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President of Colombia reassures religious freedom to faith-based leaders

President of Colombia Ivan Duque shared his commitment to upholding religious liberty in Colombia during a special breakfast to commemorate its Religious Liberty National Day in Colombia, on July 4, 2019. More than 130 religious leaders were invited to the Bolivar de la Casa de Nariño Room in the Presidential Palace, in Bogotá, Colombia, to continue contributing to the social actions and sustainable entrepreneurship in Colombia. “For me to have the presence of all of you today, is the...

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100 years of Adventist education at Stanborough School

Among the 40+ Adventist primary and secondary schools across the Trans-European Division, Stanborough School in Watford, England, is one of the oldest. The weekend of July 6 and 7 saw crowds of more than 1,000 people coming together to mark the centena...

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President of the Seventh-day Adventist World Church, Ted N.C. Wilson, reflects on the 104th anniversary of Adventist Church co-founder Ellen White’s death.

Today, July 16, is the 104th anniversary of Ellen White's death in 1915, and we are still here. By God's grace, I hope we will soon be in heaven.  However, the Lord has given us such amazing instruction in the Bible and the Spirit of Prophecy to ...

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Residents benefit from GAiN Jamaica Conference free health fair in Montego Bay

More than 120 residents of the Lilliput Community were treated to a free health fair on July 7, 2019. The fair was organized by the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Jamaica through its Global Adventist Internet Network (GAiN) Conference and held in Mont...

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Stepping forward to help during the U.S. border crisis

As was reported by the Los Angeles Times, a way that a Seventh-day Adventist Church in Blythe, California (part of the Southeastern California Conference), has addressed community needs is by setting up a shelter at their church. The church, which starting helping the homeless in 2018, has been doing this for several months, and local Adventist Community Services Disaster Response (ACS DR) leaders have requested assistance. “The city of Blythe has been taking in refugees during the last three...

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Dead woman talking

Tomasz Karauda, a 28-year-old Seventh-day Adventist physician in Poland, was asked to sign the death certificate of a woman who was still alive. A nurse wheeled the woman over to the respiratory unit where Tomasz was doing his hospital residency. By al...

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ADRA is giving away a humanitarian pin to pathfinders at Oshkosh

The Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA), the faith-based international humanitarian arm of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, has created a one-of-a-kind humanitarian pin for pathfinders to add to their uniforms. This pin will be offered for ...

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Türi Adventists use garden café event to share faith

Türi, a small town in central Estonia with origins dating back to the 14th century, enjoys a good birthday party. On Tuesday, July 2, they celebrated the town’s birthday with a series of ‘garden cafés’ across the town. For the seventh year running, the Türi Adventist Church participated with a 'Book Cafe'. The café provided equally physical and spiritual refreshments with both food and spiritual books on offer. Operating from noon to 5 pm, the café also added the bonus of a small concert at the...

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Global Conference on Health and Lifestyle 2019

From July 9 to July 13, 2019, the Health Ministries Department of the Seventh-day Adventist World Church will host its third Global Conference on Health and Lifestyle at Loma Linda University. The first Global Conference was held in Geneva in 2009 and has grown since. This will be the first time the conference will be held in the United States.  There are a number of characteristics that will distinguish this year’s conference from those in previous years. One of them is the university’s...

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Kolkata Church attendance doubles after unprecedented outreach

How do you reach an enormous city like Kolkata, India? That was the dilemma puzzling local Seventh-day Adventists.  Kolkata, formerly known as Calcutta, is the cradle of Adventism in India, with the first Adventists arriving in 1893. But today the...

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New book encourages joy and diversity for children

How do you instill community and joy in your children when you live in one culture, but come from another? The answer for Judith Nyirenda is simple: “Write a book.” Judith is from Malawi but has lived in the UK since she was 19. She originally studied at Newbold College of higher educationbefore diversifying in her career path, including being the mother of three children. Having worked in journalism and marketing, she wondered how she could show her children to be proud of their home culture;...

