Adventist News

Together with the Pathfinders, the author gives a missionary book in Brazil

Camporee gives Pathfinders many learning opportunities and is the perfect place for them to share what they’ve learned with the community around them. This is just what club members from Brazil and Chile did on Thursday, January 10, as they handed out copies of the book Hope for the Family: The Road to a Happy Ending, in the town of Barretos. Co-author of the book Pastor Willie Oliver, who with his wife, Elaine, directs Family Life Ministries for the Adventist World Church, accompanied...

Adventist Church in Inter-America embarks on mission to seek former church members

It’s no secret that people are leaving the church. This alarming fact has Seventh-day Adventist leaders in Inter-America focused on a major initiative to seek and reconcile thousands of former members across the more than 22,000 churches and congregations in the territory. Coined as the Inter-American Division’s (IAD) “Ministry of Reclaiming and Discipleship of Former Members”, the initiative was officially launched through an online program on Jan. 12, 2019, from Miami, Florida. Seeking...

NAD hosts first Religious Freedom Prayer Breakfast

According to the Pew Research Center, nearly 78 percent of the world’s population is unable to worship their God in whatever way they see fit.   Today, on Religious Freedom Day (Jan. 16, 2019), local faith and civic leaders gathered at the North American Division (NAD) headquarters in Columbia, Maryland, for the NAD’s first Religious Freedom Prayer Breakfast. They celebrated the freedoms enjoyed in the United States and prayed for guidance in further fostering and sharing it with others.  “We...

In Switzerland, Adventists take part in suicide prevention initiative

Since 1980, volunteers of the Action Solidarités-Feu-Bessières have welcomed passersby on the 75-foot (23-meter) Bressières Bridge in Lausanne, Switzerland, for conversations during the festive season from December 23 to January 3. This year, three members of the Seventh-day Adventist Church took part in this life-saving initiative. Just before Christmas in 1980, Joël Albert, a local resident, witnessed someone jump from the Bressières Bridge. For years after, Albert spent the festive season...

Member of Loma Linda University Health Team PossAbilities named to U.S. National Team

A Loma Linda University Health Team PossAbilities member, Shawn Morelli, road and track cycling two-time gold medalist in the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games, has been named to the 2019 U.S. Paralympics Cycling National Team. Morelli, who was first named to the U.S. National Team in 2014, says it’s always an honor to be selected. “I love wearing our country’s colors on my back and competing for not just myself but for everyone,” she says. Morelli will be headlining the team after winning three world...

NCU achieves institutional accreditation status from the Government of Jamaica

Seventh-day Adventist-owned and operated Northern Caribbean University (NCU) recently has achieved institutional accreditation status from the University Council of Jamaica. This was announced by Dr. Lincoln Edwards during a press conference held on the main campus of the university in Mandeville last month. The status is effective as of February 17, 2019, and is for a period of seven years. “The major significance of gaining institutional accreditation status is that NCU now has the...

Managing stress can be as easy as 1,2, 3

With all of life’s responsibilities, deadlines and appointments, stress can be almost unavoidable. It can come from moments of frustration, or long-term problems. Chronic stress can suppress immune, digestive, sleep, and reproductive systems, according to the National Institute of Mental Health. For optimal health, it’s important to know how to deal with the stresses in life, and to know when it’s time to seek help. David J. Puder, MD, medical director of the MEND partial and intensive...

Polish Church issues statement on murder of Gdańsk mayor, Powel Adamowicz

Following the Sunday evening stabbing and subsequent death of Gdańsk mayor, Mr Paweł Adamowicz at the climax of a charity concert, the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Poland has issued the following statement: The crime committed on 13 January 2019 in Gdańsk shook not only Gdańsk, but the entire community of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in the Republic of Poland. On behalf of the entire church family, the Administrative Committee of the Adventist Church in Poland wishes to express...

Granddaughter of first Seventh-day Adventist in The Bahamas celebrates 100th birthday

Elizabeth Moses, affectionately known as Betty, was recently honored on her 100th birthday during a celebration that saw the Governor General of The Bahamas, local Seventh-day Adventist leaders and members at the Johnson Park Adventist Church in Nassau, Jan 5, 2019. Moses is the grandchild of the first Seventh-day Adventist in The Bahamas. Governor General of the Bahamas, Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling, congratulated Moses for her achievement and praised her publicly giving so much to...

Pathfinders shine for Jesus in New Zealand

After lots of preparation, fundraising and travel, 1300 excited Pathfinders and leaders from around the New Zealand Pacific Union Conference (NZPUC) gathered for five days of activities and worship in the White Rock hills. Fifty-nine Pathfinder clubs, representing New Caledonia, French Polynesia, Cook Islands and the north and south islands of New Zealand, took part in the NZPUC Pathfinder Camporee held near Christchurch, South New Zealand.  Surrounded by natural beauty and changeable weather,...