The Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) in Costa Rica, together with its church member volunteers, descended on the city of Heredia in Costa Rica last month to offer food to the homeless, showcase a health expo, and promote a recycling campaign, among other activities. The event, which took place in Heredia’s Central Park, brought young people to connect with onlookers and passers-by with a hug, a cheer and activities like face painting for children.
Hundreds of students from across Seventh-day Adventist Schools marched and played their instruments during a band festival last week in Santa Ana, El Salvador.
Themed “Praising God with our talents,” the festival brought dozens of the 45 primary and secondary schools in the Central American nation to perform on their drums, trumpets, flutes, and cymbals in the city’s Central Plaza for a special program where the national anthem, pledge to the flag and a special prayer for Santa Ana were offered.
September 2, 2014 | Mandeville, Jamaica | Nigel Coke/IAD Career Librarian and Director of Library Services at Northern Caribbean University (NCU) Grace Carr-Benjamin, M.L.I.S., was recently elected president of the Association of Seventh-day Adventist Librarians (ASDAL) during a meeting held in the United States. The ASDAL is an organization for individuals interested in Seventh-day Adventist [...]
The University of Southern Caribbean (USC) launched its Center for African Studies to commemorate the 180th anniversary of the abolition of slavery in the British West Indies, during a special activities held on campus in Trinidad and Tobago, Aug. 4, 2014.
Minister Councillor of the Nigerian High Commission Nasiru Waje commended university leaders for the initiative and said the center “should be viewed as an ‘Act of restitution’ as it helps to ensure that the contributions of Africans to humanity are well transmitted and documented.”
Nearly 2,000 young people, students and professionals from throughout Colombia, Peru and Argentina took part in an Adventist Missions International Congress coined as “I will go too.” The congress sought to motivate professionals and university students to serve in the mission field. Organized by Colombia Adventist University in Medellin, Jul. 31- Aug. 2, 2014, the event is third such event to promote the mission work around the world.
The Seventh-day Adventist Church held a series of activities earlier this month to commemorate the 120th anniversary of the Adventist message entering Suriname. It was a celebration which gathered dozens of church leaders, government leaders and community members at the Chamber of Commerce in Paramaribo, Aug. 6-9, 2014.
Vice President of the Republic of Suriname Robert Ameerali praised the work of the church for its contribution to society during a prayer breakfast held with parliament officials and religious liberty leaders.
Hundreds of Seventh-day Adventists took a week off from their busy schedules for a major community impact event in Caracas, Venezuela, from August 4-9, 2014.
The six-day impact saw more than 2,000 volunteers bring a smile, share hope and beautify and offer help in dozens of parks, streets and communities throughout the city.
The Seventh-day Adventist Church in North Colombia recently launched its online radio and television stations during a special ceremony from its new studios in Medellin, Colombia.
The event, held last month, marked a historic accomplishment for the 167,000-strong membership in the region, church leaders said. The church now has its first official Adventist web-based radio station—Esperanza Colombia Radio in Colombia, as well as the first online Esperanza Colombia TV channel.
During a recent outreach activity, Seventh-day Adventists in the city of Cututa in northeast Colombia took to the main streets of the city to highlight the biblical story of creation and the Sabbath as a day of rest.
The Seventh-day Adventist church in Panama recently signed an agreement with the University of Panama in Panama City to develop initiatives to counter the growing violence in the Central American country.