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Statement on the Biblical View of Unborn Life and Its Implications for Abortion

Sun, 2019-10-13 23:37
Following a period of study and discussion, a diverse group of Seventh-day Adventist theologians, medical experts, healthcare administrators, ethicists and Church administrators have worked to produce a draft Statement addressing a biblical view of abortion. The last time the denomination issued guidelines on abortion was in 1992. A voted Statement outlines the Adventist Church’s official position on a specific matter. Guidelines offer direction for practical application on a specific subject. ...

“God’s Restoring Salvation---Our Last-day Message”

Sun, 2019-10-13 03:30
Editor's Note: President of the Seventh-day Adventist World Church gave the sermon, Saturday, October 12, 2019, during the 2019 Annual Council meeting of the Church's Executive Committee. Below is a transcript. Ephesians 2:8-10: “For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, not of works, lest anyone should boast.  For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them.”...

2019 Annual Council Begins with LEAD & Youth Ministries

Sun, 2019-10-13 01:36
After Ted N.C. Wilson, president of the Seventh-day Adventist World Church, officially opened the Annual Council session on Thursday evening, Gary Blanchard, youth director for the Adventist World Church, led those present in a call and response exercise.  “Pass it on!” he called from the stage.  Following Blanchard’s instructions, everyone in the audience replied, “Identity! Mission! Leadership!” and then leapt from their seats, fists in the air, shouting, “Pass it on!” Thus began the Annual...

Women’s congress in Papua New Guinea opened by Prime Minister

Sat, 2019-10-12 00:30
Almost 5000 women attended a weeklong women’s congress in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea, opened by the nation’s prime minister. The event, held at Bautama campsite from September 23 to 29, was the third Adventist Women’s Congress organized by the Central Papua Conference. The Papua New Guinean prime minister, James Marape, spoke at the congress opening ceremony and shared with the women how important they are to their country, their community and their Church. The event was themed “Empowered...

Top Adventist statistician links mission offerings to prosperity at home

Fri, 2019-10-11 23:35
The Seventh-day Adventist Church’s top statistician has examined and statistically verified a conviction by church co-founder Ellen G. White that prosperity in the home work depends on generosity in giving mission offerings to foreign fields. David Trim, director of the church’s Office of Archives, Statistics, and Research, said months of research by his team, together with support from statisticians at Berrien Springs, Michigan-based Andrews University, has yielded data that supports a...

ADRA takes initiative to minimize onset disasters

Fri, 2019-10-11 23:31
Disasters take a toll on people’s lives. Millions lose their homes and jobs because of extreme weather, and countries are impacted heavily by economic losses and potential environmental hazards. In recognition of the United Nation’s Sendai Framework, a 15-year global initiative to reduce disaster risks, the Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) has been mobilizing awareness campaigns in support of the world-wide humanitarian effort. “Disaster risk reduction (DRR) is an investment in...

In St. Thomas, church impacts families through neighbor-to-neighbor community initiative

Sat, 2019-10-05 05:04
Seventh-day Adventists from the Shiloh Adventist Church recently provided spiritual support, health and wellness services, school supplies and personal items to dozens in the surrounding community of Anna’s Retreat in St. Thomas, the US Virgin Islands.  Church members spent the day ministering to community members on Saturday, Sep. 14, 2019. “This is part of a national initiative to minister to the social needs of the community in a more significant way because the Adventist Church is not just...

Pastor finds a church "ready" in a city he dreamed about

Sat, 2019-10-05 04:00
One night Pastor Vilson de Souza Lima had dream. He dreamed  there was an Adventist church in the city of Alvorada do Sul, in northern Paraná, Brazil. The dream was so vivid that he felt he needed to act on it. He contacted Church leaders and requested that Alvorada do Sul, a city that had no Adventist presence, be annexed to his district so he could plant a church there. A little over a year ago, Pastor de Souza Lima rented a hall and began holding services.  Little did he know that there were...

ADRA president Jonathan Duffy steps down

Thu, 2019-10-03 23:23
Jonathan Duffy, president of the Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) International, has stepped down, effective immediately, from his role due to personal reasons.  “The ADRA Board has accepted Jonathan’s resignation and expresses appreciation for his service,” says Ella Simmons, board vice-chair and general vice president of the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists. “Jonathan served as president of ADRA since his election in 2013. He has led the network of more than 130...

Return to Palau: A journey of healing and restoration

Thu, 2019-10-03 22:18
Editor’s Note: This weekend, President of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, Ted N.C. Wilson will interview Melissa Gibson on his program “Revival For Mission.”The program airs this Friday, Oct. 4, 8:30 p.m.(EDT), on Hope TV. It will also be streamed on hopetv.org. Following the broadcast, it will be available on-demand 24/7 on revivalformission.tv. Melissa and I first met 15 years ago. On Dec. 23, 2003, I received a call from the General Conference informing me that a missionary family had...

