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Polish Church issues statement on murder of Gdańsk mayor, Powel Adamowicz

Thu, 2019-01-17 10:11
Following the Sunday evening stabbing and subsequent death of Gdańsk mayor, Mr Paweł Adamowicz at the climax of a charity concert, the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Poland has issued the following statement: The crime committed on 13 January 2019 in Gdańsk shook not only Gdańsk, but the entire community of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in the Republic of Poland. On behalf of the entire church family, the Administrative Committee of the Adventist Church in Poland wishes to express...

Granddaughter of first Seventh-day Adventist in The Bahamas celebrates 100th birthday

Wed, 2019-01-16 02:50
Elizabeth Moses, affectionately known as Betty, was recently honored on her 100th birthday during a celebration that saw the Governor General of The Bahamas, local Seventh-day Adventist leaders and members at the Johnson Park Adventist Church in Nassau, Jan 5, 2019. Moses is the grandchild of the first Seventh-day Adventist in The Bahamas. Governor General of the Bahamas, Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling, congratulated Moses for her achievement and praised her publicly giving so much to...

Pathfinders shine for Jesus in New Zealand

Wed, 2019-01-16 02:46
After lots of preparation, fundraising and travel, 1300 excited Pathfinders and leaders from around the New Zealand Pacific Union Conference (NZPUC) gathered for five days of activities and worship in the White Rock hills. Fifty-nine Pathfinder clubs, representing New Caledonia, French Polynesia, Cook Islands and the north and south islands of New Zealand, took part in the NZPUC Pathfinder Camporee held near Christchurch, South New Zealand.  Surrounded by natural beauty and changeable weather,...

Korean girl finds Sabbath in Paraguay

Wed, 2019-01-16 02:30
Sung Hye Choi is South Korean, but she has never lived in South Korea. Sung Hye was born in the South American country of Paraguay. Her parents were among a wave of some 120,000 South Korean workers who immigrated to Paraguay from 1975 to 1990. Even though Sung Hye didn’t live in South Korea, her life was surrounded by Koreans in Paraguay’s capital, Asunción. She studied at a Korean-speaking school, where her mother was the president of the parent-student association. On Sundays, Mother took...

In Jamaica, Adventist Church joins the Ministry of Health to impact through Adopt-A-Clinic Initiative

Wed, 2019-01-16 02:28
The Seventh-day Adventist Church, known for its belief and strong emphasis in wholistic health, has joined forces with the Ministry of Health to impact Jamaica in its fight against non-communicable diseases (NCDs). Through the church’s Mission Project 2019 initiative themed “Wholistic Health for Personal and National Transformation,” the church gave its undertaking to adopt 100 government clinics under its adopt-a-clinics program to see to the upgrade of physical infrastructures where necessary...

New Pan-Serbian Choir links youth and community

Wed, 2019-01-16 02:22
It might seem impossible.  A group of young people brought together just a year ago from across Serbia with one aim, to form the LINK youth choir.  Yet their sincere enthusiasm and deep motivation is infectious, and despite obstacles of distance, age and temperament, the LINK choir is garnering success. The youth range in age from elementary school to university students, some of them live more than 400km apart in different Serbian cities and towns, and, quite naturally, they have varied...

ADRA Awards Adventist Community Services $50,000 to help wildfire survivors in California

Tue, 2019-01-15 08:56
The Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) has announced it will provide financial support totaling $50,000 to the Adventist Community Services (ACS) who has been coordinating efforts to help survivors of Butte County, California recover from deadly wildfires, which started on November 8 and later contained on November 25 in 2018. The fires have been declared the nation’s deadliest in a century according to local authorities. “When a natural disaster strikes, ADRA, as an international...

Adventist Church in Jamaica still mourning the loss of four young members

Tue, 2019-01-15 08:52
The Seventh-day Adventist Church in Jamaica is still mourning the loss of four of its young members after they drowned at sea last week. Chavar Lewis, 31, and Duran Bryan, 30, of the church’s north region and, Joseph Anderson, 26, and Karanjah Gayle, 26, of the central region died at sea in two separate incidents one day apart. According to police reports, Chavar and Duran of the St. Ann’s Bay Adventist Church died on Dec. 30, 2018, at the Silver Sands Beach in Duncans, Trelawny after both got...

Floating Church leads more than 200 people to baptism

Tue, 2019-01-15 08:50
Raimundo Andrade is a 66-year-old farmer living in Itapuru, 231 kilometers from Manaus, Brazil. This community can only be reached by traveling the river, and it was there that the Floating Church finished its activities this year. Andrade has always worked hard to ensure his family livelihood, but in his heart he felt that something was missing; he felt empty and distressed. When the Floating Church arrived on the shore of his village, he and his wife were invited to attend the evangelistic...

Pathfinders unstoppable at Australian camporee

Tue, 2019-01-15 08:46
More than 2800 Pathfinders from across Australia started the new year with fun, friends and faith at the Australian Union Conference’s (AUC) fourth camporee. Kicking off on January 1, the 119 clubs were warmly welcomed at the opening ceremony by AUC director of youth ministries Pastor Jeff Parker, who officially opened the camporee. Other special guests included SPD youth director Dr Nick Kross, AUC president Pastor Jorge Munoz, and Victorian Conference president Pastor Graeme Christian. The...

