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

Fri, 2020-05-29 23:14
Editor's 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...

ADRA Responds to urgent food and hygiene needs in Soamanandrariny, Madagascar

Fri, 2020-05-29 23:00
In mid-May, Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA), delivered commodities and wash kits to the most vulnerable families in Soamanandrariny, Antananarivo. The response was funded by Latter-day Saint Charities. These supplies helped approximately 2,800 people in 470 families who are affected by the economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic and whose income has drastically decreased. The donation was provided to meet the recipients’ urgent food needs and to improve access to hygiene...

Record keeps members connected during COVID-19

Fri, 2020-05-29 23:00
Churches in Western Australia are using Adventist Record to connect with their members, especially those who may not be internet savvy, while churches remain closed due to COVID-19 restrictions. “Many of our churches are dropping off the Record at members’ homes, letting them know they are cared for,” said Pastor Steve Goods, WA Conference president. According to Ross Craig, who pastors in Manjimup, Boyup Brook, Kulikup and Katanning churches, a significant number of members have limited or no...

Adventist operated retirement center one of the few to remain COVID-19- free in Italy

Fri, 2020-05-29 23:00
Among hundreds of people sick and dead, a high-risk retirement home managed by the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Italy has managed to stay COVID-19-free during the current pandemic. Casa Mia, a facility that is home to nearly 90 seniors in Forlì, in Emilia-Romagna, has effectively deflected the novel coronavirus and protected residents, staff, and volunteers, acknowledged its director, Fabian Nikolaus. “So far, we have had zero suspected cases and zero positive cases of COVID-19,” Nikolaus...

The North American Division releases a practical guide to Digital Discipleship & Evangelism

Fri, 2020-05-29 23:00
The North American Division (NAD) recently released its first guide to digital discipleship and evangelism. The Digital Discipleship and Evangelism Guidebook is a practical guide for outreach, community service, growth, and evangelism for conferences, local churches, and personal ministries. “The Seventh-day Adventist Church has historically been at the forefront when it comes to utilizing media and technology to advance its mission of sharing hope and wholeness — from print to radio to...

Pastor Ted N.C. Wilson’s gives May 29 address to the Adventist World Church

Fri, 2020-05-29 22:00
Editor’s Note: Below is a transcript of a message, posted to You Tube on May 29, from president of the Adventist Church, Ted N.C. Wilson. Elder Wilson will release a new video each week, during the Coronavirus pandemic, which you can view here.  What a privilege to connect with you again. You know, this morning you and I woke up again for another day of life. God's great blessing. Be encouraged, during this COVID-19 pandemic, that God is going to bless you in a marvelous way as we reintegrate...

Fostering hope in Alaska’s Native American communities

Fri, 2020-05-29 08:00
“I understand you want to be a foster mom,” said the woman who knocked on Shoni Evans’ front door in a small community in Alaska. “I . . . maybe,” Evans replied nervously. “Well, these two babies need a foster mom,” the woman said insistently. Evans had seen the native babies before with their foster mom at the local Adventist church she attended. But during this reintroduction, the woman holding them brought them into the Evans’ home and laid them on the couch along with medical equipment. ...

Adventist youth’s call-in prayer center draws attention

Fri, 2020-05-29 08:00
For about a month, children enrolled in Adventurers Clubs in the southeastern Brazilian state of Espírito Santo have called adults and the elderly to pray with them and offer encouragement during the pandemic-related lockdown. The “Prayer Call Center” project aroused the interest of TV Gazeta, an affiliate of the Rede Globo network, Brazil’s largest. Reporters featured Adventist children from the city of Linhares, in the northern region of Espírito Santo state. The segments aired on the “ESTV...

Facing coronavirus at Respiro Association

Fri, 2020-05-29 08:00
During these very difficult times, the work of Respiro has grown a lot on the counseling side of things. So many people have contacted the Bucharest-based association asking for help, that in addition to the psychologists they already had on the team, they have added five pastors to the ranks who handle the spiritually focused cases. “We are hard at work, but we enjoy great results,” said Gabriel Iarca, Respiro Association president. “Our plan for the future is to extend our counseling...

The Seventh-day Adventist Church wants you to be a digital missionary.

Thu, 2020-05-28 23:12
The global Seventh-day Adventist Church is gearing up to launch what might become the largest digital evangelism series in history. Every Adventist is being challenged to become a ‘Digital Missionary’ as church leaders are hoping to recruit 5,000 digital missionaries in 5 days.  “Sometimes it is difficult for everyone to be involved in regular public meetings,” says Williams Costa Jr, director of communication for the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists. “But when it comes to digital...

The Adventist Church in North America to hold department and ministry elections after 2021 General Conference Session

Thu, 2020-05-28 23:09
Due to the impact of COVID-19 and the postponement of the 2020 General Conference (GC) Session until May 2021, and the North American Division (NAD) of the General Conference of the Seventh-day Adventist Church policy that requires the election of NAD vice presidents and department directors be held after a General Conference Session, the North American Division Committee (NADCOM) voted on May 21, 2020, to hold division elections on May 26, 2021, in Indianapolis, Indiana. This date is...

