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Turkish Adventist church regains ownership of historic property in Istanbul

Fri, 2019-03-01 21:39
Visitors often remember the Taksim Seventh-day Adventist Church in Istanbul, Turkey as a place with panoramic views over the Bosphorus Strait and magnificent metropolitan area. For Adventists in Turkey, the Taksim Adventist Church property, situated near the bustling center of Taksim square, has been a symbolic place because it represents the history of the Adventist church in the country. General Counsel of the Office of General Counsel of the Seventh-day Adventist World Church, Karnik...

In Jamaica, six-year-old preacher inspires third baptism in two years

Sun, 2019-02-17 03:59
His voice, was as clear as crystal, but it was what six-year-old Dakarai Williams said that held thousands of worshipers in rapt attention at the Lord Transform Me Convention held at the Montego Bay Convention Center in Jamaica on Feb. 9, 2019. “Two years ago l was asked to be baptized but l said, I cannot get baptize and go to heaven leaving my mother behind to go to hell,” said Dakarai. “It touched my mom’s heart. She must have seen how sad l looked.  But Guess what!” asked Dakarai and,...

How to make Godly decisions

Sun, 2019-02-17 00:19
What do you do when you have to make a big decision? Paula Cristina Ghibut had a big decision to make. She was 14 and about to finish eighth grade in Romania. She had to decide where to go to high school. The decision was huge. Paula wanted to become an elementary school teacher, and she could go to a nearby public high school that offered a special teaching track for high school students. But Paula had attended Adventist schools since kindergarten, and she wasn’t sure that she should go to...

Life Health Foods teams up with former Olympian

Sat, 2019-02-16 00:17
Life Health Foods AU (LHF) has teamed up with former Olympian Stephanie Rice to increase awareness of the benefits of following a plant-based diet and to encourage Australians to eat more plant-based foods. Since partnering with Rice in 2018, LHF brand Vegie Delights has launched a number of marketing campaigns and activities that promote a plant-based diet as being not only good for health, but also for animal welfare and the environment. Rice, who won three gold medals for swimming at the...

La Sierra University’s Zapara School of Business rolls out MBA in Hawaii

Sat, 2019-02-16 00:15
This winter, La Sierra University’s Zapara School of Business launched its first out-of-state Master of Business Administration program, offering graduate courses designed for busy health care professionals. The MBA cohort program at Adventist Health Castle medical center in Kailua, Hawaii, officially began instruction on Jan. 7, 2019, following a fast-tracked setup and approval in December by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges and subsequent approval by the state of Hawaii. The...

Korea’s Supreme Court gives historic legal victory to young Adventist student

Fri, 2019-02-15 08:08
The almost two-year legal ordeal of Han Ji Man, a young Seventh-day Adventist medical student in Korea, ended last month when the country’s Supreme Court upheld his right to take university exams outside of Sabbath hours. Adventists in Korea are celebrating the landmark ruling, issued January 31, which they hope will signal a new era of legal protection for Sabbath keepers and other people of faith. “This verdict is historically important for Korean Adventists and provides a judicial precedent...

Church leaders urged to model healthy lifestyles

Fri, 2019-02-15 06:45
As Seventh-day Adventist world church leaders rejoiced over healthier bodies after a week of exercise and plant-based meals at a Global Leadership Summit in Jamaica, church president Ted N.C. Wilson implored them to maintain healthy lifestyles and serve as living examples of the Adventist health message to the world. Wilson upheld a balanced, Christ-centered lifestyle free from meat and caffeine in his closing remarks to the 12th annual gathering held this year in Montego Bay. “The focus has...

Unique dialogue between Sabbatarian Adventists explores shared values and distinctive beliefs

Fri, 2019-02-15 04:45
A spirit of friendship and mutual respect marked a two-day meeting between representatives of the Seventh-day Adventist Church and the Seventh Day Adventist Reform Movement.  A small group of leaders and theologians from the two communions—which share a similar heritage as well as a number of key beliefs—met December 5 and 6, 2018, at the headquarters of the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists in Silver Spring, Maryland. The goal, according to participants, was simply to establish a...

In Mexico, students complete church building for remote jungle congregation

Fri, 2019-02-08 05:50
A new Seventh-day Adventist Church building was completed in the heart of the Lacandon Jungle in Chiapas, Mexico, thanks to the efforts of students from Montemorelos University in North Mexico. Construction of the building, which began three years ago, took place on the same site as the 50-year-old wooden structure where members used to gather for worship services. The university students and volunteers who built the new facility are part of a group called Adventist Missionary Youth. They began...

Christian charities welcome news of children off Nauru

Fri, 2019-02-08 05:46
The Adventist Development and Relief Agency is among a coalition of Christian charities welcoming news that the final four children will be leaving the island of Nauru. Prime Minister Scott Morrison this week announced that the children and their families have all been approved for departure to the United States for resettlement. “When the Prime Minister took office in August last year there were 109 children still on Nauru and today this announcement means the final four and their families...

