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The Adventist Church in North America honors historic promotion of an Adventist Chaplain serving in the U.S. Air Force

Adventist Chaplaincy Ministries of the North American Division recognized Chaplain John Elliott of the United States Air Force on July 3, 2019, for his recent promotion to colonel. He is only the second Seventh-day Adventist Air Force chaplain to achieve the rank — the first was Chaplain David Buttrick, who was promoted in 2017. “Adventist Chaplaincy Ministries is proud of our chaplains who have milestone events. We have a Flame Award we present to military chaplains when they achieve the rank...

More than 200 children participate in health summit in Ukraine

Youth from the Lugansk Seventh-day Adventist church and other faith communities recently organized and conducted “Land of Health,” a children’s health summit, in the city of Lugansk, Ukraine. The young people attended training seminars prior to the event on how to effectively run a children’s health program. The program took place at the city center in Komsomol Park, sponsored by Exod-Lugansk, a charitable organization. Approximately 210 children visited the eight “Health Countries”—thematic...

Adventist leaders challenged to understand their role in carrying out the Mission

President for the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Inter-America (IAD), Elie Henry, challenged church administrators and leaders at this year’s territory-wide leadership training conference opening last night to examine how they manage the church organization, understand their role and effectively carry out the mission of the church. “We must recognize first that God is the owner of everything that exists and we are simply stewards managing our Father’s property, so the question we should ask...

A ‘friends’ view of Adventists and military service: Biblical, Historical and Ethical Perspectives

Seeing ourselves as others see us is not always easy. Even at a recent conference on Adventists and Military Service, men, and it was mostly men, cordially differed on the value, ethics and efficacy of Adventist involvement in the military, including in chaplaincy. This highlights the real value of a recently published book reflecting on lessons learnt in the 100 years since World War I. Adventists and Military Service: Biblical, Historical and Ethical Perspectives is an initiative of the...

ADRA responds across south Asia to help thousands affected by monsoons

Torrential rainfall has already devastated many households in the regions of India, Nepal, and Bangladesh, causing landslides. The recent downpour has been blamed for the deaths of 180 people and reportedly affected more than 44 million people.  ADRA is working closely with local authorities in India, Nepal, and Bangladesh to assess damages and community needs. Below are updates on aid provided by ADRA in each country. INDIA Shelters have been established for more than 45,000 people who lost...

President of Colombia reassures religious freedom to faith-based leaders

President of Colombia Ivan Duque shared his commitment to upholding religious liberty in Colombia during a special breakfast to commemorate its Religious Liberty National Day in Colombia, on July 4, 2019. More than 130 religious leaders were invited to the Bolivar de la Casa de Nariño Room in the Presidential Palace, in Bogotá, Colombia, to continue contributing to the social actions and sustainable entrepreneurship in Colombia. “For me to have the presence of all of you today, is the...

100 years of Adventist education at Stanborough School

Among the 40+ Adventist primary and secondary schools across the Trans-European Division, Stanborough School in Watford, England, is one of the oldest. The weekend of July 6 and 7 saw crowds of more than 1,000 people coming together to mark the centenary year (1919-2019) of both the Primary and Secondary School. Two events were planned through the weekend: a Sabbath service held on the Stanborough Park grounds under a marquee, then a family fun and recreation day held on the Sunday. Both events...

President of the Seventh-day Adventist World Church, Ted N.C. Wilson, reflects on the 104th anniversary of Adventist Church co-founder Ellen White’s death.

Today, July 16, is the 104th anniversary of Ellen White's death in 1915, and we are still here. By God's grace, I hope we will soon be in heaven.  However, the Lord has given us such amazing instruction in the Bible and the Spirit of Prophecy to help us in daily living, our mission outreach, and our focus on Christ's soon coming.  I want to encourage each of you to participate in the reading of the Bible and Spirit of Prophecy as you engage in "Believe His Prophets." I urge you to pick up the...

Residents benefit from GAiN Jamaica Conference free health fair in Montego Bay

More than 120 residents of the Lilliput Community were treated to a free health fair on July 7, 2019. The fair was organized by the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Jamaica through its Global Adventist Internet Network (GAiN) Conference and held in Montego Bay, Jamaica, July 4-6, 2019. The health impact was a collaborative effort with the WJC Transforming Lives Foundation Ltd., Three Angels Mobile Clinic and the Lilliput Seventh-day Adventist Church, as a way to give back to the community,...

Stepping forward to help during the U.S. border crisis

As was reported by the Los Angeles Times, a way that a Seventh-day Adventist Church in Blythe, California (part of the Southeastern California Conference), has addressed community needs is by setting up a shelter at their church. The church, which starting helping the homeless in 2018, has been doing this for several months, and local Adventist Community Services Disaster Response (ACS DR) leaders have requested assistance. “The city of Blythe has been taking in refugees during the last three...