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Washington Adventist University community members march alongside the Nation for Change

Sat, 2020-06-13 08:30
In the past couple of weeks, tens of thousands of people have marched through the streets of cities across the world, protesting against racism, injustice, and the wrongful deaths of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and many more black lives gone at the hands of police brutality. Alongside the world, Washington Adventist University’s students and community have found their voices. Masses of protesters filled the streets of D.C. for weeks, and among the peaceful protestors were many...

Adventist Church in North America asks members to join in a Special Day of Prayer for Racial Justice and Equality

Sat, 2020-06-13 05:48
On Sabbath, June 27, 2020, the leadership of the North American Division of the Seventh-day Adventist Church is asking its members, churches, ministries, and services to join in a special day of prayer for the deep hurt and frustration that racial injustice and inequity have caused in North America. As the conversations on racism in society and in the church continue to grow, we are urging the 1.2 million church members in the territories of Bermuda, Canada, Guam/Micronesia, and the United...

While man may attempt to change God’s law, God will overcome. He is in control!

Fri, 2020-06-12 22:04
Editor’s Note: Below is a transcript of a message, posted to You Tube on June 12, 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.    Again we're together through electronic means. This setting is a challenge in many ways, because we're not face-to-face in our churches and different places, but God is taking us through. I encourage you to be of good hope—be God's hands and feet in...

AdventHealth launches first-of-its-kind immunotherapy treatment, clinical trial for specific blood cancer patients

Fri, 2020-06-12 22:00
AdventHealth physicians are the first in the world to launch a pioneering treatment targeting certain blood cancers for patients who have exhausted all other types of therapy. Antigen-Specific T-Cell therapy, which is the subject of a clinical trial at AdventHealth Orlando, uses the immune cells to target cancer cells, and provides what is often the final treatment opportunity for people suffering from certain types of acute myeloid leukemia (AML) and myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS). The first...

Designated as an Essential Service, the New Haven Seventh-day Adventist Church Continually Feeds Thousands in Kansas City

Fri, 2020-06-12 22:00
The New Haven Seventh-day Adventist Church in Overland Park, Kansas, has helped address food insecurity in the greater Kansas City area since 2011. Over the nine-year span, its food pantry “Renewed Hope” has grown from a literal closet filled with food to give to people in need who happen to drop by the church to a robust operation that has become a community-staple. “At first it served 10 to 15 people a week, but then the pantry expanded to up to 800 at a time prior to the COVID-19 pandemic,”...

Upgraded Adventist campground changing lives . . . and hoping to change more

Fri, 2020-06-12 22:00
Spring Beach Youth Camp is an amazing little facility owned by the Seventh-day Adventist Church near Orford, in the beautiful south of Tasmania. Tucked away in a pine forest, with a beautiful inlet beach within a stone’s throw, Spring Beach Youth Camp is equipped with a flying fox, kayaks and comfortable dormitory accommodation. It is a very special place where the presence of God’s Holy Spirit is tangible. The caretakers, Ian and Robyn Dunlop (as well as a number of church members), have been...

In northern Taiwan, Adventist church reaches students at top technology universities

Fri, 2020-06-12 09:09
A Seventh-day Adventist Church in Taiwan’s high-tech center is reaching students at the city’s top two universities, rated among the best technology schools in the nation. The Hsinchu Golden Star Seventh-day Adventist Church, which has worked in the city since 2018, began a college outreach the following year. Hsinchu, which has been a “sister city” of U.S. Silicon Valley hub Cupertino, California, since 1993, is a city of 450,000 on the northern coast of Taiwan. The city is home to Tsinghua...

New school dedicated in the Solomon Islands

Fri, 2020-06-12 09:04
There was much joy and excitement at the dedication of a new Adventist school in Central Kolombangara, Solomon Islands, on May 18. Many locals came to celebrate the dedication service for Patpaele Adventist Secondary School in the western Solomon Islands. The service was organized by Central Kolombangara district leader Kele Hana. Among the attendees was Solomon Islands Mission education director Billy Leta. Dedicatory prayers were offered by pastors Vince David, Mockson Wale and Piuki Tasa. ...

Youth led and run "The Tent" evangelistic meetings go virtual

Fri, 2020-06-12 09:00
On Friday, May 22, 2020, the first ever virtual “The Tent” meeting, a collaboration between the Ruth Murdoch Elementary School and Pioneer Memorial Church (PMC) youth ministries, premiered on YouTube and Facebook. “The Tent,” as it is known, has been an evangelistic series put on by junior high students in a large tent on the campus of Andrews University in Berrien Springs, Michigan. For the past seven years, the program has occurred every May. This year the live event had to shift to virtual...

Cardiologist performs high-risk heart procedure, saving woman diagnosed with hours to live

Fri, 2020-06-12 08:55
A Loma Linda University International Heart Institute interventional cardiologist performed a high-risk heart procedure in 30 minutes, saving the life of a 61-year-old patient whose grim diagnosis of a heart valve infection left her with hours to live. Bejamina Galicia was diagnosed with severe mitral stenosis of her bio-prosthetic aortic valve while visiting a local hospital for her routine dialysis treatment on February 21. Mitral stenosis is when the mitral valve — a valve located in the...

