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An Adventist church choir in Jamaica saved the life of an accused robber who sought refuge from a mob that killed one of his friends, a local church leader said Thursday.
The unidentified suspect ran into the Harrison Adventist Church in the city of Montego Bay after being chased by an angry crowd that accused him and three friends of robbing and stabbing a woman in a nearby shopping district on Tuesday night, said Glen O. Samuels, president of the Adventist Church’s West Jamaica Conference.
Seventh-day Adventists listen in as Pastor Everett Brown, president of the church in Jamaica, calls on them to ‘press on’ to be involved in the mission of the church and nation building during a special worship service at the Mandeville Seventh-day Adventist Church in Mandeville, Jamaica, Nov. 8, 2014. The service featured a symposium to launch activities and initiatives during the commemoration of 125 years of Adventism in the country to be held next year. Image by Nigel Coke/IAD.Man
A group of Seventh-day Adventists dressed in their cultural outfits from the Tenejapa District, in Chiapas, Mexico, hold their women’s ministries certificates during a special ceremony held at the Los Sauces Camp Auditorium in Chiapas, on Oct. 25, 2014. The women speak the Tzental dialect and represented some 501 women who completed training in Women’s ministries leadership as Inter-America celebrated the end of its Year of Non-Formal Education on the same day. More than 30,700 church members from the Chiapas region were trained to better serve the church this year. Image by Martha Martinez
Musicians from Instituto Tecnologico de Monterrey (Monterrey’s Technology Institute) orchestra and Montemorelos University perform “The Armed Man – A Mass for Peace” by Karl Jenkins during a special concert for the community on the campus of Montemorelos University in Montemorelos, Mexico, on Nov. 2, 2014. The event was the third in a concert series with the two orchestras and Montemorelos’ Handel Choir and the Cantabile Choir. The mayor of Montemorelos and his wife were among the 5oo university leaders, faculty, students and community members who attended the outdoor concert. Image by Daniel Gallardo/IAD.
Deutly Leito (center), connectivity director for the church in Inter-America, thanks everyone who prayed for his recovery while accompanied by his father IAD President Pastor Israel Leito (left) and wife Leticia (right) on stage during Inter-America’s live Non-Formal Education Celebration in Willemstad, Curacao, on Oct. 25, 2014. Deutly expressed his gratitude for the prayers and support of the world church and shared that doctors are surprised with his quick recovery after he was hospitalized for ten months and given little hope of survival. Image by Libna Stevens/IAD
More than a dozen children raise their brand-new backpacks loaded with schools supplies after the Adventist and Development Relief Agency in Mexico’s Inter-Oceanic region distributed these in the Naranjos Community in North Veracruz, Aug. 19, 2014. Some 6,000 backpacks were distributed across the region thanks to the donation of school supplies by hundreds of church members earlier this year throughout dozens of local Adventist churches. Image by Aarón Omaña/IAD.
Akia Perue, age 12, from the Bueno Vista Adventist Church in St. Elizabeth expresses his emotion in tears as he sings “I’m Gonna Be Ready” during the service of installation for the new administration of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in West Jamaica held at the church’s conference center in Mount Salem, St James, Jamaica, Oct. 4, 2014. Image by Nigel Coke/IAD