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Ted Wilson prays with Ghana’s president

Tue, 2020-06-02 19:57
Ghana’s president promised to protect religious freedom during a meeting with Seventh-day Adventist Church leader Ted N.C. Wilson, and he enthusiastically accepted an offer by Wilson to read the Bible and pray together. Signaling thriving religious freedom in the West African country, 20,000 Adventists also gathered over the weekend to celebrate a milestone in Africa’s church history. Ghanaian President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo raised the issue of religious freedom after welcoming an...

Vatuvonu Adventist High School case heads to the appeals court

Sat, 2020-02-15 00:37
The long-running case between the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Fiji and the Fijian Government over Vatuvonu Adventist High School returns to court today (February 14). The case will be heard by three judges in the Fiji Court of Appeal after the government launched an appeal against the judgement handed down by the High Court of Fiji on November 22, 2019. In its judgement, the High Court rejected an application by the Ministry of Education to take over management and control of Vatuvonu...

: In Puerto Rico, Adventist schools offer free enrollment in the aftermath of earthquakes

Sat, 2020-02-15 00:30
In the aftermath of a series of earthquakes, which have forced more than 800 public schools to close, the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Puerto Rico is offering free enrollment to its church-operated schools across the island. “We are not sure when schools across the island will open again and we understand that it is important that students complete their school-year, so we are more than happy to offer free enrollment to our primary and secondary schools which have classroom space available,”...

Ted Wilson touts Total Member Involvement to Malawi’s president

Fri, 2020-02-14 09:57
If anyone in Malawi had never heard of Total Member Involvement, there was a good chance that they had learned about the Seventh-day Adventist initiative by the end of a whirlwind visit by church president Ted N.C. Wilson. Wilson emphasized Total Member Involvement, or TMI, at a meeting with Malawi’s president, during talks with the mayor of Malawi’s national capital, and in a Sabbath sermon attended 40,000 people in the country’s largest stadium.  Thousands more Malawians heard about the...

Liberia’s Minister of Education supports “Every Child. Everywhere. In School” petition

Fri, 2020-02-14 09:43
To gain support for the Every Child Everywhere in School campaign, the Adventist Development and Relief Agency in the West Africa region has worked closely with the Adventist Church and community members to get word out about the petition. Since the campaign’s launch last year, nearly 100,000 signatures were collected in Ivory Coast, West Africa.  Word of the campaign spread to government officials, including Liberia’s Minister of Education Ansu D. Sonii, Sr., who praised the global cause. In a...

Sydney Adventist women stand united against domestic violence.

Fri, 2020-02-14 07:53
More than four hundred women from across Sydney came together dressed in white to make a stand against domestic violence at the recent “UNITED NIGHT 2020” held by Sydney Adventist women’s ministries on February 1. “I love how the women respond[ed] by wearing white outfits in support of the anti-domestic violence movement. Together we stand as one, against any form of violence in our community,” said Women’s Ministries Director for the Greater Sydney Conference, Beryl Landers. Women were served...

Coronavirus claims first Adventist

Tue, 2020-02-11 22:08
Seventh-day Adventists are being asked to pray and show Christ-like compassion as the new coronavirus claims its first church member in China and threatens to disrupt public mission work in various parts of the world. In China, the local branch of the Adventist Development and Relief Agency is shipping in protective gear to help health authorities deal with the viral outbreak that has killed more than 1,000 people, all but two in China, and infected more than 42,000 others worldwide, said...

World Church leaders back creation of leadership institute

Sun, 2020-02-09 12:11
Solomon Maphosa worked as a pastor for three years in his native Zimbabwe before being asked to serve as conference stewardship director. On the first day, the conference president prayed with Maphosa and showed him to his desk.  That was it.  Maphosa didn’t know what to do. He called around, but no one seemed able to help. He had to come up with his own ideas for how to work.  “No one held my hand. No one,” he recalled. “It was a swim-or-sink experience.” The scenario was repeated when he...

East-Central Africa Division celebrates mission in Uganda

Sun, 2020-02-09 02:08
Delegates from the 11 countries that make up the East-Central Africa Division (ECD), recently joined together in Kampala, Uganda, to celebrate the mission achievements in the region. The Mission Extravaganza was held on the outskirts of Kampala, at the Nelson Mandela National Stadium in Namboole. Inside the stadium, praises and prayers could be heard from a distance, as the congregation listened to missionary reports, testimonies of salvation and future plans for mission. Prior to the...

World Church offerings funds local projects

Sat, 2020-02-08 02:36
Plans for two mobile medical clinics, Hope TV and radio studios, and an animated children’s series have got the green light after the South Pacific Division (SPD) received funds through a 2019 world Church offering. The SPD received more than $880,000USD ($A1,329,580) from the third quarter 13th Sabbath offering for projects put forward by the Trans Pacific Union Mission (TPUM) and the Australian Union Conference (AUC). In TPUM, funds will go to the “Medical Ministry on the Move—Save 10,000...

