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Sat, 16 Feb 2019 16:59:20 Z

His voice, was as clear as crystal, but it was what six-year-old Dakarai Williams said that held thousands of worshipers in rapt attention at the Lord Transform Me Convention held at the Montego Bay Convention Center in Jamaica on Feb. 9, 2019. “Two years ago l was asked to be baptized but l said, I cannot get baptize and go to heaven leaving my mother behind to go to hell,” said Dakarai. “It touched my mom’s heart. She must have seen how sad l looked.  But Guess what!” asked Dakarai and,...

Sat, 16 Feb 2019 13:19:15 Z

What do you do when you have to make a big decision? Paula Cristina Ghibut had a big decision to make. She was 14 and about to finish eighth grade in Romania. She had to decide where to go to high school. The decision was huge. Paula wanted to become an elementary school teacher, and she could go to a nearby public high school that offered a special teaching track for high school students. But Paula had attended Adventist schools since kindergarten, and she wasn’t sure that she should go to...

Fri, 15 Feb 2019 13:17:00 Z

Life Health Foods AU (LHF) has teamed up with former Olympian Stephanie Rice to increase awareness of the benefits of following a plant-based diet and to encourage Australians to eat more plant-based foods. Since partnering with Rice in 2018, LHF brand Vegie Delights has launched a number of marketing campaigns and activities that promote a plant-based diet as being not only good for health, but also for animal welfare and the environment. Rice, who won three gold medals for swimming at the...

Fri, 15 Feb 2019 13:15:00 Z

This winter, La Sierra University’s Zapara School of Business launched its first out-of-state Master of Business Administration program, offering graduate courses designed for busy health care professionals. The MBA cohort program at Adventist Health Castle medical center in Kailua, Hawaii, officially began instruction on Jan. 7, 2019, following a fast-tracked setup and approval in December by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges and subsequent approval by the state of Hawaii. The...

Thu, 14 Feb 2019 21:08:36 Z

The almost two-year legal ordeal of Han Ji Man, a young Seventh-day Adventist medical student in Korea, ended last month when the country’s Supreme Court upheld his right to take university exams outside of Sabbath hours. Adventists in Korea are celebrating the landmark ruling, issued January 31, which they hope will signal a new era of legal protection for Sabbath keepers and other people of faith. “This verdict is historically important for Korean Adventists and provides a judicial precedent...

Thu, 14 Feb 2019 19:45:00 Z

As Seventh-day Adventist world church leaders rejoiced over healthier bodies after a week of exercise and plant-based meals at a Global Leadership Summit in Jamaica, church president Ted N.C. Wilson implored them to maintain healthy lifestyles and serve as living examples of the Adventist health message to the world. Wilson upheld a balanced, Christ-centered lifestyle free from meat and caffeine in his closing remarks to the 12th annual gathering held this year in Montego Bay. “The focus has...

Thu, 07 Feb 2019 18:50:14 Z

A new Seventh-day Adventist Church building was completed in the heart of the Lacandon Jungle in Chiapas, Mexico, thanks to the efforts of students from Montemorelos University in North Mexico. Construction of the building, which began three years ago, took place on the same site as the 50-year-old wooden structure where members used to gather for worship services. The university students and volunteers who built the new facility are part of a group called Adventist Missionary Youth. They began...

Thu, 07 Feb 2019 18:46:59 Z

The Adventist Development and Relief Agency is among a coalition of Christian charities welcoming news that the final four children will be leaving the island of Nauru. Prime Minister Scott Morrison this week announced that the children and their families have all been approved for departure to the United States for resettlement. “When the Prime Minister took office in August last year there were 109 children still on Nauru and today this announcement means the final four and their families...

Thu, 07 Feb 2019 18:42:56 Z

February is not only National Cancer Prevention month but also American Heart month. With two of the deadliest diseases promoting awareness in the same month, what can they possibly have in common? Loma Linda University Cancer Center director Mark E. Reeves, MD, PhD, says they both have more in common than you might think. Heart disease is still the No. 1 killer for both men and women in America, and cancer is No. 2, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.  However, cancer...

Wed, 06 Feb 2019 14:38:25 Z

How well do you know the history of how the Adventist Church started in your country?  I confess that even after spending six years studying for the ministry I have never gone into too much detail about how the Church started where I was born, raised and have pastored for the past 25 years. My interest however was galvanized by reading an old centenary Messenger magazine that celebrated A Century of Adventistism in the British Isles. This followed an in-depth search on the internet and the...