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ADRA receives air support to help with ongoing relief aid in Indonesia

Fri, 2018-10-05 03:32
As response efforts continue for thousands of affected people hardest hit by a 7.5 magnitude earthquake followed by an 18-foot tsunami, which struck the town of Palu and nearby areas in central Sulawesi in Indonesia, the Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) has received air support thanks to Airlink, a disaster response organization in Washington, DC, to assist with ongoing relief work.  Airlink has helped connect over 80 relief agencies with over 40 airlines to receive fast and...

Adventists among those affected by earthquake in Sulawesi, Indonesia

Tue, 2018-10-02 00:15
ADRA rushes to offer aid in the aftermath of the deadliest earthquake this year

New Creation Sabbath website and branding

Tue, 2018-10-02 00:10
New website has new material ahead of Creation Sabbath on October 27.

In Colombia, congress event motivates young people for missionary service

Mon, 2018-10-01 23:46
Encouraging Seventh-day Adventist professionals and university students to become missionaries is what has driven church leaders in Colombia to hold an Adventist Professionals and University Students International Missionary Congress last month. Themed I Will Go Too 3.0, the event became the third largest gathering at the Colombia Adventist University in Medellín, Colombia. More than 1,500 church leaders, professionals, students and active church members were motivated to answer the call to...

They were the hands and feet of Jesus

Mon, 2018-10-01 00:05
More than 6,800 receive free medical care at Adventist pop-up mega clinic in Fort Worth

Women’s Health 101

Mon, 2018-10-01 00:03
In many places around the world, autumn brings cooler temperatures, back-to-school shopping and schedules that are busier than ever, making it difficult for many women to find time for a checkup. With so much to do, health can sometimes take the backseat to other things on the schedule.  Ron Johnson, MD, an assistant professor of Gynecology & Obstetrics at Loma Linda University 

Israel Reflections

Mon, 2018-10-01 00:00
2018 seems to have been a bumper year for Adventist believers visiting Israel.  There is something special about walking were Jesus walked, taking a boat trip on Galilee, or worshiping on the Mount of Beatitudes.  And what can be more moving than celebrating communion near the garden tomb – remembering a Savior who did more than die on a cross – but who overcame death to give us resurrection hope. Those who have made the journey will testify to the spiritual benefits and biblical...

Tsunami kills hundreds in Indonesia; ADRA responding

Sun, 2018-09-30 06:28
A powerful 7.5 magnitude earthquake in Indonesia triggered a powerful tsunami that killed nearly 400 people in the hard-hit town of Palu and nearby areas in central Sulawesi leaving hundreds missing and injured. The Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) is deploying emergency response teams to the disaster area to provide rapid aid to the people most affected by this tragedy.   “The devastation is extensive and the...

She wanted a dentist but God brought her something better

Sun, 2018-09-30 02:33
I saw three lives changed by the Pathway to Health free mega clinic in Fort Worth, Texas

The Ten: Bible verse that inspired hymns & worship songs.

Sun, 2018-09-30 02:28
The world of God – the ultimate source of music and lyrics

Ted Wilson inspired by Belgrade Community Center

Sat, 2018-09-29 05:36
When you have been inspired you need to visit.  That was the case for Pastor Ted Wilson during his visit to the European Pastors’ Council in Belgrade, Serbia, 28 August – 2 September 2018.  He specifically asked to visit the nearby ADRA Community Centre for refugees. “What I’ve seen is just a tremendous blessing for these people,” Wilson reflected in a video interview recorded during a tour of the facilities.
As president of the Seventh-day Adventist World Church, Wilson had...

In Tortola, church joins government commemoration a year after Hurricane Irma

Sat, 2018-09-29 05:33
British Virgin Islands Premier Dr. D. Orlando Smith (left) and Governor Augustus Jaspert (right) unveil a plaque during the one year commemoration service held on Tortola, Sep. 6, 2018, after Hurricane Irma caused extensive damage on Sep. 6, 2017. Courtesy of BVI Government Service To mark the first anniversary of people’s perseverance in the wake of Hurricane Irma, the British Virgin Islands (BVI) hosted a national commemorative service a year later in Tortola. United as hurricane survivors,...

500 women unite for Breathe 2018

Sat, 2018-09-29 01:24
Colorful costumes, inspiring testimonies and the opportunity to dig deep and support Australia’s drought-stricken farmers were all part of this year’s Breathe conference, held on Sabbath (September 22) at Waterview in Bicentennial Park (Sydney Olympic Park). Around 500 women gathered for the event, hosted by Sydney Adventist Women, and were uplifted by personal stories, warm fellowship, singing and prayer. Many wore the national costumes and colors of their heritage as a way to celebrate the...

In Virgin Gorda, Adventists engage in EnditNow march against violence throughout the Island

Fri, 2018-09-28 07:42
Seventh-day Adventists on the British Virgin Island of Virgin Gorda recently marched against violence through the church’s EnditNow initiative. The Adventist initiative focuses on ending violence against women and children. The march gathered dozens of young church members from the only Adventist Church on the island to spread anti-violence messages on banners, posters, and balloons, with Pathfinder band music and a flat truck with speakers...

Pathfinder flame “re-ignited” in Fijian village

Fri, 2018-09-28 07:15
Organizing a Pathfinder camp can be a big challenge, but for Douglas Babakobau, Sitiveni Vesikula and Peter Varuru, who are passionate about Pathfinders, it was an easy decision to make. With the support of the local Nakorovou, Nasinu, and Viani Seventh-day Adventist churches, and nearly $A700  (500USD) donated to assist in costs, the three young men successfully ran a mini Pathfinder camp for 19 children. Held during the second week of the August school holidays in the Nasinu...

The Adventist Church in North America’s summit on abuse underscores shared accountability when facing cases in Adventist Churches, schools and institutions.

Fri, 2018-09-28 06:21
“We will not bury our heads to act as if abuse does not happen,” said Ivan Williams, director of the North American Division (NAD) Association during his opening remarks at the NAD enditnow Summit on Abuse’s first day, September 24. The two-day summit, held at the NAD headquarters in Columbia, Md., was organized to help equip pastors, teachers, volunteers, church staff, and members with the tools and knowledge to help end abuse within their scope of influence. As part of the Church’s “enditnow”...

Boy tries to prove pastor wrong about Sabbath

Mon, 2018-09-24 22:42
He fails and ends up planting a church in Ethiopia

In Puerto Rico, at 103 years of age, man decides to give his life to Jesus

Mon, 2018-09-24 22:16
As he came out of the water, 103-year-old Carlos Ortíz García raised his hands in victory, rejoicing to have accepted Jesus as his personal Savior. Church members at the Youth Center of the East Puerto Rico Adventist Conference, in San Juan, Puerto Rico, rejoiced with him as they witnessed the baptismal ceremony on Aug. 11, 2018. “Jesus is my life and it is He that strengthens me,” said Ortíz as he spoke about his decision. Born in 1914, Ortíz was shy of turning 104 just 24 days before his...

Life-saving heart device program recognized for excellence

Thu, 2018-09-20 06:12
For the third time, the Loma Linda University Medical Center received the Advanced Certification in Ventricular Assist Device (VAD), further highlighting the hospital’s commitment to excellence in service. The Joint Commission awarded this reaccreditation earlier this year. “The importance of implantable mechanical devices cannot be overstated because they save the lives of heart failure patients who may otherwise die,” said Anees...