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Two Adventist leaders pass to their rest

It is with sincere regret that Adventist News Network reports that two former leaders of the West-Central Africa Division, Luka T. Daniel and Robert J. Kloosterhuis, have passed to their rest. Daniel, 76, was born in the village of Ukam, Kaduna, Nigeria, in 1943. He attended Adventist primary schools and received his bachelor’s degree from the Adventist College of West Africa (now Babcock University) before obtaining a master’s degree in Middle Eastern Studies from Loma Linda University. ...

By |November 6th, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Two Adventist leaders pass to their rest

Philippines: Earthquake rocks southern island of Mindanao

The Philippine's southern island of Mindanao was hit by a series of strong earthquakes during the month of October.  On October 16, a magnitude-6.3 earthquake shook, followed by a magnitude 6.6 quake on October 29, and another quake of magnit...

By |November 4th, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Philippines: Earthquake rocks southern island of Mindanao

Seventh-day Adventist Church initiates global prayer campaign #Pray4Burundi

On October 24, Burundi Union President, Lamec Barishinga, was arrested on his way to meetings at the East-Central African division offices in Nairobi, Kenya. This arrest is the latest in an escalating series of events between the Seventh-day Adventist ...

By |November 4th, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Seventh-day Adventist Church initiates global prayer campaign #Pray4Burundi

Senior Youth Leadership

Any Adventist in any part of the world can tell you what Pathfinders and Adventurers are. These well-established groups serve what the church calls “junior youth,” or children ages 4-15, and those who are the leaders of these groups are known as Master Guides. But what about the youth ages 16 and over--the “senior youth?” This is where Ambassadors (ages 16-21) and Young Adults (ages 22-30+) come in--all to be led by a relatively new group called the Senior Youth Leaders. SYL was presented...

By |October 29th, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Senior Youth Leadership

Two Loma Linda University Health facilities receive American Heart Association awards

Loma Linda University Medical Center and Loma Linda University Children’s Hospital are recipients of the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s 2019 Get With The Guidelines® — Resuscitation quality achievement awards, designating both facilities as exemplary in implementing high standards of resuscitation care.  Both entities took home four awards combined — one Silver and three Gold. Children’s Hospital received the Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award for the Pediatric...

By |October 27th, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Two Loma Linda University Health facilities receive American Heart Association awards

Searching in 13 Churches

Mary John Ijaa never realized that it could be so hard to find a church. She grew up attending worship services in a major Christian denomination in what is now South Sudan. But she didn’t feel happy. She didn’t see any unity or love. So at the age of 16, she moved to another church. At the new church, she noticed people competed fiercely to be deacons and elders. They argued constantly about who was in charge. She didn’t see any love, so she left after two years. The next church seemed to be...

By |October 26th, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Searching in 13 Churches

Iceland photo tour inspires and trains Adventist photographers

Jump back just ten years and social media was mainly text based. Slowly photos came to prominence and now video is an indispensable element. Jump back even further and church magazines were text based. Today an article without a photo will not get published. Photos are essential. Yet sadly, while photos are crucial, not all photos are good. To address this issue, a small group of photographers from Europe, North America and Iceland met together from 5-12 September 2019, at the Hlíðardalsskóli,...

By |October 25th, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Iceland photo tour inspires and trains Adventist photographers

Iceland photo tour inspires and trains Adventist photographers

Jump back just ten years and social media was mainly text based. Slowly photos came to prominence and now video is an indispensable element. Jump back even further and church magazines were text based. Today an article without a photo will not get published. Photos are essential. Yet sadly, while photos are crucial, not all photos are good. To address this issue, a small group of photographers from Europe, North America and Iceland met together from 5-12 September 2019, at the Hlíðardalsskóli,...

By |October 25th, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Iceland photo tour inspires and trains Adventist photographers

Hundred’s run during ‘Let’s Move to Live’ race in North Colombia

More than 400 Seventh-day Adventists and friends recently ran across parts of the coastal city of Santa Marta in North Colombia, during the annual race to promote healthy living under the church’s “Let’s Move to Live” and “I Want to Live Healthy” initiatives. Adventist delegations and friends from cities across the coastal region gathered early on Sunday, Oct. 6, to do warm up exercises, promote health and invited onlookers to join the six-kilometer race. This is the third event  by the church...

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Hundred’s run during ‘Let’s Move to Live’ race in North Colombia

More than 400 Seventh-day Adventists and friends recently ran across parts of the coastal city of Santa Marta in North Colombia, during the annual race to promote healthy living under the church’s “Let’s Move to Live” and “I Want to Live Healthy” initiatives. Adventist delegations and friends from cities across the coastal region gathered early on Sunday, Oct. 6, to do warm up exercises, promote health and invited onlookers to join the six-kilometer race. This is the third event  by the church...

