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May 2018
Gold Coast student rises 2800 Australian dollars for ADRA Australia :: Adventist News Network

May 23, 2018 | Sydney, Australia | Maritza Brunt An Adventist 10-year-old from the Gold Coast in Australia has raised more than $A2800 in under a week for an international ADRA project. Finn Tolhurst, son of Adventist filmmaker Pastor Wes Tolhurst and grandson of the late Pastor Athal Tolhurst, recently started keeping bees, and decided to start a campaign to auction off his first 1L jar of honey to the highest bidder. But there’s a catch—instead of keeping the profits for himself, Finn has decided to give all the donations he receives......

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May 2018
Adventist Review Online | Adventist Flash Mob Draws Family to Bible Truth in Brazil

May 22, 2018 New converts got acquainted with Adventists after being surprised at a traffic stop. By: Paulo Ribeiro, South American Division News & Adventist Review A moving baptismal ceremony crowned one family’s journey from a first contact with Seventh-day Adventists at a traffic stop to the fullness of Bible truth. The ceremony took place in Araquari, Santa Catarina, Brazil, on April 7, 2018, but the journey started more than a year before in another town when Christian and Jacqueline Pissaia, together with their daughter Luana, met an unexpected flash mob at......

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May 2018
Adventist Review Online | In St. Thomas, Services Resume in Damaged Church Building

May 22, 2018 Eight months after Hurricane Irma, worshipers are meeting in lower level. By: Inter American Division News Eight months after Hurricane Irma wreaked havoc on the Philadelphia Adventist Church building in St. Thomas, worshipers returned for services in the lower level of the church on Sabbath, May 19, 2018. Since the category-5 storm hit last September, the 1,400-member Philadelphia church merged with Shiloh Adventist Church, which did not suffer significant damage. The merger fostered a stronger relationship between the two congregations. Worshippers meet at the Philadelphia Adventist Church’s fellowship hall......

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May 2018
Adventist Review Online | Church Leaders Comfort Lightning Strike Mourners in Rwanda

May 22, 2018 Do not forget you are part of a global family, say church leaders in East Central Africa. By: Onesphore Yadusoneye, East Central Africa Division News. The president and the treasurer of East Central Africa Division church region brought a message of condolences to the families whose members died in a lightning strike on March 10, 2018. The traumatic event claimed the lives of 16 people in the Nyaruguru District, in the Southern Province, as more than 200 people were worshipping in Nyarunazi Seventh-day Adventist Church in the District......

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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
Adventist Review Online | Landmark Evangelistic Meetings Transform Adventist Church in Japan

May 21, 2018 Church members rejoice as a “reach-in church” becomes a “reach-out church.” By: Andrew McChesney, Adventist Mission 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. The Japanese church had baptized only 328 people in all of the previous......

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May 2018
Adventist Review Online | Church-Supporting Ministry for Asian Children Finds Its Position Untenable

May 21, 2018 Tax code changes, among the reasons cited for International Children’s Care crisis. By: Jarrod Stackelroth,Adventist Record Adventist supporting ministry, International Children’s Care Australia (ICCA, also known as Adventure Fund Global) was placed into voluntary administration on May 9, 2018. This means the Sydney-based charity is unable to receive any further donations. While the company was still solvent when the announcement was made, the board of directors could see that its position was untenable. Former CEO Alex Currie said it has been a “painful and difficult time,” and that he......

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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
Adventist Review Online | Jamaican University Wins International Business Model Competition

May 18, 2018 Adventist school tops other 500 universities from 30 countries. By: Nigel Coke, Inter-American Division News Northern Caribbean University (NCU) won the 2018 International Business Model Competition (IBMC), during this year’s event held in Provo, Utah, United States, May 10-11, 2018. The win is no small feat for NCU Team Beasc Tech in that the IBMC had 5,000 competitors from 500 Universities from 30 countries worldwide. The team was awarded the “Traveling” trophy along with a cash prize of US$30,000. NCU Business Model teams have dominated the local competition since......

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May 2018
Adventist Review Online | Tanzanian Minister Commends Adventists at Launch of Evangelistic Series

May 19, 2018 Mark and Ernestina Finley are leading in the “Revelation of Hope” evangelistic series. By: Prince Bahati, East Central Africa Division News The honorable Mwigulu Nchemba, Tanzania’s Minister of Internal Affairs assisted in launching a three-week satellite evangelism series in the country’s rocky city of Mwanza on Sunday, May 13, 2018. Nchemba was received at the Kirumba CCM Stadium by a rainbow of pitched tents interspersed in the perimeter, a group of Pathfinders, and women parading in the lawn and a cohort of choirs in their colorful uniforms singing. In......

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