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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;...

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...

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...

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...

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 three days presented their entrepreneurial-based projects aimed at empowering their communities. Led by Andrea Baldwin, Ph.D., the WAU team presented its annual report on two year-long projects.  The first focused on consultancy services and business...

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...

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, Tbilisi and Kareli; as well as coordinating advanced training for the staff of these centers.  During the course of the project, ADRA Georgia will overhaul the premises of the existing institutions by providing new equipment and furniture to provide the...

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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