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Apr 2016
In Cuba, Adventist Church remains hopeful for positive change after US presidential visit

In Cuba, Adventist Church remains hopeful for positive change after US presidential visit Leaders hope the country’s current political condition will continue to be favorable to the Church. March 23, 2016 | Miami, Florida, United States | Libna Stevens/IAD President Barack Obama’s historic visit to Cuba this week inspired hope in the Seventh-day Adventist Church on the island. The church believes that a thaw in U.S. – Cuba relations could mean greater opportunities for evangelism and the growth of the church.  Aldo Perez, president......

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Apr 2016
New Adventist health television programs target public audiences throughout Europe

New Adventist health television programs target public audiences throughout Europe Media centers in Croatia, Scandinavia and the United Kingdom are promoting health content as part of the Seventh-day Adventist Church’s strategic plan for the next five years. March 28, 2016 | St. Albans, United Kingdom | Victor Hulbert, Trans-European Division Christ-like healing is one of the six major priorities outlined within the strategic plan of the Seventh-day Adventist world church. Three media centers within the Trans-European Division are taking that health priority seriously with several new series of......

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17
Apr 2016
Seventh-day Adventist church, destroyed by a mob, reopens in Egypt

Seventh-day Adventist church, destroyed by a mob, reopens in Egypt Kleyton Feitosa, right, president of the Egypt-Sudan Field, cutting the ribbon to the rebuilt church. (Photos: Egypt-Sudan Field) The church celebrates its rededication with a ceremony attended by government and religious officials. April 03, 2016 | Assiut, Egypt | Chanmin Chung, communication coordinator, Middle East and North Africa Union Seventh-day Adventist believers in the Egyptian city of Assiut will long remember Aug. 14, 2013, the day that a mob burned down their church and tried to kill their pastor. They also won’t......

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16
Apr 2016
Researchers from Loma Linda University Health receive a $6.3 million grant from prominent biomedical research institute

Researchers from Loma Linda University Health receive a $6.3 million grant from prominent biomedical research institute Four researchers from the Center for Perinatal Biology at Loma Linda University School of Medicine recently received a $6.29 million program project grant from the National Institutes of Health. (From left): Ravi Goyal, MD, PhD; William J. Pearce, PhD; Lubo Zhang, PhD, center director; and Charles A. Ducsay, PhD. Not only did they win the award, but they also got a perfect score on their grant application, an extremely rare accomplishment. [Photo courtesy of Loma Linda......

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16
Apr 2016
Adventist humanitarian agency responds to El Niño drought emergency in Africa

Adventist humanitarian agency responds to El Niño drought emergency in Africa Food distribution in Zimbabwe. An estimated 14 million people are food insecure in the drought-affected regions in Southern Africa. April 04, 2016 | ADRA Staff ADRA is responding to a serious drought affecting countries across southern Africa, where El Niño conditions have caused the lowest ever recorded rainfall between October and December 2015, as well as countries in the Horn of Africa region. It is estimated that 40 million rural people and 9 million poor urban people who live in......

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15
Apr 2016
ADRA offers aid to stranded refugees in Greece due to the closing of the Balkan borders

ADRA offers aid to stranded refugees in Greece due to the closing of the Balkan borders Photo of a refugee camp in Greece. With the closing of the “Balkan route,” which led refugees to northern European countries, tens of thousands of migrants are forced to live in dilapidated conditions. April 12, 2016 | ADRA International Staff Balkan borders have closed to refugees seeking safety in Europe. The Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) has turned much of its attention to refugees and migrants stranded in Greece, and......

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14
Apr 2016
Adventist Risk Management veteran Tim Northrop named as new ARM President, CEO

Adventist Risk Management veteran Tim Northrop named as new ARM President, CEO April 13, 2016 | Silver Spring, Maryland United States | Frenita Buddy Fullwood, communication and resource manager, Adventist Risk Management, Inc. The Board of Adventist Risk Management, Inc. has named Tim Northrop as the new President, CEO for the company and its affiliated Gencon Insurance companies. Northrop has extensive knowledge in insurance after serving in multiple positions within ARM, most recently as Senior Vice President. He replaces Bob Kyte who retires May 31 to......

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14
Apr 2016
Adventist leaders in Rwanda commemorate the 22nd anniversary of the Tutsi mass genocide

Adventist leaders in Rwanda commemorate the 22nd anniversary of the Tutsi mass genocide Commemorative service for the 22nd anniversary of the Tutsi genocide. Members hold prayer vigils and grief counseling workshops for the families of the more than 800,000 killed. April 13, 2016 | Rwanda | Phillip Baptiste, East-Central African Division / ANN Staff More than 700,000 Adventists across the African country of Rwanda commemorated the 22nd anniversary of the Tutsi genocide last week as they prayed, sang inspirational songs and listened to testimonies.   ......

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13
Apr 2016
Adventist mobile medical clinic prepares to run health services of a new refugee camp in Greece

Adventist mobile medical clinic prepares to run health services of a new refugee camp in Greece Adventist Help receives keys to the Oinofyta camp in Greece. The bus-based ministry, Adventist Help, will be responsible for all medical care at the Oinofyta camp, which will host up to 2,000 refugees. April 12, 2016 | Victor Hulbert, tedNEWS A memorandum of understanding between the Greek Mission of the Seventh-day Adventist Church and ASI Europe means that Adventist Help, a bus-based medical clinic, is once again ready to help refugees. Last year......

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13
Apr 2016
Shaky economy costs General Conference millions of dollars

Shaky economy costs General Conference millions of dollars Spring Meeting attendees looking at the General Conference’s 2015 financial statements on Tuesday. (Kristina Penny / AR) Treasurer Juan R. Prestol-Puesán says the budget is being adjusted as church leaders “rest in the hands of the Lord.” April 12, 2016 | Silver Spring, Maryland United States | Andrew McChesney, News editor, Adventist Review An unsteady global economy shaved 20 percent off the income received by the General Conference last year, and church leaders are reworking budgetary plans as they prayerfully seek to navigate the......

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