The four things the two deadliest diseases have in common

Fri, 2019-02-08 05:42
February is not only National Cancer Prevention month but also American Heart month. With two of the deadliest diseases promoting awareness in the same month, what can they possibly have in common? Loma Linda University Cancer Center director Mark E. Reeves, MD, PhD, says they both have more in common than you might think. Heart disease is still the No. 1 killer for both men and women in America, and cancer is No. 2, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.  However, cancer...

New documentary highlights the early beginnings of Adventism in the British Isles

Thu, 2019-02-07 01:38
How well do you know the history of how the Adventist Church started in your country?  I confess that even after spending six years studying for the ministry I have never gone into too much detail about how the Church started where I was born, raised and have pastored for the past 25 years. My interest however was galvanized by reading an old centenary Messenger magazine that celebrated A Century of Adventistism in the British Isles. This followed an in-depth search on the internet and the...

Adventist Church in Jamaica launches initiative help young people engage in service

Thu, 2019-02-07 01:35
With the goal of sharing positive values, and encouraging spiritual devotion and transformation, the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Jamaica through its youth department launched its first mobile clinic dubbed HYPE, or Helping Young People Engage. HYPE is the coming together of Adventist young people, pooling their resources to serve God and humanity. Speaking at the launch, which took place on Jan. 31, 2019, at the Grants Pen Peace Park in St. Andrew, Pastor Everett Brown president of the...

NAD Health Summit equips leaders and practitioners to promote holistic healing within

Thu, 2019-02-07 01:33
More than 150 people were empowered to embody the healing ministry of Jesus during the North American Division Health Summit 2019 in Albuquerque New Mexico, on January 20-26. The summit was themed “Healing of the Nations,” which was based on Revelation 22:2 (KJV): “And the leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations.” Various avenues of healing were taught during professional development training courses, including Foundations of Faith Community Nursing; Emotional and Spiritual Care...

MAX-FACTOR Congress attended by more than 1,000 youth

Thu, 2019-02-07 01:29
More than 1,000 youth attended the MAX-FACTOR Congress in Sumy, Ukraine, in late December. Over the three-day event, guest speaker Yuri Bondarenko shared inspirational messages on sound thinking, the authority of young people, the dangers of idle talking and other relevant topics.  Attendees chose one of four training sessions conducted by Central Conference Sledopyt Club leader Alexander Kozlov, Oleg Nazarov, missionary service leader for the East Dnieper Conference, and the Yaroslav Cherepin...

Polish Adventists meet with President Andrezei Duda

Tue, 2019-02-05 23:45
“Despite differences in faith and ethnicity, we create a national community of people on Polish soil,” emphasized Andrzej Duda, the President of Poland during a meeting with representatives of all major churches, religious associations and ethnic and national minorities present in Poland. Four leaders of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Poland were among the invitees who met at the Presidential Place on Saturday, 19 January 2019. According to Andrzej Siciński, Public Affairs and Religious...

Adventists in Townsville brace for more heavy rain

Tue, 2019-02-05 23:40
The Northern Australian Conference (NAC) office in Townsville remains closed today due to the flood crisis affecting northern Queensland. While the office has not experienced any flood damage, road closures are restricting travel to the site, which is also home to Aitkenvale Adventist Church, Riverside Adventist Christian School and the Church’s campground—Riverside Convention Centre. Despite the riverside setting, the buildings are set high on the grounds above the swollen Ross River. ...

Scores of residents benefit from Adventist Health Expo in Montego Bay

Tue, 2019-02-05 23:30
Nearly 300 individuals were the beneficiaries of a free health expo organized by the Seventh-day Adventist Church in west Jamaica on Saturday, Feb. 2, 2019. The program, a part of the church’s Mission Project 2019 initiative, was held in Sam Sharpe Square in Montego Bay, Jamaica, and attracted hundreds of church and community members. “What a joy and a great privilege to be here at this expo,” said Pastor Ted Wilson, president of the Adventist World Church. “We are seeing what God is doing...

Adventists prepare themselves for days of prayer

Tue, 2019-02-05 23:25
Maribel Aguilar was devastated when she was diagnosed with cancer. For the first time, she opened her heart to God. “I begged Him to help me defeat this cancer and to give me the opportunity to live. I made Him a promise,” the 39-years-old women said. “If He allowed me to live, I would serve Him until the last day of my life.” Maribel began to pray fervently for a divine miracle. And, the miracle happened. “Today I am cancer-free and I didn’t need radiotherapy or chemotherapy. God overcame...

Adventists in Belize run soup kitchen for needy school children

Tue, 2019-02-05 08:18
Tuesdays and Thursday are the highlight of the week for Melva Robinson. That’s because every Tuesday and Thursday for the last three years she has fulfilled her dream of sharing her love for children in her native country of Belize. Robinson has been able to provide thousands of meals to needy children studying at six elementary schools in the heart of Belize City, thanks to the committed financial support of Seventh-day Adventist Church members in the area. Robinson has lost count, but she...

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