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Aug 2016
The president of the Inter-European region of the Adventist Church shares in the pain of families affected by powerful earthquake in Italy

The president of the Inter-European region of the Adventist Church shares in the pain of families affected by powerful earthquake in Italy The 6.2 magnitude quake has killed at least 120 people. August 24, 2016 | Bern, Switzerland | Inter-European Division Staff / ANN Staff The central region of Italy was rocked by a 6.2 magnitude earthquake on August 24 that killed at least 120 people, and injured 368 in the mountainous area, according to the prime minister of Italy, Matteo Renzi. The earthquake......

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Aug 2016
Church Manual Updated After Inadvertent Omission

The latest edition was voted at General Conference Session in 2015. Posted August 24, 2016 The Seventh-day Adventist Church has updated the Church Manual after finding that part of an amendment voted at General Conference Session last year was unintentionally excluded. “It has come to our attention that there was omission on p.127 of the current Church Manual. The correction has been made, and a statement has been issued in that regard,” Hensley M. Moorooven, associate secretary of the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists, said Wednesday in an e-mail to General Conference......

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Aug 2016
European Educators and Pastors Study Creation in Iceland

European Educators and Pastors Study Creation in Iceland Photo Credit: Trans-European Division] Seventy-five delegates attend a major church-organized faith and science conference. August 23, 2016 | Hlíðardalsskóli, Iceland | Victor Hulbert/Trans-European Division Until this month, a group of Seventh-day Adventist educators and pastors might have supposed that lava was only lava — the molten rock that flows out of volcanos destroying everything in its path. Now they are wiser after spending a week on an island composed almost entirely of lava — an experience that can quickly make you an expert, especially......

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Aug 2016
Adventist Insurer Tells Churches and Schools Not to Overreact to Pokémon Go

Adventist Risk Management offers guidelines on how to deal with gamers. Posted August 22, 2016 Adventist Risk Management, the Seventh-day Adventist Church-owned insurer, has issued guidelines on how churches and schools should respond to “Pokémon Go” players, advising them to avoid overreacting and to seek opportunities to leave a good impression about Adventists. “Pokémon Go,” a game app that requires players to catch Pokémon characters with their mobile devices at real-life locations, has taken the gaming world by storm since its release in July. Adventist Church-owned properties have found themselves among the places designated in......

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Aug 2016
ADRA assists 9,000 families after flooding in Bangladesh

ADRA assists 9,000 families after flooding in Bangladesh ADRA distributing relief supplies in a flooded area of southern Bangladesh. “Sources of livelihood have been swept away,” ADRA says. August 16, 2016 | Silver Spring, Maryland, United States | Andrew McChesney, news editor, Adventist Review The Adventist Development and Relief Agency has provided emergency assistance to 9,000 families in Bangladesh amid monsoon floods that have killed at least 14 people and affected nearly 2 million others. The disaster has affected an estimated 1.9 million people across 19 districts......

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Aug 2016
Nigeria Asked to Stop Holding Elections on Sabbath

The president of the Western Nigeria Union Conference says members are deprived of their right to vote. Posted August 22, 2016 A Seventh-day Adventist Church leader has appealed to Nigerian authorities to stop holding elections on Saturday, saying the arrangement was disenfranchising Adventist voters. Nigeria has scheduled local and national elections for Saturdays for years despite repeated pleas from the Adventist Church, which has about 223,000 members in the African country of 174 million people. Oyeleke A. Owolabi, president of the Adventist Church’s Western Nigeria Union Conference, said Nigeria offers religious freedom......

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Aug 2016
2,000 served at Jumpstart Free Health Clinic in Killeen, Texas

2,000 served at Jumpstart Free Health Clinic in Killeen, Texas A volunteer provides vision services to one of Jumpstart’s 2,000 patients. The 3-day clinic drew 700 volunteers who provided medical and dental care, free haircuts and counseling. August 17, 2016 | Killeen, Texas, United States | Pat Humphrey/Southwestern Union Record Magazine Devon Darson cried when she called the Jumpstart Free Health Clinic number. “The guy answered the phone and said, ‘We’re here to serve you.’ And I cried,” she says. “That’s the word that God used. He......

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Aug 2016
In Jamaica, Adventist radio station lauded by the Ministry of Health for promoting healthy lifestyle

In Jamaica, Adventist radio station lauded by the Ministry of Health for promoting healthy lifestyle Ladies join a member of the NCU FM team in a dance routine when NCU FM 14 in 14 Education Wellness roadshow stopped in Montego Bay, Jamaica last month. Northern Caribbean University’s FM 14 in 14 Education and Wellness Challenge demonstrated how getting involved in physical activity is a step toward healthier living. August 17, 2016 | Mandeville, Jamaica | Nadeen Campbell/Inter-American Division Back to list Source link...

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Aug 2016
Thomas Davis, an Adventist Missionary Who Found Jesus After the Mission Field

Davis, a best-selling author and former Adventist Review associate editor, passes away at the age of 96. Posted August 19, 2016 Thomas A. Davis grew close to Jesus reading Steps to Christ as a Canadian medic stationed in England during World War II. By all appearances, the relationship flourished as he went on to become a Seventh-day Adventist pastor, editor, and missionary in the Philippines and India. But Davis realized — at first reluctantly — that he had lost that intimate walk with Jesus when he returned home from the mission field......

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Aug 2016
In Venezuela, Adventists share hope and kindness in more than 50 cities

In Venezuela, Adventists share hope and kindness in more than 50 cities In the streets of Venezuela, Adventist youth hold signs that read “Smile, God Believes in You.” “Close to You Venezuela—Smile, God Believes in You” reaches more than 700,000 people as leaders call it the biggest impact the country has ever seen. August 18, 2016 | Caracas, Venezuela | Inter-American Division Staff Thousands of Seventh-day Adventists flooded cities and communities across Venezuela with a touch of kindness, a helping hand and a message of hope during a......

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