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Indonesia: ADRA Responds to Flash Floods and Mudslides in Papua Province

On March 16, flash floods and mudslides hit the eastern Indonesian province of Papua near the subdistrict of Jayapura. Reports are the flood waters left at least 104 dead, 60 missing, 74 injured and displaced more than 4,000 people. Over 350 houses and...

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Rise Up Against Abuse rally held at Andrews University

The first-ever Rise Up Against Abuse Rally was held on the campus of Andrews University in Berrien Springs, Michigan, from March 7-10, 2019. Sponsored by the Offices of University Health & Wellness and Diversity & Inclusion, this rally was the ...

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A launches urban initiative in the United Kingdom on Global Youth Day

The Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) in the United Kingdom completed its second phase of the ‘I AM URBAN’ initiative for Global Youth Day on March 16 in the Holloway and Willesden district of churches in London.  ‘I AM URBAN’ is a joint venue between ADRA in the United Kingdom (Lead Partner) and the Adventist Community Services (ACS) of the British Union Conference (BUC) and includes partnerships with several other entities of the church in the United Kingdom, including the...

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Adventists in the South Pacific respond as Christchurch reels from deadly attacks

Seventh-day Adventist churches and members from around New Zealand have offered comfort to the country’s Muslim community in the wake of the Christchurch mosque shootings that left 50 dead and many others wounded on March 15. The city, which has suffered the shock of recent devastating earthquakes, is now reeling from what people are calling an “unnatural disaster”—an unprecedented attack on a faith community at worship in New Zealand. In response, church leaders have shared statements of...

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Death toll rises as flash floods and mudslides devastate East Indonesia

Flash flooding and mudslides resulting from torrential rains in East Indonesia destroyed millions of buildings and left more than 50 people dead, 70 people injured and thousands displaced in the Northeastern town of Sentani, near the provincial capital...

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Cyclone Idai: ADRA continues to provide aid in Mozambique, Malawi, and Zimbabwe

As swiftly as it came, Cyclone Idai barreled through Mozambique, Malawi, and Zimbabwe over the weekend, leaving thousands of people displaced. Reports also now estimate that 84 people are confirmed dead in Mozambique, but according to Mozambique’s president, Felipe Nyusi, the death toll could likely rise to nearly 1,000 people in Mozambique alone. In total, more than 1.5 million people are being affected throughout the three countries in the aftermath of the cyclone.   President of Zimbabwe,...

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Health ministry paves the way for Total Member Involvement evangelism in Ethiopia

Prior to Total Member Involvement evangelistic meetings, Adventists in Ethiopia have organized a series of health expositions in various parts of the country.  Unlike other countries within the East-Central Africa Division (ECD) territory, Seventh-day Adventist membership in Ethiopia is very low. While the population is more than 100 million, there are only 184,000 Seventh-day Adventists in the country. The Seventh-day Adventist Church isn’t well known in Ethiopia and events that feature health...

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Seventh-day Adventist World Church President offers condolences for families in Christchurch, New Zealand.

"On behalf of Seventh-day Adventists worldwide, we offer our sincere condolences and sympathy to the families and the nation of New Zealand affected by the horrendous killing of at least 50 people in Christchurch.  As Seventh-day Adventists, we be...

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UPDATED: Ted Wilson calls for prayer as cyclone batters Mozambique

Ted N.C. Wilson, president of the Seventh-day Adventist World Church, appealed to church members worldwide to pray as a fierce cyclone bore down on Mozambique. Cyclone Idai made landfall with winds of up to 105 miles per hour (165 kilometers per hour) late March 14 near Beira, a port of 500,000 people where the Adventist Church operates Mozambique Adventist University. A team of church leaders led by Alberto Timm, associate director of the General Conference’s Ellen G. White Estate, were...

