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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...

Students produce and donate hand sanitizer to the elderly

Mon, 2020-03-30 04:52
Even with the suspension of classes, some high school students from Colégio Adventista de Maceió in Brazil continue to help their community and those in need. The students are not in the classroom, instead, they are volunteering to spend part of their day in the laboratory, producing hand sanitizer with 70% gel alcohol. The students are working under the supervision of teachers Paulo Mendes and Stephano Sousa, who are responsible for Biology and Chemistry classes, respectively. The students...

Dear Grandparents – A Message of Love From Around the World

Sat, 2020-03-28 04:58
#dear grandparents, a short social media clip released today is already bringing both a smile and a tear to grandparents, parents and children around the world. Already being translated and subtitled in a multitude of languages including Romanian, Slovenian, Spanish and Swedish, 15 children show their love and concern for their grandparents, each speaking in their own language in a global act emphasizing that “you are not alone”.  The very first reaction as the video was released this morning...

President of Seventh-day Adventist Church sends message of encouragement to members in Burundi

Fri, 2020-03-27 06:29
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...

Postponed General Conference Session to focus on mission and business meetings

Wed, 2020-03-25 08:41
On March 19, the leadership of the Seventh-day Adventist Church announced the postponement of the 2020 General Conference session due to the rapid and unpredictable spread of the COVID-19 pandemic.  The 2021 General Conference Session will be held in Indianapolis, Indiana, and is currently scheduled from May 20 through May 25. It was originally scheduled from June 25 through July 4, 2020.  As planning for the meetings moves forward, more details are emerging about what the 2021 General...

Zagreb earthquake – damage to church property, members safe

Mon, 2020-03-23 09:08
A 5.3 magnitude earthquake, followed by a series of aftershocks, struck Zagreb, the capital of the Republic of Croatia on Sunday, 22 March just after 6 am. The epicenter was only 6 miles (9.6 km) from the city center. It is the largest earthquake to hit the country in 140 years.  The earthquake comes at a time of restricted movement due to the coronavirus, including a shutdown of the public tram and bus network.  In fear for their lives, people fled onto the streets. There were a number of...

World Church Executive Committee Votes to Postpone General Conference Session

Fri, 2020-03-20 08:05
The Executive Committee of the Seventh-day Adventist Church (EXCOM) voted March 19, to postpone the 2020 General Conference Session until May 2021. The vote comes after a March 17 recommendation from the General Conference Administrative Committee (ADCOM) to delay the 2020 General Conference Session (GC Session) by up to two years due to the rapid spread of the COVID-19 pandemic.  The 2021 General Conference Session will be held in Indianapolis, Indiana, and is currently scheduled from May 20...

Adventist leaders discuss options for the upcoming General Conference Session

Wed, 2020-03-18 08:38
In light of recent, very rapid, and highly unusual developments associated with COVID-19 and precautions taken by organizations around the world to curb the spread of the virus, Seventh-day Adventist world church leaders have initiated a series of meetings to discuss implications for the Adventist Church. Over the course of several weeks, General Conference Session planners, health professionals, legal advisors and administrators have been carefully and prayerfully exploring possible...

President of the Seventh-day Adventist World Church, Ted N.C. Wilson gives message regarding Coronavirus [VIDEO]

Wed, 2020-03-18 00:53
(Editor’s Note: Below is the transcript of a video message regarding COVID-19, or Coronavirus, from the President of the Seventh-day Adventist World Church, Ted N.C. Wilson.) Brothers and sisters, today I would like to talk with you about a phenomenon that is sweeping across the world—a situation that is moving so rapidly that people everywhere are wondering what can be done to stop this uninvited, unwelcome, potentially deadly coronavirus, known as COVID-19.  As of March 12, this highly...

Seventh-day Adventist Church World Headquarters asks employees work remotely until March 30th as a response to COVID-19 pandemic.

Mon, 2020-03-16 04:27
Out of an abundance of caution and care for the community we serve, the leadership of the headquarters of the Seventh-day Adventist Church has decided employees will work remotely until March 30th, 2020. This is a precautionary response due to a heightened index of suspicion related to the COVID-19 pandemic. President of the Seventh-day Adventist World Church, Ted N.C. Wilson emphasized the business of the Seventh-day Adventist Church will continue. Wilson said, “Although access to the building...

