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Students produce and donate hand sanitizer to the elderly

Even with the suspension of classes, some high school students from Colégio Adventista de Maceió in Brazil continue to help their community and those in need. The students are not in the classroom, instead, they are volunteering to spend part of their day in the laboratory, producing hand sanitizer with 70% gel alcohol. The students are working under the supervision of teachers Paulo Mendes and Stephano Sousa, who are responsible for Biology and Chemistry classes, respectively. The students...

Dear Grandparents – A Message of Love From Around the World

#dear grandparents, a short social media clip released today is already bringing both a smile and a tear to grandparents, parents and children around the world. Already being translated and subtitled in a multitude of languages including Romanian, Slovenian, Spanish and Swedish, 15 children show their love and concern for their grandparents, each speaking in their own language in a global act emphasizing that “you are not alone”.  The very first reaction as the video was released this morning...

President of Seventh-day Adventist Church sends message of encouragement to members in Burundi

Editors 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...

Postponed General Conference Session to focus on mission and business meetings

On March 19, the leadership of the Seventh-day Adventist Church announced the postponement of the 2020 General Conference session due to the rapid and unpredictable spread of the COVID-19 pandemic.  The 2021 General Conference Session will be held in Indianapolis, Indiana, and is currently scheduled from May 20 through May 25. It was originally scheduled from June 25 through July 4, 2020.  As planning for the meetings moves forward, more details are emerging about what the 2021 General...

Zagreb earthquake – damage to church property, members safe

A 5.3 magnitude earthquake, followed by a series of aftershocks, struck Zagreb, the capital of the Republic of Croatia on Sunday, 22 March just after 6 am. The epicenter was only 6 miles (9.6 km) from the city center. It is the largest earthquake to hit the country in 140 years.  The earthquake comes at a time of restricted movement due to the coronavirus, including a shutdown of the public tram and bus network.  In fear for their lives, people fled onto the streets. There were a number of...

World Church Executive Committee Votes to Postpone General Conference Session

The Executive Committee of the Seventh-day Adventist Church (EXCOM) voted March 19, to postpone the 2020 General Conference Session until May 2021. The vote comes after a March 17 recommendation from the General Conference Administrative Committee (ADCOM) to delay the 2020 General Conference Session (GC Session) by up to two years due to the rapid spread of the COVID-19 pandemic.  The 2021 General Conference Session will be held in Indianapolis, Indiana, and is currently scheduled from May 20...

Adventist leaders discuss options for the upcoming General Conference Session

In light of recent, very rapid, and highly unusual developments associated with COVID-19 and precautions taken by organizations around the world to curb the spread of the virus, Seventh-day Adventist world church leaders have initiated a series of meetings to discuss implications for the Adventist Church. Over the course of several weeks, General Conference Session planners, health professionals, legal advisors and administrators have been carefully and prayerfully exploring possible...

President of the Seventh-day Adventist World Church, Ted N.C. Wilson gives message regarding Coronavirus [VIDEO]

(Editor’s Note: Below is the transcript of a video message regarding COVID-19, or Coronavirus, from the President of the Seventh-day Adventist World Church, Ted N.C. Wilson.) Brothers and sisters, today I would like to talk with you about a phenomenon that is sweeping across the world—a situation that is moving so rapidly that people everywhere are wondering what can be done to stop this uninvited, unwelcome, potentially deadly coronavirus, known as COVID-19.  As of March 12, this highly...

Seventh-day Adventist Church World Headquarters asks employees work remotely until March 30th as a response to COVID-19 pandemic.

Out of an abundance of caution and care for the community we serve, the leadership of the headquarters of the Seventh-day Adventist Church has decided employees will work remotely until March 30th, 2020. This is a precautionary response due to a heightened index of suspicion related to the COVID-19 pandemic. President of the Seventh-day Adventist World Church, Ted N.C. Wilson emphasized the business of the Seventh-day Adventist Church will continue. Wilson said, “Although access to the building...

North American Division administration provides guidance for Church in North America during the COVID-19 Pandemic

The leadership of the North American Division of the General Conference of the Seventh-day Adventist Church (NAD), in consultation with the leaders of the nine union conferences in the NAD, is providing some guidance for the churches and schools in our territories regarding the impact of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19).  As Christians we have a responsibility to care for each other and ourselves. With the World Health Organization now declaring COVID-19 to be a pandemic, we should be seen as...