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Mon, 17 Jun 2019 23:30:00 Z

June 20 is World Refugee Day when the Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) joins the United Nations and the world to commemorate the strength, courage and perseverance of millions of refugees, and show support for families forced to leave their homes due to persecution or conflict.  ADRA remains committed to supporting and protecting refugees and other displaced children, women, and men, providing food, shelter, safe water, hygiene goods, psychosocial support and other services to...

Mon, 17 Jun 2019 21:22:53 Z

The Seventh-day Adventist Church in Chiapas, Mexico, highlighted its comprehensive health impact plan with eight brand-new vehicles during a special ceremony held in Tuxtla, Gutiérrez, Chiapas, June 3, 2019.  The new vans will be used to expand the health and medical missionary work at the eight conferences that comprise the union territory. “Health is one of the important pillars the church should invest in to be used as a light where it is needed most, as part of fulfilling the mission,” said...

Mon, 17 Jun 2019 21:19:38 Z

“These people had been falsely labelled religious bigots and mystics.” Sound familiar. There has been lots of talk about religious freedom in Australia and the Church lately. Many Christians may feel they’ve been falsely labelled. The independent commentator continues. “I could not admire [enough] their steadfastness in remaining true to their faith after eight years of daily persecution, even when they couldn’t meet together as a congregation, after their preachers had been driven away from...

Mon, 17 Jun 2019 21:14:21 Z

Loma Linda University Medical Center’s Diabetes Treatment Center was recently awarded the prestigious Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recognition for a quality diabetes prevention program, a designation that underscores the facility’s expertise in delivering a proven diabetes prevention lifestyle changes for patients. The recognition affirms the center’s ability to help patients make lifestyle changes designed to help them lose weight, reduce blood glucose levels and control...

Sat, 15 Jun 2019 20:30:00 Z

During the first weekend of June 2019, almost 600 people from across the U.S. gathered for the bi-annual North American Division’s Myanmar Multilingual Convention held at Timber Ridge Camp in Spencer, Indiana. Organized by Samuel Ngala, an Indiana pastor and church planter, speakers included John Kitevski, evangelist, elder, and one of the leaders at Gateway Congregations in Melbourne, Australia; Tony Anobile, North American Division (NAD) Multilingual Ministries; Rahel Wells, Andrews University...

Sat, 15 Jun 2019 13:25:00 Z

Are you feeling lonely? You’re not alone. A 2018 survey conducted by the Australian Psychological Society and Swinburne University has found that one in four Australian adults are lonely. One in two (50.5%) Australians feel lonely for at least one day in a week, while one in four (27.6%) feel lonely for three or more days. And high levels of loneliness are associated with a number of other alarming symptoms such as higher social anxiety, poorer psychological wellbeing and lower quality of life....

Sat, 15 Jun 2019 13:20:00 Z

The Seventh-day Adventist Church leadership in the Inter-American Division (IAD) wants all of its administrators, pastors, lay preachers, Bible instructors, small group leaders and church members to focus on a comprehensive plan to baptize more than 200,000 new believers by the end of this quinquennium, which ends in June 2020. For that to take place, the church at all levels needs to stay focused on evangelism initiatives and activities in the weeks and months to come, top church leaders said...

Sat, 15 Jun 2019 13:15:00 Z

Rorive Vinga introduced a friend to Christ when he was only a boy. Father, a soldier in the Gabonese military, was stationed in the eastern city of Koulamoutou. So, Rorive moved into a new home there with his parents and four younger brothers and sisters. But they had a problem. There were no other Seventh-day Adventists in the city. There was a church, but it had been closed for many years because no one worshipped there anymore. The building was old and falling apart. Father called Rorive...

Sat, 15 Jun 2019 00:15:00 Z

1. Romans 15:7* Accept one another, then, just as Christ accepted you, in order to bring praise to God. 2. Zechariah 7:9,10 This is what the Lord Almighty said: “Administer true justice; show mercy and compassion to one another. Do not oppress the widow or the fatherless, the foreigner or the poor. Do not plot evil against each other.” 3. Job 31:32 But no stranger had to spend the night in the street, for my door was always open to the traveler. 4. Luke 10:36,37 [Jesus asked,] “Which of these...

Fri, 14 Jun 2019 21:56:04 Z

We would rejoice if there were NO World Refugee Sabbath - because there were NO refugees.  Sadly that is not the case, so for the fourth year running, the Trans-European Division, in partnership with the Inter-European Division and ADRA Europe, is highlighting the needs of refugees and migrants in Europe. Our focus this year is Hospitality, based on the words of Hebrews 12:2 "Do not forget to show hospitality to strangers..." Watch our documentary film that brings you fascinating reports from...