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Life-saving heart device program recognized for excellence
For the third time, the Loma Linda University Medical Center received the Advanced Certification in Ventricular Assist Device (VAD), further highlighting the hospital’s commitment to excellence in service. The Joint Commission awarded this reaccreditation earlier this year. “The importance of implantable mechanical devices cannot be overstated because they save the lives of heart failure patients who may otherwise die,” said Anees...

Adventist Community Services Disaster Relief provides help to Hurricane Florence victims
Disaster Relief unit of ACS working with other relief agencies, local government.

ADCOM refers to Compliance Committees
After Clarification, Two subcommittees activated

Administrative Committee Continues to Refine Unity Document
Ongoing Discussion Process Leads to Clarification.

ADRA ready to respond to major storms affecting US, Philippines, and Eastern Caribbean
The Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) is responding to three powerful cyclonic storms that are blasting the US east coast, northern Philippines, and the Lower Antilles in the Caribbean with strong winds and heavy rains, affecting millions and forcing many to evacuate.“Our emergency team has been tracking these storms closely for several days, and has been pre-positioning aid, coordinating with partners, and deploying response teams to be ready to assist communities as quickly as...

Adventist Heritage tour called a life-changing experience
A six-day tour promises to have an impact on General Conference leaders, university presidents and children around the world.

Puerto Rico, Pathfinders win national robotic summer program competition
A group of Pathfinders from Puerto Rico won a national robotic summer program after competing against a dozen other groups from the island, earlier last month.  As part of winning the top spot on the island, the seven-member-team of young Seventh-day Adventists took part in the final International Space Station’s event held in Guaynabo, Puerto Rico earlier last month. The winning pathfinder team called Robogen took part in the Zero Robotics Middle School Summer Program which follows a...

Record recognized with ARPA awards
Adventist Media in Australia wins four awards across two publications

Summer Gateway program inspires minority high school students to achieve, serve
Local underrepresented minority high school students were inspired to achieve more and serve others after participating in an immersive two-week learning experience through Loma Linda University Health’s Summer Gateway program. Summer Gateway aims to create positive attitudes toward healthcare professions among high school students through presentations, activities and service opportunities. A variety of LLUH professionals and students volunteered their time to provide lectures and to...

ADRA deploys relief efforts after super typhoon strikes the Philippines
The Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) office in the Philippines has deployed an emergency response team to assess the situation and provide aid to some of the communities most affected by Super Typhoon Mangkhut, known locally as Ompong.The powerful typhoon, equivalent to a Category 5 hurricane, made landfall in the northern island of Luzon on Saturday, September 15, and affected more than 4.6 million people, forcing more than 51,000 people into evacuation shelters, according to...

Indian State of Kerala Sees Worst Flooding in Nearly a Century
Adventist Church in the region rushes to aid victims

Burundi celebrates unprecedented church growth through Total Member Involvement
43,000 baptized as a result of over 1,000 evangelistic campaigns

Green suits and worn knees as church leaders kick off heritage tour
General Conference directors to visit historical sites in Adventist Church history

The life of Daniel in cinematic images
August 30-September 8, saw four media ministries, eight uniquely skilled crew from five countries and four continents; a professional Moroccan production team; the acclaimed Biblical film sets of Ouarzazate, along with 165 local actors and extras who eagerly and skillfully play the roles of Biblical characters, come together to pull off a highly successful production on the book of Daniel.The crew with skills in filmmaking, photography, media technologies, directing and producing, converged on...

New Adventist facility in El Salvador to provide shelter for families
A new facility recently completed by a local Seventh-day Adventist Church in El Salvador will provide overnight shelter to parents while they wait for their children during their in-patient care at a nearby hospital in the capital city of San Salvador.Dozens of church and community members recently took part in the inauguration ceremony of the Miramonte Adventist Shelter and unveiled plans to benefit dozens of families who travel from far away to bring their children to nearby Benjamin Bloom...

Norway mission school called‘bright spot’ in secular Europe
Ted Wilson praises the students for not just“going with the flow”

How to reduce your risk of developing cancer
Research has shown that you can greatly reduce your chance of developing cancer by the lifestyle choices you make. Yes, hereditary factors can play a large part, too, and some families are affected by cancer more than others. But overall, a person’s choices will contribute to their health and wellbeing throughout their life. More than 1.7 million people in the United States will be diagnosed with cancer this year, and an estimated 600,000 Americans will die from cancer this year,...