Ted Wilson prays with Ghana’s president

Fri, 2020-02-07 21:57
Ghana’s president promised to protect religious freedom during a meeting with Seventh-day Adventist Church leader Ted N.C. Wilson, and he enthusiastically accepted an offer by Wilson to read the Bible and pray together. Signaling thriving religious freedom in the West African country, 20,000 Adventists also gathered over the weekend to celebrate a milestone in Africa’s church history. Ghanaian President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo raised the issue of religious freedom after welcoming an...

West-Central Africa Division collects over 80,000 signatures for every child everywhere in school petition

Fri, 2020-02-07 02:14
University students went out on the streets of Côte d’Ivoire (Ivory Coast), West Africa, during one week, gathering petitions to promote education for all children in the world. “We started campaigning on Monday, January 20, and midway into the week we collected over 16,000 sign ups,” says Emmanuel Amegnito, associate regional director and regional liaison for the Adventist Development and Relief Agency in the West Africa Division. “Friday, January 24 was the International Day of Education, and...

A Message of gratitude from former General Conference President Jan Paulsen

Sat, 2020-02-01 07:23
Editor’s Note: The following note was made available by former General Conference president Jan Paulsen. We ask the Seventh-day Adventist World Church to join us in continued prayer for the Paulsen family in this time of loss, and that very soon, we will all be united again in Heaven.  Loss comes to us all. It shows no favors. It just leaves one with an emptiness craving for healing. That's where I am—remembering Kari. Many came to the service held in Mjondalen church in Norway, but many more...

Special worldwide prayer for appeal for Wuhan, Hubei Province, and China

Fri, 2020-01-31 01:03
[Editor’s Note: At the end of 2019, the World Health Organization [W.H.O] heard first reports of an unknown virus, with pneumonia like systems, in Wuhan, China. Since then, the Coronavirus, has infected more than 7,700 people in China and close to 70 worldwide. 170 people have died from the virus. The W.H.O. is set to meet on Thursday, January 30, to decide if the highly-contagious coronavirus can be classified as a global emergency.] I appeal to you to pray across this globe for the ongoing...

Adventist school expands drastically in Jordan

Fri, 2020-01-31 00:00
A Seventh-day Adventist school operating for 78 years in the Middle Eastern country of Jordan has doubled in size as it grows its curriculum to include after-school classes on health, language, and music for the local community. Speaking at a ribbon-cutting ceremony, Adventist world church president Ted N.C. Wilson compared Adventist National School to biblical patriarch Jacob’s dream about a ladder reaching from earth to heaven. Angels ascended and descended on ladder in the dream, which Jacob...

Stand Together – 75 years since Auschwitz

Wed, 2020-01-29 12:34
It is 75 years since the liberation of Auschwitz by Soviet troops on January, 27 1945. There are now few survivors. Fewer to tell the story. It is a horror that has haunted history and blemished Europe. Adventists had a small part in that story—some hiding and protecting Jews, some ending up in the death camps themselves. LATVIA Visit Adventist Church headquarters in Riga, Latvia, and you will find a small star of David in the pavement outside the building. Scattered across the city, the...

President of the Seventh-day Adventist World Church sends letter of encouragement to members in Burundi.

Wed, 2020-01-29 00:02
Editors Note: Since May of 2019, the Adventist Church members in Burundi have endured ongoing persecution from the countries government. On October 24, the president of the Burundi Union Mission, pastor Lamec Barishinga, was arrested. This arrest was part of an escalating series of threats and attacks on the Seventh-day Adventist Church by the government of Burundi. For further reading about the situation of our Adventist brother and sisters in Burundi, please visit the Pray for Burundi...

Kari Paulsen, wife of former Seventh-day Adventist World Church President, passes away.

Sat, 2020-01-11 10:04
Kari Paulsen, wife of Pastor Jan Paulsen, former president of the Seventh-day Adventist World Church, passed away in Norway, January 10. Pastor Paulsen was by her side.   Ted N.C. Wilson said in a post on his Facebook Page, “Please pray during this 10 Days of Prayer and beyond for Pastor Paulsen and the Paulsen family as I have. Mrs. Paulsen was a very capable person and a strong support for Pastor Paulsen in his life and their ministry together over many decades in different parts of the...

Adventist Church still assessing damage after earthquake hits Puerto Rico

Fri, 2020-01-10 06:04
Seventh-day Adventist leaders in Puerto Rico are still baffled by a series of earthquakes which began yesterday, and culminated with a 6.4 magnitude tremor early this on January 7. The earthquakes have hit the southern parts of island the hardest, mainly in Guayanilla and Guánica, killing one person and injuring a dozen others, and causing power outages. There have been no deaths reported among church members. “We have never as a country dealt with such earthquake in all my years,” said Jose A....

A special prayer appeal to the Worldwide Seventh-day Adventist Church for the Lord’s intervention in stopping the horrific fires in Australia

Tue, 2020-01-07 23:49
Please pray for Australia! Our hearts go out to our dear brothers and sisters down under, and to the entire country of Australia as they are experiencing a catastrophic situation with long-burning fires—resulting in enormous loss of life and property. So far, the fires have burned more than six-million hectares (12.35 million acres) of land across Australia, at least 24 people have lost their lives, and more than 1500 homes have been destroyed, including many belonging to Seventh-day Adventist...

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