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Ted Wilson calls for prayer as cyclone batters Mozambique

Ted N.C. Wilson, president of the Seventh-day Adventist World Church, appealed to church members worldwide to pray as a fierce cyclone bore down on Mozambique. Cyclone Idai made landfall with winds of up to 105 miles per hour (165 kilometers per hour) late March 14 near Beira, a port of 500,000 people where the Adventist Church operates Mozambique Adventist University. A team of church leaders led by Alberto Timm, associate director of the General Conference’s Ellen G. White Estate, were...

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Christ and His Mission

Leading up to the Andrews University board meetings in Berrien Springs, MI this week, university president Andrea Luxton and Ted N.C. Wilson, president of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, engaged in an hour-long conversation featuring questions coveri...

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Adventist communicators go bold to support the mission of the Church

Seventh-day Adventist communicators closed the 2019 Global Adventist Internet Network (GAiN) Conference in Sweimeh, Jordan, with a pledge to step up and go bold with initiatives to support the mission of the church. The February 28, 2019 wrap-up sessio...

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Videos released from Sabbatarian Adventist dialogue

A series of eight presentations delivered during a recent meetingbetween representatives of the Seventh-day Adventist Church and the Seventh Day Adventist Reform Movement are now available online, says Dr. Nikolaus Satelmajer, coordinator of the two-day dialogue held in December last year.  Satelmajer, former associate secretary of the Ministerial Association and editor of Ministrymagazine, said news reports of the conversation between these two groups — which share many historical and...

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Five heart health tips for the working woman

Heart disease is the number one killer in women, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Stress is one of the major risk factors responsible for cardiovascular disease. According to the American Institute of Stress, work is the major stress source for American adults.  Purvi Parwani, MD, a Loma Linda University International Heart Institute cardiovascular disease specialist who focuses on women’s cardiovascular disease, says high mortality due to cardiovascular disease in...

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eHuddle reinvigorates passion for evangelism

For two and a half days, on Feb. 18-20, 2019, evangelism directors of conferences and unions, church administrators, pastors, innovators, and other leaders gathered at eHuddle in San Diego to share, learn, and dialogue on how the Seventh-day Adventist ...

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Launch of first teen mission film contest by Adventist Mission

Following the popular My Story, My Mission film contest for college students comes the #FollowHim film contest exclusively for young people aged 18 years old and younger. Adventist Mission invites youth around the world to creatively express, in one mi...

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ADRA launches “Every Child. Everywhere. In School.” global advocacy campaign

The Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) announced this week a new global advocacy campaign, “Every Child. Everywhere. In School.” The campaign is an urgent call to leaders around the world that all children, regardless of race, age, nationality, gender, religion or origin, have a right to earn and complete an education, and that being in school is a recognition of the value and potential of each individual child. The campaign aims to collect one million signatures by 2020 through...

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Turkish Adventist church regains ownership of historic property in Istanbul

Visitors often remember the Taksim Seventh-day Adventist Church in Istanbul, Turkey as a place with panoramic views over the Bosphorus Strait and magnificent metropolitan area. For Adventists in Turkey, the Taksim Adventist Church property, situated ne...

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In Jamaica, six-year-old preacher inspires third baptism in two years

His voice, was as clear as crystal, but it was what six-year-old Dakarai Williams said that held thousands of worshipers in rapt attention at the Lord Transform Me Convention held at the Montego Bay Convention Center in Jamaica on Feb. 9, 2019. “Two years ago l was asked to be baptized but l said, I cannot get baptize and go to heaven leaving my mother behind to go to hell,” said Dakarai. “It touched my mom’s heart. She must have seen how sad l looked.  But Guess what!” asked Dakarai and,...

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How to make Godly decisions

What do you do when you have to make a big decision? Paula Cristina Ghibut had a big decision to make. She was 14 and about to finish eighth grade in Romania. She had to decide where to go to high school. The decision was huge. Paula wanted to become an elementary school teacher, and she could go to a nearby public high school that offered a special teaching track for high school students. But Paula had attended Adventist schools since kindergarten, and she wasn’t sure that she should go to...

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