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Adventist Christian Fellowship Institute equips students to “Be the Difference” on their campuses.

The 2019 Adventist Christian Fellowship (ACF) Institute was hosted at the University of California, Berkeley, on May 20-25. About 80 students from the U.S. and Canada attended. Some had attended previous years, but most of them were new to the ACF Institute. The theme for this year is “Be the Difference.”  The second annual Public Campus Ministers Conference was also held at the same location. Attendance increased from eight in 2018 to 45 this year from across the NAD. ACF helped host the...

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Adventist Church in Costa Rica and Nicaragua commit to reaching former members

The Seventh-day Adventist Church in the South Central American Union, which comprises of Costa Rica and Nicaragua, officially launched Inter-America’s territory-wide initiative to seek out former church members during a special training throughout its six regional church fields.  More than 1,300 church elders, pastors, and Sabbath school leaders gathered earlier this month to be trained in how to reach former members and bring them back to the church. More than 100,000 members have left the...

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Adventist doctor pioneers possible cancer cure

An Adventist doctor from Sydney is at the forefront of a revolutionary treatment that could potentially cure cancer. In an interview with Australian current affairs program 60 Minutes, Dr. Ken Micklethwaite from the Westmead Institute said he and his team have been working with modified immune cells, called CAR T cells, which could help cure blood cancer. In regular circumstances, our immune system cannot distinguish cancer cells from regular cells. However, these modified CAR T cells can. “We...

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Washington Adventist University’s Enactus Team places third at national exposition

The Washington Adventist University (WAU) Enactus Team received a 3rd place award in the Opening Round of the 2019 Enactus National Exposition held in Kansas City, Missouri held May 5-7, 2019.  The competition featured 86 universities who for thre...

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Adventist University will participate in Pan American Games Lima 2019

The Universidad Peruana Unión (UPeU) signed an inter-institutional collaboration agreement with the Special Project for the Preparation and Development of the 2019 XVIII Pan American Games and Sixth Parapan American Games on Thursday, May 30, 2019. The agreement will enable students to participate as volunteers on the staff team of the Pan American Games, through the establishment of terms of coordination and mutual cooperation within the framework of the Lima 2019 Volunteer Program. The...

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ADRA project for children with disabilities is carried out in Georgia

The Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) is implementing a project to increase the availability of educational social services for children with disabilities in Georgia. The project includes creating three care centers located in Gori, Tbilis...

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St. Maarten, members rededicate church building destroyed by Hurricane Irma

Twenty-one months after the Ephesus Adventist Church on St. Maarten was destroyed by Category 5 Hurricane Irma, the church opened its doors to members and friends for a special celebration on June 2, 2019. More than 300 members were seated in the newly refurbished church building for the rededication service, which was led by Pastor Desmond James, president of the North Caribbean Conference. “We all know what happened here two years ago and rebuilding a church is like rebuilding a nation,”...

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ADRA Chile aids tornado victims in the south-central area of the country

South-central ​​Chile residents shuddered in the wake of  a tornado that swept through Los Angeles, followed by a waterspout near ​​Talcahuano and Concepción on Thursday, May 30, and Friday, May 31. Nearly 600 homes were affected, according to the latest balance made by the Minister of Housing in Chile, Guillermo Rolando. The Adventist Church in the region immediately rallied to action through the Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) in Chile.  Several volunteers from the Bio-Bio...

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God overrides wishes of missionary parents

The four Papaioannou missionary children wanted a pet for a long time. They begged for a cat or a dog when the family from their homeland in Greece in Europe to work far away in the Philippines in Asia. Father was busy teaching at the Adventist International Institute of Advanced Studies, and Mother was caring for the four children and studying for a master’s degree in education. Besides, the parents weren’t all that interested in having a pet at home. They didn’t want to feed a cat or clean...

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