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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...

Police officers invite Alaverdi residents to Health Expo

Fri, 2018-06-08 08:53
Three-day event is the first in this region

Sabbath message leads 115 to be baptized in PNG

Fri, 2018-06-08 08:50
More than 100 former members of the Abundant Life Church (ALC) at Puri Kona, Jiwaka Province, Papua New Guinea, were recently baptized into the Seventh-day Adventist faith. Their decision was largely triggered by former ALC member Buddy Power who, after studying the Bible, came across texts referring to the Sabbath. Power, who had donated land to build the ALC church, asked his pastor about the different Sabbath passages in Scripture. Unhappy with the response, he decided to leave the ALC...

One step closer to opening Hope Channel Iceland

Fri, 2018-06-08 08:40
Fifteen Icelandic volunteers completed a full weekend of media training, 11-13 May 2018. The idea was simple, to inspire the very talented Icelandic media volunteers with creative ideas, and to provide them with knowledge, both technical and practical, on how to create content to be used on video websites and in social media. The training was provided by Victor Hulbert, TED Communication and Media director, and by Yngvar Børresen of Hope Channel Norway. “I am really looking forward to seeing...

Revelation of Hope yields over 19,000 baptisms in Tanzania

Fri, 2018-06-08 01:15
Series reached more than 4,000 sites via Hope Channel broadcast