Condolences of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in connection with the tragedy in Magnitogorsk.

Tue, 2019-01-08 05:46
The following statement was made by the Euro-Asia Division of the Seventh-day Adventist Church after a gas explosion ripped through an apartment building in southern Russia on December 31. 31 people have now been confirmed dead and 10 still listed as missing.  With deep sorrow, the Seventh-day Adventist Christians, along with all the Russian people, received the news of the tragic events that took place on December 31, 2018 in Magnitogorsk. On behalf of the Seventh Day Adventist Church in the...

Troubled Resolutions

Tue, 2019-01-08 05:41
It’s a familiar story. Perhaps your holiday season was much like it. Christ was visiting with dear friends. There was much hustle and bustle. We don’t know the size of the group that was gathered, but no doubt there was plenty of work to be done. Martha was busily serving and making everything just right for her Guest of Honor. Then comes the gentle rebuke: “You are worried and troubled about many things. But one thing is needed” (Luke 10:41, 42, NKJV). Like Martha, many of us become busily...

How to avoid the soon-to-be number one killer

Tue, 2019-01-08 05:37
The death rate from heart disease has been dropping for the past few decades, and it will soon be overtaken by the malady that’s now the second-biggest killer in the United States: cancer. While I’m grateful for the medical community’s cancer treatment innovations, increased prevention measures and improved screenings, make no mistake — cancer is still a huge problem in our society. It causes approximately 600,000 deaths each year, according to the National Center for Health Statistics. We’ve...

Deadly tsunami killing hundreds in Indonesia prompts ADRA response

Fri, 2019-01-04 03:18
Days after a deadly tsunami hit the coastal towns near the Sunda Strait in Indonesia, local government officials reported 426 people are confirmed dead, 7,202 people injured, 23 are missing and 40,386 have been evacuated. These numbers continue to rise while rescue operations are still ongoing. According to Indonesia’s local disaster agency, the tsunami was triggered by an unusual wave surge and underwater landslide caused by Anak Krakatau’s volcanic eruption. This natural activity created...

In Memoriam: James M. Slater, pioneer of proton therapy, transformed cancer treatment

Fri, 2019-01-04 03:15
James M. Slater, MD, whose determination to improve the quality of life for patients undergoing cancer treatment inspired him to use proton therapy for patient care and to champion and oversee creation of the world’s first hospital-based proton treatment center at Loma Linda University Health, died Dec. 26. He was 89. The James M. Slater, M.D. Proton Treatment and Research Center — which opened in 1990 — has since treated more than 18,000 patients from around the world, including foreign...

Taking the road less traveled

Fri, 2019-01-04 02:59
What do Greece, Iraq, and Uganda have in common? In recent years these countries, among others, have experienced an influx of refugees that has created a huge need of basic services for displaced people. AdventistHelp,1 a supporting ministry, and the Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA)2 have partnered in all three of these regions to provide critical medical care. Refugee ministry is becoming a worldwide mission opportunity and changing the landscape for today’s missionaries. Michael...

Special New Year’s Greeting from Ted. N.C. Wilson

Tue, 2019-01-01 08:01
Greetings and Happy New Year! We are standing at the beginning of a brand new year of life that God has graciously granted to each of us. How will we spend the upcoming 365 days—or however many days the Lord sees fit to give to each of us? In First Corinthians chapter 6, verse 19 we are reminded that we “are not our own.” Everything we have, including life itself, is a gift from God. How then, shall we live? What will we write upon the new blank pages for the year 2019? For you see, the choice...

Prayer for God’s people, the challenges faced in this world, and the tsunami tragedy in Indonesia

Tue, 2018-12-25 09:27
“As we face the new year of 2019, many of our brothers and sisters in various places of the world are facing distinct challenges and difficulties.  I am requesting that all of us as a worldwide church family humble ourselves before God and pray for His unifying power in our lives and His church.  Please pray for those in particular difficulties…..our hearts go out to the thousands touched by, yet again, another tsunami disaster affecting the people of Indonesia.  With hundreds dead and many...

Ted N.C. Wilson, president of the Seventh-day Adventist World Church, gives special Year-End Greeting

Sat, 2018-12-22 09:37
Warm greetings to each one of you during this very special time of the year when the world remembers the Savior’s birth. Even though, it most probably was not at this time, we still remember this wonderful, beautiful event. While the Bible doesn’t tell us exactly when Jesus was born, it assures us that He was born in Bethlehem, the city of David. Prophecy predicted this centuries earlier when, through inspiration, the prophet Micah wrote: “But you, Bethlehem Ephrathah, Though you are...

In Memoriam: Ellsworth Wareham, 104, was ‘Blue Zone’ pioneer and cardiologist

Fri, 2018-12-21 02:04
Ellsworth Wareham, MD, known at the end of his life as much for his vegan-supported longevity as his distinguished surgical career that included the first open-heart surgeries in many countries, died Saturday, Dec. 15 at the age of 104. An ebullient and active centenarian, Wareham — a 1942 surgical graduate of Loma Linda University, then known as the College of Medical Evangelists — gained global fame through numerous media outlets in his later years for being the epitome of a “Blue Zone”...

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