Students plant tree seedlings to strengthen the environment

Thu, 2019-10-03 22:13
Students at Posse Adventist School in Goiás, Brazil, recently planted more than 300 Ipê tree seedlings on the school campus as part of the “Sustainable School” project, an initiative of the Adventist Education Network in Midwest Brazil. This special initiative emphasizes environmental preservation.  Data from the National Institute for Space Research (Inpe) indicates that from August 2018 to July this year, 2625 square miles of the Amazon has been deforested. Another statistic presented by the...

Chosen International Camporee—donated items pour in to aid ministries

Sun, 2019-09-29 23:30
When Kiana Roat, former principal of Green Bay Adventist Junior Academy in Wisconsin, approached Pathfinder area coordinator Becky Zeismer last year with the idea of collecting sleeping bags no longer needed after Oshkosh, the two had no idea what to expect. Roat was heading the homeless ministry at the Green Bay Seventh-day Adventist Church and thought this might be an avenue to find some much-needed supplies. It wasn’t until Zeismer traveled to Michigan for a meeting pertaining to Oshkosh...

How you can help your kids deal with suicidal thoughts

Sun, 2019-09-29 23:00
Situations that cause people to feel hopeless are unique in each case — but having suicidal thoughts is not. These thoughts can be overwhelming and frightening, and it can be challenging for a child or teen to know the best way to cope. Serafin T. Lalas, MD, a child and adolescent psychiatrist at Loma Linda University Behavioral Medicine Center, says talking to your children about their suicidal thoughts can also be a challenge. “If your child confides in you that they are having suicidal...

No leg, new life

Sat, 2019-09-28 23:30
Lepani Kuruduadua felt like his life was over. The retired schoolteacher accidentally cut his right leg with a knife while repairing a church in a Fijian village, Naqarani. The wound didn’t heal and, because Lepani had diabetes, only got worse. Finally, the doctor said the leg had to be amputated. After the operation, Lepani lay in bed for months, wondering what was left in life. He felt especially sad because he had joined the church 17 years earlier but had never used his two good legs to...

Church member encourages 165 people to study Sabbath School Lesson

Sat, 2019-09-28 23:00
Helping people meet Jesus goes beyond an invitation to go to Sabbath morning worship services. It is necessary to bring our neighbors to a deep knowledge of the Word of God, so they may have the freedom that comes from the divine promises. For this reason, the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Brazil developed the Mana Project. Its characteristic name takes us to the biblical story of the bread that God sent from Heaven to feed His people. Adventists understand the study of the Sabbath School...

Seventh-day Adventist World Church President, Ted N.C. Wilson, encourages members in Burundi

Sat, 2019-09-28 09:30
Dear Esteemed Brothers and Sisters in Burundi, Again, it is a privilege to share with you scriptural and Spirit of Prophecy encouragement since you are part of our world family of the Seventh-day Adventist Church.  Thank you for your humble, consistent, and committed approach in standing firm for God’s precious Bible truth and the worldwide administrative and ecclesiastical system of the Seventh-day Adventist Church which has the mission goal of preparing people, through the power of the Holy...

Hungarian members challenged, called and chosen at mission camp meeting

Fri, 2019-09-27 23:30
Hungarian Adventists feel blessed to own and operate a campsite on the shores of beutiful Lake Balaton, a holiday resort some 90 minutes south-west of the capital, Budapest. While often busy with camps for youth and children, a summer highlight is mission camp meeting, held this year, 6-11 August. While the week is filled with fun and fellowship, the greatest impact comes from meeting up with dedicated Christians. That dedication was clearly in evidence as they met in the campsite chapel for...

Adventist Church continues relief efforts among devastation in Grand Bahama

Fri, 2019-09-27 23:00
Hurricane Dorian took the lives of seven of Shirley Smith’s family.  She struggles to articulate her grief, to express what she’s feeling. Smith is one of many in Grand Bahama who lost loved ones, lost everything in her home and is still dealing with debris, no electricity and no running water. Smith makes her way to the Freeport Adventist Church in Freeport, Grand Bahama, to seek a hot meal for herself and family members. “Everyone has been affected and was touched by this storm in one way or...

San doctors awarded for their care and commitment

Fri, 2019-09-27 08:46
Sydney Adventist Hospital doctors have been recognized for their passion and expertise during the inaugural San Hospital Doctor Gala Dinner. Held at the Harbourside Taronga Function Center, the glittering social occasion was an opportunity to acknowledge the medical fraternity for their commitment to the San. South Pacific Division president and Adventist HealthCare chairman Glenn Townend presented a message via video, welcoming and thanking the doctors, and reinforcing the Board’s support of...

Medical Cadets assist in Dorian recovery efforts

Fri, 2019-09-27 08:37
As Hurricane Dorian bore down on the Bahamas and threated landfall along the Eastern seaboard, Medical Cadet Corps (MCC) units began preparations to respond with assistance as needed. “Our Cadets and officers are trained to provide spiritual comfort or “Spiritual First Aid,” and other services such as first aid, relief, rescue, humanitarian aid in times of emergency and disaster, as well as logistical support,” says MCC Major General Dionisio Olivo, Atlantic Union Conference Corps Commander and...

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