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A Message to the Seventh-day Adventist Church from the President

Fri, 2019-04-05 10:36
Greetings to our more than 21 million members around the world who make up the wonderful Seventh-day Adventist church family in more than 200 countries! I thank God for each one of you and want to encourage you, no matter where you are, to be an active member in your local church, and to reach out to your surrounding community, making friends as you gently yet purposefully guide people to Jesus and His love and truth. Always remember that you are the church—that God is eagerly looking to you to...

Grandmother hopes to Be Adventist in next life

Fri, 2019-04-05 10:35
The elderly woman listened attentively in Sabbath School in a southeast Asian country.  Her Sabbath School lesson book was filled in. She looked up every verse in her Bible. Many verses were underlined in the Bible. She placed money in the Sabbath School mission offering. The woman, known to church members as “Grandmother,” looked like a model Seventh-day Adventist. Visiting U.S. church leader Amy Whitsett met with Grandmother after church to ask why she had left her non-Christian world...

Study revels Yemenis are surviving war-torn districts through agriculture and livelihood aid

Wed, 2019-04-03 09:50
The Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) had for seven months conducted a pre- and post- study on the long-term effects of relief aid provided to 200,000 people in Yemen, many of whom were faced with ongoing unrest since peace treaties broke throughout the country in 2016. The study focused on the implementation of the USAID grant funded project called SALA, which is centered around Small Business, Agriculture, and Livelihood Assistance.  “SALA focuses on supporting people with...

Adventist college in Bolivia inaugurates Center of Influence

Wed, 2019-04-03 09:48
On Thursday, March 14, Cochabamba Adventist College inaugurated a "Center of Influence," the first within the Central Adventist Education System in Bolivia. According to regional district pastor Dennis Ortega, the Center will offer health education courses to students already enrolled in the college and their parents, with personal Bible studies as a follow-up option. They hope to involve more families in the activities of the local church.   Roxana Veizaga, director of the Cochabamba...

Adventists conduct free health checks in Paupa New Guinea

Wed, 2019-04-03 09:46
Adventist health professionals from Rainbow Seventh-day Adventist Church in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea recently conducted free medical checks for their local community. The program was organized by nurse Christian Yaliki, the church’s health and temperance leader. A doctor, nutritionist and nurses were among those who were involved in the activity. More than 150 people were checked, with some surprised to learn they had health risks. Overall the program was successful, according to the...

Polish Adventist YouTuber’s videos result in baptisms

Wed, 2019-04-03 09:42
Greg Sereda is a full-time Adventist YouTuber who makes Christian videos. His channel, Bible Flock Box, has recently surpassed 400,000 subscribers and 44 million video views. Sereda gets daily messages from people all over the world in response to his videos—messages  of lives being changed. People tell him that his videos have helped them understand the Bible better, helped them overcome various struggles with sin, and even helped them find a local Adventist church. Sereda openly endorses the...

In the Philippines, in two straight years, another Adventist tops national physician licensure examination

Wed, 2019-03-27 22:45
For two years in a row, Seventh-day Adventist physicians have grabbed the top spot of the Philippine Licensure Examination.  With his 89.83 percent Clinton Rabadon, a graduate of West Visayas State University (WVSU), joins the rank of last year’s top finisher Dr. Gerard Pelayo.  This feat makes him the fifth Adventist physician to take the first spot in the last 13 years. The Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) results published on March 14 showed that 1,209 of 1,579 applicants passed the...

A Romania builds 300th social house as part of its “Rebuilding Hope” project

Wed, 2019-03-27 22:40
On Sunday, March 10, 2019, Jonathan Duffy, president of the Adventist Developement and Relief Agency (ADRA) International, and Ștefan Tomoiagă, president of the Seventh-day Adventist church in Romania, inaugurated the 300th social house built by ADRA Romania, as part of the “Rebuilding Hope” project. "Rebuilding Hope" is ADRA Romania's way of supporting families who have lost their material assets due to fires. Every year, ADRA identifies and supports people who go through this kind of...

Student makes history as first Down Syndrome college graduate in Pará

Wed, 2019-03-27 22:35
Graduation is something many young people look forward to, and that long-awaited diploma often comes after overcoming many challenges. Some leading this scene will enter into history. Marina Gutierrez is one such example. Marina is the first student with Down Syndrome to graduate from higher education in the state of Pará, and just one of only 74 others with Down Syndrome to attend college in Brazil. Marina began to dream about college when she saw her brother, Fábio, six years older,...

ADRA partners with EU to flight Fiji drought

Wed, 2019-03-27 22:30
The Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) in Fiji has partnered with the European Union (EU) to help combat the drought crisis in Fiji. European Union Officials together with ADRA Fiji officers visited the Fiji Pro Resilience Project sites on March 19 and 20. The initiative has been designed to help address the impact of drought on rural communities in Fiji and the visit was made to observe the progress the project has made in the communities. The field visit also included a handover...

Students promote awareness of water usage on World Water Day.

