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09
Dec 2016
Inside Hope Channel: Claude Guillaume

I serve as a studio assistant at Hope Channel. The best part of my job is the behind-the-scenes activities that allow me to interact with the rest of the crew. When a new show or episode needs to be filmed, I am involved in putting up the set, prepping and placing the cameras, and handling the lighting. Communication among the crew ensures that the filming process runs smoothly and efficiently, so I always try to keep the entire crew on the same page. My goal is to make the producer’s vision comes......

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09
Dec 2016
Inter-America Trains Administrators, Committee Leaders Online

Some 280 locations connected from around the world Posted December 8, 2016 By LIBNA STEVENS, Inter-America Division The Seventh-day Adventist Church in Inter-America provided newly appointed church administrators from the territory’s major church regions, or unions, local fields, and institutions an online orientation to assist them as they lead and make decisions for the fulfillment of the work in its territory. The one-day training session was organized under the Inter-American Division’s (IAD) Segment Leaders Development (SeLD) program, and focused primarily on those who serve on committees and boards, organizers said. It was......

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09
Dec 2016
ADRA and church members respond to communities affected by torrential rain in West Venezuela

Dec 08, 2016 | Timotes, Merida, Venezuela | Yosainy De Colina/IAD staff The Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) in West Venezuela provided assistance to hundreds affected by mudslides and flooding last month, after torrential rain hit communities in Timotes, in the State of Mérida. Local leaders say it was the first time in 30 years that several ravines gave way, causing rocks, mud and debris to cover homes, streets and vehicles. Hours after the rain stopped, volunteers from ADRA and local churches in the region organized......

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09
Dec 2016
Solomon Islands Widows Brave Bad Weather for Uplifting Camp

Abandoned women, widows, share experiences and encourage others Posted December 8, 2016 By Jarrod Stackelroth, Adventist Record A weekend retreat for widows and deserted wives saw 35 women brave extreme weather conditions in the Solomon Islands to be encouraged and uplifted, despite life circumstances. The women camped at Doma, west of Honiara, in late November. Guest speaker Helen Miller, known as “Sister Hay” when she served at Atoifi Adventist Hospital in the 1970s, shared her experiences in somewhat fractured Pidgin on the theme “Broken to be Beautiful.” “The stories the women shared......

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08
Dec 2016
Of Marathon Runners and Run-Down Marriages

Annual training for pastors is a hands-on experience at Oakwood University Posted December 7, 2016 Engage. Empower. Get involved. Watching from the sidelines is not an option. This is the message heard time and again at the Pastoral Evangelism and Leadership Council (PELC) 2016 at the church-owned Oakwood University, the historically African-American school in Huntsville, Alabama. Under the motto “Contend Together: We’re in this Fight Together,” the December 4-7 edition of this annual training and devotional event looks to equip and empower Seventh-day Adventist pastors for tackling some of the challenges of......

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07
Dec 2016
Adventists share hope at Brazilian plane crash funeral

Dec 05, 2016 | Chapeco, Brazil | Andrew McChesney, Adventist Mission Seventh-day Adventists joined tens of thousands of people at Brazil’s Chapecoense stadium to mourn those killed in the crash of a soccer team’s airplane, and to share their hope in the resurrection at Jesus’ Second Coming. A total of 71 people died when a plane carrying the Chapecoense soccer team crashed Nov. 28 near Medellin, Colombia. Six survived. The cause of the plane crash is still undetermined but a preliminary investigation points to electrical failure.  Dozens......

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07
Dec 2016
Accepting Trump appointment, Ben Carson on track as First Adventist U.S. Cabinet Secretary

Dec 06, 2016 | Silver Spring, Maryland, United States | Mark Kellner, online content editor, Adventist Review Ben Carson (Photo Credit: Gage Skidmore via Wikimedia Commons) Dr. Benjamin S. Carson, Sr., a prominent pediatric neurosurgeon and Seventh-day Adventist who was the first member of the denomination to seek the U.S. Presidential nomination has accepted an offer extended by President-elect Donald J. Trump to become Secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, commonly known as HUD, a federal agency which spends $48 billion a year. According to the agency’s website, the......

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06
Dec 2016
'Religious Freedom is a high priority for Church,' Adventist representative tells UN envoy 

Dec 05, 2016 | New York, New York, United States | Bettina Krause, communication director, International Religious Liberty Association Seventh-day Adventist United Nations Liaison, Nelu Burcea (left) met with newly appointed UN Special Rapporteur for freedom of religion or belief, Ahmed Shaheed (right) to share the Adventist Church’s vision for defending freedom of religion.  In a meeting with the United Nations’ new top envoy for religious freedom, the Seventh-day Adventist Church’s UN liaison said Adventists are committed to promoting and defending freedom of worship for all people, regardless of......

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05
Dec 2016
After Devastating Fire, Union Springs Academy Plans Classes Monday

Administration building heavily damaged in Sabbath afternoon blaze, but church has available space Posted December 4, 2016 Classes are expected to resume Monday morning for the 48 students at Union Springs Academy in central New York state, after a Sabbath afternoon, December 3, fire rendered the school’s administration building — which houses classrooms, a gymnasium and offices — “uninhabitable.” No one was reported injured and all students at the 95-year-old Seventh-day Adventist boarding academy have been accounted for, officials said. “I’ll just say our spirits are pretty good. The [Union......

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05
Dec 2016
Adventists Share Hope at Brazilian Plane Crash Funeral

Thousands of church members pass out books, Bible promises, and hugs Posted December 4, 2016 Seventh-day Adventists joined tens of thousands of people at Brazil’s Chapecoense stadium to mourn those killed in the crash of a soccer team’s airplane and to share their hope in the resurrection of the dead at Jesus’ Second Coming. A total of 71 people died when a plane carrying the Chapecoense soccer team crashed Nov. 28 near Medellin, Colombia. Six survived. The plane apparently ran out of fuel shortly before the crash. Dozens of......

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