The Seventh-day Adventist Church in North Mexico is mourning the loss of two of its members who died this week during a Master Guide camping retreat at a national park in the trails of the Sierra Juárez Mountains.
The bodies of Narcizo Mora Marín, 39, and of Jhoana Díaz López, 16, were found after an exhaustive search operation by park officials and rescue organizations.
The Seventh-day Adventist Church in West Venezuela brought nearly 1,000 of its church leaders, ministers and laypeople to the city of Maracaibo last weekend to inspire congregations to deepen their relationship with God, get them involved in the life of the church and inspire them to connect with their communities in the midst of challenging situations.
Seventh-day Adventist Church leaders and ministers met for a Bible Conference in Montemorelos University earlier this month to study the gift of prophecy in Scripture and in history.
The four-day event, organized by the White Research Center and the Theology Department in Montemorelos, brought local church leaders and more than 500 pastors from across the Inter-American Division, July 6-9, 2016.
President of the Adventist Church in the Atlantic Caribbean Union Pastor Leonard Johnson received the Queen’s New Year Honor award during a ceremony held at Buckingham Palace in London, England, on June 22, 2016.
Johnson was awarded the Companion of the Most Distinguished Order of Saint Michael and Saint George (CMG) medal—an award granted to men and women of high office, or who render extraordinary or important non-military service in a foreign country.
President of Colombia Juan Manuel Santos signed a historic decree earlier this month to make every July 4 a National Day of Religious Liberty and Freedom of Worship in the country. More than 100 religious leaders including Adventist leaders witnessed the signing at Casa de Nariño, or the president’s residence and government headquarters in Bogotá, on July 4, 2016.
President Santos commented that it was the shortest decree he had ever signed in six years, but one that carried great symbolism and importance, as the country moves toward peace after 52 years of armed conflict.
It will soon be easier for the deaf and hard hearing impaired in Jamaica to ‘hear’ the Advent message as Seventh-day Adventist Church in Jamaica progresses plans to establish a church for the deaf in Portmore, St. Catherine.
The plans were announced during the first ‘Day of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing’ organized by the Jamaica Union (JAMU) at the Portmore Adventist Church in St. Catherine, July 9, 2016.
The Good Samaritan Inn (GSI), which has been serving the needs of street people for the past 12 years, opened a new health center last week at its headquarters in Kingston, Jamaica.
The health center, which will provide free maternal and dental care, including pediatric dental services to the public in parishes of Kingston and St. Andrew, was made possible by a 13th Sabbath School Offering from the Adventist World Church collected in 2014. The facility is to be built in two phases which when completed will cost approximately US$397,000 dollars.
One loyal listener to the Seventh-day Adventist Church’s daily radio program stepped into the church for the first time last month in Bayamo, Cuba. Maria del Carmen Ramirez, 51, wanted to know more about the church that had provided hope and peace every day for nearly 10 months.
After winning an audition for a summer scholarship to the Berklee College of Music, in Boston, Massachusetts, Jose Ignacio Santos, 23, scored a full scholarship to the prestigious institution.
As a clarinet player, Santos always dreamed of pursuing a music degree at Berklee.
Government officials from the British Virgin Islands recently praised the work of the Seventh-day Adventist Church for its positive impact on the youth on the islands at a recent weekend celebration for Adventist Youth, and the Pathfinder and Adventurer clubs from across St. Croix, St. John, St. Thomas and Virgin Gorda.
The celebration took place at the Sports Complex in Tortula, May 27-29, 2016. The event marked the 40th year anniversary of its Pathfinder ministry.