More than 2,000 Seventh-day Adventist young people took to Jamaican streets last weekend to spruce up neighborhoods and encourage healthy lifestyles as part of a church initiative to keep youth away from crime.
Crime is a growing problem among young people in Jamaica, and local Adventist leaders are fighting back with Operation Save A Youth, or O-SAY, which mobilizes young people to volunteer and help others in their communities and inspire at-risk peers.
A record 2,000 Seventh-day Adventist couples from across Jamaica renewed their marital vows at a gathering where they learned that the key to a successful marriage is humility and the full surrender of self to God.
The couples, young and old, waited in long lines at Northern Caribbean University in Mandeville, Jamaica, to gain free entrance to the couples’ conference, which is held once every five years and was organized by the Jamaica Union Conference.
Mobilizing an army of leaders and active members to spread the gospel is among the top priorities of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Guatemala.
With more than 38,000 trained active members, the church in Guatemala is continuing to ensure that its leaders and active members get further certified to strengthen the church and continue sharing the gospel in their communities.
The Curacao Religious Liberty Foundation (CRLF), initiated by the Seventh-day Adventist Church, recently hosted a religious freedom festival on the island.
The CRLF, an organization started by the Seventh-day Adventist Church to promote religious freedom among the various religious groups in Curacao and Bonaire, is very much like a chapter of the International Religious Liberty Association, said Pastor Shurman Kook, public affairs and religious liberty director for the church in Curacao and Bonaire. “The only difference is the legal form of the entity,” he said.
The Seventh-day Adventist Church has opened a Jamaican chapter of its International Religious Liberty Association, which defends the rights of all faiths, at a festival attended by senior government officials and thousands of other people in Kingston.
Leaders of the chapter, called the National Religious Liberty Association, said the group was needed because Jamaicans should not take their current religious freedom for granted.
There was standing room only as thousands of Seventh-day Adventists from across the Dominican Republic crowded the Palacio de los Deportes in Santo Domingo, to rejoice in their evangelistic efforts as they witnessed hundreds of baptisms and heard top world church leaders speak on Jan. 17, 2015.
More than 20,000 people crowded the 15,000-seat auditorium. Some grabbed a spot on the floor, sat on steps, or stood in the hallways while some 15,000 stayed outside to listen in on the live radio broadcast. Many left their hometowns in the middle of the night to get to the auditorium at 6:00a.m., local church leaders said.
The city of La Romana in southeast Dominican Republic yesterday declared it will rename one of its streets after Ellen G. White, one of the founders of the Seventh-day Adventist Church.
The announcement came during a special ceremony held at La Romana’s municipal building. In attendance were the mayor, Maritza Suero, city officials, and Seventh-day Adventist world church President Ted N. C. Wilson.
The Seventh-day Adventist Church’s 29 top leaders traded their laptops and cell phones for paintbrushes and shovels on Wednesday as they constructed a church building—some for the first time—on the Caribbean island of the Dominican Republic.
Ted N.C. Wilson, president of the Adventist Church’s General Conference, led the group of division presidents, general vice presidents and other senior church administrators in taking a break from a weeklong business meeting to assist in the project in the town of La Romana.
The Seventh-day Adventist Church in the Dominican Republic concluded one of its largest evangelistic efforts ever held in the capital city of Santo Domingo last night. Thousands of people traveling in scores of buses came together at Palacio de los Deportes stadium to listen to Evangelist Mark Finley present the message of hope from Jan. 7-11, 2015.
The five-day evangelistic series themed “New Year New Life” drew more than 14,000 every night and gathered thousands more across the island who watched the series on the online in local churches, in homes, or listened on their radios
December 11, 2014 | Silver Spring, Maryland, United States | ANN staff A men’s group from a Seventh-day Adventist Church in Jamaica brought an early Christmas present to a local resident who lived in a dilapidated home that couldn’t keep out the rain, the Jamaica Gleaner reported. The Men’s Fellowship ministry of the Mt. Salem [...]