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Sep 2018
Adventist Review Online | Are Electronic Cigarettes Safe?

September 17, 2018 They could lead to serious, long-term lung damage, specialist says. By: Janelle Ringer, Loma Linda University Health The rapid rise in electronic cigarettes use by teenagers has caused the United States Food and Drug Administration to consider banning selling the devices to minors, raising the concern of safety for young users. There is still a need for research to better understand the adverse effects these devices have on the body, but many studies have already shown numerous long-term, avoidable health risks. Earlier this week, more than 1,000 businesses involved......

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Sep 2018
Adventist Review Online | Women Clergy Retreat Creates Atmosphere of Affirmation and Healing

September 17, 2018 In North America, nearly 200 female pastors and chaplains receive encouragement. By: Mylon Medley, North American Division News While scanning the low desert of southern California, one cannot help noticing the skyline of the surrounding mountains and hills that contrasts vividly with the vast open sky. It was the landscape of this region, near the town of Indian Wells, that inspired Brenda Billingy to choose the theme for the 2018 North American Division (NAD) Women Clergy Retreat. “We visited four sites,” said Billingy, associate director for women clergy in......

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Sep 2018
Puerto Rico, Pathfinders win national robotic summer program competition :: Adventist News Network

Sep 16, 2018 | Guaynabo, Puerto Rico | David Sebastian/IAD Staff A group of Pathfinders from Puerto Rico won a national robotic summer program after competing against a dozen other groups from the island, earlier last month.  As part of winning the top spot on the island, the seven-member-team of young Seventh-day Adventists took part in the final International Space Station’s event held in Guaynabo, Puerto Rico earlier last month. The winning pathfinder team called Robogen took part in the Zero Robotics Middle......

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Sep 2018
ADRA ready to respond to major storms affecting US, Philippines, and Eastern Caribbean :: Adventist News Network

Sep 17, 2018 | Silver Spring, Maryland | Kimi-Roux James, ADRA International The Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) is responding to three powerful cyclonic storms that are blasting the US east coast, northern Philippines, and the Lower Antilles in the Caribbean with strong winds and heavy rains, affecting millions and forcing many to evacuate. “Our emergency team has been tracking these storms closely for several days, and has been pre-positioning aid, coordinating with partners, and deploying response teams to be ready to assist communities as quickly as possible,”......

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Sep 2018
ADRA deploys relief efforts after super typhoon strikes the Philippines :: Adventist News Network

Sep 16, 2018 | Silver Spring, Maryland, United States | Kimi-Roux James ADRA Philippines Country Director, Tom Pignon, at far left nearest to door, lays out emergency response plans with his team before they deploy The Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) office in the Philippines has deployed an emergency response team to assess the situation and provide aid to some of the communities most affected by Super Typhoon Mangkhut, known locally as Ompong. The powerful typhoon, equivalent to a Category 5 hurricane, made landfall in the northern......

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Sep 2018
Adventist Review Online | Maranatha Volunteers International to Begin Working in Côte d’Ivoire

September 15, 2018 Adventist supporting ministry plans to build churches and schools across the nation. By: Maranatha Volunteers International News In 2019, Maranatha Volunteers International, a supporting ministry of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, will begin working in Côte d’Ivoire to build churches and schools across that West African nation. Maranatha’s commitment is a response to a specific request from the Seventh-day Adventist Church in the West-Central Africa Division administrative region, said ministry leaders. “The church in Côte d’Ivoire is relatively small, with just 15,000 members. But they have the potential to grow,......

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Sep 2018
Opera singer’s mansion turned into Adventist TV studio in Sweden :: Adventist News Network

Sep 10, 2018 | Silver Spring, Maryland, United States | Andrew McChesney Seventh-day Adventist leaders joined several hundred guests in rural Sweden for the opening of a new headquarters for LifeStyleTV, a supporting media ministry, and to celebrate the remarkable story of how its Adventist founder turned an opera singer’s mansion into a television studio to proclaim Jesus’ soon coming to Scandinavia. LifeStyleTV founder Claus Nybo described the new media center as a miracle from God in a stirring Sabbath morning presentation in a concert hall-turned-television studio in Brunskog, a Swedish town......

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Sep 2018
Adventist Review Online | In Puerto Rico, Pathfinders Win Robotics Competition

September 14, 2018 The Adventist team also connects with astronauts at the International Space Station. By: David Sebastian, Inter-American Division News, and Adventist Review A group of Pathfinders from Puerto Rico won the state level of an international robotics competition after competing against a dozen other groups from the island in August 2018. As part of winning the top spot, the seven-member team of young Seventh-day Adventists represented Puerto Rico in the international finals of the competition. The winning Pathfinder team, called Robogen, took part in the annual Zero Robotics Middle School Summer......

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Sep 2018
Adventist Review Online | Stories From the Harvest

September 13, 2018 A glimpse into some of the amazing developments in the Adventist Church in Vanuatu. By: Linden Chuang, Adventist Record, and Adventist Review The Seventh-day Adventist Church in Vanuatu recently held evangelistic meetings across that South Pacific nation, which covers more than 80 islands. After most of the meetings had wrapped up at the end of July, church leaders and members reported stories of how residents of the island communities opened up and accepted Bible truth, with dozens eventually deciding to join the Adventist Church. Below are some of their stories.......

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Sep 2018
Norway mission school called ‘bright spot’ in secular Europe :: Adventist News Network

Sep 12, 2018 | Silver Spring, Maryland, United States | Andrew McChesney Ted N.C. Wilson, president of the worldwide Seventh-day Adventist Church, praised Norway’s Matteson Mission School as a “bright spot” in highly secular Europe and encouraged its students and other young people to press forward with their missionary work. Matteson students, singing enthusiastically and waving national flags, greeted Wilson as he arrived with his wife, Nancy, and Trans-European Division president Raafat Kamal and his wife, Heidi, at their school in Mysen, a town located about an hour’s......

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