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Sep 2018
Boy tries to prove pastor wrong about Sabbath :: Adventist News Network

Sep 24, 2018 | Silver Spring, Maryland, United States | Andrew McChesney Haile Magicho Sendeno was a super-smart boy. He finished sixth grade in only half a year. Then he finished seventh grade in the second half of the year. The teachers were so impressed that they gave him the final exams for the eighth grade — and he passed with straight A’s. As a reward, the Christian school presented Haile with a special gift: his own Bible. Not many children had their own Bibles in Ethiopia, and Haile couldn’t have bought......

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Sep 2018
Adventist Review Online | Rwanda Opens Arms to Africa Celebration of Religious Liberty

September 21, 2018 All Africa Congress makes call to value and protect “most basic freedom.” By: Marcos Paseggi, Adventist Review Twenty-four years after a bloody genocide left as many as 800,000 people dead and millions displaced, a peaceful and prosperous Rwanda welcomed more than 500 religious freedom delegates and advocates to the 3rd All Africa Congress and Festival of Religious Liberty on September 13, 2018.  The “Hope for Building a Tolerant and Peaceful Continent” event, organized by the All Africa Religious Liberty Association (AARLA), brought together hundreds of church leaders, government officials,......

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Sep 2018
Adventist Review Online | 70 Years Broadcasting Hope in Germany and Beyond

September 21, 2018 European media center Stimme der Hoffnung celebrates landmark anniversary. By: Gerald A. Klingbeil, Adventist Review Saturday, September 15, 2018, marked a high Sabbath in Alsbach-Hähnlein, a small town close to Frankfurt, Germany, as Seventh-day Adventists in Germany celebrated the 70th anniversary of the Inter-European Division media ministry Stimme der Hoffnung (Voice of Hope). One hundred and eighty guests from all corners of the globe spent a day remembering, giving thanks, and dreaming about the future. The nearly three-hour morning program featured engaging and varied presentations, hosted by Klaus Popa,......

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Sep 2018
Burundi celebrates unprecedented church growth through Total Member Involvement :: Adventist News Network

Sep 16, 2018 | Burundi, East Africa | Steven Eric Nsengiyumva, TMI Coordinator, Burundi Union Mission The Burundi Union Mission, located in the East-Central Africa region of the World Church, has long hoped for assistance in fulfilling the gospel commission in their territory. After gaining valuable experience assisting neighboring unions with successful Total Member Involvement campaigns in 2016 and 2017, the Burundi Union and three additional unions in the Democratic Republic of Congo planned their own evangelistic meetings to be held July 6 – 21,......

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Sep 2018
Adventist Review Online | Festival Draws 30,000 Advocates to Celebrate Religious Liberty

September 22, 2018 In Rwanda, church members and friends called to uphold freedom of conscience. By: Marcos Paseggi, Adventist Review A 30,000-seat stadium filled with church leaders, government officials, religious liberty advocates, and Adventist church members was the venue to celebrate religious freedom in Rwanda and the African continent on September 15, 2018. The “Religious Freedom for All” festival, which took place in the Amahoro National Stadium in Kigali, the country’s capital, crowned the proceedings of the 3rd All Africa Congress and Festival of Religious Liberty, which had begun two days earlier.......

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Sep 2018
Indian State of Kerala Sees Worst Flooding in Nearly a Century :: Adventist News Network

Sep 16, 2018 | Kerala, India | SUD Communication Department Severe floods affected the South Indian state of Kerala due to unusually heavy rainfall during the monsoon season this year. The August 2018 flood is the worst witnessed in the region in nearly a century. According to the local government, one-sixth of the total population of Kerala was affected by these floods.     Impact of the Flood At least a million people were evacuated from their homes; 33,000 people have been rescued and the Kerala State Disaster Management......

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Sep 2018
Adventist Review Online | In Puerto Rico, 103-Year-Old Gives His Life to Jesus and Is Baptized

September 22, 2018 Carlos Ortiz García made the commitment 24 days before his 104th birthday. By: David Sebastian, Inter-American Division News As he came out of the water, 103-year-old Carlos Ortiz García raised his hands in victory, rejoicing at having accepted Jesus as his personal Savior. Church members at the Youth Center of the East Puerto Rico Adventist Conference in San Juan, Puerto Rico, celebrated with him as they witnessed the baptismal ceremony on August 11, 2018. “Jesus is my life, and it is He that strengthens me,” Ortiz said, speaking about......

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Sep 2018
Summer Gateway program inspires minority high school students to achieve, serve :: Adventist News Network

Sep 16, 2018 | Loma Linda, California, United States | DonaJayne Potts Local underrepresented minority high school students were inspired to achieve more and serve others after participating in an immersive two-week learning experience through Loma Linda University Health’s Summer Gateway program. Summer Gateway aims to create positive attitudes toward healthcare professions among high school students through presentations, activities and service opportunities.  A variety of LLUH professionals and students volunteered their time to provide lectures and to assist with hands-on activities. This summer, nearly 70 students participated in the program and 21......

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Sep 2018
Adventist Review Online | Adventist Community Services Provides Help to Hurricane Florence Victims

September 21, 2018 Disaster Response unit is working with other relief agencies, local governments. By: Kimberly Luste Maran, North American Division News Adventist Community Services (ACS) is working with the Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) and other disaster relief groups to help victims of Hurricane Florence in the United States. “We appreciate the help ADRA has offered,” W. Derrick Lea, ACS Disaster Response (DR) director for the North American Division, said on September 19, 2018. “Financial support is there; we are working on solidifying the program so that we can help most......

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Sep 2018
Record recognized with ARPA awards :: Adventist News Network

Sep 16, 2018 | Sydney, Australia | Record Staff Adventist Media has been recognized at the annual Australasian Religious Press Association (ARPA) awards, winning four awards across two publications. ARPA held this year’s conference in Brisbane, Australia, on the second weekend in September. The awards were announced during Saturday night’s formal awards dinner. Adventist Record received two silver awards and one bronze award. The silver awards were for Best Original Illustration for the cover “Being Adventist in a Post-Truth World” (January 28, 2017) and Best News Story for Sonja......

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