Tue, 2019-03-26 22:40
World Water Day, established by the United Nations (UN) in 1992, is recognized every year on March 22nd. Students from the Itaboraí Adventist College in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, took to the streets to promote awareness of water conservation. Throughout the week, they studied the relationship between humans and water by talking about issues such as conservation and protection of water, the importance of water for health, the correct development of water related resources and measures to solve...

Maranatha builds dorm, well for Kenya Rescue Center

Tue, 2019-03-26 22:35
For most children, a new bed and bedding isn’t likely to elicit whoops of joy, but for 150 girls at the Kajiado Adventist School and Rescue Center, in Kenya, the dedication of a new dormitory and new beds, on March 8, was an occasion for extreme jubilation. “Thank you! Thank you Maranatha for the new dorm!” A group of girls shouted from the top of their bunks, which was topped with colorful new sheets, comforters, and pillows. The new dorm was built by Maranatha Volunteers International during...

Adventist school’s colorful fundraiser for Christchurch victims

Tue, 2019-03-26 22:30
A group of New Zealand high school students is fundraising for the Christchurch mosque shooting victims, with the “power of flowers” and a message of shared humanity. Amelia Tyrrell, 17, and her fellow Longburn Adventist College prefects have gathered $NZ600 ($414USD) from their classmates to send to the victims of Friday’s terrorist attacks and their families. “The Mosque shootings were on a Friday afternoon—this meant that Sabbath allowed for much reflection,” said school principal Brendan...

Total Member Involvement medical team helps the people of Juba prepare for malaria season

Tue, 2019-03-26 08:47
A team of Adventists health professionals from South Sudan impacted the community during a recent Total Member Involvement event in the capitol city of Juba. In cooperation with the country’s Ministry of Health, the Total Member Involvement health professionals, lead by Dr. Daniel Machour, distributed 5,400 mosquito nets in various centers around the city of Juba. Machuor hoped that during the coming rainy season, which comes with highrates fo malaria, will find refuge in the mosquito nets. ...

On International Women’s Day, ADRA Romania, through “Casa ADRA,” celebrates a decade of fighting domestic violence

Tue, 2019-03-26 08:44
The women housed at the “Emergency Center for Victims of Domestic Violence”, or “Casa ADRA, ” were in for a surprise when president of the Adventist Development and Relief Agency International, Jonathan Duffy, along with his wife Cathy, came to celebrate a decade since ADRA Romania founded “Casa ADRA.” The celebration was part of an International Women’s Day event held on March 8 held at “Casa ADRA” “For me, the topic of victims of domestic violence is a sad one. We are so happy to see the...

On International Women’s Day, ADRA Romania, through “Casa ADRA,” celebrate a decade of fighting domestic violence

Tue, 2019-03-26 08:44
The women housed at the “Emergency Center for Victims of Domestic Violence”, or “Casa ADRA, ” were in for a surprise when president of the Adventist Development and Relief Agency International, Jonathan Duffy, along with his wife Cathy, came to celebrate a decade since ADRA Romania founded “Casa ADRA.” The celebration was part of an International Women’s Day event held on March 8 held at “Casa ADRA” “For me, the topic of victims of domestic violence is a sad one. We are so happy to see the...

Adventists distribute over 10,000 pieces of literatures to the Armed Forces of the Philippines

Tue, 2019-03-26 08:40
Representatives of the Seventh-day Adventist church recently attended a flag raising ceremony regularly attended by officials and employees of the Philippine government. Attending allowed members of the Adventist Church to pass out literature to the uniformed men and women of the armed forces. The distribution was done on March 11, by the Bagong Usbong na Lingkod Bayan (BULB), an organization of Adventists in government service, following an event held at the Armed Forces of the Philippines...

Two conferences in Texas united 1200 youth to serve Houston on Global Youth Day

Tue, 2019-03-26 08:38
More than 1,200 youth and young adults in the United States’ fourth largest city rallied together to give testimonies of how their Pathfinder clubs and youth groups spread the love of Christ on Global Youth Day. The annual initiative of the Seventh-day Adventist Church’s Youth Ministries encourages youth and young adults around the world to “Be the Sermon” in their communities by being the hands and feet of Jesus. The youth rally took place on the afternoon of March 16 at the World Harvest...

Young people in Inter-America touch lives of thousands during Global Youth Day

Tue, 2019-03-26 08:35
Thousands of Seventh-day Adventist young people embraced service with passion, out-stretched arms and bright smiles to touch the lives of people in cities and communities across the Inter-American Division (IAD) territory on Sabbath, Mar. 16, 2019. The annual event coined as Global Youth Day is sponsored by the Adventist world church’s youth ministries department and motivates millions of Adventist youth from around the world to unite efforts and get out of their comfort zones to “Be the...

Young people in Papua New Guinea serve homeless for Global Youth Day

Tue, 2019-03-26 08:30
Seventh-day Adventist young people from the Buimo Road Adventist Church in Papua New Guinea, were among several thousand young Adventists who participated in Global Youth Day (GYD) activities on March 16. Following the day’s theme of “Adopt”, the Buimo Road youth conducted a special Sabbath program, inviting the entire town of Eriku. More than 200 homeless and disabled people from the town were treated to a hearty meal served by the young people following the program. Most of the homeless...

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