Tag: Adventist News Network


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May 2018
Officers from East-Central Africa comfort church members who lost their relatives in a lightning strike in Rwanda :: Adventist News Network

May 21, 2018 | Kigali, Rwanda | Onesphore Yadusoneye, communication director, Rwanda Union Mission Blacious Ruguri, president of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in East Central Africa and Jerome Habimana, treasurer of the Adventist Church in the same territory, brought a message of condolences to those whose family members died in a lightning strike on March 10. This traumatic event claimed the lives of 16 people in the Nyaruguru District in Southern Province, after lightening struck as more than 200 people worshiped in Nyarunazi Seventh-day Adventist Church......

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May 2018
Landmark evangelistic meetings transform Adventist Church in Japan :: Adventist News Network

Top leaders of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Japan were shocked when Masumi Shimada, president of the Japan Union Conference, told them in 2016 that the church’s world headquarters had asked them to hold nationwide evangelistic meetings in two years.  The leaders looked at one another and asked, “Why us?” Surprise gave way to fear as leaders considered the challenge. A three-week evangelistic effort in Rwanda had concluded recently with the baptism of a record 110,000 people. The Japanese church, in comparison, had baptized only 328......

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May 2018
Maryland church shows compassion in action :: Adventist News Network

[Photo courtesy of Joseph Khabbaz} “The Church is the greatest vehicle God has chosen to bless the world around them,” says Joseph Khabbaz, youth and young adult pastor for the Sligo Seventh-day Adventist church in Maryland, United States (US). Khabbaz leads a group of church volunteers in a unique outreach to the recently resettled Syrian refugees in their community. Adventist News Network (ANN) interviewed Khabbaz to learn more. ANN: Tell us how your church became involved with refugee ministry.JK: One of our Sligo church members, Hannah Koilpillai, became involved in a volunteer program......

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May 2018
Tanzanian Minister for Internal Affairs commends Adventists for their lifestyle as he launches Revelation of Hope evangelistic series :: Adventist News Network

May 18, 2018 | Mwanza, Tanzania | Prince Bahati, communication director, East-Central Africa Division The Minister for Internal Affairs in Tanzania, the Honorable Mwigulu Nchemba, launched a three-weeks satellite evangelism series, in the rocky city of Mwanza, on May 13. The minister arrived at twilight to the Kirumba CCM Stadium. He was received by a rainbow of tents, interspersed with pathfinders and women parading on the lawn. A cohort of choirs greeted him in their colorful uniforms. The scene was breathtaking! Nchemba said he was......

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May 2018
2 Russian projects among recipients of $415,000 in mission spending :: Adventist News Network

May 18, 2018 | Silver Spring, Maryland, United States | Andrew McChesney, Adventist Mission The view of a typical street, Ulitsa Gogolya, in the Russian city of Novosibirsk. A preschool and massage therapy center, partially funded by Adventist Mission, is to open in the city in November 2018. (Wikicommons) Adventist Mission will extend nearly U.S.$415,000 in grants to open two health-oriented community centers in Russia, fund 111 Global Mission pioneers, and provide much-needed assistance to an orphanage in Madagascar built by a previous Thirteenth Sabbath Offering. The Seventh-day Adventist world church’s Mission......

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May 2018
Loma Linda University Children’s Hospital welcomes nearly 1000 guests at 33rd annual Children’s Day :: Adventist News Network

May 14, 2018 | Loma Linda, California, United States | Janelle Ringer Nearly 1,000 children and their chaperones from the community filled the campus lawn during the 33rd annual Children’s Day, presented by Farmer Boys, at Loma Linda University Children’s Hospital (LLUCH) Wednesday, May 9.  The free event, designed for children ages 3-8, was attended by children from at least 10 schools and day cares in the Inland Empire. Since 1985, Children’s Day has been providing hands-on learning activities to give children non-threatening exposure to a hospital setting. Organized by LLUCH’s child......

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May 2018
In Central America, Bible Conference challenges pastors to uphold Bible Truths and Ellen G. White writings :: Adventist News Network

Hundreds of Seventh-day Adventist pastors and laypersons from across Central America gathered recently for a Bible and Gift of Prophecy Conference to reaffirm their commitment to upholding Bible truths as the only rule of faith and practice. The more than 600 in attendance testified about how the Bible ranks the gift of prophecy among the gifts of the Holy Spirit destined to edify the Christian church, during the four-day conference held at the Central American Adventist University (UNADECA), in Alajuela, Costa Rica, April 25-28, 2018. ......

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May 2018
Tokyo church speaks of miracles ahead of evangelistic meetings :: Adventist News Network

May 16, 2018 | Tokyo, Japan | Andrew McChesney, Adventist Mission Kyoichi Miyazaki, left, first elder of Amanuma Seventh-day Adventist Church, showing a new waterpipe, left, to Adventist Church president Ted N.C. Wilson in Tokyo, Japan. The large water bill shocked Japanese church leaders in Tokyo. Astonished that the bill had doubled from the previous month, leaders of Amanuma Seventh-day Adventist Church contacted the water company and soon learned that an underground pipe had burst and was spewing water.  The waterpipe could not be repaired, and the......

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May 2018
Discipleship model sees mass baptism in Madang Manus Mission :: Adventist News Network

May 15, 2018 | Sydney, Australia | Jarrod Stackelroth The farming-cycle discipleship model is “reaping results” in Madang Manus Mission (Papua New Guinea), according to Mission president Garry Laukei. A successful evangelism series during late April and early May has seen 142 baptized and 300 standing for baptism in the future. The South Pacific Division provided funds for the series, with Tasmanian Conference president and Institute of Public Evangelism (IPE) director, Gary Webster, conducting the three-week campaign. More than 5000 people attended each night. “Although we experienced a couple......

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May 2018
Unity Oversight Committee continues to meet :: Adventist News Network

May 15, 2018 | Silver Spring, Maryland, United States | Unity Oversight Committee After several months of dialogue and gathering data, the Seventh-day Adventist Church’s Unity Oversight Committee has begun outlining elements of a compliance process that will be considered by world church leaders later this year. The Committee, which met May 14 at the church’s headquarters in Silver Spring, Maryland, had a positive and productive time together and is moving toward consensus on the basic elements of the document that will go to Annual Council in October, said Mike Ryan, who......

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