Food, water, portable stoves, blankets, and tarps are some of the items that Seventh-day Adventist leaders and the local Adventist Development and Relief Agency have been distributing to the hundreds affected by Hurricane Matthew earlier this month. Matthew knocked down power lines, trees and brought in flood waters affecting hundreds of homes and several churches in the North Bahamas region.
Church administrators flew into Grand Bahama Island, one the worst hit, to distribute water, generators, and chain saws.
Seventh-day Adventists from East Jamaica, along with senior police officers, recently marched for peace in sections riddled by violence in Western Kingston, Jamaica.
Over the past few weeks, sporadic gunfire has claimed the lives of several people, including a two-year old girl, and injured more than a dozen. The police said the violence, which has been plaguing west region of the capital city in recent months, is gang-related.
The Seventh-day Adventist Church in Guatemala is investing in hundreds of communicators to reach the entire country with the message of hope and salvation.
More than 500 Adventist communicators from across local churches, radio stations met on September 24, 2016, to learn about the church’s communication initiatives, its corporate image, media productions, generating and sharing content, and becoming the kind of creative disciples who invest their time and talents to move toward reaching millions of people with the gospel.
Jamaica’s Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Justice Carol Palmer wants to see more Jamaicans particularly those from the religious community getting more involved in addressing cases of violence and to report crime.
Palmer was speaking to hundreds of worshipers at the Seventh-day Adventists’ Enditnow Women’s and Girls of Eloquence Morals and Standards (GEMS) Convention held at the West Jamaica Conference Center in Montego Bay, on Aug. 27, 2016.
Hundreds of Seventh-day Adventist young people from dozens of pathfinder clubs in the state of Tabasco marched for respect, honesty and moral values during a large event held earlier this month. In uniform and holding banners and signs on the moral values the church teaches, the march made history in Villahermosa, one of the cities in Mexico perceived as the most insecure.
In a city with a rising crime rate according to statistics and media reports, the march was a positive activity for young people to take part in.
As the mosquito-bourn outbreaks continue to escalate in the Dominican Republic, Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) volunteers on the island completed a six-month intervention program of visiting thousands of homes to educate the public on preventative measures against potentially fatal diseases caused by the Dengue fever, Chikungunya and Zika viruses.
Dozens of the deaf people from across North Mexico met for a four-day event to learn more about the Seventh-day Adventist Church’s commitment to assisting them in their spiritual growth.
Church leaders and members interested in ministering to the group met for the Deaf Congress at the La Morita campgrounds in Montemorelos, Mexico, Aug. 10-14, 2016.
Rosalie Adams became the first Seventh-day Adventist to become deputy governor of the British Virgin Islands during a special ceremony held last month.
Adams was appointed on Aug. 26, 2016 by Her Majesty the Queen through the Secretary of State for the Foreign Commonwealth Affairs and will function as deputy governor from September 1, 2016, until February 2018.
Dozens of Seventh-day Adventists from a small church on the Caribbean Island of St. Maarten took to the streets of Philipsburg to share smiles, show kindness and offer hope to pedestrians and motorists earlier this month. The outreach program is part of a comprehensive evangelism plan to reach out to more than 1,500 people.
This initiative is all about sharing the message of God’s love, said Pastor Marcos Salas, organizer of the event and leader of the 130-member New Bethany Spanish Adventist Church.
More than 3,000 young Seventh-day Adventists from 250 churches marched through the main streets of Santo Domingo on August 13, 2016, to promote abstinence from drugs and to choose Jesus.
They held banners promoting the Bible, health, and family unity, and distributed literature and prayed for onlookers and drivers during the four-hour activity.