziata: In Italy, the...

Missionary Bible enables visualization of prophetic images

Sun, 2018-11-18 02:30
With its prophetic language, the Book of Revelation describes scenes that are often hard for readers to imagine. Now, with the new Missionary Bible launched by the Adventist Church, it will be possible to visualize them using augmented reality. Through the mystery of technology, a new smartphone app – the Apocalipse RA (available for Android and iOS)—allows the reader, after scanning an image in the Bible, to see an animated illustration on their screen. For example: by positioning the device...

7 boys don’t know their shy angel

Sun, 2018-11-18 00:29
Seven small boys caught Abigalle Nyatich’s attention as she waited in line for lunch after the Sabbath sermon. The shy 14-year-old girl had never seen the boys before. The oldest boy looked to be about 8 years old, and the youngest was around 4. Some boys wore shorts, and others wore trousers. No matter what they wore, their clothes were dirty. “What kind of parent would allow their child to come to church in dirty clothes?” Abigalle wondered. She decided to keep an eye on the boys. She...

Integrated Adventist Health Portal launches

Sat, 2018-11-17 07:03
To enable easier access to health information, the Adventist Church in South America launched the Integrated Adventist Health Portal ‘Quiero Vida y Salud’ [I want Life and Health] in Spanish and Portugese at its Annual Council.  The idea is to add everything related to health within the guidelines upheld by Adventists around the world. That includes articles, videos, images and podcasts on any given topic, especially as it relates to  preventative care. Those who access the site will find tips...

Scandinavia launches Adventist Communication Academy

Sat, 2018-11-17 07:00
How can you communicate better using today’s myriad electronic media platforms?  To help answer that question, over forty people met at Vejlefjord Adventist College, Denmark for a communication weekend 9-11 November. Richard Daly, British Union Conference Communication director, inspired participants with his personal and vibrant message ‘Who took my juice?’.  Daly shared not just personal lessons on the importance of communicating in the family, but asked, “When did you talk to God on a deeper...

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