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Feb 2019
Adventist Review Online | Inter-America Celebrates Annual Baptismal Ceremony in Jamaica

February 15, 2019 The Lord Transform Me initiative has resulted in thousands of new church members. By: Libna Stevens, Inter-American Division News The Seventh-day Adventist Church in Inter-America celebrated in Jamaica on February 9, 2019, as more than 8,000 people crowded the Montego Bay Convention Center and an outer court to worship and witness the results of intense evangelistic efforts and community-impact events across the island and other parts of the Inter-American Division (IAD) territory. More than 200 new believers were baptized on site, and hundreds more joined the church across Jamaica......

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Feb 2019
Adventist awarded Medal of the Order of Australia :: Adventist News Network

Feb 03, 2019  |  Sydney, Australia  |  Vania Chew Many years of service to his local community has seen an Adventist man recognized in the 2019 Australia Day honors. Robert (Bob) Kalaf was awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) in recognition of his services to the Cooranbong (northern NSW) community, including building the Waratah Medical Center, and helping to establish the Cooranbong shopping village and Morisset industrial estate. He was president of the Cooranbong Chamber of Commerce from 1990 to 2006 and also volunteered as a swim squad coach at......

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Feb 2019
Adventist Review Online | Dialogue Between Sabbatarian Adventists Explores Shared Values and Distinctive Beliefs

February 15, 2019 Conversation brought together Adventist and Adventist Reform thinkers and leaders. By: Bettina Krause, Public Affairs and Religious Liberty News A spirit of friendship and mutual respect marked a two-day meeting between representatives of the Seventh-day Adventist Church and the Seventh Day Adventist Reform Movement. A small group of leaders and theologians from the two communions — which share a similar heritage as well as a number of key beliefs — met December 5 and 6, 2018, at the headquarters of the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists in Silver Spring,......

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Feb 2019
Korea’s Supreme Court gives historic legal victory to young Adventist student :: Adventist News Network

Feb 14, 2019  |  Silver Spring, Maryland, United States  |  Bettina Krause, communication director, International Religious Liberty Association Cover about Law. Statue of god of justice Themis with Flag of South Korea background. Original Statue of Justice. Femida, with scale, symbol of justice with South Korea flag, 3d rendering. Magnifying Glass View Larger The almost two-year legal ordeal of Han Ji Man, a young Seventh-day Adventist medical student in Korea, ended last month when the country’s Supreme Court upheld his right to take university exams outside of Sabbath hours.......

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Feb 2019
Adventist Review Online | Archaeologists Culminate Celebrations of 50-Year Jordan Project

February 14, 2019 Experts review evidence of biblical narratives and challenges moving forward. By: Darla Martin Tucker, La Sierra University, and Adventist Review When Seventh-day Adventist archaeologists first dug into the sandy soil of central Jordan back in 1968, their goal was to find evidence of the ancient Old Testament town of Heshbon, which was linked to the Israelite Exodus and conquest.  As they searched for verification of the biblical narrative, the archaeologists unwittingly laid the groundwork for an archaeological odyssey in Jordan that would span 50 years and beyond, along the......

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Feb 2019
Church leaders urged to model healthy lifestyles :: Adventist News Network

As Seventh-day Adventist world church leaders rejoiced over healthier bodies after a week of exercise and plant-based meals at a Global Leadership Summit in Jamaica, church president Ted N.C. Wilson implored them to maintain healthy lifestyles and serve as living examples of the Adventist health message to the world. Wilson upheld a balanced, Christ-centered lifestyle free from meat and caffeine in his closing remarks to the 12th annual gathering held this year in Montego Bay. “The focus has been Mission to the Cities and Comprehensive Health Ministry,” he said, noting that church co-founder......

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Feb 2019
Adventist Review Online | Ginger Ketting-Weller to Become New President of AIIAS in the Philippines

February 13, 2019 Experienced educator will take over on July 1. By: La Sierra University News The dean of the School of Education at La Sierra University, Ginger Ketting-Weller, recently announced that she will leave at the end of the 2018-2019 school year to serve as president of the Adventist International Institute of Advanced Studies (AIIAS), an international graduate school located in Silang, Cavite, Philippines.  In December 2018, Ketting-Weller told her faculty at La Sierra, a Seventh-day Adventist school in Riverside, California, United States, that she had accepted the call from the......

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Feb 2019
Adventist Health Policy Association opens new office in Washington D.C. :: Adventist News Network

Feb 03, 2019  |  Washington D.C., United States  |  Keila Byass Just blocks from the U.S. Capitol, the Adventist Health Policy Association (AHPA), an affiliation of five Seventh-day Adventist health care systems, has opened a new office. Here, Carlyle Walton, AHPA president, leads the association’s efforts to advance crucial policy and advocacy priorities that ensure member hospitals can provide high quality, accessible health care. In this new role at AHPA, Walton “is building up the first Washington policy shop and establishing a stronger national voice for the faith-based nonprofits among federal agencies and congressional......

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Feb 2019
Adventist Review Online | Revival Training Initiative Sweeps Over the Church in Costa Rica

February 11, 2019 Communion and mission go together, regional pastors are reminded. By: Libna Stevens, Inter-American Division News Dozens of Seventh-day Adventist pastors from throughout the Inter-American Division (IAD) territory recently joined local ministers across Costa Rica to preach the Word of God and visit the homes of thousands of members. The activity was part of an intense spiritual-revival training initiative that seeks to motivate church members to get involved in the mission of sharing the gospel. Holy Convocation Coined as the Holy Convocation in Communion and Mission this year, the initiative......

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Feb 2019
Stewardship movie shows success as evangelistic and fundraising tool :: Adventist News Network

Last March, Adventist News Network (ANN) featured a story about The Mysterious Note, a unique movie produced in partnership with the North American Division (NAD) Stewardship Department. Richard Aguilera, also known as Guide Magazine’s “Mud Guy,” and the creator of One Mustard Seed, a multifaceted youth ministry, was the driving force behind the concept. He also wrote the screenplay and starred in the film. Aguilera has been producing children’s resources for the NAD Stewardship Department for years. One day, John Mathews, the department director, was looking for a fresh idea on how......

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