February 12, 2019 Church secretary presents on amendments to the Sex Discrimination Act. By: Tracey Bridcutt, Adventist Record and Adventist Review Religious freedom is under threat from proposed amendments to a bill being considered by the New South Wales Parliament, Michael Worker told a Senate committee hearing in Sydney, Australia, on February 7, 2019. Worker, the…

Feb 04, 2019  |  Brumadinho, Brazil  |  Leonardo Salmon On Friday, January 25, a large mining dam burst in Brumadinho, Brazil, flooding nearby offices and homes with wastewater and trapping cars and people under a sea of mud and sludge. The state fire department has confirmed that nine people are dead, 300 are missing, and…

February 11, 2019 Northern Asia Adventists hold first Youth, Children, Education Summit By: Northern Asia-Pacific Division News, and Adventist Review Around 100 Seventh-day Adventist leaders convened in Gangneung, South Korea, for the first regional Youth, Children, Education (YCE) Summit, January 13-16, 2019.  The event, organized by the Northern Asia-Pacific Division (NSD) of the Seventh-day Adventist…

Top Seventh-day Adventist leaders are experiencing the church’s health message in a whole new way as they do blood tests, adopt a special diet and exercise program, and attend lifestyle seminars on the Caribbean island of Jamaica. The 12thannual Global Leadership Summit, themed “Wholeness in Christ: Mission Vision in Action,” seeks to reaffirm world church…

February 11, 2019 Participants learn to work on their relationships to positively affect others. By: Alla Nõmmik, and Adventist Review Sixty Seventh-day Adventist departmental leaders and their teams from across Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania now have a greater understanding in dealing with mental health issues thanks to a three-part training series run in the Baltic…

Maribel Aguilar was devastated when she was diagnosed with cancer. For the first time, she opened her heart to God. “I begged Him to help me defeat this cancer and to give me the opportunity to live. I made Him a promise,” the 39-years-old women said. “If He allowed me to live, I would serve…

Feb 05, 2019  |  Montego Bay, Jamaica  |  Nigel Coke/IAD Registered Nurse Carmen Spence-Richards takes the pressure of a resident of St. James who benefitted from Mission Project 2019 Health Expo at Sam Sharpe Square on Saturday, February 2, 2019. [Photo credit: Nigel Coke] Magnifying Glass View Larger Nearly 300 individuals were the beneficiaries of…

February 7, 2019 Volunteer-driven mobile clinic will travel across the nation to reach out to communities. By: Nigel Coke, Inter-American Division News With the goal of sharing positive values and encouraging spiritual devotion and transformation, the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Jamaica, through its youth department, launched its first mobile clinic dubbed HYPE — Helping Young…

Feb 06, 2019  |  Sumy, Ukraine  |  Yaroslav Cherepnin More than 1,000 youth attended the MAX-FACTOR Congress in Sumy, Ukraine, in late December. Over the three-day event, guest speaker Yuri Bondarenko shared inspirational messages on sound thinking, the authority of young people, the dangers of idle talking and other relevant topics.  Attendees chose one of…

February 7, 2019 The facilities include a gym, a vegetarian restaurant, a playground, and a chapel. By: Southern Asia-Pacific Division, and Adventist Review The Seventh-day Adventist Church in Cambodia celebrated the inauguration of its first community center, commonly called a “Center of Influence,” in the city of Battambang, on January 22, 2019.  The Battambang Essential…

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