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Oct 2016

Sep 22, 2016 | Cavite, Philippines | Gay Deles/Southern Asia-Pacific Division In response to a five-day evangelistic series in Serian, Sarawak in Malaysia, 177 people accepted Christ through baptism. Noldy Sakul, stewardship director for the Seventh-day Adventist Church’s regional headquarters, couldn’t believe the number of people who responded to his altar call the evening of August 26. He spoke on the final night of the five-day evangelistic series held in a local parliament building in Serian, Sarawak in Malaysia.  Sakul presented topics centered on family dynamics as well as......

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Oct 2016
Ted Wilson Arms Adventist Educators With an Ellen White Book

Church leader appeals for the Bible and White’s writings to always be at the center of Adventist education. Posted October 8, 2016 Read transcript of sermon here Ted N.C. Wilson, president of the Seventh-day Adventist world church, compared the challenges that are facing Adventist education to David’s fight against Goliath and presented hundreds of church leaders with Ellen G. White’s book Education to use as “stones” in a battle against worldly influences attacking Adventist schools. Wilson, speaking in a Sabbath sermon that serves as his annual world pastoral address, appealed to Adventist......

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09
Oct 2016

Sep 22, 2016 | Pasay, Manila | Gay Deles/ Southern Asia-Pacific Division Volunteers from 5 Loaves Ministries have distributed food to the homeless every week since July 8, 2007. The early morning sun of September 18 streaked through the cracks of cardboard boxes and tattered canopies made from advertising tarps warming those sleeping underneath.  Mornings like this bring hope to many, but not to the clusters of people who live along the streets of Pasay city in Manila. Hunger pangs force them to emerge from their make-shift pods to find......

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Oct 2016
Every Adventist Urged to Help Stem Membership Losses

G.T. Ng makes the appeal in his report to the Annual Council. Posted October 9, 2016G.T. Ng, executive secretary of the Seventh-day Adventist world church, called on every Adventist to actively nurture new church members to stem an outflow that is seeing one of every two newly baptized members eventually leave the church. Ng, who presented his annual report Sunday to church leaders at the Annual Council business meeting, said evangelistic meetings and baptisms are key in the church’s fulfillment of Jesus’ Great Commission of Matthew 28:19-20 to make disciples of all......

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Oct 2016

Ted N.C. Wilson, president of the Seventh-day Adventist world church, compared the challenges that are facing Adventist education to David’s fight against Goliath and presented hundreds of church leaders with Ellen G. White’s book Education to use as “stones” in a battle against worldly influences attacking Adventist schools. Wilson, speaking in a Sabbath sermon that serves as his annual world pastoral address, appealed to Adventist educators and schools to always put the Bible and the writings of White, a church cofounder, at the center of Adventist......

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09
Oct 2016
Remember Gods Education Model — Dont Forget

Transcript of President Ted N.C. Wilson’s sermon at the 2016 Annual Council. Posted October 8, 2016 Editor’s note: The following is a transcript of the sermon that Adventist Church leader Ted N.C. Wilson gave at the 2016 Annual Council in Silver Spring, Maryland, on Oct. 8, 2016. Read report about the sermon here. Updated at 6:40 p.m. ET on Oct. 8 with five testimonies Ecclesiastes 12:1 says, “Remember now your Creator in the days of your youth.” Memory is a wonderful thing. God created the potential to remember information and catalog it for......

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08
Oct 2016

Sep 22, 2016 | Silver Spring, Maryland, United States | Bettina Krause, communication director, International Religious Liberty Association Ganoune Diop (Left) standing with Rt. Rev. Yoshinobu Miyake (Right) from the Konko Church of Izuo (Shinto), Japan, during the G20 Interfaith Summit in Hangzhou, China. The Summit allowed religious leaders to consider how religion can help foster international dialogue and problem-solving. As the world’s political leaders gathered earlier this month for the G20 Economic Summit in Hangzhou, China, an international group of religious scholars met in Beijing to......

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Oct 2016
One-Third of Inmates Become Adventist in Brazilian Prison

Prisoners are accepting Jesus as local members visit. Posted October 7, 2016 By Simone Joe, South American Division Two years of local church outreach to a state prison in northern Brazil have resulted in the baptism of a third of its inmates and the opening of a Seventh-day Adventist church on its grounds. Erton Köhler, president of the Adventist Church in South America, encouraged local church members to keep sharing the gospel wherever God leads during the church dedication at the prison in Bacabal, a city of 103,000 people in the Brazilian......

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Oct 2016
Adventist Educators Discuss Alternate Methods of Learning

Among the strategies are MOOCs, homeschooling, urban education, and Waldensian students. Posted October 7, 2016 With a world to reach and win, Seventh-day Adventists are embracing alternate methods of educating children, young adults and even lifelong learners, delegates to the world church’s LEAD conference were told. The Thursday afternoon discussion, moderated by Larry Blackmer, vice president for education with the church’s North American Division, included presentations on Adventists and homeschooling, urban education, online learning, and missionaries known as Waldensian students. Blackmer noted a need for differing approaches in education. “The status quo......

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08
Oct 2016

Sep 22, 2016 | Miami, Florida, United States | Libna Stevens/Inter-American Division From left to right: IAD administrators Pastors Israel Leito, Elie Henry, Filiberto Verduzco and Hope Channel’s President Derek Morris, place their right hand on a switch symbolizing the satellite airing of Hope Channel Inter-America, during a launch program held at the IAD Headquarters in Miami, Florida, United States, September 15, 2016. The Seventh-day Adventist Church in Inter-America officially launched its three new television channels last week during a special program held at the church’s headquarter office in......

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