By |October 25th, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Hundred’s run during ‘Let’s Move to Live’ race in North Colombia

Seventh-day Adventist World Church President writes letter to Adventist members in Burundi

Editor’s Note: According to the East-Central Africa Division (ECD), this morning, October 24, Burundi Union President, Lamec Barishinga was arrested on his way to the ECD year-end meetings in Nairobi, Kenya.  Below is a letter to the Adventist Church in Burundi from Seventh-day World Church President, Ted N.C. Wilson.  ECD has issued a statement regarding the situation, which you can read here. For more information, and background on the situation in Burundi please see here and here. Dear...

By |October 24th, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Seventh-day Adventist World Church President writes letter to Adventist members in Burundi

International film festival commends GAiN Europe ‘Fathers” film

On Wednesday 9 October, an international jury presented awards to the very best of over 1,700 submissions to the festival. This was the climax of the nine-day event as film makers from across the world gathered in the small mountain town of Madonna di Campiglio to commend the 2019 winners. “The quality of the films this year was very high,” said the founder, Lia Beltrami, who now acts as spiritual advisor to the event.  Winning entries came from as far away as Iran, China and Japan as well as...

By |October 24th, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on International film festival commends GAiN Europe ‘Fathers” film

Southern Adventist University creates distance education classroom for the Cuba Adventist Theological Seminary

Southern Adventist University helped the Cuba Adventist Theological Seminary become one of the most technologically advanced colleges in the country by creating a distance education classroom with funds donated to the Collegedale Church of Seventh-day Adventists – allowing the seminary to offer three master’s degrees. The school has been in need of additional Adventists academic professors. Since the Cuban government prohibits foreigners from entering the country to teach, the installation,...

By |October 24th, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Southern Adventist University creates distance education classroom for the Cuba Adventist Theological Seminary

Not for Sale

The room watched in anticipation as G.T. Ng, general secretary for the Seventh-day Adventist World Church, approached the onstage table and took a chair. Rolling it to the front of the platform, Ng then began, as can be expected, with a joke. As the laughter rolling through the auditorium quieted, the secretary asked, “Have you ever been disappointed with an election?” Ng then shared questions he has received from various individuals over the years:  Is it true that God appoints but the...

By |October 21st, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Not for Sale

World Church Executive Committee Considers Statement on Abortion

Members of the Seventh-day Adventist Church’s top decision-making body deliberated over a period of two days during the 2019 Annual Council about a proposed Statement on the Biblical View of Unborn Life and Its Implications for Abortion. The document emerged in September from a longer period of study and discussion among Adventist theologians, medical experts, healthcare administrators, ethicists and Church administrators. A previous article outlined the process followed by various committees...

By |October 18th, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on World Church Executive Committee Considers Statement on Abortion

Executive Committee Members Debate Proposed Compliance Action

Tuesday afternoon’s much-anticipated discussion of possible discipline for church entities deemed not compliant with ordination votes and policies witnessed surprising turns as delegates to the Annual Council wrestled with competing values. Multiple speakers underlined the contrasting importance of preserving church order while also acting with fairness toward church organizations whose constituents have voted for alternate approaches to voted positions on ordination. On the floor were two...

By |October 17th, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Executive Committee Members Debate Proposed Compliance Action

“God in Shoes” coordinates widespread outreach in Orlando, Florida, to serve women and their families

"Tomorrow, your character, smile, and everything you carry is going to be about God and immolating the aroma of Christ to wherever you are going to serve,” said Jo Dubs, founder and director of the “God in Shoes” ministry, to a room of hundreds of women receiving orientation for a day of service during the 2019 North American Division Women’s Convention in Orlando, Florida. “Tomorrow is all about serving, it's not about us." Since 2009, the Georgia-Cumberland Conference-based ministry, God in...

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Adventist Church leaders approve plan for tithe parity among divisions

Achieving parity in tithe contributed by world church divisions to the Adventist Church’s world headquarters dominated the Monday afternoon discussion of the delegates to the Fall 2019 General Conference Executive Committee meeting, called the Annual Council. The term “parity in financial matters” describes a future scenario in which all thirteen Seventh-day Adventist world territories (called divisions) contribute the same base percentage of their tithe to the denomination’s global...

By |October 15th, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Adventist Church leaders approve plan for tithe parity among divisions

Recommendations resulting from the 2018 Annual Council Compliance Action

A document outlining recommendations resulting from the 2018 Annual Council Compliance Action was distributed to General Conference Executive Committee members today.  The 2018 decision was a continuation of the discussion from the 2017 Annual Cou...

By |October 14th, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Recommendations resulting from the 2018 Annual Council Compliance Action

Recommendations resulting from the 2018 Annual Council Compliance Action

A document outlining recommendations resulting from the 2018 Annual Council Compliance Action was distributed to General Conference Executive Committee members today.  The 2018 decision was a continuation of the discussion from the 2017 Annual Cou...

By |October 14th, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Recommendations resulting from the 2018 Annual Council Compliance Action