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Oct 2016
In Finland, a School Flourishes by Being Christian

A Seventh-day Adventist school is credited with transforming children, the local church, and the community. Posted October 4, 2016 By Victor Hulbert, Trans-European Division A struggling Seventh-day Adventist school whose enrollment once dropped to 14 students has been transformed into a vibrant success story by enhancing its Christian credentials. Parents who send their children to the Seventh-day Adventist Christian School just outside Tampere, Finland, understand that their children will get both a first-class education and a safe space to explore their Christian beliefs. Kimmo Ilola speaks with experience. Fifteen years ago he enrolled his......

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04
Oct 2016
Prayer Team Makes 4 a.m. Rounds at Adventist Church Headquarters

The group is praying for the Holy Spirit’s blessing on the upcoming Annual Council. Posted October 3, 2016 While much of the U.S. state of Maryland slept, nine people gathered at 4 a.m. Monday in the basement of the Seventh-day Adventist world church’s headquarters in Silver Spring. Members of the group took turns praying for about 15 minutes near a giant mural depicting Jesus and Adventist Church history. After a time of praise and asking God to search their hearts so no sin or compromise would hinder their prayers, the group moved......

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02
Oct 2016
2 Native Canadians Serve Free Soup and Faith

How God helped us open the All Nations Centre in the Canadian province of British Columbia. Posted September 30, 2016 By Delphine Dame, as told to Bill Both, Canadian Messenger My husband, Ron, was raised by an alcoholic parent. One of my parents was mentally ill. As an adult, Ron trained younger workers. I became a psychiatric nurse. We were baptized into the Seventh-day Adventist Church in 1991. We are both Native Canadians.  This is the story of how God helped us open the All Nations Centre, a Seventh-day Adventist community services building......

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01
Oct 2016
U.S. Church Offers a Prayer Drive-Thru

More than 200 people stop in the parking lot for prayer in just 16 days. Posted September 30, 2016 By John Gardner, North American Division The police officer narrowly escaped the wheels of a car when a robbery suspect tried to run over him. A broken leg, scars, and bruises from his close call still ache from the experience. Several days after the accident, his wife asked for a divorce. So the police officer drove into the parking lot at Mountainside Seventh-day Adventist Church in Decatur, Georgia, where he pulled his car close......

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01
Oct 2016
George R. Knight to Take Adventist Leaders Back to School

His new book will serve as the textbook for a LEAD conference next week. Posted October 2, 2016 By Becky St. Clair Seventh-day Adventist leaders from around the world will be going back to school for two days during a LEAD conference held in conjunction with Annual Council, the church’s yearly fall business session in Silver Spring, Maryland. Their “textbook” will be the latest book from Andrews University Press, the church’s primary academic publishing house. The theme for the meetings is “Educating for Eternity,” which is the title of a new book......

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30
Sep 2016
Inside Hope Channel: Luci Sloan

I’m a production assistant at Hope Channel. I love the variety that my job brings me every day. No two days are ever alike: Outside of her commitment to Hope Channel, Luci is an elder in her church. There too she prays for opportunities to come her way: Noticing a group of adults lingering in the hallways instead of participating in one of the many Bible study groups, she began conversations with them to assess their needs and interests. She soon discovered that many wanted a nontraditional Bible study group where the focus......

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30
Sep 2016
UN Secretary-General Candidate Praises Adventist Outreach Efforts

Natalia Gherman of Moldova meets with Adventist leaders at the world church headquarters. Posted September 29, 2016 By Bettina Krause Natalia Gherman, Moldova’s candidate for the post of United Nations secretary-general, praised the Seventh-day Adventist Church’s global commitment to health care, education, and humanitarian assistance during a visit to the world church’s headquarters near Washington. Gherman said faith-based organizations such as the Adventist Church could play a major role in promoting peace, development, and human rights around the world. “I believe in the potential not only of the private sector, but also of......

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30
Sep 2016
Mothers Decade of Prayers Brought Me Back to Church

Then I was able to help someone else. Posted September 29, 2016 By Theda Rall, as told to Gina Wahlen, editor of Mission Quarterly This is the story of how God saved me from a life of alcoholism in Ireland — and then allowed me to make a difference in someone else’s life. I come from a broken family. Although my mother was a Bible worker, I was out of the Seventh-day Adventist Church for a long time. At the age of 18, I left home and went with any man who......

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29
Sep 2016
Signs of the Zodiac Change. God Doesnt

What NASA’s exposure of a 3,000-year-old Babylonian scam means for me. Posted September 28, 2016 By Merle Poirier, operations manager, Adventist Review Millions of people have found their world turned upside down with the news that the Western zodiac calendar has changed. People had read their horoscope for years, believing that they were born under a specific astrological sign. But now they have found out that they are under another sign or even a new 13th sign called Ophiuchus. Some people have tattoos with the wrong astrological sign etched on their bodies.......

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29
Sep 2016
Adventist Students Witness 21 Baptisms in Predominantly Muslim City in Uganda

Two-week evangelistic series boosts the faith of public university students. Posted September 28, 2016 An evangelistic series co-led by Seventh-day Adventist university students in a predominantly Muslim city in Uganda has resulted in 21 baptisms and a city street being named in their honor. Sixty students, mostly from public universities across the African country, participated in evening evangelistic meetings at two sites about 3 miles (5 kilometers) apart in Mpondwe, a sprawling border town of 51,000 people, many of whom have fled conflict and instability in the nearby Democratic Republic of Congo.......

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