Actively reaching out amid frustration and pain

Thu, 2020-06-11 23:00
Once again our country is being reminded that we have much work to do. As we watch the news, we must feel more than sympathy for our African American students, faculty, staff, friends and colleagues. This has gone on far too long, and even though the protests are now being taken advantage of by other forces of evil, we must not get derailed from the fundamental issues. To see a plea for breath and life itself from George Floyd, and a long line before him, is painful to watch. That this occurred...

ADRA secures $1.7m in funding to support cyclone-devastated communities

Thu, 2020-06-11 23:00
The Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) offices in the South Pacific have secured funding of more than $A1.7 million to support communities devastated by Tropical Cyclone Harold. The cyclone struck Fiji, Solomon Islands, Tonga and Vanuatu in April, leaving many families homeless, destroying schools, medical centers and other community facilities, and damaging water and food sources. ADRA has been at the forefront of the relief effort, supporting thousands of people by focusing on...

#DearCoronavirus 12: This is our final message!

Thu, 2020-06-11 23:00
It is hard to write a letter to ‘dear coronavirus’. Even the word ‘dear’ makes us cringe. There is no love lost for this deadly disease. Yet the irony of challenging this ‘dear’ disease directly has not been lost on viewers across 60+ countries and in multiple languages worldwide. For 12 weeks #dearcoronavirus clips have circulated the globe sharing a message of hope and love. Now, in a final clip we note that “You left emptiness in the lives of millions of people since you arrived. You showed...

Administrators and leaders pray for struggling hospitals in Inter-America

Thu, 2020-06-11 10:33
Seventh-day Adventist hospital administrators and church leaders throughout the Inter-American Division (IAD) territory recently paused for spiritual reflection and prayer for physicians, other health professionals, and general staff as they care for patients during the pandemic crisis. The video conference session was meant to reaffirm the mission of spreading hope, love and compassion – even in the midst of stringent measures of operation across the 14 Adventist hospitals in Inter-America. ...

Adventist Hospital intensive care director recognized during Queen’s birthday

Thu, 2020-06-11 10:27
The director of intensive care at Sydney Adventist Hospital was recognized during the Queen’s Birthday Honors, which were announced on Sunday, June 8. Professor Simon Finfer was appointed an Officer in the Order of Australia (AO) for his service to intensive care medicine, medical research and education, and for his service to global health institutes. Finfer has been on the team leading the San’s preparedness to deal with the needs of the COVID-19 pandemic. He has a particular interest in...

Writing duo helps children become “Boldly Brave,” “Securely Strong.”

Thu, 2020-06-11 10:18
Kirsten Roggenkamp and Heather Blaire are both school teachers who became friends in their shared classroom at Mile High Academy in Denver, Colorado. Their writing partnership has focused on re-telling Bible stories for younger readers, and they talked with Australia’s Record magazine about these projects.  Tell us about your journey to becoming authors. For a generation of children who are used to seeing stories acted out in movies and on TV, it was important us to present the Bible stories...

Retired Breath of Life Speaker Walter L. Pearson Jr., 74, whose ministry spoke across generations, passes to his rest

Thu, 2020-06-11 10:16
In May of 2001, Seventh-day Adventist pastor and evangelist Walter L. Pearson, Jr., then the speaker/director of Breath of Life, the church’s television outreach focused on the African American community, gave the dedicatory sermon for the new building that would house the South Nashville Seventh-day Adventist Church in Tennessee, pastored by Carlton P. Byrd. Several months later, Pearson, who passed to his rest on June 7, 2020, at the age of 74, returned to Byrd’s congregation as part of a...

Adventist Church grows in the first four months of the year

Thu, 2020-06-11 10:14
Despite the restrictions imposed by quarantines related to the Covid-19 pandemic, membership in the South American Division of the Seventh-day Adventist Church grew by 1.76 percent in the first four months of 2020. The division supports church activities in eight nations on the South American continent. By the end of April, the South American Division closed its books with 2,487,669 members. The 1.76 percent increase over 2019 reflects “real growth,” defined as the difference between the number...

Outside-The-Box Ministry

Wed, 2020-06-10 09:01
When COVID-19 hit Norway late last February and turned the lives of its residents upside down, Delfred and Hannah Onde thought that everything their team was accomplishing in the Oslo community would come to a grinding halt. It wasn’t long, however, before the Holy Spirit helped them to begin thinking outside the box. Passion for Mission Originally from the Philippines, Delfred, a pastor, and Hannah, a nurse, have served as missionaries in various world regions—including South Korea,...

ADRA Peru Volunteers Deliver Vouchers, Food Kits to Vulnerable Families

Wed, 2020-06-10 08:59
Dozens of volunteers from the Agency for Development and Assistance Resources (ADRA Peru) arrived in the Nauta area of Loreto, Peru, on May 31st to deliver 430 economic vouchers and 70 basic food kits to poverty stricken families in the region.  Ing. Santos Guerrero, head of Special Projects for ADRA Peru says, "The need is wide and the health emergency has led to an economic emergency. Now there is the desperation of not having access to food. These basic baskets, at least, will help [the...

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