Seventh-day Adventist students, teachers help feed 400 families in Brazil’s capital

Thu, 2020-05-28 23:00
One of Brazil’s largest favelas, or slum districts, located 22 miles (35 kilometers) from the nation’s capital buildings in Brasília, has been helped by Seventh-day Adventist students and educators during the coronavirus pandemic lockdown. Adventist Education Network teachers and students distributed 400 food baskets to residents of Sol Nascente, a neighborhood that sprouted on the capital’s outskirts some 20 years ago. Now home to perhaps as many as 100,000 people, it rivals the Rocina favela...

COMMENTARY: Fighting the killer disease: The only way to really win

Thu, 2020-05-28 23:00
In this time of crisis everybody is trying to find somewhere or some way to protect themselves from this killer disease known to the world as COVID-19. The question many are asking is what should we do to save ourselves during this pandemic? No one wants to die. And therefore our societies are trying everything. Governments, health services, churches and other organizations around the globe are putting together strategic plans to help their citizens and members survive this killer disease. ...

North American Division Names New Retirement Plans Administrator

Thu, 2020-05-28 22:59
On May 21, 2020, the North American Division (NAD) elected Edwin G. Romero to serve as the administrator and chief executive officer of the North American Division Retirement Plans, filling the vacancy left by Raymond Jimenez. Like his predecessor, Romero was also elected associate treasurer for the NAD. “Edwin has served admirably as the chief financial officer for three years and has a tremendous grasp of the complexities of the operation,” said Randy Robinson, NAD treasurer and Adventist...

Commentary: Before and After: The main thing

Thu, 2020-05-28 22:57
Man gets used to everything. And perhaps many of us are already accustomed to both quarantine and self-isolation. Once in Heaven, many of us will probably be interested in asking Noah how he suffered isolation in the ark? It was a kind of quarantine that had never happened before, with absolutely closed doors. How did Noah get along with his family in this enclosed space? While still in the ark and dreaming of the end of the flood, Noah probably came to the conclusion that the Earth they would...

In Brazil, Seventh-day Adventists help collect 17,000 food baskets during pandemic

Thu, 2020-05-28 08:00
Things were desperate for Izaílde Silva, in fact, they were about as bleak as they could be: it was lunchtime and the 58-year-old housekeeper had no food on the stove. There was nothing in the pantry at the woman’s home in Belém do Pará, a city of 1.4 million people in northern Brazil. Victoria and Paola, Silva’s granddaughters, didn’t know it yet, but there would be no lunch, and likely no dinner, either. Silva’s work as a maid—and the income that provided meals for Victoria and...

New Caledonia celebrates baptisms and ordinations

Thu, 2020-05-28 08:00
The Adventist church in Mare and the New Caledonia Mission celebrated a special day on May 9 with the ordination of three elders and the baptism of five people. The elders were ordained during the morning Sabbath service, followed by communion. Then, the baptismal candidates—Arlette Roine, Charles Roine, Evelyn Waheo, Tom Wright, and Edmond—publicly gave their hearts to Jesus in the afternoon. Each person baptized had an inspiring story to share. In particular, Mr Roine’s baptism sent...

Sonscreen Film Festival 2020 goes virtual

Thu, 2020-05-28 08:00
The 2020 Sonscreen Film Festival, in collaboration with new partner CoLab, was on track to be held April 2-5, 2020. Those plans drastically changed the second week of March as novel coronavirus disease closures caused the North American Division (NAD) to cancel the festival that was to be hosted at the Loma Linda University Church in California.  By April 13, after long hours of reorganizing, shuffling, and creating, the festival moved online. It became the first NAD event to successfully...

Nine-year-old raises money for first responders through poem book sales

Wed, 2020-05-27 23:30
On May 18, Matthew Rushing, 9, from Moreno Valley, California, delivered dozens of boxes of snacks to Loma Linda University Medical Center Emergency Department staff, aiming to lift their spirits during the COVID-19 pandemic. In just a little over two weeks, Rushing raised more than $400 for his project by selling his book of poetry called “Poems for Hard Times.” He said he wanted to donate to emergency department workers at Loma Linda University Medical Center because his pediatrician works at...

Thousands united by #weRtheCHURCH Sabbath

Wed, 2020-05-27 23:00
A special Sabbath event has united thousands of Adventists from around the South Pacific Division (SPD) like never before. The #weRtheCHURCH division-wide Sabbath connected church members in a special way at a time when many churches are temporarily closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The event was the first of its kind in the history of the Adventist church in the South Pacific. Hosted by Glenn Townend, SPD president, and Litiana Turner, children’s ministries leader, it began on Friday...

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