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More than 1,000 people celebrate the Adventist Church’s 90 years in Italy

Fri, 2018-06-22 06:04
"Today we enjoy religious freedom and I want to thank the Italian government for this" said Ted N.C. Wilson, president of the Adventist World Church. He was a guest in Rome on the occasion of the 90th anniversary of the Italian Union of Adventist Christian churches (UICCA). "Thank God every day for the religious freedom you enjoy in this great country of Italy," he added. "Never take this achievement for granted. Religious freedom requires constant...

ADRA collaborates to train mental health provides in Sint Maarten

Thu, 2018-06-21 08:59
The Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) in the Caribbean recently co-hosted psycho-social training for mental health professionals in St. Maarten to assist in building community resilience as the island still recovers from three hurricanes that hit last year. The training became the third major intervention by ADRA on the island, ADRA leaders said. More than 80 percent of the homes on the island are still damaged and have tarps on their roofs. In addition, rebuilding has been slow...

ADRA partners with World Food Program to help feed 85,000 refugees in Uganda

Thu, 2018-06-21 08:56
Thousands of refugees in Uganda will receive food assistance, thanks to a recent cooperation established between the Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA), the World Food Program (WFP) and the Government of Uganda, through the Office of the Prime Minister.   The partnership, agreed upon in June 2018, will allow ADRA to provide food for more than 85,000 refugees currently settled in the district of Kamwenge, western Uganda. An influx of refugees is reported to increase as...

Roland R. Hegstad, longtime Liberty Magazine editor dies at 92

Thu, 2018-06-21 07:38
Hegstad was both an extraordinary editor and mentor

Vanuatu MP opens Adventist music festival in Efate

Thu, 2018-06-21 07:27
A Vanuatu member of parliament postponed important appointments to attend and officially open the 7th Adventist Music Festival of Efate, running from June 7 to 11.  This annual gospel singing event was initiated by the Seventh-day Adventist Church in 2012 to celebrate the Adventist movement in Vanuatu. The Honorable Minister of Internal Affairs, Andrew Solomon Napuat, said the program was special because it promoted original songs from singing groups. “I believe in the process of...

World Refugee Sabbath programming impacts lives around the world

Thu, 2018-06-21 01:56
Trapped in housing where a family of six may share just one room – and then share cooking and washing facilities with other similar families, migrants in Serbia can suffer deep socio-psychological problems.  Two years ago, ADRA Serbia was busy providing emergency aid to the tens of thousands who weekly passed through their country in hope of a new life further west.  Now it is providing much needed aid for those living for longer periods within its borders; helping with social...

“Suffer the Little Children …”

Sun, 2018-06-17 09:47
An Appeal From the Seventh-day Adventist Church in North America

Larry Lichtenwalter is New President of Middle East University

Fri, 2018-06-15 09:19
Lichtenwalter undertakes a mission of cultivating future Adventist leaders in the region.

ADRA officially opens first water kiosk in Mozambique

Fri, 2018-06-15 09:15
The Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) officially launched on June 12 its first safe water kiosk in Mocuba, Mozambique, which will provide 20 liters a day of safe water for more than 1,000 people. Mocuba, a district of the Zambezia province in Mozambique, has suffered from inadequate safe water supply for years, but the prolonged drought conditions in Southern Africa has made the situation far worse.  More than 100 people attended the grand opening of the new water kiosk,...

Lebanese president affirms Adventist Church’s service

Wed, 2018-06-13 23:15
Adventist Church leaders paid a courtesy call on President Michel Aoun

San surgeon recognized in Queen’s birthday honors list

Wed, 2018-06-13 23:09
Sydney Adventist Hospital neurosurgeon Professor Brian Owler was among a diverse group of Australians recognized for their contributions and service to the community in this year’s Queen’s Birthday honors list. Professor Owler, past president of the Australian Medical Association, was appointed a Member in the General Division of the Order of Australia (AM), acknowledging “significant service to medicine through the leadership and administration of professional medical organizations, and to...

Europe takes lead for World Refugee Sabbath

Wed, 2018-06-13 06:43
Seventh-day Adventist Church comes together to draw attention to refugee crises on June 16.

Multiple launch for Hope Channel Sweden

Wed, 2018-06-13 06:18
On February 10, 2018, Seventh-day Adventist churches in Sweden celebrated the official premiere of Hope Channel Sweden. Rather than having a grand opening ceremony at some fancy media center, the celebration was held across all the local congregations. Church members celebrated with balloons and drank juice served in cups with the Hope Channel logo. They also received Hope Channel promotional material that they can share with their friends. The rational is that Hope Channel Sweden will become...

Seeking Understanding: David Pennington

Wed, 2018-06-13 06:10
GeoScience Research Institute release documentary ahead of Creation Sabbath

ADRA Czech creates game app to help Syrian refugees

Wed, 2018-06-13 04:54
When anti-government demonstrations began in March 2011 in Syria, what ensued was violent government crackdown and armed opposition groups fighting back. Syria’s ongoing war has left an estimated 6.5 million people without homes in the country, and more than five million people fled to neighboring countries like Lebanon, Jordan, and Turkey.  In 2016, ADRA Czech desired to help Syrian refugees and had gotten their chance by way of developing a game app. “The creators of the game...

Camp for young men held by Adventist Church in Novosibirsk

Mon, 2018-06-11 22:11
The fifth-annual Camp Sibiryaki for young men, aged 13-17, was recently held in Novosibirsk. Participants from Kemerovo, Barnaul, Topchikhi, Kamen-na-Obi, Novoaltaysk and Novosibirsk came together to not only learn to communicate better, but also to develop in different areas. Healthy lifestyle was heavily emphasized during the camp. Early each morning, the boys participated in an exercise routine including running, pull-ups, push-ups, squats and other activities. Physical health was not the...

Health expo focuses on a new start

Mon, 2018-06-11 21:59
Murray Barracks Seventh-day Adventist church in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea, conducted a mini-health expo on Sunday, June 3. Based on the NEWSTART lifestyle program, the day-long event was held in the main gymnasium at the local army barracks, with attendees including community members and soldiers who live at the barracks. In line with the acronym NEWSTART, health stations were set up to cover aspects of nutrition, exercise, water, sunlight, temperance, air, rest and pastoral counselling....

Lake Union Youth distribute petition urging fairness and humanity in U.S. immigration and gun control policy

Sat, 2018-06-09 08:13
More than 300 participants attending last weekend's Hispanic Youth Congress on the campus of Andrews University signed petitions requesting fairness and humanity in policies pertaining to U.S. immigration and gun control. According to Carmelo Mercado, Lake Union vice president and director of Multicultural ministries, the decision to circulate the two petitions grew out of discussions leading up to a social justice workshop at the youth congress, as “we wanted to not just talk the theory, but...

God changes hearts with 5 baptisms on Pitcairn

Fri, 2018-06-08 08:58
From a community in crisis, we have become a community united in 18 days. It is nothing short of a miracle!

Going on 10 years, community soccer league promotes healthy living in Inland Empire

Fri, 2018-06-08 08:55
A soccer league that promotes community and wholeness education to families is celebrating a decade of service at Loma Linda University Health. The Goal 4 Health soccer league, an annual initiative that encourages physical activity, drew 260 community participants during this year’s two-month run, up from the usual 200 participants each year. The community soccer league, held on the sports fields of the Drayson Center, ran from the last week of March through the first week of June and featured...