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Dec 2016
Adventist University One of Three Partnering in Career Pathways Effort

Oakwood University gets $2.75 million from United Negro College Fund; will work with Talladega, Tougaloo colleges Posted December 12, 2016 By ADVENTIST REVIEW STAFF Oakwood University, the historically black school affiliated with the Seventh-day Adventist Church, was granted $2.75 million by the United Negro College Fund’s Career Pathways Initiative to “design and implement programs to improve employment outcomes for graduates.” Oakwood, located in Huntsville, Alabama, teamed with Talladega College, also in Alabama, and Mississippi’s Tougaloo College in applying for a CPI cluster grant, which will collectively award as much as $6 million......

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Dec 2016
Adventist Church in Jamaica open the nation’s first church for the deaf

Dec 12, 2016 | Portmore, St. Catherine, Jamaica | Damian Chambers/IAD Staff A newly formed Seventh-day Adventist Church for the deaf began with a special inaugural worship service at the Portmore Adventist Church in St. Catherine, Jamaica, last month. The event brought more than 80 people including members of the deaf or hearing impaired, community, family members, supporters and Church officials to the ceremony held on Nov. 12, 2016. Executive director for the Jamaica Association for the Deaf, Dr. Iris Soutar, commended the Adventist Church for being......

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Dec 2016
Two Retired Adventists Reach Out to Neighbors Through Gospel Feet Ministry

Door-to-door evangelism features enthusiastic 90- and 69-year-olds Posted December 12, 2016 By PAT HUMPHREY, Southwestern Union Record If your impression of people in their senior years conjures up a mental picture of nursing homes, dementia, and rocking chairs, you’ve probably never met Audrey French and Norma Gonzalez from Silver City, New Mexico. These two retired senior citizens, ages 90 and 69, respectively, are full of vitality and enthusiasm — especially when it comes to working for the Lord. Inspired by a desire to do their part to help finish the work, Audrey......

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Dec 2016
Holy Spirit Disrupts Adventist Pastors Meeting

Organizers forced to change ministerial training program at Oakwood University Posted December 8, 2016 “A God opportunity that I have hungered after for 40 years,” said Ben Jones, president of the South Central Conference, and chair of the Tuesday morning, December 6, devotional session where Pastor Tricia Wynn-Payne of Indiana had challenged her congregation to “Wait for It.” As many as 1,000 attendees heard Pastor Wynn-Payne speak from Acts 1:4, where the resurrected Jesus commanded His disciples to “wait for the promise of the Father.” “Powerful,” said Anthony Medley, pastor of the......

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Dec 2016
Bahia student wins environmental award in Spain

Janielle Souza Pereira’s work points out the damages caused by the fires to the environment Posted December 10, 2016 By HERON SANTANA, ASN Janielle Souza Pereira, graduate student in Agricultural and Environmental Engineering at the Universidade Federal do Vale do São Francisco, or UNIVASF (Federal University of the San Francisco Valley), received the International Prize for Forest Fires research, awarded at a ceremony in Spain. Janielle is a Seventh-day Adventist and attends the church of Santo Antônio, in Juazeiro, north of Bahia. “Effect of Controlled Burning on the Physical, Chemical and Microbiological......

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Dec 2016
The Nearly Empty Cradle

Is Northern New England the most extreme mission field in North America? Posted December 9, 2016 By Scott Christiansen In mid-2015, the leaders of the Northern New England Conference (NECC) came to a conclusion that raised eyebrows: their conference was probably the most extreme mission field in the North American Division. The Northern New England Conference consists of the states of Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont, and all the major population centers in these states appeared on lists of the top 10 most secular or post-Christian cities in the United States. Overall,......

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Dec 2016
Traditional Evangelistic Methods Still Make an Impact in Secular Finland

Posted December 9, 2016 By SIBRINA KALLIOKOSKI, tedNews Even in secular Finland, traditional evangelistic methods can still reach people. The fifth evangelistic visit of Richard and Mary Halversen, Seventh-day Adventists from Florida, has clearly demonstrated that, with meetings held in Kuopio Adventist church, central Finland, some 236 miles (380 km) north-east of the capital city of Helsinki. “It was God’s great miracle from the very start” Previous series run by the Halversens have all been held in public venues. Their very first program was held in the famous Finlandia Hall, Helsinki. But......

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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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