Seventh-day Adventist Church leaders are hosting a four-day summit next month to continue the denomination’s promotion of abuse awareness, this time focusing on the need for a trained first-responder in local congregations worldwide.
Photos from Inter-AmericaNew discovery
Jorge Forin (second from left) is prayed over by Evangelists Mark Finley and Robert Costa (far right on stage) before he is baptized by Dr. Efrain Velazquez and Pastor Jorge Boneta at the Luis Aymat Coliseum in San Sebastian, Puerto Rico, on Mar. 21, 2014. Forin was among 200 new members who joined the church during the “Ancient Discoveries Reveal the Future” evangelistic series held on the island Mar. 14-22, 2014. Image by Julio C. Javier/IAD.
Photos from Inter-AmericaPromoting freedom of faith
John Graz, right, director of the Seventh-day Adventist Church’s Public Affairs and Religious Liberty department, holds a torch on stage during a Festival of Religious Freedom at the Olympic Wireless Complex in Merida, Yucatan, Mexico, on Saturday, March 22. Presenters challenged attendees to continue working for religious freedom in Southeastern Mexico. At left is Roberto Herrera, PARL director for the Adventist Church’s Inter-American Division, who organized the festival. Image by José Luis Méndez Zetina.
Photos from Inter-AmericaGYD Live progam host team
From left to right: One Year in Mission (OYiM) missionaries Starlene Peters, Jaunna Murillo, Carlos Sanchez and Laura Parra pose for a picture with Pastor Benjamin Carballo (second from left), Inter-America’s Youth Ministries director, before hosting the Global Youth Day live program on the Hope Church Channel, on March 15, 2014, from the headquarters office of Central Mexican Union in Mexico City. The team of four OYiM young people hosted a two-hour live program on the community impact throughout the Inter-American Division near the end of the 24-hour GYD world church live coverage initiative activities. Image by Gregorio Vazquez/IAD.
Photos from Inter-AmericaRescue training
A group of Adventist Medical Cadets from East Puerto Rico, are coached on advanced rescue training exercises held on the grounds of the Adventist Academy in San Juan, on Mar. 9, 2014. The team was part of a 90 medical cadets who were being trained on first aid response, survival skills, rescue operations, on the eastern part of the island on the second Sunday of the month. The Adventist Church trains hundreds of Adventist young people every year to help coordinate during natural disasters and rescue operations with the Adventist Development and Relief Agency as well as the American Red Cross on the island and internationally. Image by Libna Stevens/IAD
Photos from Inter-AmericaCleaning kits
An ADRA volunteer distributes a cleaning kit to a head-of-household in San Miguel, in the eastern part of El Salvador, after recent eruptions from the Chaparrastique Volcano affected communities in the region. More than 500 families benefited from the ADRA El Salvador cleaning kit distribution on Jan. 26, 2014. Image by East El Salvador Conference/IAD.
Photos from Inter-AmericaPrayer for community
Members of the Dunkirk community in Kingston, Jamaica, along with Jamaica’s Constabulary Force and pastors bow their heads as President of the Adventist Church in East Jamaica Pastor Adrian Cotterell (with raised hands), prays for hurting families and community members on February 20, 2014. The prayer and visit to the community followed a flare up of violence on Feb. 14 in Dunkirk which left two persons including a 17th-month-old child dead and two others with life threatening injuries. Image by Phillip E. L. Castell/IAD
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