North American Division administration provides guidance for Church in North America during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Sat, 2020-03-14 07:11
The leadership of the North American Division of the General Conference of the Seventh-day Adventist Church (NAD), in consultation with the leaders of the nine union conferences in the NAD, is providing some guidance for the churches and schools in our territories regarding the impact of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19).  As Christians we have a responsibility to care for each other and ourselves. With the World Health Organization now declaring COVID-19 to be a pandemic, we should be seen as...

State -of-the Art Adventist Museum opens on Galápagos

Wed, 2020-03-04 10:57
A Seventh-day Adventist biology professor miraculously acquired prime land on the Galápagos Islands to open a field station for Loma Linda University students in the 1970s. Nearly 50 years later, hundreds of people descended on the site to celebrate the opening of a landmark museum and research center where tourists and scientists alike can explore the origins of the earth with state-of-the-art technology. The Origins Museum of Nature, located on the main Charles Darwin Avenue in Puerto Ayora,...

Adventist World Church president calls for prayer regarding the coronavirus covid-19 worldwide developments

Tue, 2020-03-03 06:07
As many people are fully aware, there is a very serious health situation affecting various parts of the globe in relation to the coronavirus COVID-19 illness.  About 90,000 people have been diagnosed in about 65 countries worldwide with over 3,000 deaths attributed to COVID-19.  This has caused increasing apprehension in travel, business, health care, in scheduling of meetings, and in general daily life.  As many of you know, recently, I requested prayer for this unusual illness and am now...

Although Adventist Pharmacy Worker’s Case Declined by Supreme Court, Case Moves Cause of Religious Liberty in the Workplace Forward

Thu, 2020-02-27 10:16
[Prior coverage of this case can be found here: “U.S. Department of Justice Urges Supreme Court to Hear Adventist's Sabbath Accommodation Case;” “U.S. Supreme Court Asks Government to Express View on Church Member's Case;” and“Adventist Pharmacy Workers' Case_Likely to be Accepted by U.S. Supreme Court.”] On Monday, February 24, 2020, a nearly nine-year journey came to an end when the Supreme Court declined to hear Patterson v. Walgreens. This case came out of Walgreens’ decision to terminate...

Press release from Inter-European Division

Tue, 2020-02-25 02:56
On Saturday, 25 January the pastor of a local church congregation in Italy signed a joint declaration with other faith groups which, while focused on respectful dialogue among and between different religious denominations, contained some statements which run counter to Seventh-day Adventist principles regarding inter-church relations. The administration of the Inter-European Division (EUD) disapproves the signing of the ecumenical charter, and reaffirms its position concerning the involvement...

Adventist visit with Angolan leader takes national spotlight

Tue, 2020-02-18 03:47
Seventh-day Adventist Church leader Ted N.C. Wilson sought to meet Angola’s president to thank him for intervening in a horrific case in which six Adventists were falsely accused of kidnapping and extortion. But he and other church leaders say the Holy Spirit blessed the presidential meeting exceedingly abundantly above all that they could ask or think by using it to put a national spotlight on the Seventh-day Adventist Church, the power of prayer, and the importance of claiming God’s Word in...

ADRA preps for hygiene and sanitation efforts in ASIA amidst Coronavirus outbreak.

Tue, 2020-02-18 03:44
Since early January, the COVID-19, the official name given for the coronavirus, has been declared a public health emergency of international concern as the virus has now made a wider impact and reach than the SARS outbreak in 2003.  Within two and a half months, there have reportedly been more than 71,000 confirmed cases, with 99 percent of the cases in mainland China, and more than 1,700 deaths worldwide.  The Adventist Development and Relief Agency is working to prepare Asia's citizens for...

On Adventist appeal, Angola reviews Sabbath exams

Mon, 2020-02-17 03:41
Angola’s president and parliamentary speaker agreed to consider excusing Seventh-day Adventist students from Sabbath exams in state universities and other public schools at the request of church president Ted N.C. Wilson. A crowd of 35,000 Adventists shouted and clapped with joy when Wilson announced the government’s pledge during a Sabbath sermon in a sports stadium in Angola’s capital, Luanda. Sabbath observance is a major challenge for many Adventist students in the African country. Wilson...

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,”...

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