Adventist News Network

25 years on, Tirana inaugurates new church
The new church, located in the very center of Tirana, will reach out to a city of nearly 1 million inhabitants.

Social workers, pastor take poverty attack plan to national conference
The presentation looks at how local congregations can utilize social work professionals to assist, educate, and better serve those in need.

Commentary: Happy Thanksgiving
Seventh-day Adventists join the United States in annual celebration of gratefulness

NAD partners with community to offer fresh food and wellness screenings for area residents.
Church in North America aims to be part of their community and heed the Matthew 25 command to assist their neighbors.

Adventist University serves runners for health and peace in Lebanon
Middle East University students and church members participate in the Beirut Marathon

10 volunteers, 10 days in Iraq
A new humanitarian mission for ADRA Romania successfully completed.

TED Year-End Meetings focus on retention, unity and mission
Each territory encouraged to share stories of mission and hope during meetings.

ADRA continues to assist victims of earthquakes in Mexico
ADRA Mexico works alongside global ADRA partners and local government to assist thousands affected by earthquakes.

Hope Channel Fiji goes digital
New platform allows Hope Channel Fiji to reach at least 94 percent of population.

Adventist film awarded at international festival
“O Resgate – Salvação ao Extremo”wins Best Evangelistic Film trophy, along with other awards.

In Inter-America, Adventist Church continues to assist affected families across the Caribbean
Adventist Community Services in the U.S. states of Pennsylvania and Maryland help send cleaning kits to hurricane stricken islands.

Montemorelos University awarded silver medal by the French National Academy of Medicine
The“I Want to Live Healthy” initiative consists of a plan which promotes eight remedies, or healthy habits for people to follow.

Street children, refugees and Adventist youth integrate in community choir project
The ADRA Serbia Community Center filled with songs of love and friendship, family and joy.

Adventist youth march against drug abuse
Church leader says campaign was organized to ensure Church played a role in addressing some of the challenges affecting youth.

Farewell and welcome ceremony honors outgoing and incoming NSD presidents
Incoming president Si Young Kim says he will rely on God for wisdom and power to do job successfully.

Children and teenagers of the South Kazakhstan Mission learn to praise God through singing
Leaders hope if children find value in church, they will be more likely to stay as adults.

Health expo impacts Goroka
More than 3,000 attended the“Healthy by Choice Not by Chance” expo in the Papua New Guinea district.

Lae Adventists donate to flood-affected villages
Village leader appeals to Adventists to assist community in the future.

ADRA assists families after Tropical Storm Nate hit Costa Rica.
550 families receive food kits in the nations hardest hit areas.

Churches conduct their first mass wedding
Wedding takes place after Family Life evangelistic seminar in Papua New Guinea

Kiev creationists exchange telescopes for dinosaurs
The monthly Creationist Club surprises attendees with new information on creation and dinosaurs

Ground-breaking expansion for the new LifeStyleTV studio for Scandinavia
Founder and director says,“When God calls us, we may not have everything we need, but God will provide.”

Philippines prays for record 120,000 baptisms or more
“The Philippines has tasted Total Member Involvement,” says Samuel Saw, president of the Southern Asia-Pacific Division.

Large-scale Adventist meetings draw over 2,000 in Pakistan
Organizers cite prayer and long-term local efforts for the large turn-out

In St. Croix, Adventist Church begins to coordinate counseling services
After Hurricanes Irma and Maria, Adventist Church counseling group talks to devastated communities.

Miracle school dedicated to God in Myanmar
Local church leaders unsuccessfully tried to use their connections to build the school for three years. Then they prayed.

In Jamaica, Adventist blind senator achieves Doctor of Philosophy degree
Senator attributes success to faith in God, family, friends and a clear vision

First Ellen White books published in Farsi for Afghanistan
Church leaders pray for the two titles during Euro-Asia Division year-end meetings.

Polish youth bring the Reformation to life in 5 cities
Adventist booth draws thousands during popular book fair in Krakow.

Thousands of Malaysians accept Ted Wilson’s call to action
Adventist Church president urges Total Member Involvement during a historic visit to Malaysia.

Adventist attorneys admitted to the bar of US Supreme Court
Event sponsored by Adventist Church’s Office of General Counsel

Ted Wilson points Russian political and religious leaders to Bible
Adventist Church president appeals for heart reformation at a Moscow event marking the 500th anniversary of Protestant Reformation.

Church workers serve non-Christian teens in West Beirut, Lebanon
Middle East and North Africa Union staff spent a day engaging with students and teachers at a historical Lebanese school.

Adventists mark Reformation’s 500th anniversary with launch of new book
Author says book aims to bring together a mosaic of different perspectives on the Reformation and freedom of conscience

26 new believers baptized in the Middle East
Leaders in the region say this is the largest baptism in the Gulf Field territory.

In El Salvador students march to highlight spiritual values and play their instruments
Full day event spread positive messages of peace, health, love for God and showcase team skills.

Sharing Jesus through power tools and a boat cruise
Church members look to Total Member Involvement to ignite growth in the former Soviet Union.

Inter-American division connects with community during Breast Cancer Awareness month
IAD staff members prayed with passers-by and passed out bags with information and treats

Adventists to boost creation teaching in former Soviet Union
A leading Russian scientist tells Euro-Asia Division’s year-end meetings that the church faces a challenge.

Adventists in Rwanda applauded for their commitment to community service
Government official says Adventists have helped bring security to Kigali through their community service.

Florida Hospital, Florida Conference and local media group host second collection drive for Puerto Rico
Community comes together for second time to donate thousands of canned goods, baby products and other supplies.

Congress of Biblical Archeology shortens distance between laypersons and experts.
Unpublished meeting brought together main researchers from Israel, United States and Brazil at the Adventist University Center in Säo Paulo.

GRI releases new documentary just in time for Creation Sabbath
“Seeking Understanding” highlights the life and faith of Dr. Isabel de Moraes

German young people urged to be missionaries at home
Adventist Church leader Ted Wilson speaks at Adventist Theological Society youth convocation in Germany

Funeral of cigarettes took place in Yerevan Armenia for the first time
Volunteers offered to exchange cigarettes for juice.

“The reformation is unending,” Adventist leader tells European Parliament
Raafat Kamal, president of the Seventh-day Adventist Church’s Trans-European territory, spoke on grace and tolerance during the European Parliament Celebratory in Brussels, Belgium.

ADRA House—A new life for domestic violence victims
Since 2009 ADRA Romania has helped over 1,000 families seek a life without abuse

Mission-minded physician unexpectedly delivers baby at World Church Headquarters
She had been praying about reaching the city after hearing an Annual Council sermon.

Hope Channel’s new series asks, “Who is Jesus?”
Revolutionary, a 10-part series, premieres on Hope Channel this Sunday

Redwood Adventist Academy destroyed by California wildfire
School leaders making plans for alternate location


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