In Jamaica, Adventists challenged to focus on the Church’s mission amid distractions
Adventist Church President in Jamaica Pastor Everett Brown challenged newly installed leaders in the North East Jamaica region to make the community and people their main object of the church’s mission. The challenge was made by the Adventist leader against the background of the recent spate of murders committed against women and children in the country. “To remain relevant and true to mission, the church must identify with the needs of people,” said Brown, as he addressed the newleaders at...

School of Behavioral Health helping to expand Child Life service in China
A new School of Behavioral Health program offering pediatric nurses from the People’s Republic of China the opportunity to complete training as Child Life Specialists launched in Fall 2017. The new program is an outgrowth of a four-year series of education exchange visits the School of Behavioral Health faculty members and students have made to the Zhejiang University Children’s Hospital (ZUCH), introducing nurses there to the benefits and value of child life services. Nancy Wu was the...

Opera singer’s mansion turned into Adventist TV studio in Sweden
Three hundred guests celebrate the miracle story at the opening of LIfeStyleTV’s new headquarters.

Prayerful Process Continues: GC ADCOM Embraces Unity
The General Conference Administrative Committee (ADCOM) of the Seventh-day Adventist Church recently took action to further support and embrace the unity of the global church, and to complement church policies already in place. The Adventist church operates in more than 200 countries, grows at more than four percent per year, and establishes more than 30 new groups of believers each day. Growth and diversity require flexibility, always in the context of holding fast to Biblical...

Russian children welcome‘Uncle Ted’ Wilson to special needs school
Adventist Church president says,“This is one of the most unique projects I have visited in a long time.”

Adventist pharmacy workers’ case expected to go to U.S. Supreme Court
For the first time in more than 30 years, the High Court is more likely to accept a Sabbath case

What of the Future?
Is there a future for the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Europe?  Ask Pastor Ted Wilson and the answer is a resounding,“Yes”. Speaking during an engaging interview conducted during the European Pastors’ Council in Serbia, 28 August – 2 September 2018, Wilson shared a global perspective on how ministers and lay members can work together to transform communities. Wilson believes strongly in traditional forms of evangelism, but equally sees how new and innovative forms are working to help...

Adventist Church in Jamaica appeals to members to report abuse at EndItNow Conference
Family, Children and Adolescent Ministries Director of the Jamaica Union Conference of Seventh-day Adventists Dr. Lorraine Vernal is appealing to the church community to report criminal and abusive violation to help put an end to the various vices affecting Jamaica.“We live in a Jamaica where this week [last Thursday] a young woman was raped and burnt near to her home and although she was crying rape and persons heard she died a grueling death,” said Vernal as she addressed the Family and...

Health system’s name change reinforces wholistic Adventist health message
New brand will have no impact on Church’s name

Adventist land in Papua New Guinea declared a protected area
The Papua New Guinean (PNG) government’s peak environmental protection authority (CEPA) recently declared a “ridge-to-reef” land and marine protected area that includes two Adventist institutions and one campground. The Variarata National Park, located on the northern border of the protected area, includes part of the large cliffsthat overlook Pacific Adventist University (PAU). The rest of the university falls within the western boundary, and the declaration will now protect the abundant bird...

Adventist Church president calls for Total Member Involvement in Southeast Mexico
Adventist World Church President Ted N.C. Wilson made a call to hundreds of Seventh-Adventists in Southeast Mexico during a special worship gathering held in Cancun, Quintana Roo, Mexico, on Aug. 19, 2018.“God has a mission for the church in the southeast territory and that is to proclaim the Three Angels messages of Revelation 14, to lift up Christ in His righteousness, to lift up the restoration of God’s people through the Word of God, through healthful living,” said Wilson as he addressed...

U.S. News&World Report names Loma Linda University Medical Center among best hospitals
Adventist hospital ranked“high performing” in seven areas

Born dead but determined to preach
Julius Philomin is seeing answers to prayer as he struggles with mental challenges

In Mexico, thousands of Adventists celebrate and train for small groups ministry
Nearly 5,000 Seventh-day Adventist small-group leaders across the Inter-Oceanic region of Mexico celebrated evangelism growth, strengthened their ministry and renewed their commitment to continuing to share the gospel in their communities, during a large gathering Aug. 17-18, 2018.The festival celebration, coined as“Mission First”, held at the Centro Expositor (Exhibitor Convention Center) in Puebla, Mexico, brought Adventist world leaders to witness the progress of the church and encourage...

Adventist Health System announces plans to become AdventHealth
All of the organizations wholly-owned entities will begin carrying the AdventHealth name on January 2, 2019.

