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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...

Top Inter-American administrators officially installed

Sat, 2018-11-17 06:57
Top Seventh-day Adventist administrators in the Inter-American Division (IAD) were officially installed during a special ceremony of consecration held at the Parc Ste Thérese Thérèse Stadium in Petionville, Port-au-Prince, Haiti, on Saturday, Nov. 10, 2018.  Hundreds of Inter-America’s executive committee members along with local leaders and members witnessed the historic event ahead of the church’s business meetings this week. New IAD administrators Pastors Elie Henry, president, Leonard...

Seventh-day Adventist World Church president Ted N.C. Wilson thanks church members for their prayers after the 2018 Annual Council.

Fri, 2018-11-16 08:36
Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, about three weeks ago on October 10, I appealed to you, the nearly 21 million Seventh-day Adventist members around the world, to pray earnestly for everyone attending the Annual Council of the General Conference Executive Committee that was held in Battle Creek, Michigan.   You may remember that I specifically asked you to pray that there would be a gracious, respectful, and loving spirit shown by all in attendance as we allowed the Holy Spirit to lead in...

World Church President sets tone for Inter-America year-end meetings

Fri, 2018-11-16 07:15
The Inter-American Division’s (IAD) Year-End Meetings began with prayer for the outpouring of the Holy Spirit, a rich harvest of new members in 2019 and for the return of members who have left the church. More than 120 top leaders representing the 24 unions and 42 countries and islands that comprise the IAD territory gathered for the meetings which took place this week Nov. 11-12, 2018, in Petionville, Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Adventist World Church President Pastor Ted N.C. Wilson spoke before...

Adventists Center of Influence officially opened in Vanuatu

Fri, 2018-11-16 07:12
Seventh-day Adventist Church members in Port Vila, Vanuatu are celebrating after the opening of a new multipurpose building. South Pacific Division president Pastor Glenn Townend officially opened the Epauto Adventist Multipurpose Centre on November 2, and was joined by president of the Adventist Church in the Trans Pacific (TPUM), Pastor Maveni Kaufononga, president of the Adventist Church in Vanuatu, Pastor Nos Terry Mailalong, and more than 3000 church members. The project, which was...

Adventist took part in the forum of the Public Chamber of the Russian Federation on Freedom of Conscience

Fri, 2018-11-16 07:08
October 16 and 17 in the Public Chamber of the Russian Federation sostoyals I All-Russian Forum "Religion in the context of the political and constitutional-legal system of Russia" dedicated to the 25th anniversary of the adoption of the Constitution of the Russian Federation and the 100th anniversary of the decree on the separation of church and state and school from church. The event was organized by the Commission on Harmonization of Interethnic and Interreligious Relations of the Public...

Adventist student named Wildlife Warrior of the Year

Thu, 2018-11-15 00:36
Molly Henry, a year 8 student at Central Coast Adventist School (CCAS), has been invited to the Steve Irwin Gala Dinner in Brisbane on November 10 where she will receive the award from Australia Zoo and the Steve Irwin Foundation for her conservation projects and efforts. The team at Australia Zoo told Molly’s mum Melinda that Terri, Bindi and Robert Irwin, who will present the award, personally picked Molly, as she has been a stand out individual among the Wildlife Warrior group. Molly joined...

Inter-America’s annual Bible Competition finalists to compete in Belize

Thu, 2018-11-15 00:33
Young finalists representing Inter-America’s 24 major church territories will compete one last time during the last bible competition of the year on Dec. 1, 2018. Finalists will travel to Belize to test their knowledge of the books of Matthew, Mark and Chapters 6-15 of Ellen G. White’s Desire of Ages. The event becomes the 15th annual territory-wide competition initiative in which thousands of young people throughout Seventh-day Adventist churches across the Inter-American Division have dug...

Young Moldova Adventists host NEWSTART health expo

Thu, 2018-11-15 00:30
Every year on October 14, Tiraspol, Moldova residents take to the streets, celebrating their city’s birthday. City authorities plan special events for citizens to enjoy during the holiday, and Tiraspol Adventists typically host a NEWSTART health exhibition as their contribution to the celebration.  This year the NEWSTART program was held in the city park. More than sixty people visited the exhibit, showing interest in the principles of a healthy lifestyle. It is worth noting that this time most...

Seventh-day Adventist Church in Ukraine thanks Adventist Church members for their prayers

Wed, 2018-11-14 03:01
Dear brothers and sisters! Peace and grace of our Lord and Jesus Christ may be multiplied! Many of you have received information through the communication department of your organizations about the difficulties, which our Church is faced with in the East of Ukraine. We did not hurry to give any information about the situation in order not to damage our brothers and sisters or to turn up the heat for our Church in the region. We would like to express to you our deep gratitude for your personal...

ADRA Connections offers service scholarships to young adults to volunteer overseas

Wed, 2018-11-14 00:35
The Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA)’s global volunteer program ADRA Connections is launching a new service scholarship that will allow thousands of young people in the U.S. to be more active through volunteerism and become agents of change to contribute to the development of communities abroad.  “We want to challenge the new generation of young people to be more involved in service, so they have a greater understanding of the needs of communities around the world, experience new...

Prison Ministry promotes social reintegration of inmates

Wed, 2018-11-14 00:32
Prison is home to nearly 725,000 of Brazil’s population according to a survey by the department of pastoral care in prisons released in September 2018. According to an official statement from the Ministry of Justice and Public Security, the system has about half that number. "I spent seven long years in prison without any perspective," says José Vanderlei Leal, former inmate that today works for the Prison Mission Ministry, connected to the Seventh-day Adventist Church. Born in Piauí, he went...

Maryland church partners with ADRA, medical personnel to provide relief

Wed, 2018-11-14 00:30
On November 7, 2018, more than 50 volunteers traveled to Port-au-Prince, Haiti, to launch the “Haiti, We Hear You” mission campaign. Through the partnership of the Capitol Hill Seventh-day Adventist Church (CHC), ADRA Connections—the volunteer program of the Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA)—and private sector partners from Maryland and the District of Columbia, a team of doctors, nurses and students will help 185 families displaced after the devastating earthquake in 2010. ...

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