ome 600 children from the Wayuu ethnic community in Uribia, La Guajira, North Colombia, received a new bicycle thanks to the Seventh-day Adventist Church and its members who volunteered to motivate children to attend school every day. The initiative coined as “Wheels to Educate” concluded its annual initiative by delivering the bicycles to one of the most drought-stricken areas, Nov. 7-12, 2016.
A newly formed Adventist Church for the deaf began with a special inaugural worship service at the Portmore Adventist Church in St. Catherine, Jamaica, last month. The event brought more than 80 people including deaf, or hard-of-hearing, individuals, family members, supporters and church officials to the ceremony held on Nov. 12, 2016.
Executive Director for the Jamaica Association for the Deaf, Dr. Iris Soutar, commended the Adventist Church for being the first to organize a church for the deaf. “You are empowering this community and that is very good,” said Soutar.
The Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) in West Venezuela provided assistance to hundreds affected by the mudslides and flooding last month, after torrential rain hit communities in Timotes, in the State of Mérida. It was the first time in 30 years that several ravines gave way, causing rocks, mud, and debris to cover homes, streets, and vehicles, local leaders said.
Nursing students from the University of the Virgin islands (UVI) in St. Croix partnered with two Seventh-day Adventist congregations to offer health screenings and join a health expo that featured mental health counseling and healthy lifestyle.
Seventh-day Adventists took to the streets of several cities and towns last weekend to spread hope for a better future in Jesus as U.S. elections draw to a close in the coming days.
Hundreds of church members waved flags and caravanned through communities in Aguas Buenas, Cidra and Cayey in the southeastern part of the island. It was the last in a multi-city plan to point people to Jesus Christ as the end of primary elections takes place on Nov. 8, organizers said.
Seventh-day Adventists in the Dominican Republic shared messages of hope with hundreds of people in the city of Azua in the southern part of the island during a citywide impact on Oct. 22, 2016. Church leaders and members provided music and drama performances on Bible prophecy and distributed magazines at the Juan Pablo Duarte Park.
The Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) in the Dominican Republic distributed dozens of backpacks filled with school supplies to needy children of the city in coordination with the Hispanic Association for Citizenship Development in the Dominican Republic.
The Seventh-day Adventist Church in El Salvador celebrated the inauguration of the church’s new headquarter office during a special ceremony yesterday in San Salvador, El Salvador.
“You have this beautiful great office now, so may everyone who comes to this building see the glory of God shinning through you,” said Tim Aka, associate treasurer for the Adventist world church, as he spoke to the hundreds of top church leaders from the Adventist World Church, the Inter-American Division, local church members and neighbors witnessed the historic event.
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.