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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,”...

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...

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