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The Adventist Church in North America issues Response to recent deaths and racial turmoil in U.S.

The Seventh-day Adventist Church in North America is responding to the tragic killings of Ahmaud Arbery in Georgia, Breonna Taylor in Kentucky, George Floyd in Minnesota, and other recent events that clearly document the racial divide destroying the quality of life for so many and the very fabric of our democratic society. As Christians we condemn such actions of hate and violence and call for justice to be served for the victims and their families. Walls of separation that serve to destroy the...

President of the global Seventh-day Adventist Church sends letter of encouragement to members in Burundi.

Editor's Note: Since May of 2019, the Adventist Church members in Burundi have endured ongoing persecution from the countries government. On October 24, the president of the Burundi Union Mission, pastor Lamec Barishinga, was arrested. This arrest was part of an escalating series of threats and attacks on the Seventh-day Adventist Church by the government of Burundi. For further reading about the situation of our Adventist brother and sisters in Burundi, please visit the Pray for Burundi...

ADRA Responds to urgent food and hygiene needs in Soamanandrariny, Madagascar

In mid-May, Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA), delivered commodities and wash kits to the most vulnerable families in Soamanandrariny, Antananarivo. The response was funded by Latter-day Saint Charities. These supplies helped approximately 2,800 people in 470 families who are affected by the economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic and whose income has drastically decreased. The donation was provided to meet the recipients’ urgent food needs and to improve access to hygiene...

Record keeps members connected during COVID-19

Churches in Western Australia are using Adventist Record to connect with their members, especially those who may not be internet savvy, while churches remain closed due to COVID-19 restrictions. “Many of our churches are dropping off the Record at members’ homes, letting them know they are cared for,” said Pastor Steve Goods, WA Conference president. According to Ross Craig, who pastors in Manjimup, Boyup Brook, Kulikup and Katanning churches, a significant number of members have limited or no...

Adventist operated retirement center one of the few to remain COVID-19- free in Italy

Among hundreds of people sick and dead, a high-risk retirement home managed by the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Italy has managed to stay COVID-19-free during the current pandemic. Casa Mia, a facility that is home to nearly 90 seniors in Forlì, in Emilia-Romagna, has effectively deflected the novel coronavirus and protected residents, staff, and volunteers, acknowledged its director, Fabian Nikolaus. “So far, we have had zero suspected cases and zero positive cases of COVID-19,” Nikolaus...

The North American Division releases a practical guide to Digital Discipleship & Evangelism

The North American Division (NAD) recently released its first guide to digital discipleship and evangelism. The Digital Discipleship and Evangelism Guidebook is a practical guide for outreach, community service, growth, and evangelism for conferences, local churches, and personal ministries. “The Seventh-day Adventist Church has historically been at the forefront when it comes to utilizing media and technology to advance its mission of sharing hope and wholeness — from print to radio to...

Pastor Ted N.C. Wilson’s gives May 29 address to the Adventist World Church

Editor’s Note: Below is a transcript of a message, posted to You Tube on May 29, 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.  What a privilege to connect with you again. You know, this morning you and I woke up again for another day of life. God's great blessing. Be encouraged, during this COVID-19 pandemic, that God is going to bless you in a marvelous way as we reintegrate...

Fostering hope in Alaska’s Native American communities

“I understand you want to be a foster mom,” said the woman who knocked on Shoni Evans’ front door in a small community in Alaska. “I . . . maybe,” Evans replied nervously. “Well, these two babies need a foster mom,” the woman said insistently. Evans had seen the native babies before with their foster mom at the local Adventist church she attended. But during this reintroduction, the woman holding them brought them into the Evans’ home and laid them on the couch along with medical equipment. ...

 

 

 

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