Adventist Church in Northern Asia Pacific Region hosts International Mission Congress
Leaders say the mission celebration was accomplished by the grace of God

Adventist pastor loses family in tragic fire
A tragic fire claimed the lives of an Adventist pastor’s family during the early morning hours of Sunday, August 19. Ebenezer AtoKessie was away at camp-meeting when fire engulfed his house, killing his wife, two children, mother-in-law, and wife’s niece. The deceased are Grace Ampah, 65, Linda Kessie, 30, Precious Pokua, 9, and the 4-year-old and infant sons of the couple. Linda, a teacher at the Valley View University Basic School in Accra, had recently given birth to their...

News Summit fosters collaboration among Adventist news providers
First-ever gathering connects news writers and editors for reflection, discussion, and planning.

enditnow Emphasis Day Observed August 25th
Global initiative fosters platform for abuse awareness

Bible launch at Global Youth Leaders Congress
As Gary Blanchard bounced enthusiastically onto the stage, concluding the opening night of the Global Youth Leaders Congress in Kassel, Germany, participants recognized they were in for a surprise.Accompanied by Mario Martinelli, CEO of Safeliz, a major Adventist Publishing House based in Madrid, Spain, they together announced the release of two new, special editions of the New King James Bible– one for Adventurer age children, and another for youth."It's a special Bible,"...

‘Miracle’ community center opens in Egypt
Cairo’s Center Church is turned into the Ramses Cultural Center.

New Zealand students honored for outstanding leadership
Three Adventist school students in New Zealand have been honored for their leadership qualities with a prestigious award.Manawa-Leigh Ripaki, a year 8 student at Whakatane Adventist School, Daniela Webster, a year 7 student at Whangarei Adventist Christian School, and Angelina Cariga, a year 8 student at Longburn Adventist College, all received the Sir Peter Blake Young Leader Award.The award, which is presented in partnership with Westpac, recognizes young people whose leadership...

Adventist identity explored at Global Youth Leaders Congress
“If we don’t know who we are, we will not know why we are,” stated Pastor David Asscherick on the opening night of the Global Youth Leaders Congress in Kassel, Germany. As a first generation Seventh-day Adventist he challenged leaders by telling them, “if you don’t know it, we are weird!”That came as an uncomfortable thought following on from a list of identities that initially drew us together. He noted common ground in our identity including that we are alive and that we are human – albeit...

Adventists bring distinct perspective to high-level religious liberty talks
Two Seventh-day Adventist religious liberty advocates were among those invited to participate in a landmark religious freedom summit organized by the US Department of State in Washington, D.C. The event, which began July 24, was the first-ever of its kind, and brought together government officials from some 80 nations, along with an internationally diverse group of religious leaders and non-governmental organizations. Together, attendees spent three days listening to first-hand accounts of...

Egypt’s Prime Minister welcomes Adventist delegation
Ted Wilson thanks Egypt for religious freedom and prays for its people.

The Seventh-day Adventist Church and Conscientious Objection
Historic position still stands today

The largest Adventist community center in Middle East inaugurated on July 31st
The Ramses Cultural Center (RCC) inauguration marks 65 years of the purchasing of its well-located land in Cairo.

ADRA seeks to help Greek fire victims
With more than eighty-five dead, hundreds injured, and more than 1,200 homes destroyed following deadly wildfires near Athens, Greece, ADRA is already working to provide support.  The fires, thought to be the deadliest on record, broke out on Monday, 23 July 2018, with Mati in east Attica being the worst region affected.Despina Tologlou was planning a Tuesday evening event supporting refugees in Katerini, 310 miles (500 km) north of Athens when news of the fire came through. As...

Adventist Church in the Dominican Republic prays for nation as violence increases
Hundreds of Seventh-day Adventists recently gathered in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, to pray for the escalating violence, crime and poverty affecting the nation. Church leaders spoke of the insecurity that is most concerning to Dominicans, in addition to the delinquency, unemployment and family violence during a day filled with prayer, music, study of the Bible, and community service on July 7, at the Balon Mano Pavillion at the Parque del Este. “We are here today, not only to pray...

ADRA Fiji trains community in home gardening
A two-day gardening workshop in Lautoka, Fiji, has shown participants the techniques for starting and improving home gardens.Participants from communities in Nadi and Lautoka attended the workshop, which was a collaboration between the Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) and the National Food and Nutrition Centre (NFNC).The participants were also shown Fiji’s non-communicable disease (NCD) statistics, highlighting the importance of planting their own food and also the need to eat...

Administrative Committee Takes Step Forward in Unity Process
Document to be Considered at the 2018 Annual Council

Hope Above Water
ADRA Romania project provides first aid to flooded families

Mega Medical Mission serves over 8,000 patients in West Philippines
Three-day clinic commended by local authorities


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