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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...

Electronic cigarettes have alarming risks, expert warns

Tue, 2020-01-07 09:40
Both conventional and electronic cigarettes are devices for administering nicotine, which causes one of the largest known chemical dependencies. The electronic cigarette was initially to have an advantage over the conventional one. But is this a reality? The South American Adventist News Agency sat down with pulmonologist Sergio Henrique Santos, a specialist for the Brazilian Society of Pulmonology and Tisilogy. Santos, a Seventh-day Adventist, also serves as a university lecturer and believes...

Australian Bushfires update

Tue, 2020-01-07 08:52
As Australia’s bushfire crisis continues, here’s an update on how Adventists have been impacted and what the Church is doing to support fire-impacted communities. Cobargo the worst affected in NSW Cobargo, in south-east New South Wales, has been the worst affected area in the state, with the township engulfed by fire. Seven Adventist families lost their homes, properties and businesses. The house that Cobargo church company—a total of 15 members including children—used to meet in has also been...

Adventist families among those affected by massive flooding in Indonesia

Tue, 2020-01-07 02:56
While the world welcomed the New Year on the evening of December 31, 2019, citizens of Jakarta, Indonesia braced themselves for torrential rains and severe flooding as monsoons and rising rivers submerged the Indonesian capital affecting the population of over 30 million people. Local authorities initiated a city wide evacuation as landslides and electrocutions continued to raise the death toll. According to reports, 53 people were confirmed dead and many more were reported missing. 113,000...

Adventist Church in Australia responds to bushfire tragedy

Sat, 2020-01-04 09:47
Leaders of the Seventh-day Adventist Church have expressed their heartfelt sympathies for those impacted by the bushfires currently raging across Australia. Jorge Munoz, president of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Australia, said he is shocked and saddened by the unfolding tragedy. “I extend my deepest condolences to those who have lost loves ones in these devastating fires,” Munoz said. “There is so much suffering, it is absolutely heartbreaking.” In New South Wales, the fires have...

Adventist paramedic in Northern Territory receives award

Fri, 2019-12-27 03:18
Katherine Seventh-day Adventist Church attendee Rebekah Tierney was announced as “New Practitioner of the Year” for St John Ambulance Australia (NT) during an awards ceremony at Parliament House in Darwin on November 28. Tierney moved to Katherine at the end of 2018 to complete her new grad year with St John Ambulance as a paramedic. Of particular note for Tierney was the integral role she played in the rescue of a female hiker who became trapped under a boulder during a rockslide along the...

The Gift of Jesus Christ

Thu, 2019-12-26 01:30
As we come to the close of another year, I would like to invite you for a moment to consider the most amazing gift of Jesus Christ. While we do not know exactly when He was born, the important thing is that we know for certain He was born, and that He came to this Earth on a very special mission. Foretold by prophecy and announced by a heavenly being more than 2,000 years ago, we read in Matthew 1:21—“And she [Mary] will bring forth a Son, and you shall call His name Jesus, for He will save His...

Is Christmas pagan?

Wed, 2019-12-25 01:00
Commonly referred to as “The most wonderful time of the year”, Christmas sees an increase in generosity, families and friends gathering together, and Jesus celebrated. Yet some Christians have difficulty with this day. In the mid-19th century, a Protestant minister, Alexander Hislop wrote a book called, The Two Babylons, in which he compared the Roman Catholic Church to ancient Babylon. In his zeal to prove such a connection, he jumped over a few facts on several occasions.1 The idea of...

Bar owner closes store to serve church

Wed, 2019-12-25 00:30
For 40 years, smoking was part of 65-year-old Osvaldo Henrique da Costa’s life. Four decades of this habits brought him constant tiredness, a cough and difficulty breathing. The vice chained and anguished him. Until one day he met a friend in his bar who told him: “Do you want to quit smoking? I’m attending a course and I’ve already stopped smoking.” Excited with the achievement, he did not think twice and attended the “How to quit smoking” course at an Adventist home in Bandeirinhas...

Adventist humanitarian agency helps fishermen families in the northeastern region

Tue, 2019-12-24 07:45
A November oil spill in Brazil has become the country’s worst marine environmental disaster. Now, the disaster has begun to impact the finances of the families in the northeastern region of the country. After collecting more than 5 thousand tons of oil from the Brazilian coast, people’s willingness to consume fish and other marine food lowered considerably. Environmental groups estimate that in the state of Pernambuco alone, sales of clams, crab and oysters fell by 90%, while fish sales fell by...

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

Tue, 2019-12-24 01:38
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...

Philippine Island of Negros to Receive its First Cath Lab, Provide Expanded Cardiac Services

Mon, 2019-12-23 02:29
The more than 4 million residents of the fourth largest island of the Philippines, Negros, will soon have access to better diagnosis and treatment for heart conditions thanks to a donation by the U.S.-based, 50-hospital health system AdventHealth. AdventHealth’s Global Missions team shipped a donated cardiac catheterization  lab on Oct. 24 from Orlando, Florida, to the 120-bed Adventist Medical Center (AMC) – Bacolod facility. Expected to arrive by the end of the year, it will be the first...

Magnitude 6.9 earthquake jolted South Philippines, Adventists among those affected

Mon, 2019-12-23 02:16
A devastating 6.9 magnitude earthquake jolted Davao del Sur, South Philippines,  at around 2:11 in the afternoon, Sunday, December 15. This latest earthquake is the strongest reported in the series of tremors experienced in the South Philippines over the past two months. The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) reported that the epicenter of the earthquake was located almost 4 miles (6 kilometers) away from Padada, Davao del Sur, at a depth of 18 miles (30 kilometers). ...

Adventist Church in North Colombia offers assistance to hundreds of families affected by floods

Sun, 2019-12-22 03:00
After heavy rains caused the San José River in the municipal district of Apartadó, in Antioquía, North Colombia, to overflow Seventh-day Adventists moved quickly to provide shelter and gather relief supplies to help dozens of families affected. “It was a very difficult experience for us,” said Jhon Jairo, one of those affected by the flooding. “Before we knew it, the river overflowed and swept away everything that we had. The community was left with nothing. My ranch came all down.” Church...

ADRA commits to achieving objectives of the Global Compact on Refugees

Fri, 2019-12-20 06:30
On December 17 and 18, the Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) joined more than 2,000 humanitarian practitioners and member states at the first-ever Global Refugee Forum in Geneva, Switzerland to find transforming solutions to the world refugee crisis, benefitting both refugees and their host communities.  More than a third of the world’s displaced population—some 25.9 million people, according to a 2018 UNHCR report—have been forced to flee their own countries entirely, leaving...

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