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Mar 2018
Adventist Review Online | Adventists Celebrate Estonia's Centennial With 'Gift' to the Country

February 28, 2018 When the country’s president asked, church members were happy to oblige. By: Victor Hulbert, Trans-European Division News & Adventist Review It is exactly 100 years since Estonia first gained independence as a nation. While celebrations engulfed this small Baltic nation of just 1.3 million people, the country’s president suggested that citizens might consider what they can give back to their country. Members of the Seventh-day Adventist Church were happy to oblige. Working in partnership with the Trans-European Division and the General Conference Global Mission fund, the 1,480 members in......

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Mar 2018
Teacher travels 391 miles to gather food for their students :: Adventist News Network

Feb 28, 2018 | Puerto Iguzaú, Argentina | Alexis Villar Diego, at his stops, used to eat something to recover the strength to continue. Acts of love in which you have to sacrifice something are harder and harder to fine. However, this was not the case for Diego Daniel Encinas, a teacher at the Jazy Porá School in Puerto Iguzaú, Argentina.  After a project did not happen, the students organized a challenge that had the support of the Drawn Smile Foundation. According to their website, “Drawn Smile” is......

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Feb 2018
Hurricane damaged Adventist school in St. Thomas gets cleaned up :: Adventist News Network

Feb 28, 2018 | Royston Philbert/IAD Staff | St. Croix, US Virgin Islands Damage to a room at the St. Thomas/St. Johns Adventist Church in St. Thomas. Since hurricanes Irma and Maria wreaked havoc on several educational institutions in the Virgin Islands, many schools have had to relocate their students. Thomas/St. John Seventh-day Adventist School, located in St. Thomas, lost 80 percent of its roof, suffered damaged walls, and chairs, desks, and computers were destroyed. “We have been operating from two sites so far because our......

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Feb 2018
Adventist Review Online | Soybeans, Africa and Joy (Kauffman)

February 27, 2018 “God prepared me for this calling since I was a child,” says Joy Kauffman. By: Marcos Paseggi, Adventist Review Joy Kauffman had a passion for service long before she became a Seventh-day Adventist. Even though she was close to Adventists from day one — she was born in an Adventist hospital in the US — there was something beyond her decades as a Christian of another faith that seemed to prevent her from moving forward. “I knew there was something beautiful in Adventism,” she says, “but I didn’t know......

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Feb 2018
Newbold diversity lecture highlights challenges of being a Muslim woman in the United Kingdom :: Adventist News Network

Feb 27, 2018 | Binfield, United Kingdom | Michael Pearson/tedNEWS The Scottish poet, Robert Burns, wrote of ‘seeing ourselves as others see us’, but sometimes it is helpful to see and try to understand others through their own eyes. That kind of thinking led to Julie Siddiqi presenting the Newbold Diversity Centre lecture on Tuesday, 13 February, ‘Being a Muslim Woman in the UK: A Perspective’.  A Newbold student focus group had asked for more lectures on the question of identity. Maybe, they suggested, Adventists can......

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Feb 2018
Adventist Review Online | ADRA Delivers Food Parcels as Tonga Clean-up Continues

February 27, 2018 Adventist Church’s humanitarian arm steps up in the wake of cyclone devastation. By: Tracey Bridcutt, Adventist Record & Adventist Review The Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA), the Seventh-day Adventist Church’s humanitarian arm in the South Pacific, is on the ground in Tonga responding to the widespread and urgent need caused by Tropical Cyclone Gita. The destructive storm hit the Pacific island nation on the night of February 19, 2018, flattening buildings and destroying arable lands. South Pacific Division emergency response coordinator Michael Peach has been assisting the Tongan......

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Feb 2018
Ervaring doorgeven | Kerkgenootschap der Zevende-dags Adventisten

Teams en vertegenwoordigers van zes church plants kwamen in het weekend van 23 tot en met 25 februari naar het Koetshuis van landgoed Oud Zandbergen. Daar ontvingen zij vervolgtraining met veel aandacht voor de organisatorische kanten van het stichten van nieuwe gemeenten. Expertise In Nederland zijn het teams van gemeenteleden die sinds de eeuwwisseling nieuwe gemeenten stichten. Er zijn bijna veertig initiatieven gestart, waarvan er inmiddels twaalf tot zelfstandige gemeenten zijn georganiseerd. Die teams hebben toerusting en begeleiding nodig. Predikanten zorgen als coaches voor de begeleiding. Maar de expertise ligt vooral bij......

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Feb 2018
400 workers equipped to disciple :: Adventist News Network

Feb 26, 2018 | Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea | Ben Onum/Russell Woruba Colorful lady teachers at the Orientation More than 400 Central Papua Conference (CPC) pastors, ministers, Bible workers, volunteers, teachers and health workers gathered at the Mt Diamond Adventist Secondary School outside Port Moresby for Orientation and Training Week, January 21-28. With the theme, “Arise and Shine! Go and Make Disciples”, based on Isaiah 60, the orientation was a first on such a large scale and focused on practical discipleship in CPC. President Pastor Kove Tau was......

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Feb 2018
Adventist Review Online | Update-Unity Oversight Committee Continues to Gather Data

February 26, 2018 Meetings have already taken place in 3 regions of the World Church, others have been scheduled. By: Unity Oversight Committee The General Conference (GC) Unity Oversight Committee recently provided the following update to members of the GC Executive Committee through its Executive Committee Newsletter at https://executivecommittee.adventist.org/newsletter/. The General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists is comprised of 13 world divisions and one attached field. The process of gathering qualitative and quantitative data from the world church is currently underway. Last month, surveys were sent to all division and union presidents, and to......

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Feb 2018
Update: Unity Oversight Committee Continues to Gather Data :: Adventist News Network

Feb 26, 2018 | Silver Spring, Maryland, USA | Unity Oversight Committee The General Conference (GC) Unity Oversight Committee recently provided the following update to members of the GC Executive Committee through its Executive Committee Newsletter at executivecommittee.adventist.org/newsletter/. The General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists is comprised of 13 world divisions and one attached field. The process of gathering qualitative and quantitative data from the world church is currently underway. Last month, surveys were sent to all division and union presidents, and to the president of the attached field. Of the 150 surveys......

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